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The following courses are restricted to students in the Digital Arts Communication Specialization.

DAC 200s


DAC 201 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011680
Designing Digital Images and Hypertext
This course draws on multiple theoretical perspectives to introduce students to the fundamental principles of multi-modal communication design in its social context. Students will analyze, design, and produce images and hypertext for use in a variety of digital platforms, including e-learning and business applications.
[Note: For Arts and Business Co-op students: The materials produced in this course will become part of a student's ongoing Digital Portfolio.]
Prereq: Level at least 2A Arts and Business Co-op students
(Cross-listed with ENGL 203)

DAC 202 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011681
Designing Digital Video
This course introduces students to the principles of designing time-based multi-modal communication in a social context. Students will analyse, design, and produce video for use in a variety of digital platforms, including e-learning and business applications.
[Note: For Arts and Business Co-op students: DAC 201 recommended. The materials produced in this course will become part of a student's ongoing Digital Portfolio.]
Prereq: Level at least 2A Arts and Business Co-op students
(Cross-listed with ENGL 204)

DAC 300s


DAC 300 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011682
Special Topics in Digital Design
In this course students will learn advanced digital design theory. They will participate in workshops with professional designers, develop specialized digital materials and contribute signature work to their Digital Portfolio.
Prereq: DAC 201/ENGL 203 and DAC 202/ENGL 204; Arts and Business Co-op students.
Antireq: SPCOM 490, Section 002 taken Fall 2005
(Cross-listed with ENGL 303, SPCOM 300)

DAC 301 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013106
Designing with Digital Sound
In this course, students will be introduced to sound analysis and production. Students will learn to record, edit, and implement sound in a variety of linear and non-linear media forms, with emphasis on film and video games.
Prereq: DAC 201/ENGL 203, DAC 202/ENGL 204; Arts and Business Co-op students only
(Cross-listed with ENGL 304)
Also offered Online

DAC 303 LEC 0.50Course ID: 009898
Designing Learning Activities with Interactive Multimedia
A project-based course in which teams of students design and prototype educational multimedia applications for on-campus courses. Students will develop an understanding of the following as they relate to educational multimedia: its potential and limitations, steps in the development process, components of an effective design, and the learning process relevant to mediated learning.
Prereq: DAC 201/ENGL 203 and DAC 202/ENGL 204; Arts and Business Co-op students only
(Cross-listed with ARTS 303)

DAC 304 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012452
Designing Computer Simulations and Games for Learning
This is a project-based course in which interdisciplinary student teams will design and prototype a computer simulation or game for learning using a 3-dimensional game engine. Projects will address real world educational challenges proposed by clients including University of Waterloo faculty or staff members.
Prereq: DAC 201/ENGL 203 and DAC 202/ENGL 204; Level at least 3A Arts and Business Co-op students only
(Cross-listed with ARTS 304)

DAC 305 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013325
Design for Interactive Games
This course introduces fundamental design skills for 2-dimensional interactive media, with special attention on video games. Students will learn to theorize, design, prototype, and test digital interactive creations as a form of entertainment and communication.
Prereq: DAC 201/ENGL 203 and DAC 202/ENGL 204; Level at least 3A Arts and Business Co-op students only

DAC 329 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012415
Digital Presentations
In this course, students will be introduced to design and production of digital business presentations. They will develop specialized digital materials and contribute work to their Digital Portfolio.
Prereq: DAC 201/ENGL 203 and DAC 202/ENGL 204; Level at least 3A Arts and Business Co-op students only
(Cross-listed with SPCOM 329)

DAC 400s


DAC 400 PRJ 0.50Course ID: 011683
Digital Design Research Project
Students will work in small groups under the supervision of a faculty researcher on an ongoing, large-scale, digital design project.
Prereq: DAC 300/ENGL 303; Arts and Business Co-op students
(Cross-listed with ENGL 403, SPCOM 400)

DAC 403 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012584
Special Topics in Speech Communication and Technology
In this course students will learn advanced digital design theory as it applies to speech communication. They will develop specialized digital materials and contribute work to their Digital Portfolio.
Prereq: DAC 201/ENGL 203 and DAC 202/ENGL 204; Level at least 3A Arts and Business Co-op students only
(Cross-listed with SPCOM 403)