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Digital Media/Multimedia Technology, A.S.

 

PREPARE FOR YOUR FUTURE IN DIGITAL MEDIA

The Digital Media Production associate program creates a real-world working environment to prepare you for the creative and competitive field of digital media production. As the digital economy grows, employers in virtually every industry are seeking well-rounded job candidates who can assist with a wide range of digital needs. From graphic design to video production to sound editing to motion graphics, a diverse digital skill set has become a critical key to success for young professionals. Our Associate in Digital Media program can prepare you to answer the growing need for these flexible digital professionals.

Through our project-based curriculum, you will have opportunities to work on a wide range of projects, including many for real-world clients--helping to build your resume, your confidence, and your understanding of how the industry works. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth between 2014 and 2024 for media and communication occupations will increase by 4% and computer and information technology occupations will increase by 12% which was faster than average for all occupations. Apply now to get started.

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WHY CHOOSE THE DIGITAL MEDIA TRACK OVER OTHER DEGREE PROGRAMS AT GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE?

Gulf Coast offers five programs in Digital Media:

The Digital Media Arts associate degree provides students the opportunity to gain fundamental skills in the application of digital tools to video, games, animations, design and graphics in a project-based, hands-on environment. Robust faculty mentoring and frequent portfolio review supports students as they prepare to continue their studies or pursue work as freelance artists or as employees.

If digital media is the career you’re looking for, apply now or check out one of Gulf Coast State College’s 150 other programs.

WHAT JOBS CAN I GET BY COMPLETING THE DIGITAL MEDIA PROGRAM?

  • Digital media/multimedia programmer
  • Web designer
  • Digital audio/video technician
  • Graphic animator
  • Interface designer
  • Project manager
  • Web developer
  • Web production artist
  • Media producer
  • Instructional designer
 

 Program Requirements

Communications Area  CH
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement  3
Mathematics Area 3
See General Education Requirement 
Natural Sciences Area
See General Education Requirement  3
Social Sciences Area
See General Education Requirement  3
Major Courses
 DIG2308, Web Animation 3
 DIG2100, Web Design I 3
 +DIG2101, Web Design II 3
 CGS1570, Microcomputer Applications 3
 GRA2156, Comp Graphics for Digital Designers I 3
 +GRA2157, Comp Graphics for Digital Designers II 3
DIG2200, Basic Video 3
DIG2251, Digital Audio I 3
+CGS2069, Internet Marketing 3
DIG2949, Digital Media COOP Education 3
+DIG2580, Digital Media Portfolio 4
+MMC2100, Writing for Mass Communication or DIG2410, Basic Scripting for Video and Digital Media 3
ELECTIVES--Select 12 credits from the following courses: 
Animation, Gaming, and Simulation
 DIG1710, Introduction to Game Development 3
 DIG2430, Storyboarding and Conceptualizing 3
 +DIG2040, Survey of Game Development 3
 DIG2302, 3D Modeling and Animation I 3
 +DIG2303, 3D Modeling and Animation II 3
Digital Video Production 
 DIG2205, Basic Video Editing 3
 +DIG2203, Advanced Digital Video 3
 DIG2410, Basic Scripting for Video 3
 +#DIG2290, Studio Production and Direction 3
Digital Audio/Video Production 
 +DIG2252, Digital Audio II 3
 DIG2257, Radio Production Sound Recording 3
 +#DIG2143, Streaming Media 3
Digital Design Technology
 GRA1100C, Principles of Graphic Design   3
 GRA2121, Desktop Publishing 3
 GRA2151, Drawing Techniques for Digital Illustration 3
 ART1201C, Design I 3
 PGY2801C, Digital Photography I 3
Web Design/Mobile Application Programming
 #DIG2000, Introduction to Digital Media 3
 +COP2840, Internet Programming 3
 +COP2657, Intro to SmartPhone Programming 3
 COP2700, Data Structures (SQL) 3
Bachelor’s Degree Track
 +COP1000, Introduction to Programming Logic 3
 COP2700, Data Structure (SQL) 3
 CGS1103, Project Management Concepts and Processes 3
 +COP2840, Internet Programming 3
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 64

 This degree plan reflects a student attending classes full-time, however, it is possible to earn this degree while attending GCSC on a part-time basis.


 • General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

# Applies to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 
 

DIGITAL MEDIA LAB

The Digital Media degree program prepares students for the expanding field of digital media as used in business and the public sphere, and inspires ongoing learning to stay current with emerging tools. Specific careers may include: Multimedia Designer, Web Developer, E-Marketing Associate, Graphic Designer, Digital Media Assistant, Digital Content Developer.

Flexible delivery formats such as evening, online and hybrid courses ensure that the program is accessible to working adults of all ages. In addition, this degree allows a seamless transition from the associate to the baccalaureate degree.

 

WHAT CLASSES ARE REQUIRED FOR THE DIGITAL MEDIA DEGREE?

A majority of the classes that you will take in the certificate tracks within the Digital Media program at Gulf Coast State College will fulfill specialization requirements for your associate of science degree program and will transfer to the bachelor of applied sciences in Digital Media. A range of elective options supports individual educational and employment goals. Students who have completed the degree should have a strong portfolio, workplace skills and trans-media competency. 

Our program features a diverse degree plan and will give 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 issue.

HOW DO I REGISTER AND PAY FOR MY CLASSES?

Visit the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific general education class requirements, course prerequisites, admission requirements, and additional information for the workforce track and the associate of science degree in entrepreneurship.

Classes are starting soon. Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

Ready to apply? Or, find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College

 

CONTACT THE DIGITAL MEDIA PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Dr. Erika Goines
Associate Professor, Digital Media
850-769-1551, extension 5886

egoines@gulfcoast.edu

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Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology
850-872-3839
mboyd@gulfcoast.edu

 APPLY NOW TO GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE!

Application Deadlines: 

  • Fall 2016 - August 15th
  • Spring 2017 - December 10th
  • Summer 2017 - May 1st

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