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Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Digital Media Production, AA


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No. Credits:  60-61
Contact:
S. Johnson, Chair, Communication, Arts, and Humanities Division
O. Areke, Program Coordinator

The Internet has brought about wide-scale changes in the ways business, communication, and media production interact.  The evolution of mass communication as related to advances in broadband television, the Internet, and other converging technologies offers content artists, designers, storytellers and managers new avenues to express their ideas.  The Digital Media Production program addresses the needs of corporate, television, e-business, and other media distribution outlets for existing markets, and prepares the student for the next generation of digital production and delivery.  It enables students to create compelling and accessible media content to be delivered on CD, DVD, broadband Internet, or with other emerging distribution methods, and prepares them for successful employment.

New tools for content creation are continually rising on the digital landscape.  Today’s content developer must be able to navigate this world with confidence.  This Digital Media Production program will provide the student with the skills and organizational thinking necessary for a safe, creative, and productive journey.  Expanding digital markets have and will continue to present new challenges for the workforce.  With this in mind, the Digital Media Production associate degree program will offer the student an ever-expanding curriculum to meet the needs of industry, while creating an environment conducive to helping students grow intellectually and creatively to meet the demands of tomorrow’s marketplace.  In this program, students will learn to formulate, construct, and deliver digital audio, video, broadcast graphics, and animation.  Media production industries need employees who have the talent for creative design, the ability to use new technology, and the skills to effectively present content.  Graduates of the Digital Media Production program will apply the emerging digital production techniques to the changing world of media delivery and manipulation while maintaining high standards of artistic expression.

Graduates of this program will also be fully prepared to transfer to a four-year degree program.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 46.

 

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

  1. Manipulate a non-linear editing system and TV studio and its component parts
  2. Evaluate leadership roles through real life experiences, real world applications, classroom instruction, and in-service engagements
  3. Analyze Digital Media Production and Content
  4. Create a professional Demo Reel
  5. Write, shoot, and produce a variety of video pieces demonstrating an understanding of various TV genres

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.


 

Elective (3 credits)


Any course numbered 1001 and above except MTH 1040 

Mathematics (3 credits)


 Acceptable:

Biological/Physical Science (4 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/Behavioral Science (3 credits)


 Acceptable:

  • See Gen Ed  Listing
    • except COM

Biological/Physical Science (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Elective (2-3 credits)


 Any course numbered 1001 and above except MTH 1040 

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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