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Design 220

DSN 220: Media Presentation

Prerequisites: 2.5 in-major GPA; “C” or better in DSN 100, DSN 110, DSN 143, DSNF 105 or DSNI 103 or DSNM 107.

Credit Hours: (3) Six hours lab

An introduction to presentation and design software, in a “hands-on” computer lab environment.


Detailed Description of Content of Course
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In this class, students will develop skills and an understanding of the individual software’s properties and appropriate fit in specific applications. The course will incorporate appropriate composition strategies for multiple applications.

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Demonstration and critique will be used to present and integrate the information to the class. Students will learn through in-class activities and projects suitable for presentations in design fields.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

As a result of this class, the student will…

1.    Understand the specifics relative to different presentation and design software products.
2.    Develop skills relative to the different software products.
3.    Develop assignment and projects that address composition layout for specific applications.
4.    Demonstrate the application of the elements and principles of design, through the use of media and techniques used in the production of presentations for the design field.
5.    Students apply a variety of communication techniques and technologies appropriate to a range of purposes and audiences. (6a)
6.    Students are able to produce competent presentation drawings across a range of appropriate media. (6d)
7.    Students effectively apply the elements, principles, and theories of design to two-dimensional design solutions. (9a)
8.    Students apply color effectively in all aspects of visual communication (presentations, models, etc.) (10d)


Assessment Measures  
Assignments, projects, and quizzes.


Other Course Information
None


Review and Approval
01/2011