Mar 24, 2018
Bachelor of Applied Science
Note: In addition to the membership application above (“Apply for this Program Now”), students must also meet the program requirements for this program.
The mission for the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Digital Media is to provide students with a diverse foundation of skills and abilities on which to build a successful career through advancement in the workplace or furthering their education at the graduate level. The program focuses on critical job functions, roles and responsibilities of employment in the Digital Media industry. Critical thinking, problems solving and advanced digital media production skills are emphasized.
Applicants interested in the Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Digital Media must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for acceptance to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Digital Media program:
- Must have earned an Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in Arts (A.A.) or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university and completed a minimum of 60 transferable college credit hours with a GPA of 2.0 or above.
- Submit a bachelor’s membership application by the
- Satisfy the bachelor degree general admission requirements .
- The degree provides for seamless matriculation from an A.S. in Digital Media to the B.A.S. in Digital Media. Other A.S. and A.A. degree-seeking students will be accommodated by completing additional lower level courses. If the applicant has not met the required 36 credit hours of general-education courses, the applicant must complete or transfer the Florida State College approved general-education courses for the bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline. Students with an A.S. in Digital Media will be able to complete the remaining 21 hours of general education courses without exceeding the total hours required for the degree.
- Lower division courses (27 credit hours) required:
- Submit a letter of recommendation from current employer or if no current employer from a past employer.
- Submit a portfolio of work demonstrating both creativity and technical proficiency. Must include two pieces from two different mediums.
- Submit a one-page essay responding to the following: Explain how this degree will assist you in achieving your personal and professional goals within five years of graduation.
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Total credit hours: 120
General Education Courses (Credit Hours: 36)
*Refer to A.A. General Education Requirements .
‡Students must satisfy the requirements for all categories of the specified A.A. General Education Requirements .
General Education Courses from associate degree Credit Hours: 15
*Additional Mathematics from A.A. requirements Credit Hours: 3
*‡Additional Humanities from A.A. requirements Credit Hours: 3
*‡Additional Social and Behavioral Sciences from A.A. requirements Credit Hours: 6
*Natural Sciences from A.A. requirements Credit Hours: 6
Background Digital Media Courses Required (Credit Hours: 49)
Major Concentration: Digital Media Arts Core Bachelor's Level Courses (Credit Hours: 35)
Foreign Language Requirement
Bachelors degree-seeking students must meet a foreign language requirement prior to graduation. Students may fulfill the requirement by completing eight semester hours of the same foreign language or sign language. Alternative options that will be considered include the following:
- Successful completion of two sequential high school credits in one foreign language as listed in statute 1007.262 and DOE Board Rule 6A.10.02412. The student is responsible to send official high school transcripts to the Registrar’s office for evaluation.
- Submitting an English translated high school course-by-course transcript from a country of origin, exits test scores or certificates not acceptable. Students must have an English translation performed, at students’ expense, by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Examples of acceptable services are Josef Silny & Associates and World Education Services.
- Also, appropriate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) level one and two scores in French, German, and Spanish will be accepted.
Courses are offered in Chinese (CHI 1120 and CHI 1121 ), French (FRE 1120 and FRE 1121 ), Spanish (SPN 1120 and SPN 1121 ), and German (GER 1120 and GER 1121 ) that fulfill this eight semester hours requirement. Students may use American Sign Language I and II (ASL 1140 and ASL 1150 ) to satisfy foreign language requirements.
Writing and Mathematical Skills Requirement
The Florida State Board of Education Rule regarding the required writing and mathematical skills was revised in December 2005. 6A-10.030 specifies the policies and procedures for implementing the requirement (Table 5).
To receive a bachelor’s degree, students must:
- Fulfill the academic requirements for the chosen major;
- Earn minimum prescribed semester hours for the selected bachelor degree with at least a “C” average (2.0 GPA) for an all college cumulative grade point average. This includes Florida State College college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding prep) in lower and upper division courses;
- Earn a minimum of 25 percent of all credits counting toward the baccalaureate degree from Florida State College (note: this means, for example, a minimum of 30 credits for a 120 credit bachelor’s degree).
- Earn a minimum of 15 credits at the 3000 and/or 4000 level from Florida State College.
- Apply no more than 45 semester hours in any combination of extension, correspondence, CLEP, University Credit by Examination and Armed Forces credits toward an undergraduate degree;
- Fulfill the 36 college credit Florida General Education Requirements (note: 42 semester hours of required General Education for the B.S.N. degree);
- Fulfill the Foreign Language requirement. Students may fulfill the requirement by completing eight semester hours of the same foreign language or sign language. Alternative options that will be considered include the following:
- Successful completion of two sequential high school credits in one foreign language as listed in status 1007.262 and State Board Rule 6A.10.02412. The student is responsible for sending official high school transcripts to the Registrar’s office for evaluation.
- Submitting an English translated high school course-by-course transcript from a country of origin; exit test scores or certificates not acceptable. Students must have an English translation performed, at students’ expense, by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Examples of acceptable services are Josef Silny & Associates and World Education Services.
- Appropriate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) level one and two scores in French, German, and Spanish will also be accepted.
- Students must have fulfilled all financial obligations to the College before they may graduate.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
- Graduation dates will be the date at the end of the college term in which students complete all requirements for the degree or certificate for which they are an applicant. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation date, since the grade change is effective as of the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.).
- If students expect to complete the coursework under the terms of the catalog in effect during the term of their first registration, they must graduate within seven years or they will automatically be reassigned to the catalog in effect during their seventh year. Accordingly, students who enter under this catalog (2012/2013) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2019, or they will automatically be reassigned to the 2018/2019 catalog requirements. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
- Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or prerequisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.