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Fine Arts/Humanities Department

Associate in Science

Digital Arts, Media and Interactive Web Design

DIG-AS

Program Leadership Information

Delynda Keefe, Lead Instructor SE, (727) 394-6127
Kevin Stanley, Academic Chair, 727-394-6011
Dr. Jonathan Steele, Dean, CL, (727) 791-5987

Program Summary

The Digital Media Technology program at St. Petersburg College meets the needs of one of the fastest growing sectors in the computer industry. Digital Media pertains to the convergence of communication technologies, including television, the World Wide Web, and computer-based interactivity and nonlinear structure. It extends well beyond the scope of the business world. Interactive games, education, CD-ROMs, DVDs, digital video, and dynamic Websites are changing the way we learn and entertain ourselves. The Digital Technology program was created in partnership with skilled and talented professionals drawing on their leadership in digital technology. The program was also designed in collaboration with the Interactive Media Technology Project consortium commissioned to update the Student Performance Standards and Curriculum Frameworks for AS/AA degrees throughout Florida. Students enrolled in the program not only receive a well-rounded general education with an emphasis on originality and creativity, but also acquire the specific skills essential to working in today's digital media industry and the future. Graduates from this program will be able to start careers in digital media production, digital video, instructional integration, interactive and educational media production and other areas utilizing digital media technology. Each graduate will be required to create an industry standard digital portfolio that meets the approval of staff and advisory committee member(s). The program is open to all students who show an interest in digital media and who complete the general college admission procedures.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Digital Multimedia Author
  • Multimedia Artists and Animators
  • Desktop publisher
  • Web developers and designers
  • Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators
  • Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2015 (495), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition I

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Social and Behavioral Sciences

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Computer/Information Literacy Competency

Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 30 credits

Drawing I
3
Exploration of Media Tools
3
Introduction to Digital Media **
3
Survey of Digital Video **
3
Legal Issues in Media Development
2
Web Design I
3
Web Design II
3
Digital Imaging Fundamentals **
3
Sound For Media
2
Motion Graphics I
3
Media Planning
2

MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES
Select 1 credit

Digital Media Portfolio
1
Digital Arts Internship
1

SUBPLANS
Select one subplan below (Complete 15 credits)

Select ONE of the following Subplans

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Digital Media Production (DMPRD) (Complete 12 credits)

Introduction to 3D
3
DIG 23xxC
Motion Graphics II
3
Fundamentals of Interactive Design
3
Planning and Management of Digital Media Authoring
3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Digital Media Production (DMPRD) (Select 3 credits)

Survey of Game Development
3
Web 2.0 and Social Media
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Digital Video Production (DVPRD) (Complete 15 credits)

Basic Video Camera
3
Basic Video Editing
3
Advanced VIdeography
3
Studio Production & Direction
3
Basic Scripting for Videos
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Video Game Foundations (VGF) (Complete 15 credits)

Drawing for Animation
3
Introduction to Game Development Programming
3
Survey of Game Development
3
3-D Animation for Game Development
3
Storyboarding & Conceptualizing for Game Creation
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Digital Graphic Design (DIG) (Complete 15 credits)

Advanced Digital Image Editing
3
Advanced Digital Image Rendering
3
Electronic Media Design
3
Typography
3
Advanced Digital Publishing
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Interactive Web (INWEB) (Complete 15 credits)

Web 2.0 and Social Media
3
DIG 23xxC
Motion Graphics II
3
OR
DIG 2xxxC
Interactive Design II
3
Fundamentals of Interactive Design **
3
Planning and Management of Digital Media Authoring
3
Typography
3

** Course approved by Employ Florida Banner Center as a "Digital Media Pre-Major" articulation agreement with participating Florida colleges.

64
Total Credits