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Curriculum

Digital Design & Visualization

The Certificate Program in Digital Design & Visualization allows students to build expertise in computer-based design technologies, and learn skills relevant to the evolving trends of current day design practices. Graduates of this certificate are equipped with the latest software applications and knowledge for use in the design technology work environment.

Five classes are required to complete the certificate. Students take a combination of required classes in their chosen 'Area of Specialization,' plus electives from other areas. Through flexible course selections, students concentrate their education in five areas of specialization.

Five Specialization Options within the Digital Design & Visualization Certificate:

  • [CAD] Computer-Aided Drafting & Design
  • [BIM] Building Information Modeling
  • [ADV] Architectural Design Visualization
  • [PH] Photography
  • [GIT] Graphic and Imaging Technologies
  • [PPD] Publication and Portfolio Design
  • Certificate

[CAD] COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING & DESIGN

  • Choose 3 courses from the list below. Note that students with no drafting background should take Orthogonal Drawing as a prerequisite. Please contact P&CE for details on prerequsites.
    • AutoCAD I/2D Drafting
    • AutoCAD 2/2D Drafting
    • AutoCAD 1/3D Design
    • AutoCAD 2/3D Design
    • FormZ I: 3D Modeling and Rendering Version 6
    • Rhino I/ 3D Design (prereqs)
    • SketchUp I / 3D Modeling & Illustration
    • Laser-Assisted Model Making (prereqs)
  • Choose two courses from any other Digital Design & Visualization area

 

[BIM] Building Information Modeling
Choose 1 course from the list below:

  • ArchiCAD / 2D and 3D Design Representation
  • Revit Architecture / 2D and 3D Design Representation

Choose 2 from CAD offerings below:

  • AutoCAD 1/2D Drafting
  • AutoCAD 2/2D Drafting
  • AutoCAD 1/3D Drafting
  • AutoCAD 2/3D drafting
  • FormZ 1: 3D Modeling and Rendering
  • Rhino I/ 3D Design (Prereqs)
  • SketchUP I / 3D Modeling and Illustration
  • Laser-Assisted Model Making (Prereqs)

Chose 2 from ADV offerings below:

  • 3ds max I / Modeling and Rendering
  • 3ds max II / Rendering and Animation
  • FormZ II Advance MOdeling and Rendering Version 6
  • SketchUP II / Documentation and Presentation Version 5

[ADV] ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN VISUALIZATION
Choose 3 courses from the list below, and the remaining 2 courses from any other Digital Design & Visualization area

  • 3ds max I / Modeling and Rendering (pre-req: CAD 2D or 3D, or equivalent experience)
  • 3ds max II / Rendering and Animation (pre-req: 3ds max I/ Modeling and Rendering)
  • FormZ II/ Advanced Modeling and Rendering Version 6 (pre-req: FormZ I)
  • SketchUp II / Documentation and Presentation Version 5 (pre-req: SketchUp I)


[PH] PHOTOGRAPHY
Choose 3 courses from the list below, and the remaining 2 courses from any other Digital Design & Visualization area

  • Architectural Photography (pre-req: Digital Photography and experience in Photoshop)
  • Digital Photography
  • Intermediate Photography (pre-req: Photoshop I)
  • On-site Photography (pre-req: Digital Photography or equivalent experience)


[GIT] GRAPHIC & IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES
Choose 2 courses from the list below, 2 from PPD, and 1 from any other Digital Design & Visualization area

  • Photoshop: Digital Image Editing & Critique I
  • InDesign: Board Presentations
  • Photoshop: Digital Imaging Editing and Critique II
  • Photoshop: Electronic Imaging for Designers


[PPD] PUBLICATION AND PORTFOLIO DESIGN
Choose 3 courses from the list below, and the remaining 2 courses from any other Digital Design & Visualization area

  • Design and the Internet
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Effective Web Design
  • Electronic Portfolio