Platt College San Diego Gets Recognized In SD METRO Magazine
Gets Recognized in SD METRO Magazine
An article about Platt’s Digital Publishing training was recently published in SD METRO‘s March 2012 magazine. SD METRO is San Diego’s journalism magazine that gives San Diegans updates on local happenings. The article showcases the class and teacher behind it all.
Platt College San Diego offers a course in Digital Publishing for Multiple Applications and Devices. This course essentially puts the students’ prior knowledge of typography, layout, Photoshop, Illustrator graphics and composition to work as they produce elaborate designs of publications that employ video, animation, and interactive graphics. The course introduces the trend of “dual-use” publications for conventional print and tablet/mobile devices.
Using InDesign 5.5, teachers at Platt have been able to enhance the curriculum for digital publishing classes. As part of the Graphic Design Associates of Applied Science Degree program, Platt Digital Media Designers are now not only learning techniques in print but are also learning to design publishing applications for tablets and android devices. For example, a student of Terry Warner; a Graphic Design Instructor at Platt College, has designed a swipe-and-touch slideshow for a cruise line application. The student’s design lets the user ‘pinch’ and zoom images to view details. Another student features a tablet application for Cabrillo National park in Point Loma, which offers information on the park’s history and activities. This application engages the mobile devise user to tap & swipe pictures, text content and watch a video about Cabrillo Park all from a mobile device. Other developments by students for the iPad and Android devices have been acknowledged and praised; making us anxious to see what else Platt Designers and teachers have up their sleeves!
Not only will Platt College Digital Media Designers gain the knowledge to design for both print and mobile device publications during their Associates Degree program, but they will also learn HTML/CSS in an introduction to Web Design and Development course. These courses and others not mentioned in this article are part of the well round Associate of Applied Science Degree: Graphic Design. After earning an Associate of Applied Science Degree: Graphic Design, students have the option to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree: Media Arts and may choose an area of study from Web Design, 3D Animation, Digital Video Production or Visual Effects & Compositing.
The response and feedback Platt has received is impressive. The college congratulates its students and teachers for working so hard, bravo! The next time you are reading something on your tablet it may be the result of a talented, hard working Platt Digital Media Designer!
To learn more about Platt College San Diego’s Diploma or Degree programs, contact the Admissions Department at 619.265.0107 or toll free at 866.752.8826.
To read the full article featured in the SD Metro March 2011 edition (found on page 14, visit www.sandiegometro.com and download the digital version of the San Diego Metropolitan Magazine.
Blog Article co-written by Jocely Bishop, Platt College Intern