WVC Digital Design
Digital Design Program Course Descriptions
Please see the program guide for the full list of courses required for this program.
ART 106 5 credits
Design: 2-Dimensional Composition and Color
Introduction to the elements and principles of two-dimensional composition. Emphasis on planar structure, depth illusions and figure-ground relationships.
ART 107 5 credits
3D Design: Introduction to Sculpture
Introduction to the elements and principles of sculpture and three-dimensional composition through a variety of processes and materials. Emphasis on spatial structure, basic volumes, and relationships of form and space.
ART 110 5 credits
Introduction to the principles of drawing from observation. Investigation of proportion, modeling and perspective with various drawing media. Prerequisite: ART 106 recommended.
ART 111 5 credits
Drawing: Figure I
Introduction to the principles and processes of drawing the human figure. Investigation of proportion, gesture and composition with various drawing media from live models. Prerequisite: ART 110 or instructor’s signature.
ART 130 5 credits
Graphic Design Technology I
An introductory, comprehensive step-by-step instruction and explanation of the “how” and “why” behind the industry standard software skills of Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Students will be introduced to each feature as they work through information, including projects, reviews and step-by-step tutorials. Prerequisites: basic computer skills required or instructor’s signature.
ART 131 5 credits
Graphic Design Technology II
Study of industry-standard software and how to integrate these programs into seamless communication, while producing work that conforms to design principles and client expectations. Students learn essential graphic-design terminology and continue developing their knowledge and skills through advanced, hands-on projects implementing vector illustrations, page layouts, image manipulation and typography. Prerequisites: ART 130 required or instructor’s signature.
ART 132 5 credits
3D Digital Design I: Intro to 3D Computer Aided Modeling
This course provides an introduction to computer-aided three-dimensional modeling technology used by designers in various disciplines including industrial design, graphic design, Web design, game design, sculpture and animation.
ART 133 5 credits
3D Digital Design 2: Advanced Modeling, Rendering & Presentation
Provides further development of skills in the computer-aided three-dimensional modeling technology used by designers in various disciplines including industrial design, graphic design, Web design, game design, sculpture and animation. Focus is on developing advanced skills in rendering and presentation. Prerequisites: ART 132 or instructor’s permission.
ENGR 105 5 credits
This course provides familiarization with computer-aided drafting techniques using an interactive microcomputer CAD system. Students create, edit and store basic drawings using a tablet digitizer and/or screen menu consisting of geometric forms and alphanumeric characters. Laboratory included. Prerequisites: Strongly recommend basic computer knowledge.
ENGR 106 4 credits
This course provides a continuation of the topics introduced in ENGR 105 with an emphasis on basic customization. Topics include configuration profiles, script files, user-created menus, slide files, attribute creation and extraction, 3-D construction, and solid modeling. Laboratory included. Prerequisites: ENGR 105 or equivalent.
Industrial Technology Courses
INDT 276 3 credits
Digital Design Capstone
This course provides a capstone experience for the digital design program, including practical application of the design and computer skills learned within the degree, portfolio development, and industry familiarity. Prerequisites: capstone of program sequence, taken in the last quarter.