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 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.
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.
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.
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