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Transfer Information

The Associates Degree in Digital Design is available to both daytime and evening students and students are invited to start at any quarter. It is important to note (and the reason for this web page to exist) that evening students will not follow the same track as daytime students mostly due to the increase in online courses we've added over the past few years.

The possible course sequence for an evening student taking the core Digital Design classes might be:

DDSGN 110 (5) Intro to Graphic Design and Rich Media
(offered each spring quarter in the evening)

DDSGN 121 (3) Layout Design and Publishing
(offered each spring quarter in the evening)

DDSGN 120 (3) Production Management
(online class - offered summer and fall quarters)

DDSGN 140 (5) Fundamentals of 3-D Modeling and Animation
(offered each fall quarter in the evening)

DDSGN 160 (5) Fundamentals of Digital Photography and Adobe Photoshop
(offered each fall quarter in the evening)

DDSGN 131 (5) Techniques in Adobe Illustrator
(online class - offered each winter quarter - a substitution for DDSGN 130)

DDSGN 150 (5) Web Design and CSS
(online class - offered each winter quarter)

DDSGN 211 (5) Animation for the Web with Adobe Flash
(online - offered each spring quarter - a possible substitution for DDSGN 170)

DDSGN 151 (5) Web Design with WordPress
(online - offered each spring quarter - a possible substitution for DDSGN 210)

DDSGN 220 (5) Integrated Digital Design I
(offered each spring quarter in the evening)

DDSGN 230 (5) Integrated Digital Design II
(online - offered each winter and spring quarters)

DDSGN 290 (5) Supervised Internship
(arranged class - offered each quarter)

Additional Options

DDSGN 141 (5) Advanced 3D Modeling and Animation
(offered each fall quarter in the evening - a possible substitution for DDSGN 170)

DDSGN 180 (5) Fundamentals of 3D Game Design
(online - offered each summer quarter - a possible substitution for DDSGN 210)

The Associates in Digital Design has eight additional degree requirements:

  • ART 101 (or ART 111)
  • Three courses from the "Choose Three" area of the degree
  • Four related instruction classes

View the official degree sheet.

Please note that each 5 credit Digital Design course is about a 15 hour a week commitment on average, so it's not recommended to work full time and attend classes full time. It is recommended to meet with an advisor to set up an educational plan, look over substitutions and transfer credits from other institutions and even a possible Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio to earn credit from skills learned in industry.

Contact

For more information about the Digital Design program, contact the program coordinator Brian Martin at (253) 964-6473 or bmartin@pierce.ctc.edu.

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