Digital Entertainment Design and Production Associate of Applied Technology Degree / Associate in Applied Science – T Degree

Digital Entertainment Design and Production is a multidisciplinary subject combining elements of art, computer science and communications. If it is on a screen, we are the ones who put it there. From videos and commercials to ads and games, today’s world is run by media.

The Clover Park Digital Entertainment Design and Production degree provides students with fundamental skills that apply to careers in the film, game design and digital illustration fields. We do this by giving the students a foundation in basic art and design skills before proceeding into the medium of their choice. Whether that medium is games, film, or digital illustration, students begin building skill sets that allow them the type of self-expression that makes a portfolio stand apart.

This program prepares students for a wide variety of career options, including production assistant, digital photographer, digital editor, digital effects artist, animator, video game developer, video game tester, level designer, and 3D artist.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Digital Entertainment Design and Production degree, students will be able to:

  • Defend artistic decisions that fit with the mood and atmosphere suitable for needs of the client(s) or project(s).
  • Create professional design work with the elements of design, composition, and color theory.
  • Assemble a complete production book that will cover the necessities of all aspects of the full production cycle for the project(s).
  • Delegate tasks that best fit within the needs of the project(s) or client(s).
  • Write a full production breakdown according to the type of project(s).
  • Analyze technical issues and design solutions through written, oral, and visual means.
  • Demonstrate professional competencies with care and use of industry standard equipment.
  • Show through oral, written, and graphic design a skill demonstration.
  • Assess the needs and timelines of the client(s) and/or project(s).
  • Justify artistic and technical choices that have been made through production and communication.
  • Establish a production that follows a schedule and production book to construct a story.
  • Produce a professional project that summarizes the practice of the technical, artistic technique, and skills.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

Enrollment in or successful completion of ENG 091.

Program Course List

DED 102Genre Studies

3

DED 104General Art

4

DED 106CLDigital Art I

4

DED 108Screenwriting

3

DED 110Digital Photography I

4

DED 112Digital Art II

4

DED 120Digital Photography II

4

DED 125Digital Video I

4

DED 127Advanced Media Creation

4

DED 130Storyboarding

3

DED 135Motion Graphics I

4

DED 138Advanced Development Tools

4

DED 140Digital Video II

4

DED 145Digital Editing

4

DED 147Advanced Design Theory

4

DED 1503D Modeling I

4

DED 152Motion Graphics II

4

DED 154Game Design I

3

DED 1583D Modeling II

4

DED 159CAPCapstone/Internship

4

DED 1703D Modeling III

4

DED 172Scene Design

4

DED 1743D Animation

4

DED 175Development Project

4

DED 183Interactivity Guidance

4

Total Credit Hours:96

AAT Requirements

Technical Course Requirements

96

AAT General Education Requirements

18

Total Credit Hours:114

AAT General Education Requirements: See list above

AAS-T Requirements

Technical Course Requirements

96

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements

23

Total Credit Hours:119

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements: See list above

General Degree Requirements

In addition to the program course requirements, students must also complete the general education requirements for the degree they seek. The two degree options in this program are the Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) and the Associate in Applied Science – T (AAS-T). The different requirements for each degree are listed below:

AAT Degree General Education Requirements (18 credits)

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

Or

CMST& 220Public Speaking

5

 

Any 100-Level Math Class

5

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

COLL 102College Success for All

3

NOTE: CMST& 220 or higher

PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology (PSY 112DIV, SOC& 101DIV, or other social science or humanities course that meets the diversity requirement)

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements (23 credits)

All AAS-T degrees must have a minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education. These credits replace the academic courses required for the AAT degree. Required credits include:

5 credits in communication

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

5 credits in quantitative reasoning

MATH& 107Math in Society

5

MATH& 141Precalculus I

5

MATH& 142Precalculus II, Functional Trigonometry

5

MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics

5

MATH& 151Calculus I

5

5 credits in a social science that meets the diversity requirement

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

SOC& 101DIVIntroduction to Sociology

5

5 credits in social science, humanities, or science; choose one from the following

ART& 100Art Appreciation

5

ASL& 121American Sign Language I

5

ASL& 122American Sign Language II

5

BIOL& 160General Biology w/Lab

5

BIOL& 175Human Biology w/Lab

5

BIOL& 241Human A & P I

5

BIOL& 242Human A & P II

5

BIOL& 260Microbiology

5

CHEM& 110Chemical Concepts w/Lab

5

CHEM& 121Intro to Chemistry

5

CHEM& 131Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry

5

CMST& 220Public Speaking

5

GEOL& 110Environmental Geology with Lab

5

HIST& 146US History I

5

HIST& 147US History II

5

HIST& 148US History III

5

HUM& 101Introduction to Humanities

5

MUSC& 105Music Appreciation

5

PHYS& 114General Physics I with Lab

5

POLS& 202American Government

5

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

PSYC& 200Lifespan Psychology

5

PSYC& 220Abnormal Psychology

5

SOC& 101DIVIntroduction to Sociology

5

3 credits in College Success

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the requirements for diversity, computer literacy, and the capstone project.

Program Length

This program is approximately six quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Fall and spring quarters. This is an afternoon program.