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Digital Media/Multimedia Technology, A.S.

 

PREPARE FOR YOUR FUTURE IN DIGITAL MEDIA

The Digital Media/Multimedia Technology A.S. program is designed to create a real-world working environment to prepare you for the creative and competitive field of digital media production.  This degree is open to any student with a high school diploma or equivalent and seeking to expand their digital media skills.  The Associate's degree offers two specializations:  Digital Production or Web Development.  Completion of this degree prepares you to move into entry level digital professional jobs or pursue the Digital Media Bachelors of Applied Science degree at Gulf Coast.

Getting your Associate's degree in Digital Media/Multimedia Technology is a great way to start your career.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth between 2016 and 2026 for media and communication occupations will increase by 8% with national median salary of $43,660 per year.  BLS estimates that there will be 10,700 new media and communication occupation jobs in the United States.

 

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CONTACT FOR ADVISING

Dr. Erika Goines
Associate Professor, Digital Media
850-769-1551, extension 5886
egoines@gulfcoast.edu

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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?

  • Web Developer
  • Multimedia Artist and Animator
  • Photographer
  • Prepress Technician and Worker
  • Art Director
  • Producer
  • Desktop Publisher
 

2019-2020 Catalog Requirements

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area
See General Education Requirement 3
Natural Sciences Area
See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area
See General Education Requirement 3
Major Courses
GEB1000, Business Career Strategies 1
DIG2930, Special Topics in Digital Media 1
DIG2430, Digital Story Development 3
+DIG2410, Basic Scripting 3
+DIG2251, Sound for Digital Media 2
+DIG2251L, Sound for Digital Media Lab 1
+DIG2200, Digital Video Fundamentals 2
+DIG2200L, Digital Video Fundamentals Lab 1
+DIG2257, Radio Production Sound Recording 2
+DIG2257L, Radio Production Sound Recording Lab 1
+#DIG2290, Studio Production and Direction 2
+#DIG2290L, Studio Production and Direction Lab 1
GRA1100C, Principles of Graphic Design 2
GRA2156, Computer Graphics for Digital Designers 1 3
DIG2100, Web Design I 3
TPA1220, Introduction to Stage Lighting 3
+DIG2949, Digital Media COOP 3
+DIG2580, Digital Media Portfolio 1
ELECTIVES--Select 12 credits from the following courses:

Web Development Specialization

+CEN2212, Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IoT) 3
DIG2430, Storyboarding and Conceptualizing 3
+GRA2157, Computer Graphics for Digital Designers II 3
COP2700, Data Structure (SQL) 3
+COP2840, Internet Programming 3

Digital Production Specialization

+DIG2205, Digital Post Production 2
+DIG2205L, Digital Post Production Lab 1
+DIG2822, Electronic Journalism 2
+DIG2822L, Electronic Journalism Lab 1
DIG2431, Digital Storytelling 3
+CGS2069, Social Media Marketing 3

TOTAL DEGREE HOURS

60

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

 

DEPARTMENT CHAIR

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

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