Digital design and production (DDP) is the study of computer graphic design for print, as well as design and animation for the web and mobile devices. Career paths chosen by students pursuing undergraduate studies in DDP commonly include graphic design, web design, animation and video production. Careers in the discipline that generally require graduate-level degrees include college teacher, creative director and art director. Even students who choose not to major in DDP find that coursework in the field can improve their ability to think critically, solve complex problems, improve their skills on the computer, and develop research and analysis for design projects.
College of the Desert’s DDP curriculum includes course offerings that provide a general overview of the discipline, as well as specific courses in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash (including basic animation, basic web content, and basic ActionScript), and Applied Digital Photography.
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