Digital Media Certificate

The non-transfer Certificate 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.

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Begin by exploring MSJC program maps to find a career or transfer opportunities.  Program maps show the recommended sequence of courses that lead to graduation or transfer. The maps were developed by program experts to give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.    

  • Starting in Spring? Choose Fall Semester 1 courses.   
  • Are you a part-time student?  Start Fall Semester 1 courses and follow the course sequence.

This program provides students with focused program options. A focused program map contains courses that help students specialize in a distinct area and connects to careers.  Talk to a counselor about preparing for transfer to specific schools.

Digital Media Design

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
DIG-110 Introduction to Digital Media 3
DIG-190 Video Production I (formerly Digital Video Design I) 3
ART-120 2D Design 3
 Units9
Spring Semester 1
DIG-180 Digital Media Design (formerly MUL-112 Interactive Media Design I) 3
DIG-570 Motion Graphics 3
DIG-590 Digital Video Editing (formerly DIG-192) 3
 Units9
Fall Semester 2
DIG-598 Digital Media Capstone 3
DIG-574 Virtual Reality (formerly DIG-194) 3
 Units6
 Total Units24

Digital Visual Effects

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
DIG-110 Introduction to Digital Media 3
DIG-190 Video Production I (formerly Digital Video Design I) 3
 Units6
Spring Semester 1
DIG-180 Digital Media Design (formerly MUL-112 Interactive Media Design I) 3
DIG-181 Social Media Marketing (formerly DIG-581) 3
DIG-570 Motion Graphics 3
 Units9
Fall Semester 2
DIG-572 3D Animation (formerly DIG-170) 3
DIG-598 Digital Media Capstone 3
DIG-575 Animation Production (formerly DIG-175) 3
 Units9
 Total Units24

Social Media Specialist

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
DIG-110 Introduction to Digital Media 3
ART-120 2D Design 3
DIG-190 Video Production I (formerly Digital Video Design I) 3
 Units9
Spring Semester 1
DIG-180 Digital Media Design (formerly MUL-112 Interactive Media Design I) 3
DIG-181 Social Media Marketing (formerly DIG-581) 3
DIG-570 Motion Graphics 3
 Units9
Summer 1
DIG-582 Advanced Social Media Marketing (formerly DIG-182) 3
DIG-598 Digital Media Capstone 3
 Units6
 Total Units24

Video Production

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
DIG-110 Introduction to Digital Media 3
DIG-190 Video Production I (formerly Digital Video Design I) 3
 Units6
Spring Semester 1
DIG-180 Digital Media Design (formerly MUL-112 Interactive Media Design I) 3
DIG-592 Digital Video Design II (formerly DIG-191) 3
DIG-590 Digital Video Editing (formerly DIG-192) 3
 Units9
Fall Semester 2
DIG-594 Production Management (formerly DIG-193) 3
DIG-593 Video Production III 3
DIG-598 Digital Media Capstone 3
 Units9
 Total Units24
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
Subtotal9
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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Note: There are no guaranteed positions for students completing these programs. Education and work experience required will vary by employer. The salary and benefits for specific occupations will be dependent on work experience, education, background, and employer.

Gainful Employment Disclosures: Digital Media

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2022 

Program Name DIGITAL MEDIA 

This program is designed to be completed in 8 months 

This program will cost $1,104 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.  

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0 of debt.   

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: California 

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here:  https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/ 

NOTE:  

Cost per unit $46 

Parking Permits cost $68 a year or $34 a semester  

RTA Go Pass cost $16 a year or $8 a semester  

SGA discount sticker (optional) - $14 a year or $7 a semester  

Student representation fee (optional) - $4 a year or $2 a semester  

Help a Student Fund (optional) - $4 a year or $2 a semester  

Student Health Center Fee - $46 a year or $23 a semester 

*For summer session fees and non-CA resident tuition, please see: https://www.msjc.edu/StudentServices/EnrollmentServices/Pages/What-Fees-do-I-have-to-pay.aspx