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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Oct 23, 2021
 
2021-2022 Catalog [Aug. 2021-Aug. 2022] 
  
2021-2022 Catalog [Aug. 2021-Aug. 2022]

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


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Associate in Science

Mission/Purpose

The mission of the Associate of Science in Digital Media/Multimedia Technology is to prepare students with a breadth of foundational knowledge of the digital media field and for success in a bachelor’s degree in digital media.

The Program

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Digital Media provides students with a diverse foundation of skills and abilities on which to build a successful career through advancement in the workplace or furthering their education. You will learn to integrate graphics, sound, video, animation, text and still images to create any variety of entertainment, graphic and creative productions. You will be introduced to areas such as web design, graphic design, and audio or video production.

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 multimedia-related industries.

Job opportunities should be especially good for graphic designers, multimedia artists/designers, motion graphics artists/designers and photographers.

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 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.

Need More Information? Contact:

Lori Cimino, Instructional Program Manager, South Campus, (904) 646-2392 or digitalmedia@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

Recommended Course Sequencing


Term I
Term II
Term III
Term IV
Term V

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 (2021/2022) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2021/2022 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.
     

Baccalaureate 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 baccalaureate transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details, refer to the Baccalaureate Transfer Guide at fscj.edu/transferguide.

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