Digital Media Foundations (UCONN ECE)
The main objective of this course is to provide students with basic skills, vocabulary, and understanding of various digital design software programs upon which they can develop, explore and expand. Students engage in a wide range of real-‐world projects in order to better understand the media and methodologies that form their foundation. Creating digital work is not so much about learning software, as it is about exploring new ways to share and communicate information. It is also as much about thinking and imagining as about making. As creative producers of content, students need to understand the effective uses of communication media and the ways in which information can be visualized and perceived by an audience. This course fulfills .5 of the 1 computer credit needed for graduation. Students will have the opportunity to apply for UCONN college credit in the UCONN Early College Experience (ECE) program; see the ECE description on page 20. UCONN credits are highly transferable to other universities. Students are charged a $125.00 fee in the fall.