Explore our Digital Media A.S. Degree 

Our Digital Media A.S. Degree gives you broad, transferable skills for working in the digital and multimedia industry. You gain technical and production skills, planning, management, finance, principles of technology, labor and community issues

sub-plans

  • Digital Graphic Design
  • Digital Media/Multimedia/UX
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Video Production
  • Video Game Foundations

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Graphic Designers

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

15,840

2026

18,140

Percent Change

15

Projected Job Openings

1790

Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

1,030

2026

1,130

Percent Change

10

Projected Job Openings

110

Multimedia Artists and Animators

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

3,290

2026

3,860

Percent Change

17

Projected Job Openings

340

What You Learn in the Digital Media A.S. Degree

  • Specific technical skills in your area of specialization
  • Management skills to help oversee institutional and industrial media projects
  • How to design and produce digital media/multimedia projects with multimedia hardware and software
  • Production analysis
  • How to apply production skills to integrate multiple media formats
  • Professionalism, employability and communication skills

Digital Media Associate in Science

DIG-AS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2019 (555)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2019 (555), 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.



Program Leadership Information

Dr. Barbara Hubbard
Academic Department Chair
727-394-6011
hubbard.barbara@spcollege.edu


Dr. Jonathan Steele
Dean, CL
(727) 791-5987


Program Summary

The Digital Media 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 Media 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.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1611080103: Digital Media Technology

Federal CIP Code

11.0801: Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.

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

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of C or better required for all courses.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition

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. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

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

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Social and Behavioral Sciences

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

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

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

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics

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

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

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

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 24 credits

DIG 1004C Exploration of Media Tools 3
** DIG 2000 Introduction to Digital Media 3
DIG 2183C Digital Drawing 3
DIG 2131 Digital Art and Design 2
DIG 2091 Legal Issues in Media Development 2
** DIG 2109 Digital Imaging Fundamentals 3
DIG 2251 Sound For Media 2
DIG 2311 Motion Graphics I 3
DIG 2545 Media Planning 2
DIG 2940 Digital Arts Internship 1-3

MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES
Select 3 credits

DIG 2030 Survey of Digital Video 3
DIG 2100 Web Design I 3

SUBPLAN
Select one subplan below (Complete 15 credits)

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Digital Media/Multimedia/UX(DMPRD) (Complete 15 credits)

DIG 2302 Introduction to 3D 3
DIG 2342C Motion Graphics II 3
DIG 2500 Fundamentals of Interactive Design 3
ENT 2612 Creativity and Innovation in a Business Environment 3
DIG 2502C Interactive Design II 3

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

DIG 2200 Basic Video Camera 3
DIG 2205 Basic Video Editing 3
DIG 2284 Advanced Videography 3
DIG 2290 Studio Production & Direction 3
DIG 2410 Basic Scripting for Videos 3

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

GRA 2160 Computer Animation 3
DIG 1710 Introduction to Game Development Programming 3
DIG 2040 Survey of Game Development 3
DIG 2364 3-D Animation for Game Development 3
DIG 2430 Storyboarding & Conceptualizing for Game Creation 3

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

DIG 2116 Advanced Digital Image Editing 3
DIG 2117 Advanced Digital Image Rendering 3
DIG 2132 Electronic Media Design 3
GRA 1206C Typography 3
GRA 2201 Advanced Digital Publishing 3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Digital Photography (PGY) (Complete 15 credits)

PGY 2800C Digital Photography 3
PGY 2404C Intermediate Photography 3
PGY 2201C Photography Studio Lighting 3
PGY 2470C Themes for Photographers 3
DIG 2115C Digital Imaging 3

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

Total Credits 60

CONTINUING YOUR EDUCATION

All of SPC's digital media certificates transfer to our A.S. degree in Digital Media.

Certificate to associate

Industry Certification

As part of your coursework, you may be eligible for the following industry certifications:

  • Adobe Certified Associate - Premiere Pro Creative Cloud
  • Adobe Certified Associate - Photoshop Pro Creative Cloud

Facilities

Learn your craft using the latest technology, including 4K Blackmagic Studio, Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Avid Pro Tools and Logic Pro 9. A full working studio is decked out with a green screen, a sound-proof audio recording and editing booth and high-end iMacs that are run through 42-inch LCD monitors. Each year, digital media students can compete in the Semmy Awards, an annual event open to all SPC and high school students.

SOFTWARE

  • Adobe Creative Cloud, including Animate, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects and Audition
  • Maya
  • Unity-design3
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Avid Media Composer
  • ProTools
  • Sibelius
  • Scratch

VIDEO PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT

  • Canon VIXIA HF M52
  • Sony HDR-XR150
  • Sony DCR-SR47 (semi pro)
  • Sony AX2000 (pro/DSLR)
  • Canon 5D Mark III (with various lenses and accessories)
  • Tascam DR-40 Digital Audio Recorders
  • Wide assortment of tripods and light kits
  • Wide assortment of microphones