Digital Media, A.S.

The non-transfer Certificate/Associate degree (AS) in Digital Media is designed to prepare students for entry into careers associated with video production, video editing, motion graphics, visual effects, and social media marketing. This program specifically provides students with a strong foundation in visual communication, professional production skills, verbal and visual creativity, and accountability in individual and team interactions. Apprenticeship, internships and special projects are also available.  For individuals currently working within these fields, there may be potential for salary and/or career advancement.

AS.DM

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MSJC General Education Option A 

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
DIG-110 Introduction to Digital Media 3
COMM-103 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENVS-100 Humans and Scientific Inquiry 3
CSCR-116 Integrative Career/Life Planning (formerly GUID-116) 3
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
DIG-180 Digital Media Design (formerly MUL-112 Interactive Media Design I) 3
DIG-190 Video Production I (formerly Digital Video Design I) 3
THA-136 Cultural History of American Motion Pictures 3
ART-131 Introduction to Digital Art 3
MATH-115 Ideas of Mathematics 3
 Units15
Fall Semester 2
DIG-592 Digital Video Design II (formerly DIG-191) 3
DIG-181 Social Media Marketing (formerly DIG-581) 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
ART-104 World Art 3
DIG-570 Motion Graphics 3
 Units15
Spring Semester 2
DIG-598 Digital Media Capstone 3
PHOT-125 Digital Photography Production I 3
DIG-582 Advanced Social Media Marketing (formerly DIG-182) 3
BADM-104 Business Communications 3
AUD-140 Beginning Studio Recording 3
 Units15
 Total Units61

NOTE: Transfer Level Math courses are recommended.  However, MATH-096 Intermediate Algebra (5 units) will satisfy the Math requirement.

An Associate Degree in this program requires students to follow MSJC's General Education, Option A and complete all general education areas, all major requirements, and complete an overall total of 60 degree applicable units with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Course Title Credits
MSJC General Education Option A24
Required Digital Media Courses9
Digital Media Electives15
Electives (as needed to reach 60 units)
Course Title Credits
Required Courses
DIG-110Introduction to Digital Media3
DIG-180Digital Media Design (formerly MUL-112 Interactive Media Design I)3
DIG-598Digital Media Capstone3
Elective Courses
Select 15 units from the following:15
Pro Tools 101 (formerly Computer Audio Editing)
Video Production I
Social Media Marketing (formerly DIG-581)
Special Projects: Digital Media (formerly MUL-299 Special Projects: Multimedia)
Cooperative Work Experience: Digital Media (formerly DIG-149)
Motion Graphics
3D Animation (formerly DIG-170)
Animation Production (formerly DIG-175)
Advanced Social Media Marketing (formerly DIG-182)
Digital Video Design II (formerly DIG-191)
Video Production II (formerly AUD-153)
Video Production III
Production Management (formerly DIG-193)
Digital Photography Production I
Total Units24

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