Metropolitan State University

Course Equivalents

Course Equivalents for COMM 171 at Metropolitan State University in Fall 2017 (Aug - Dec)

While all courses listed as equivalents below are transferable, they are not necessarily equivalent in both directions. The courses below transfer TO the college or university shown above. To see how courses from your home college or university transfer to other participating colleges or universities, you can search Transferology.

If you are enrolling in the equivalent course in order to fulfill a program/major requirement, it is best to check with your academic advisor to ensure that the equivalent course will meet the requirements of your particular major.

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Century College
VCT 1013 - Design Basics - 4 credits

All visual communicators (multimedia experts, videographers, photographers, graphic designers) need to know the fundamentals of design to be effective problem solvers for their clients. Students with good design and typographic skills are needed in industry to communicate efficiently and effectively. In this class, beginning students will learn the formal elements, principles of design, and build typography skills to create visual communication messages.
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VCT 1012 - Principles of Digital Communications 1 - 3 credits

This first semester course provides the student with an introduction to the technical and conceptual principles of the visual communications industry and how those principles are applied in its various fields. Creating projects by combining digital mediums such as graphics, sound, animation, video, photography, text and interactivity establishes a strong foundation for classes in the future. Students will develop and present these projects in a variety of digital formats using an assortment of industry standard applications. Exploration of the various career paths within the VCT Industry will also be covered.
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VCT 1012 - Principles of Digital Communications 1 - 3 credits

This first semester course provides the student with an introduction to the technical and conceptual principles of the visual communications industry and how those principles are applied in its various fields. Creating projects by combining digital mediums such as graphics, sound, animation, video, photography, text and interactivity establishes a strong foundation for classes in the future. Students will develop and present these projects in a variety of digital formats using an assortment of industry standard applications. Exploration of the various career paths within the VCT Industry will also be covered.
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VCT 1013 - Design Basics - 4 credits

All visual communicators (multimedia experts, videographers, photographers, graphic designers) need to know the fundamentals of design to be effective problem solvers for their clients. Students with good design and typographic skills are needed in industry to communicate efficiently and effectively. In this class, beginning students will learn the formal elements, principles of design, and build typography skills to create visual communication messages.
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CAPL 2020 - Desktop Publishing (Online) - 3 credits
In this course, students will use advanced features and design concepts to create a portfolio of a variety of business and personal publications. Document examples include conference signs, cover sheets, fax sheets, agendas, memos, letterheads, envelopes, business cards, calendars, address labels, personal stationery, and certificates. Throughout the course, students will apply problem-solving, critical-thinking, and creative-thinking abilities as well as the hands-on computer skills to real-world situations. Prerequisite: CAPL 1023 or consent of instructor
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Hennepin Technical College
MGDP 1205 - Fundamentals of Graphic Design - 3 credits
Graphic Design by definition is the applied art of designing any information, thought, idea or message for print or digital media. This course is designed to give the student the skills necessary to realize and value the graphic design industry. Course content includes historical overview, technological advances, common applications, basic design principles, layout and advertising concepts, typographical creativity, common tools and measuring systems. Whether the design is for print, web, or the multimedia, the student will explore the various design concepts that allow a thought, idea or message to be effectively communicated. Hands-on projects, demonstrations, experimentation, and case studies will be used in a positive industry driven learning environment. (Prereq: Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901 and Qualifying score on computer literacy assessment test OR CPLT1200) (BP) 3 cr
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Minnesota State Community and Technical College
ADMS 1112 - Desktop Publishing - 3 credits
This course introduces the concepts, terminology, techniques and applications of desktop publishing and incorporates advanced document processing skills. The student develops skills in critical thinking, decision making and creativity. In addition, the student will reinforce collaborative learning in planning, designing and evaluating business documents.
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Minnesota State University, Mankato
ENG 473 - Desktop Publishing - 4 credits
Brief history of publishing and typography, conventions of desktop publishing, and hardware and software application tools for desktop publishing. Students need not have prior experience with DTP, but some word processing and microcomputer experience will be helpful.
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ART 202 - Introduction to Digital Media - 3 credits

This graphic design course is an introduction to digital media technology as a creative tool for the development of visual expression. The course is taught using the Mac OS and explores vector and bitmap image making.
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Winona State University
MCOM 175 - Mass Communication Computer Applications - 3 credits
Basic computer skills for the mass media using page layout as well as image generation and image manipulation applications.
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