Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2018 (550)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2018 (550), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
Dr. Barbara Hubbard, Academic Department Chair, 727-394-6011Dr. Jonathan Steele, Dean, CL, (727) 791-5987
The Digital Media program at St. Petersburg College meets the needs of one of the fastest growing sectors in the computer industry. Digital Media pertains to the convergence of communication technologies, including television, the World Wide Web, and computer-based interactivity and nonlinear structure. It extends well beyond the scope of the business world. Interactive games, education, CD-ROMs, DVDs, digital video, and dynamic Websites are changing the way we learn and entertain ourselves. The Digital Media program was created in partnership with skilled and talented professionals drawing on their leadership in digital technology. The program was also designed in collaboration with the Interactive Media Technology Project consortium commissioned to update the Student Performance Standards and Curriculum Frameworks for AS/AA degrees throughout Florida. Students enrolled in the program not only receive a well-rounded general education with an emphasis on originality and creativity, but also acquire the specific skills essential to working in today's digital media industry and the future. Graduates from this program will be able to start careers in digital media production, digital video, instructional integration, interactive and educational media production and other areas utilizing digital media technology. Each graduate will be required to create an industry standard digital portfolio that meets the approval of staff and advisory committee member(s). The program is open to all students who show an interest in digital media and who complete the general college admission procedures.
The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.
If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Florida CIP Code
1611080103: Digital Media Technology
Federal CIP Code
11.0801: Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.
Job Related Opportunities
Minimum grade of C or better required for all courses.
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSCommunications - Composition
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSCommunications - Speech
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSSocial and Behavioral Sciences
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSHumanities and Fine Arts
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSMathematics
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSEthics
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSComputer/Information Literacy Competency
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSEnhanced World View
MAJOR CORE COURSESComplete 24 credits
MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSESSelect 3 credits
Select ONE of the following Subplans
SUBPLANSelect one subplan below (Complete 15 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSubplan: Digital Media/Multimedia Presentation(DMPRD) (Complete 12 credits)
SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSESSubplan:Digital Media/Multimedia Presentation (DMPRD) (Select 3 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSubplan: Digital Video Production (DVPRD) (Complete 15 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSubplan: Video Game Foundations (VGF) (Complete 15 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSubplan: Digital Graphic Design (DIG) (Complete 15 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSubplan: Digital Photography (PGY) (Complete 15 credits)
** Course approved by Employ Florida Banner Center as a "Digital Media Pre-Major" articulation agreement with participating Florida colleges.** Course approved by Employ Florida Banner Center as a "Digital Media Pre-Major" articulation
agreement with participating Florida college
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.
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.
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.
Our 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.
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.
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.
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.
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