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Diploma in Advanced Computer Arts (DACA)

Diploma in Advanced Computer Arts (DACA)

DACA Course Focus

C-DAC, ACTS has designed the following courses keeping in mind the emerging trends in advanced computing as well as contemporary and futuristic human resource requirements of the Computer / IT industry.

DIPLOMA IN ADVANCED COMPUTER ARTS (DACA)

The advent of multimedia has had a profound impact on various media services such as advertising, film production, etc. In the present scenario, commercial artists who are familiar with computing technology have a wide range of opportunities in these market segments.

Computer Artists can offer consultancy services to architects, interior decorators for visualizing 3D architectures, textile industry, fashion designers, publishing industry, the education and training industry, tourism development, industrial design. They can also opt to provide visualization support to film-makers.

The internet and its diverse applications encompassing every field and aspect of life have created numerous opportunities for Web Page Designers. Besides Software Development Organizations, the Computer Animation Industry is in great need of Computer Artists. The unique Diploma in Advanced Computer Arts is undoubtedly a boon to the requirement of all these industries.

DACA Course Modules:

Sr. No. Module Name Hours
1. Introduction to Computer Fundamentals 30
2. Digital Image-editing and effects
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
150
3. 2D Animation
  • Digital Video
  • Digital Audio
180
4. Project 120
  Total 480
  • Module-I: Introduction to Computer Fundamentals (30 hrs)

    Introduction to Computers, Power point presentation

  • Module-II: Digital Image-editing and effects (Graphic Design) 150hrs

    Photoshop: Conventional & Computer Art and Image Editing Techniques, Introduction to Photoshop interface, Concept of Layers,Tools selection types, Image Collage Techniques, Concept of Masking (Types of Masking), Introduction to Scanner, Digital and Painting (Brush, digital Tablet), Retouching Images (Clone Stamp, Healing brush, Patch Tool), Pixel Art and Gift, Adjustment layer, Typography

    Illustrator: Bitmap vs vector, Viewing/opening documents, Title bar info, New document specifications, RGB v CMYK, Navigation, Rulers, Guides and grids, Tool Panel: Tool bar, rawing simple shapes, Pen tool, Selections, Transforming shapes: Transforming shapes, Duplicating shapes & transformations, Type Tools: Selecting and creating type, Font usage, formatting, Type wrapping around objects, Converting to outlines, Object Relations: Basic fill, Basic strokes, Positioning, Alignment, Transparency, Saving and Exporting: Saving for various software imports, Bitmap vs vector export

  • Module-III: 2D Animation (180 hrs)

    Principles of animation
    Squash and Stretch, Anticipation, Staging, Straight Ahead Action and Pose to Pose, Follow Through and Overlapping Action, Slow In and Slow Out, Arc, Secondary Action, Timing, Exaggeration, Solid drawing, Appeal, Character Development, Character Model sheet, Visualization of different views, How to Draw Expressions, How to make Story-board, Story Board design, Camera visualization

    After effect
    Introduction to After Effects interface, Time line nonlinear editing, Video editing (Includes correct video setting), Character Animation (Rigging of character), Constrain of rigging, Typography Animation, Adding sound, Trimming and editing Video, Colour Correction, Exporting Video output.

    Digital Audio
    Basic Qualities of Sound, Digitization of Sound, Sound re-sampling, editing and mixing of WAV audio, Introduction to various File Formats

  • Module- IV: Project (120 Hrs)

    • Campaign, Press ad, Magazine Ad, Hoardings, Facebook, Static Banner Adaptation, Poster A3
    • Corporate Stationary, Logo Design, Visiting Card, Brochure, Calendar Design, New product launch, Teaser Campaign, Restaurant Menu Card, 2D movie poster Book Cover Press ad, Magazine Ad, Hoardings.
    • 2D animation Short Film, info graphic animation, 2D Logo Animation
Sr. No. Module Name Hours
1. UX process and Architecture 80
2. UI and Web Design and Development 120
3. 3D Game and Product Modelling 160
4. Project 120
  Total 480
  • Module-I: UX process & Architecture (80 Hrs)

    Interviews: What is a User Interview?, How to conduct interviews as per Context, Collect data from different people as per context, https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/how-to-conduct-user-interviews, Observation: Interpretation of data which are collect in user interviews, Set focus and goals, https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/contextual-interviews-and-how-to-handle-them, Conceptual Model, User Model, Personas, Uses of personas in UX, https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/personas-why-and-how-you-should-use-them

    Scenarios, Scenarios describe the stories and context behind why a specific user or user group comes to your site, https://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/methods/scenarios.html

    Wireframe, Prototype, Visual design, User testing

  • Module-II: UI Design & Web Development (Website Designing & Development) 120 hrs

    Basic HTML coding with Note Pad, Introduction to Dreamweaver user interface, Dreamweaver insert menu, Cascading style sheet, CSS3 properties, Dreamweaver spry Menu, Responsive, Javascript, jQuery, What is CMS?, What is prototypes?, Hybrid Development (Mobile + Web + Tablet), Design Thinking, AI, Chatbots, etc.

