Digital Graphics Technology - Associate of Applied Science

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

(60-61 credits)

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required General Education and Technical Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60-61 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Select one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 212-14
This degree requires courses from Areas I, II, and VI; students must select one course from the remaining areas to complete General Education requirements.
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1
Composition I 34
Area II: Mathematics
Survey of Mathematics 3, 43
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Area V: Humanities
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Visual Concepts 33
General Education Elective - Area I: Communications - Oral Communications
COMM 1130GPublic Speaking 33
or COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication
Core Requirements
Related Requirements
FDMA 2998Internship3
or FDMA 2287 Digital Design Studio
Major Requirements
Technical Requirements
FDMA 1120Desktop Publishing3
FDMA 1360Web Design I3
FDMA 1515Introduction to Digital Image Editing - Photoshop3
FDMA 1535Introduction to Illustrator3
FDMA 1536Advanced Computer Illustration3
FDMA 1545Introduction to Photography & Digital Imaging3
FDMA 1630Principles of Design3
FDMA 2150Desktop Publishing II3
FDMA 2312History of Media Design3
FDMA 2325Advanced Photoshop3
FDMA 2360Web Design II3
or FDMA 2365 Web Design for Small Business
FDMA 2994Portfolio Design & Development3
Electives, to bring the total credits to 60
Choose 5 credits from the following:5
Drawing I 33
Design I3
Introduction to Printmaking3
Digital Video Production I3
Introduction to Digital Video Editing3
2D Animation3
Digital Video Production and Editing II3
Digital Photography and Imaging II3
Web Design II3
Web Design for Small Business3
Introduction to 3D Modeling3
1-3 credits of approved media-related elective(s)
Total Credits60-61

(60-61 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change. 

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required General Education and Technical Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I  
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 3
Visual Concepts  
FDMA 1515 Introduction to Digital Image Editing - Photoshop 3
FDMA 1535 Introduction to Illustrator 3
FDMA 1545 Introduction to Photography & Digital Imaging 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
Area II: Mathematics 3
Survey of Mathematics  
General Education Elective - Area I: Communications - Oral Communications 3
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
 
FDMA 1120 Desktop Publishing 3
FDMA 1360 Web Design I 3
FDMA 1630 Principles of Design 3
 Credits15
Semester 3
General Education - Choose one course from NM General Education Areas III, IV, or V in the NMSU/DACC Catalog. 3-4
FDMA 1536 Advanced Computer Illustration 3
FDMA 2150 Desktop Publishing II 3
FDMA 2325 Advanced Photoshop 3
FDMA 2360
Web Design II
or Web Design for Small Business
3
 Credits15-16
Semester 4
FDMA 2312 History of Media Design 3
FDMA 2994 Portfolio Design & Development 3
FDMA 2998
Internship
or Digital Design Studio
3
FDMA Electives - Choose two from the following: 5
Design I  
Drawing I  
Introduction to Printmaking  
Digital Video Production I  
Introduction to Digital Video Editing  
2D Animation  
Digital Video Production II  
Digital Video Production and Editing II  
Digital Photography and Imaging II  
Web Design II  
Web Design for Small Business  
Advanced Web Techniques  
Introduction to 3D Modeling  
 Credits14
 Total Credits60-61