Catalog 2019-20

Digital Media

Digital Media Courses

Please refer to Radio, Television and Film Production for courses.

Associate Degree

A.A. in Digital Media

This two-year instructional program is designed to provide skills for industry and for degree or transfer. This option can lead to entry-level jobs in television, Cable TV, business or industrial video and graphics, animation, or digital media for broadcast, CD/DVD production and the Internet.

Highlights include:

  • Practical experience working with contemporary computer software
  • State of the art computer lab for graphics and nonlinear editing, including Final Cut Pro Studio, Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects
  • Internship opportunities working with local television stations, independent film companies and post-production editing facilities

Note to Transfer Students: If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an Associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the Bachelor’s degree.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

Write in clear, concise English. (PSLO-1)

Create traditional media, print and digital media projects that demonstrate effective use of established design principles for typography, color, images, animation, sound and video (PSLO-2)

Demonstrate a conceptual foundation in new media technology. (PSLO-3)

Articulate and apply the basic principles and processes used in traditional and digital graphic and multimedia design. (PSLO-4)

Demonstrate a conceptual foundation in the ethics of new media technology. (PSLO-5)

Examine and critique media products utilizing general information and concepts in new media. (PSLO-6)

Career Information

Career Options

Nonlinear Video Editor, DVD Author, Computer Graphic Artist, Animation Artist, Producer/Director for Broadcast, Personal or Corporate Video and the Internet.

Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.

Certificate of Achievement

Digital Media Certificate

This instructional program is designed to provide skills for industry. This option can lead to entry-level jobs in television, Cable TV, business or industrial video and graphics, animation, or digital media for broadcast, CD/DVD production and the Internet.

Highlights include:

  • * Practical experience working with contemporary computer software
  • * State of the art computer lab for graphics and nonlinear editing, including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Lightwave 3D
  • * Internship opportunities working with local television stations, independent film companies and post-production editing facilities

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

Create digital media projects that incorporate art theory, digital design and development, digital audio and non-linear digital video. (PSLO-1)

Examine and critique media products utilizing general information and concepts in new media. (PSLO-2)

Demonstrate a conceptual foundation in the ethics of new media technology. (PSLO-3)

Demonstrate skills required for a vast array of digital media careers including web design and development, multimedia production, digital video production and corporate communications. (PSLO-4)

Career Information

Career Options

Nonlinear Video Editor, Computer Graphic Artist, Animation Artist, Personal or Corporate Video Producer/Director.

Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.

This two-year instructional program is designed to provide skills for industry and for degree or transfer. This option can lead to entry-level jobs in television, Cable TV, business or industrial video and graphics, animation, or digital media for broadcast, CD/DVD production and the Internet.