Digital Media & Design (ERESA)

Offered through Eaton RESA in partnership with Lansing Community College.

Students who complete the 64 credit hour Web Design or the 64 credit hour Graphic Design requirements through year 13 will receive an Associate Degree in Graphic Communications.

Program Location

LCC Main Campus

Program Description

Digital Media & Design is an exploration of visual design with a focus on art concepts, image manipulation, web design and animation. The course focuses on the creative process of visual problem solving from initial sketches and research through graphic creation and refinement and final presentation. Project-based assignments provide a hands-on approach to developing individual solutions using modern technology. The emphasis of the class is on developing a personal creative voice and professional preparation for a career in the visual arts.

Student learning outcomes include but are not limited to:

  • Describe and interpret how visual images are used to communicate social, cultural and industrial themes and messages
  • Develop effective solutions to two-dimensional design problems using the elements of design
  • Explore digital scanning formulas
  • Locate, identify and record the image mode, file size, resolution and pixel dimensions when given a new PhotoShop digital image file
  • Explore re-touching tools and techniques
  • Determine design priorities and alternatives based on an understanding of clients’ requirements
  • Build web sites using Web Standards, separating content from style using XHTML and CSS
  • Create and modify pixel-based images
  • Create a web page based on elements and principles of design
  • Re-purpose text and graphics from various sources
  • Prepare images for the web
  • Add multimedia elements and effects to web sites
  • Create simple animations for the web

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External LinkFine Artists/Illustrator

External LinkGraphic Designers 

External LinkWeb Developers 

External LinkMultimedia Artists and Animators 

External LinkCommercial and Industrial Designers