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Digital Media/Multimedia Technology (2152) (A.S.)


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Associate in Science

 

The growth of the media production and entertainment industry in Florida has increased the demand for experienced multimedia production professionals in private industry, public service and education. The Digital Media/Multimedia Technologies program provides a unique, interdisciplinary program in which you will learn to integrate graphics, sound, video, animation, text, and still images in preparation for jobs and careers in media-related industries.

Four technical certificates available within this degree program: Digital Media/Multimedia Video Production (6400) (T.C.) , Graphic Design Production (6401) (T.C.) , Digital Media/Multimedia Production (6402) (T.C.)  and Digital Media/Multimedia Production (Motion Graphics/3-D) (6403) (T.C.) . Students may choose to pursue an A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificate programs to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor or counselor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

The Program

The Digital Media/Multimedia Technology program prepares students for positions in multimedia design and development firms or for self-employment as a multimedia developer. An internship experience is provided with this degree to allow students to gain work experience.

Mission/Purpose

Through providing applied instruction with industry standard technology, the Digital Media Arts department prepares students for employment in a global economy for digital production jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities, while maintaining a continuous connection with industry and maintaining the concentration on the design values, aesthetics and portfolio development. 

Expected Job Outlook and Earnings

Employment in Digital Media Production is expected to grow faster than average throughout 2014, and job opportunities should be especially good for graphic designers, Web Designers and Video Production in particular. The Internet business community will continue to provide work for those interested in web design, and opportunities will grow as all businesses emphasize Digital Media. There will be strong demand for both freelance and salaried workers in graphic design, web design, motion graphics and video production.

Besides artistic ability and creativity, Digital media Production jobs are usually required to have some formal training. A portfolio (a collection of samples of work) is also an important tool when looking for a job. Work done while attending school or an internship can be used in a portfolio. Graduates in their first jobs should expect to start doing entry-level work, but as they progress they will receive more advanced projects. Experienced workers can advance to art director, design director, editor, producer or go out on their own as freelancers.

Apple Macintosh computer labs are provided with all the current software applications and computer peripherals for use in the instructional component of the Digital Media program. Many students choose to purchase their own Apple Macintosh computer to work on outside assignments due to convenience and scheduling. Students interested in purchasing a computer, please contact the Digital Media program manager for recommendations.

Need More Information? Contact:

Dr. Troy Johnson, South Campus, (904) 646-2239 or t.johnson@fscj.edu

Curriculum


Total Credit Hours: 64

General Education (Credit Hours: 15)


*Refer to A.S. General Education Requirements .

*Mathematics Credit Hours: 3
*Social and Behavioral Science Credit Hours: 3

Suggested Tracks


The following tracks are to be used for advising purposes only.

Web Design/Motion Graphics Concentration


Graphic Design Concentration


Web Programming Concentration


Recording Technology/Audio Production Concentration


Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded the associate in science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) at Florida State College in courses eligible toward the associate in science degree programs (A.S. Florida State College GPA).
  2. Earned an all–college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on all courses attempted, including transferred credits. (All college cumulative.)
  3. Completed at least 25 percent of credit semester hours required for the degree at Florida State College.
  4. Completed the minimum required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  5. Earned a grade of at least a “C” in each course used to satisfy the General Education Requirements .
  6. 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.

  1. Graduation dates will be the date at the end of the college term in which the students complete the academic requirements for the degree or certificate for which students are applicants. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, 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.)
  2. 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 five years or they will need to be reassigned to an active catalog. Accordingly, students who enter under this catalog (2012/2013) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2017, or they will automatically be reassigned to the 2016/2017 catalog requirements. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. The General Education Requirements may be taken on any Florida State College campus or center.
  4. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or corequisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  5. Students who place into college preparatory courses are required to complete designated college preparatory courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.
  6. Degree–seeking students whose native language is not English, who fall below a designated cutoff score on the English as a second language (ESL) entry placement test, will be required to take ESL courses with EAP prefix prior to registering for other college credit classes. The level of these courses will be determined by the entry placement scores. Individual exceptions will be determined by the ESL program manager.
  7. Degree–seeking students identified as non–native speakers must take an English as a second language (ESL) placement test prior to taking the College’s standard course placement test. Students who place into ESL, as determined by the test, must complete ESL courses before registering for other college credit classes. Non–degree seeking college credit students who plan to take English or reading courses must also meet these requirements. Exceptions to these requirements can be made by the ESL program manager or designee.

University Transfer


This associate in science degree program is intended primarily for students who desire to complete an associate in science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details refer to the University Transfer Guide.

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