2018-2019 Catalog 
    
    Jun 24, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog

Interactive Digital Media, Associate of Applied Science


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The Associate of Applied Science degree in Interactive Digital Media prepares students for careers in the fields of multimedia design and production. The program is interdisciplinary in nature, integrating specialized knowledge and skills from three academic areas at Raritan Valley Community College: computer information systems, communications, and commercial art.

Graduates are able to:

  • define multimedia and relate its components to traditional presentation techniques
  • identify hardware, software, and underlying technologies used in interactive multimedia and Internet communications
  • recognize and identify the features of well designed interactive multimedia presentations
  • understand and implement modern user interface and human-computer interaction best practices
  • discuss the use of text, graphics, sound, video, and animation in multimedia and understand their technological underpinnings
  • create and present multimedia presentations in multiple mediums using appropriate text, graphics, sound, video and animation software
  • identify the system resources required for various types of multimedia and web presentations
  • interpret current copyright laws concerning multimedia
  • locate resources on the Internet that are used in creating multimedia presentations
  • open, convert, and electronically transfer computer files with various file extensions and sizes
  • demonstrate proficiency in using the computer to collect, prepare and present documents that summarize and synthesize information used in making decisions
  • apply knowledge of other disciplines to problem-solving and decision-making
  • recognize the ethical issues surrounding the expression of information and ideas via interactive digital media
  • analyze data and create presentations and other documents that communicate ideas effectively
  • recognize the commonalities and differences in values, perspectives and behaviors of diverse people in the development of multimedia presentations

Curriculum – A.A.S. Degree


Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


Total Credits 61


1 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education  list.

2 For the Programming Requirement, select one of the following:  CISY 233 Introduction to PHP  , CISY 242 Object Oriented Programming  , CISY 244 JavaScript  , CISY 249 Java  , CISY 265 Introduction to C #.NET  , CISY 267 Programming for Game Developers  .

3 Art of the Movies: FILM 101 Art of the Movies: Film Appreciation and Analysis  is recommended.

4 The prerequisite for CISY 103 Computer Concepts and Programming  is MATH 020 Elementary Algebra  .

5 The prerequisite for CISY 105 Foundations of Computer Science  is MATH 113 Precalculus II  or MATH 114H Precalculus - Honors  .

Multimedia Design Track


This track focuses upon the visual design and development of interactive multimedia systems.

First Semester

  1. ARTS 105 Two-Dimensional Design  

Second Semester

  1. ARTS 132 Color Theory  

Third Semester

  1. ARTS 113 Audio Production  
  2. ARTS 246 Visual Design I  

Fourth Semester

  1. ARTS 247 Visual Design II  
  2. ARTS 248 Designing Motion Graphics  
  3. CISY 268 Web Page Development II  

Web Development Track


This track focuses upon designing client-side multimedia systems that are deployed via the Internet.

First Semester

  1. ARTS 105 Two-Dimensional Design  

Second Semester

  1. ARTS 132 Color Theory  

Third Semester

  1. ARTS 246 Visual Design I  
  2. CISY 268 Web Page Development II  

Fourth Semester

  1. CISY 222 Content Management Systems  
  2. CISY 233 Introduction to PHP  
  3. CISY 269 Advanced Web Page and Mobile Development  

Web Management Track


This track focuses upon the underlying infrastructure that supports multimedia systems deployed via the Internet.

First Semester

  1. CISY 119 Networking Essentials  

Second Semester

  1. CISY 274 Privacy, Ethics and Computer Forensics  

Third Semester

  1. CISY 232 Internet & Web Architecture  
  2. CISY 268 Web Page Development II  

Fourth Semester

  1. CISY 222 Content Management Systems  
  2. CISY 233 Introduction to PHP  
  3. CISY 269 Advanced Web Page and Mobile Development  

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