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National College Credit Recommendation Service
NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience
Visual Communications and Interactive Media Design (3525)
Formerly Visual Communications and Multimedia Design (3425, 2425)
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
Instructional delivery format:
Students will be able to: apply appropriate office safety practices; apply appropriate electrical safety practices and chemical safety practices; identify and describe career options/emerging trends in visual communications and interactive media; identify the educational requirements for various visual communications and interactive media design careers; identify elements of a professional portfolio for the visual communications and interactive media design field; identify ways in which visual communications and interactive media design can be used in business; utilize computer terminology; identify issues of cyber-safety and personal/professional online confidentiality; explain different platforms and cross-application design; identify and operate peripherals; use industry-standard software; apply basic troubleshooting and maintenance skills; demonstrate file management skills; identify and explain various file formats (e.g., .pdf, .jpg, .gif, .eps, .png); describe procedures involved with importing and exporting; identify legal and ethical responsibilities; define interactive media terminology, including web-based, video, and audio; identify ways that social media marketing impacts the industry; outline various types of interactive media applications, including emerging technology; correctly use and present various types of interactive media; discuss governmental and industrial regulations; demonstrate basic principles of web design, including fundamental coding; demonstrate basic principles of animation; investigate ways to promote a new website; define and use the elements of design (e.g., line, space, shape, texture, form, value, and color) and the principles of design (e.g., unity, emphasis, balance, and rhythm); apply elements of a successful layout, including communication, organization, and attractiveness; evaluate/critique the effectiveness of visual communications and interactive media design; identify elements of design specifications for customers; explain the importance and use of brainstorming and various types of research; apply knowledge of thumbnails and storyboards; contrast the elements of rough and final art; apply appropriate production techniques for output process; proof documents and other projects; apply basic principles of color, including primary, secondary, and tertiary colors; explain and apply additive and subtractive color principles; apply correct usage of RGB, CMYK, HEX, and spot color; identify characteristics of color (e.g., tint, hue, saturation, shade, and value); select appropriate color involving the psychology of color; explain typographic terminology; explain the anatomy of type; identify characteristics of type styles and families; explain and appropriately use various types of measurements and tools; identify and use proofreader’s marks; diagnose typography design problems (e.g., kerning, tracking, leading); choose and apply appropriate typeface per various jobs; identify and properly use manual tools, electronic tools (e.g., hardware) and presentation materials. Performance Component: Create a Logo (50%); Create a Static Web page (25%); Create a Business Card (25%).
NOCTI and NBS exams assess individuals' end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format. In addition, some programs administer a NOCTI/NBS performance component test to assess application of skills.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Visual Communications, Graphic Design, Raster Graphics, Vector Graphics, Web Design or Multimedia (5/12) (12/16 revalidation) (12/21 revalidation). NOTE: An additional 1-2 credits may be awarded based on successful completion of the Performance Component when given in conjunction with the written proficiency examination.