Associate in Science
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 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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org