Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2020-2021

Digital Arts

Arts & Humanities

336 Cedar Hall

319-398-4913

Arts@kirkwood.edu

www.kirkwood.edu/artshumanities 

Entry time
Fall, Spring or Summer

Award
Associate of Applied Science degree
2 years

The Digital Arts program prepares students for careers in fast-paced, and diverse areas of media technology including photography, graphic design, broadcast and film production, web design and social media marketing. The strong multi-media foundation also includes entrepreneurship plus general education courses that position graduates for employment in the multi-dimensional fields of communications strategies and media relations. Upon completion of the program, students will have the skills to directly enter the workforce with marketable credentials in addition to a solid foundation of coursework should they choose to transfer to one of the many regional four year institutions to continue their education.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

ART-186

Digital Photography

3

MKT-110

Principles of Marketing

3

MMS-101

Mass Media

3

GRA-101

Survey of Graphic Communications

3

MMS-111

Video Production 1

3

 

 

15

Term 2

ART-301

Design Fundamentals

3

ART-223

Advanced Photography

3

ART-161

Digital Art

3

MMS-220

Advanced Television

2

CIS-207

Fundamentals of Web Programming

3

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Communications Course

3

 

 

17

Term 3

ART-224

Commercial Studio Lighting Table Top and Portrait

3

MMS-105

Audio Production

3

BCA-290

Web Design Principles

3

MKT-130

Social Media in Business

3

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Communications Course

3

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Math Course

3

 

 

18

Term 4

GRA-131

Digital Layout

3

GRA-140

Digital Imaging

3

MKT-135

Content Marketing OR

3

MGT-300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

 

MMS-240

Promotions and Public Relations

3

ART-945

Digital Arts Capstone

3

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

65

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