Digital Design & Interactive Media (AOS)
Associate Degree Programs at Pratt
The mission of Pratt’s Associate Degree Programs is to provide a professional and creative learning environment in conjunction with a rigorous career-focused art and design curriculum, balancing technical knowledge and skills with the development of critical thinking and conceptual abilities. These programs serve a diverse student population, both traditional and non-traditional, and offer two study-tracks: a career- oriented AOS track, which prepares students for careers in the art and design professions; and a transfer-oriented AAS track which positions AAS graduates to transfer directly into the junior year of the Pratt BFA Programs in Fine Arts or Communication Design.
Digital Design & Interactive Media Program Mission
The AOS Digital Design & Interactive Media (DDIM) major within Pratt's Associate Degree Program is a professional degree designed for high school graduates and adults with or without previous college experience. This is an intensive, two-year all art-and-design-based curriculum, offering a strong foundation in design along with capstone courses, internship opportunities, and a professional portfolio upon graduation. The program attracts highly motivated students who, upon completion, move quickly into the fields of motion graphics, TV, digital video, web design and 3d animation.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate fluent understanding of art and design principles and practices while being articulate with the visual language, including an ability to cite historical precedents and apply theoretical principles to projects.
- Students will demonstrate high competency with current design software and digital technology within their specialist discipline while also demonstrating awareness of how new media may affect their practice locally and globally.
- Students will demonstrate effective critical thinking and research strategies while creating innovative solutions to problems and developing an awareness of the cultural and historical context of their work.
- AOS Degree students will effectively utilize a practical skill-set which also includes written and oral presentation skills, culminating in the production of a professional portfolio of a standard required to be competitive in the field with a view to creating a sustainable practice.
Degree Requirements: Two Year/Four Semesters (67 Credits)
Requirements for AOS Digital Design, 2012
Semester 1Complete these courses.
ASFD-143B Drawing I: General
ASGR-101 Communication Design I
ASDG-109 Typographic Design I
ASFD-168 Light/Color/Design I
ASCG-100 Fundamentals of Digital Media
ASCG-101 Interactive Media
Semester 2Complete these courses.
ASGR-102 Communication Design II
ASGR-201 Graphic Design I
ASCG-102 Digital Design Studio I
ASCG-103 Interactive Media I
ASCG-105 Time-Based Media
Semester 3Complete these courses.
ASDG-211 Typographic Design II
ASCG-206 Media Design II
ASCG-204 Digital Design Studio II
ASCG-210 3-D Modeling
ASCG-209 Digital Video I
ASGR-202 Graphic Design II
Semester 4Complete these courses.
ASCG-240 Digital Design and Interactive Portfolio
ASCG-212 Electronic Pre-Press
ASCG-213 Desktop Video II
ASCG-214 3-D Computer Animation
ASCG-208 Interactive Media III
COMPLETE 2 CREDITS OF STUDIO ELECTIVES