  • Module-III: 3D Game & Product Modelling (160 hrs)

    3D Max: Introduction to View ports and their navigation, Grouping, ungrouping and exploding, 2D spline Modeling, Modeling, Product Modeling, Modeling gazettes, Properties etc., Low poly modeling, Modeling for gaming, Material and Texturing, Using bump maps, noise and displacement, UVW unwrap, Texture Painting in Photoshop, Texture applying, Animation, Using track view controllers, Edit time, Keys and ranges, Animation constraints, Basic camera shots

  • Module- IV: Project (120 Hrs)

    • Product wireframe on Mobile App, Web, Prototyping
    • Responsive Web site
    • Mobile App HTML pages designing (responsive)
    • Low ploy modeling game properties (Game props), Logo Design and animation, Exhibition Tarde fair stall modeling and texturing
Sr. No. Module Name Hours
1. 3D Character animation with Maya 220
2. Digital Content 80
3. DACA Portfolio presentation 60
4. Project 120
  Total 480
  • Module-I: 3D Character Animation with Maya (220 Hrs)

    Maya User Interface, 3D navigation and concepts, Modeling, Character Modeling, Material, Texturing, Lighting, Rigging and Skinning, Animation

  • Module-II: Overview - How Digital Marketing works

    Digital Media (Content), Motion Graphic, Online Advertisement – (Flash, Adobe Edge, and Google Web Designer), Email Marketing – (Photoshop, HTML, CSS), Landing Pages – (Photoshop, HTML, CSS, Responsive, JS), Overview - How Digital Marketing works: Social Media, Content, Influencers, Remarketing

    Interactive banners, Platform specific

  • Module –III: DACA students Portfolio Designing (Flash scripting) 60 hrs

    3D Max: Introduction to View ports and their navigation, Grouping, ungrouping and exploding, 2D spline Modeling, Modeling, Product Modeling, Modeling gazettes, Properties etc., Low poly modeling, Modeling for gaming, Material and Texturing, Using bump maps, noise and displacement, UVW unwrap, Texture Painting in Photoshop, Texture applying, Animation, Using track view controllers, Edit time, Keys and ranges, Animation constraints, Basic camera shots

  • Module-IV: Project (120 Hrs)

    • Social Posts, Gif animation post, Facebook Post, Digital advertising, Web banner, Over all digital marketing workflow, Motion graphic
    • 3D Short film animation (Character animation)
    • DACA Students Project work on YouTube site MET DACA.

Introduction to Computer Fundamentals:

Introduction to Computers, Introduction to Windows XP/ Vista, Introduction to Input Output Devices, Hardware and Software, Power Point.

Digital Image-editing and effects:

Conventional Art and Computer Art, Image Creation Techniques, Image Editing Techniques, Advanced Image Rendering Techniques, Interface Designing based on hypothetical themes

2D Animation

Cartoon Animation: Script and Character Development, Visualization of different views, how to Draw Expressions, How to make Story-board, How to achieve Lip Synchronization, Classical Animation and Principles of animation, Story Board design, Camera visualization, Flash base Graphic animation.

3D Architectural & Product Modelling

3DS Max: User Interface, 3D navigation and concepts

Modelling: Starting with basic 3D modelling and standard primitives, Spines and Modifiers, Snapping, Polygon Modelling, Aligning & Measuring tools

Product and Architectural Modelling: Modelling an architectural interior as part of preparatory projects.

3D Character Animation with Maya

Modelling: Starting with basic 3D modelling and standard primitives, Spines and Modifiers, Polygon Modelling, Snapping, Aligning & Measuring tools, Character Modelling, Character Rigging, Character Animation, Texturing, Lighting, Camera.

Digital Audio: Basic Qualities of Sound, Digitization of Sound, Introduction to Audio Card, Editing and Mixing of WAV audio, Introduction to Audio formats

Digital Video: Basics of Video, Video Capturing through Camera, Video Editing using Software Interactive Application Development

Multimedia Website Designing & Development

HTML 5 Scripting, CSS3, JavaScript: Introduction to JavaScript, Using JavaScript in HTML pages, Grid layout, UI design for web fluid grid CSS.

Multimedia Presentations

The Concepts of Multimedia, Authoring, Introduction to Authoring tools, Organization of Contents, Visualization of script / story board, Collection of Visual Material, Recording and Digitalization of Audio/ Video Clips, Content Integration and Scripting Basic, Flash scripting.

Interactive Multimedia

Scripting for Interactivity, Application Development

DACA Students Project work Link: CDAC’s DACA students of MET-IIT on YouTube site MET DACA

DACA course C-DAC web link: https://cdac.in/index.aspx?id=DACA&courseid=10

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 10+2, M.F.A., B.F.A., B.Arch, G.D. Arts, Engineering, Science, Arts and Commerce stream or other equivalent degree or diploma holders in the field of Advertising, Commercial Arts, Painting, Sculpture, Textile, Fashion Designing, Interior Decoration.
  • Students from other academic backgrounds having artistic inclination and creative abilities are also encouraged to opt for this course. All they have to do is to qualify through the Entrance Test. Applicants need to have basic knowledge of using computers.