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DMED Associate in Science Degree

Associate in Science Degree in Digital Media Production

Updated for 2014-2015

60 credits
The Associate in Science in Digital Media Production provides creative individuals with the art and design training needed to explore and express ideas using leading-edge technology and skill-sets. Students receive integrated digital media training in one of five specializations: Character Animation, Creative Media, Digital Video for the Web, Internet Publishing and Video Games. Students become life-long learners, developing the skills required for a vast array of digital media careers, including web design and development, multimedia-production, digital video production, corporate communications, two-dimensional and three-dimensional animation, video games and interactive media.

Specialization Character Animation:
Produce 2-D and 3-D animation by generating ideas using independent judgment, creativity, and computer software for content creation.

Specialization Creative Media
Demonstrate competence in the production and processing of images with current electronic tools and the application of electronic media to all areas of artistic and commercial new media art.
 
Specialization Digital Video for the Web
Produce attention-grabbing communication design for film, television, music videos, and the Web while meeting industry standard specifications.
 
Specialization Internet Publishing:
Create design prototypes, including graphic design, site navigation, and layout of content, for various Web sites and perform maintenance and updates to existing Web sites.
 
Specialization Video Games:
Design core features of video games. Specify innovative game and role-play mechanics, story lines, and character biographies. Create and maintain design documentation. Guide and collaborate with production staff to produce games as designed.

DMED Core 15 credits
General Education Courses 21 credits
Specialization Courses 24 credits
Total Credits for AS Degree 60 credits

Core Requirements 15 credits

Course Alpha

Course Title

Credits

ART 112

Digital Art

3

ART 113D

Introduction to Computer Drawing

3

DMED 131

Introduction to Digital Video

3

ART 221

Design for Print and Web

3

DMED 200

Electronic Portfolio

3

 

Core Credits

15

General Education

Course

 

Credits

Written Communication (FW) course

3

Symbolic Reasoning (FS) course

3

Global Multicultural Perspective (FG) course

3

Diversification Social Sciences (DS) course

3

Diversification Physical Sciences (DP) course

3

ICS 170

Ethics for the Digital World (DH)

3

DMED 150

Film Analysis & Storytelling (DA)

3

 

Core Credits

21

Specialization 24 credits
Select One of the following Specializations

Specialization Character Animation

Course Alpha

Course Title

Credits

ART 113

Basic Drawing

3

DMED 130

Digital Storyboard (Fall only)

3

DMED 140

Principle of Animation

3

DMED 141

Introduction to 3D Animation

3

ART 214

Introduction to Life Drawing
(Spring only)

3

DMED 240

Animation & Special Effects
(Spring only)

3

DMED 242

Character Animation (Spring only)

3

DMED 243

3-D Modeling & Animation
(Fall only)

3

 

Specialization Credits

24

Specialization Creative Media

Course Alpha

Course Title

Credits

ART 107D

Introduction to Digital Photography

3

ART 115D

Digital Design (Fall only)

3

ART 156

Digital Painting (Spring only)

3

ART 166

Digital Printmaking (Fall only)

3

ART 202

Digital Imaging (Spring only)

3

ART 207D

Intermediate Digital Photography
(Fall only)

3

ART 229

Interface Design I

3

Elective

Choose one course from any other
DMED specializations

3

 

Specialization Credits

24

Specialization Digital Video for the Web

Course Alpha

Course Title

Credits

DMED 130

Digital Storyboard (Fall only)

3

DMED 132

Principles of Video Editing
(Spring only)

3

DMED 133

Sound Design for Digital Media
(Spring only)

3

ART 229

Interface Design I

3

DMED 235*

Digital Video for the Web
(Spring only)

3

DMED 236

Advanced Digital Video for the Web (Spring only)

3

DMED 240

Animation and Special Effects
(Spring only)

3

Elective

Choose one course from any other DMED specializations

3

 

Specialization Credits

24

Specialization Internet Publishing

Course Alpha

Course Title

Credits

DMED 120

NetPrep Web Development

3

DMED 122

NetPrep Flash Animation
(Spring only)

3

ICS 113

Database Fundamentals

3

ICS 151

Structured Database Programming
(Spring only)

3

ART 229

Interface Design I

3

ART 249

Interface Design II (Fall only)

3

ICS 251

Advanced Database Programming
(Fall only)

3

Elective

Choose one course from any other DMED specializations

3

 

Specialization Credits

24

Specialization Video Games

Course Alpha

Course Title

Credits

MUS 107

Music in World Cultures

3

ICS 110

Introduction to Programming

3

DMED 122

NetPrep Flash Animation
(Spring only)

3

DMED 141

Introduction to 3-D Animation

3

ICS 136

Introduction to Mobile Device (Spring Only)

3

THEA 221

Beginning Acting I

3

DMED 242

Character Animation (Spring only)

3

Elective

Choose one course from any other DMED specializations

3

 

Specialization Credits

24

Associate in Science Degree in Digital Media Production
Program Outcomes

In addition to acquiring the competencies required for Associate in Science degrees, upon successful completion of this program graduates will be able to:
Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills for project planning and use of necessary collaborative skills.
Communicate clearly and concisely, visually, verbally and in writing, using techniques appropriate for the intended audience.
Identify and explain standards of professionalism as they pertain to personal and work-related endeavors.
Exhibit a portfolio of projects related to the chosen specialization at the conclusion of the Associate in Science degree work.

 

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