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Digital Media A.S. Degree

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  • Careers

    Those who work in the digital media field enjoy a wide range of opportunities, depending on their specialty. Fields include motion picture and video, software publishing, advertising, public relations and related services, web and interactive design services.

  • Classes

    The following classes can be taken as part of our certificate and degree programs, can help satisfy the elective requirements for the Associate in Arts degree or meet the common prerequisites for your chosen four-year major.

  • Facilities

    Learn your craft using the latest software technology, including Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Avid Pro Tools and Logic Pro 9. A full working studio is decked out with a green screen, a sound-proof audio editing booth and high-end iMacs with video editing decks that are run through 42-inch LCD monitors. Each year, digital media students can compete in the Semmy Awards, an annual event open to all SPC and high school students.

    Software includes:

    • Adobe Creative Cloud: including Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects and Audition
    • Maya
    • Alice
    • Unity-design3
    • Final Cut Pro X
    • Avid Media Composer
  • AS iconOur Associate in Science degree in Digital Arts, Media and Interactive Web Design gives you broad, transferable skills for working in the digital and multimedia industry. You gain technical and production skills, planning, management, finance, principles of technology, labor and community issues.

    What You Will Learn

    • Specific technical skills in your area of specialization
    • Management skills to help oversee institutional and industrial multiple media projects
    • How to design and produce digital media/multimedia projects with multimedia hardware and software
    • Production analysis
    • How to apply production skills to integrate multiple media formats
    • Professionalism, employability and communication skills
  • Continuing Your Education

    Our digital media certificates transfer to specific sub-plans of our A.S. degree in Digital Arts, Media and Interactive Web Design. This 64-credit-hour degree can benefit you if you're working in the field and want to update your design and computer skills.

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  • Barbara Hubbard
    Acting Dean, Hum & Fine Arts
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  • Essential Skills Needed to Succeed in the Digital Arts, Media and Interactive Web Design Program

    Specific essential skills are considered crucial for student success and program completion in the Digital Art, Media and Interactive Web program. Students and potential students should carefully review these essential skills to consider if they are able to perform these basic proficiencies.

    1. Critical Thinking
      Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are crucial in Digital Arts in order to troubleshoot and make sound, logical decisions in a multidisciplinary environment.
    2. Team Work
      The student must be able to collaborate, negotiate contracts and work effectively towards a common goal. Teammates need to know that the student is responsible and reliable.
    3. Independent Work
      The student must be able to work independently and be self-driven. Technology is constantly changing and training will be a life-long process. The student must conduct research to maintain a current skill level.
    4. Work Beyond the Classroom
      The student needs to know that work beyond the classroom is as important as working in class. Crucial experience is gained through club membership and participation, internships, contest and competition involvement. Your skill is obtained in the classroom and enhanced through real-world experience. Capstone courses will require many hours beyond the normal classroom time.
    5. Physical Demands
      The student must be physically able to (1) Sit 2-5 hours per day as require by most classes and projects; (2) Hold and control a mouse while simultaneously holding down modifier keys [i.e. students must have fine motor skills]; (3) Use a keyboard efficiently and have basic keyboard skills; and (4) have sufficient eyesight to read and interpret computer screens for long periods of time.
    6. Job Readiness Expectations
      The ultimate goal of this program is for you to obtain the skills needed to become employed in the Digital Arts field. There are particular skills and behaviors your future employs and instructors will expect from you. Being on time, meeting deadlines, being respective to others, dressing professionally when the occasion is needed and having the tools of the trade available when needed are all critical skills needed to be successful in school and in the work force.
    7. Creativity
      Creativity is essential to be successful in the Digital Arts field. This skill is somewhat inherent but will be fine-tuned in the program. The educational psychologist J.P. Guilford identified four basic creative qualities: (1) fluency: ease of using stored mental information – being able to generate many ideas – quantity (2) flexibility: using different approaches to problems – seeing information from different points of view (3) originality: the unusual or rare response – uniqueness, innovative, and (4 ) elaboration: the skill of enriching a simple idea – adding detail – attention to details.

    If a student cannot demonstrate the abilities identified above, it is the responsibility of the student to request an appropriate accommodation with the Disability Resources office. Determination of a reasonable accommodation will be made on an individual basis and the accommodation cannot fundamentally alter the nature of the program offered, impose an undue hardship, or jeopardize safety.