Course Sequences

Degree Sequences

Digital Media courses build upon each other. It is essential to learn fundamental concepts before advanced courses. To get the most out of this program, be sure to take classes in the recommended order to ensure you are building upon previously learned skills and are prepared for each semester.
Note: 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.

AS Degree in Video Production

The AS degree provides students with a strong foundation in digital media video technology. Students learn pre-production, production techniques, post-production, communication formats, effective messaging, storytelling, interactivity, usability, interface design, marketing concerns, and business principles that empowers them to adapt and respond to changing trends. This program allows students to engage in practical, hands-on projects using the latest hardware and editing technologies, software, and equipment to produce visually arresting video projects that communicate effectively and persuasively.

An AS degree in Digital Media Technology Video Production may be completed in five semesters (including one summer semester). Students are required to take at least 20 courses throughout the program. Each three credit-hour course has been carefully designed to introduce and reinforce essential skills that modern video editors need to be successful in the workforce.

COURSE SEQUENCE

Fall 1

  • DIG 2000C Introduction to Digital Media (3 credits)
  • DIG 2109C Digital Imaging Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • PGY 2801C Digital Photography I (3 credits)
  • GEN EDUC General Education Course (3 credits)

Spring 1

  • CGS 2820C Web Development Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • DIG 2030C Digital Video and Sound (3 credits)
  • GRA 2120C Page Design and Layout (3 credits)
  • GEN EDUC General Education Course (3 credits)

Summer 1

  • DIG 2261C Digital Audio Production (3 credits)
  • DIG 2430C Digital Storytelling (3 credits)

Fall 2

  • DIG 2292C Digital Post Production (3 credits)
  • DIG 2330C Lighting for Cinematography (3 credits)
  • DIG 2500C Fundamentals of Interactive Design (3 credits)
  • GEN EDUC General Education Course (3 credits)

Spring 2

  • DIG 2284C Advanced Digital Video and Sound (3 credits)
  • DIG 2341C Motion Graphics for Digital Media (3 credits)
  • DIG 2940C Media Practicum and Portfolio (3 credits)
  • GEN EDUC General Education Course (3 credits)

Summer 2

  • GEN EDUC General Education Course (3 credits)
  • GEN EDUC General Education Course (3 credits)

AS Degree in Graphic Design

The AS degree in Graphic Design provides students with a strong foundation in digital media that empowers them to adapt and respond to changing trends in graphics technologies. The courses offered represent a comprehensive curriculum that explores artistry, creativity, theories of good design, universal principles, balance, symmetry, lighting, composition, and visual and aesthetic appeal. This program allows students to engage in practical, hands-on projects using the latest technologies, software, and equipment to produce creative image-based projects that communicate effectively and persuasively.

An AS degree in Digital Media Technology Graphic Design may be completed in five semesters (including one summer semester). Students are required to take 21 courses throughout the program. Each three credit-hour course has been carefully designed to introduce and reinforce essential skills that illustrators and graphic design artists need to be successful in the workforce.

COURSE SEQUENCE

Fall 1

  • DIG 2000C Introduction to Digital Media (3 credits)
  • DIG 2109C Digital Imaging Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • GRA 2150C Image Editing with Photoshop (3 credits)
  • PGY 2801C Digital Photography I (3 credits)

Spring 1

  • CGS 2820C Web Development Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • DIG 2030C Digital Video and Sound (3 credits)
  • GRA 2120C Page Design and Layout (3 credits)
  • GEN EDUC General Education Course (3 credits)

Summer

  • GEN EDUC General Education Course (3 credits)
  • GEN EDUC General Education Course (3 credits)

Fall 2

  • DIG 2500C Fundamentals of Interactive Design (3 credits)
  • GRA 2156C Digital Illustration (3 credits)
  • PGY 2802C Digital Photography II (3 credits)
  • GEN EDUC General Education Course (3 credits)

Spring 2

  • GRA 2121C Digital Publishing (3 credits)
  • GRA 2207C Advanced Image Editing (3 credits)
  • GRA 2751C Visual Design for Web (3 credits)
  • DIG 2940C Media Practicum and Portfolio (3 credits)

Summer 2

  • GEN EDUC General Education Course (3 credits)
  • GEN EDUC General Education Course (3 credits)