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  Aug 22, 2017
 
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Digital Media/Multimedia Technology (2152) (A.S.)


Associate in Science

The growth of the media production and entertainment industry in Florida has increased the demand for experienced multimedia production professionals in private industry, public service and education. The Digital Media/Multimedia Technologies program provides a unique, interdisciplinary program in which you will learn to integrate graphics, sound, video, animation, text, and still images in preparation for jobs and careers in media-related industries.

The Associate in Science degree in Digital Media directly matriculates to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Digital Media in which, students can apply to upon completion of the degree. There are two technical certificates available within this degree program:  Graphic Design Production (6401) (T.C.)  and Digital Media/Multimedia Production (6402) (T.C.) . Students may choose to pursue a technical certificate while completing the requirements for the A.S. degree, or pursue one or more certificate programs to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor or counselor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

Please note that by being enrolled in Digital Media/Multimedia Technology (2152) (A.S.)  you may automatically meet the requirements for one of the aforementioned technical certificates. If you meet the requirements for a technical certificate, as a result of being enrolled in Digital Media/Multimedia Technology (2152) (A.S.) , you may automatically be awarded the technical certificate(s) upon meeting their requirements as well.  If you choose to opt out of this automatic awarding of a technical certificate please contact an advisor to do so.

A minimum grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all professional core courses.

The Program

The Digital Media/Multimedia Technology program prepares students for multimedia based design and development positions in corporations, firms, or self-employment as a multimedia developer. An internship experience is required with this degree to provide students an opportunity to gain work experience.

Mission/Purpose

Through providing applied instruction with industry standard technology, the Digital Media Arts department prepares students for employment in a global economy for digital production jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities, while maintaining a continuous connection with industry and maintaining the concentration on the design values, aesthetics and portfolio development. 

Career Opportunities

Employment in Digital Media Production is expected to grow faster than average throughout 2014, and job opportunities should be especially good for Graphic Designers, Web Designers and Video Production in particular. The Internet business community will continue to provide work for those interested in web design, and opportunities will grow as all businesses emphasize digital media. There will be strong demand for both freelance and salaried workers in graphic design, web design, motion graphics and video production.

Besides artistic ability and creativity, Digital Media Production jobs are usually required to have some formal training. A portfolio (a collection of samples of work) is also a required tool when looking for a job. Work done while attending school and on internship can be used in a portfolio. Graduates in their first jobs should expect to start working in entry-level opportunities however, as they progress they will receive more advanced responsibility and assignments. Experienced workers can advance to art director, design director, editor, producer or go out on their own as freelancers and business owners.

Apple Macintosh computer labs are provided with all the current industry software applications and computer peripherals for use in the instructional component of the Digital Media program. Many students choose to purchase an Apple Macintosh computer or related personal computer to work on outside assignments independently from class and scheduled labs.

Need More Information? Contact:

Lori Cimino, Instructional Program Manager, South Campus, (904) 646-2392 or lori.cimino@fscj.edu

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Curriculum


General Education

Credit Hours: 18

Professional Courses

Credit Hours: 18
A minimum grade of "C" or better is required in all Professional Core courses.

Professional Electives

Minimum Credit Hours: 24

Total Credit Hours: 60

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded the Associate in Science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C") at Florida State College at Jacksonville in courses eligible toward the Associate in Science degree programs, excluding developmental education courses (A.S. Florida State College at Jacksonville GPA).
  3. Earned an all-college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C") on a 4.0 scale on all courses attempted. This includes Florida State College at Jacksonville college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding developmental education) in lower division courses (All college cumulative).
  4. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Credit by examination and credit by portfolio development do not count toward this residency requirement.
  5. Complete the required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  6. Earned a grade of a "C" or better in each course used to satisfy the general education requirements and any other area designated with a "C" or better requirement.
  7. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.

 Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. A student's graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students' graduation dates since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. Students who enter under the (2017/2018) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2017/2018 academic year.  The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or co-requisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  4. Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of "C" or better regardless of program of study.

University Transfer


This Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree programs are intended primarily for students who desire to complete an Associate in Science degree or an Associate in Applied Science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details refer to the University Transfer Guide.