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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Oct 19, 2019
 
2019-2020 Catalog [Aug. 2019-Aug. 2020] 
  
2019-2020 Catalog [Aug. 2019-Aug. 2020]

Digital Media/Multimedia Technology (2152) (A.S.)


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Associate in Science

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.

The Program

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Digital Media/Multimedia Technology provides students with a strong foundation in digital imaging, graphic design, time-based media, and web design. Coursework includes graphic design, typography, illustration, animation, motion graphics, audio/video production, social media, and web design. Students also have an opportunity to take elective courses in art and/or photography to further enhance these foundational skills. Critical thinking and problem solving are emphasized through project-based learning within computer lab classrooms. The program culminates with a professional development course designed to provide field-based experiences and to assist students in the development of portfolio for entry-level employment. 

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

Embedded Certificate(s)

Two technical certificates are available within this degree program: Digital Media/Multimedia Production (6402) (T.C.)  and Graphic Design Production (6401) (T.C.) . Students may pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

Please note that by being enrolled in this degree program 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 this degree program, 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.

The Career

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.

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 completed 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, or producer, or go out on their own as freelancers and business owners.

Mac computer labs are provided with all the current industry software applications and computer peripherals for use in the instructional component of the Digital Media/Multimedia Technology program. Many students choose to purchase a Mac 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

Curriculum


General Education Coursework

Credit Hours: 18

Professional Coursework

Credit Hours: 27

A minimum grade of "C" or better is required in all Professional coursework.

Professional Elective Coursework

Minimum Credit Hours: 15

Below are suggested associate degree course options that can be used to complement career goals and are recommended for students who plan to pursue a Bachelor's of Applied Science in Digital Media; however, students may select any ART or PGY prefix coursework to satisfy the Professional Elective coursework. 

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 for prior learning 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.
  • 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.)
  • Students who enter under the (2019/2020) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2019/2020 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.
  • Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or corequisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  • 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 at fscj.edu/transferguide.

Recommended Course Sequencing


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