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Media Design Associate in Science

Media Design Associate in Science
Type: AS
Subplan Code: GRDIG-AS
CIP: 1611080300

Program Description

The Media Design Program offers students the skills and training needed to work as a digital media professional through the creation of appealing and engaging content. Our hands-on approach gives the student the communication, production and technical proficiency training techniques needed to make sophisticated choices in the creation of digital media art. The student is challenged to go beyond their depth of creativity while exploring an array of recent methods and approaches currently used within the field of digital media.

This program not only provides skills training, but also examines the theories behind new methods of conveying information, how audiences take in and react to this type of messaging and how media must adapt its message. Students are taught to work effectively on both an individual basis and as a member of a team, to prepare them for work as an industry professional. Instructors with extensive experience in the field share their insights and experience on what it takes to succeed as a digital media professional.

Throughout the program the student continuously builds a portfolio of their work, showcasing their talents and skills, to present to employers. Digital media students have the choice of customizing their education by specializing in graphic design, web design or entertainment design.

Profession

Digital media is a rapidly evolving field offering exciting opportunities to integrate the creative process of art and design with the technology of digital media production. The digital media artist uses visual communication and technologies to inform or entertain audiences. This field combines innovative thinking and creativity with a high level of technical skill. Change in this field is constant as technology progresses. An effective digital media artist must be able to work within a team along with possessing good communication skills. Career opportunities are available within a vast amount of industries such as entertainment, advertising, publication design, 3D modeling and animation, web design, and interactivity.

Career Opportunities

Some of the career opportunities available for graduating students include: · 

  • 3D Designer
  • Advertising Designer
  • Animator
  • Architectural Renderer 
  • Art Director  
  • Book Designer
  • Chart/Graph Designer 
  • Creative Director
  • Credits Designer
  • CSS Developer
  • Curriculum Materials Developer 
  • Digital Artist
  • Digital Illustrator 
  • Digital Layout Artist
  • Editorial Artist
  • Editorial Illustrator 
  • Film/Video Graphic Designer
  • Front-End Developer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Graphic Production Artist
  • HTML Developer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Information Graphic Artist
  • Instructional Materials Designer
  • Interface Designer
  • Magazine Designer
  • Newspaper / Page Layout Designer
  • Package Designer
  • Pre-press Technician
  • Presentation Artist
  • Product Designer
  • Promotions/Publicity
  • Publisher
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Training Video Producer
  • Type Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Web Graphics Designer
  • Web Illustrator/Imagist 
  • Web Production Artist Presentation Designer

Job Outlook

Employment in this field is expected to grow by 8 percent from now until 2020. Expected growth will be due to increased demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, and television (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).

College Credit Certificates

Students may complete the following college credit certificates as part of the Media Design degree:

  • Digital and Interactive Media Design Technical Certificate
  • Digital Media - Digital Media/Multimedia Production Certificate
  • Digital Media - Graphic Design Production Certificate
  • Digital Media - Graphic Design Support Certificate
  • Digital Media/Multimedia Web Production Certificate

Placement and Salary Information

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Courses
Available Courses
Required Courses
28

Choose 1 of the following specializations:

  • Entertainment Design Specialization
  • Graphic Design Specialization
  • Web Design Specialization

 

Entertainment Design Specialization
15
Graphic Design Specialization
15
Web Design Specialization
15
Elective Courses
6
Choose 6 credits from the following list:
6
ARTXXXX
Any ART prefix course
CAPXXXX
Any CAP prefix course
COPXXXX
Any COP prefix course
DIGXXXX
Any DIG prefix course
GRAXXXX
Any GRA prefix course
PGYXXXX
Any PGY prefix course
RTVXXXX
Any RTV prefix course
General Education Courses
15

Any General Education course

3
Credits

Recommended:

Humanities General Education course

3
Credits

Recommended:

Mathematics or Science General Education course

3
Credits

Social Science General Education course

3
Credits
Total Credits:
64
Note:

If you choose a Science General Education course, due to state law, you must also complete any college developmental mathematics course(s) if you are non-exempt and if any were required by your entry-level test scores, before you can be awarded an associate degree.

Note:

Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field. A.S. degree graduates may transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs should consult with Student Affairs counselors, advisors or specialists to make sure required courses are taken and entry requirements are met for the college/university program of their choice.

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