Associate of Science – Digital Media & Technology

The Digital Media Technology degree is a 64-credit hour program that can be easily completed in two years, if students follow the recommended class schedule and meet all prerequisites.

Students who complete this program successfully received an Associate of Science degree in Digital Media Technology and are eligible for initial employment as multimedia managers, communications systems managers, audio/visual production managers, digital video editors, graphic designers, web producers and related digital media fields. Graduates are also qualified to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.

Students who are employed can take classes part-time while they gain valuable experience on the job. Many of the classes are offered at night, making them easy to fit into a busy schedule.

Students who score below the required levels on state-mandated placement tests in writing, reading, and mathematics must enroll in and complete the appropriate college preparatory courses before they enroll in some required program courses.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  1. Incorporate principles of good design, composition, lighting, interactivity, usability, typography, artistry, creativity, and aesthetics using appropriate tools and techniques to produce pleasing products.
  2. Develop targeted messages and use industry-standard tools to create, manage, and communicate that message using appropriate formats, channels, and messaging techniques.
  3. Collaborate within a multimedia team or group in a manner that demonstrates good soft skills, pleasing attitude, clarity of thought, and mutual respect to produce a common output that provides good aesthetic appeal and conforms to industry standards.
  4. Create, manipulate, manage, and distribute digital media using existing and emerging technologies that conform to industry standards of good design.
  5. Use multimedia tools for web, video, audio, imaging, animation, and programming to create products that meet clients’ requirements and conform to good standards of design, usability, and visual appeal.
  6. Critique the process of communications history, ethics, and mass media to evaluate their current effects on communications and technology.
  7. Employ good business and technology practices to evaluate project needs and resources, manage project workflows and deliverables, and market finished products or capabilities.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The Associate of Science degree in Digital Media Technology includes 64-credit hours that include the following:

  • General Electives (17-18 credit hours)
  • Digital Media core (27 credit hours)
  • Specialization courses (18 credit hours)

Specialization Options

For working professionals or students wishing to add to their media skills, we also offer three certificate options that may be completed in one or two semesters. Please select this link to learn more.