Digital Media Design

Degree Offered: Associate in Applied Science

Credits Required: 60/61 (2017-2018 Academic Year)

Digital Media Designers work in a world of integrated media and they are concerned with how messages, information, or entertainment are visually presented to an audience. Students will develop skills in photography, basic audio and video production, graphic and typographic design, and digital technology through hands-on experience. They design interactive CD rom, DVD, Flash, Shockwave, and web-based projects for individuals or corporate clients. The Visual Communications-Digital Media Design program is project oriented and focuses on the creation of a variety of media tools that include interactive media, presentation design, video production, web page design, and web animation. 

Students interested in the Visual Communications – Digital Media Design program must have a strong interest in art and digital presentation media. 

The Digital Media Design program also places a portfolio in the hands of students. This portfolio can be used to seek employment or entrance into a baccalaureate or art institution.

Objectives of the Digital Media Design program are:

Employment is typically found in graphic design firms, corporate art departments, educational media graphics departments, advertising or news agencies, publishing houses and pre-press companies. Companies that specialize in new media, such as website development, computer animation and interactive media are also sources of employment for graduates of the Visual Communications-Digital Media Design program. 


Entry-level job titles are multimedia designer, interactive designer, web page designer, videographer, computer animator, media designer, or producer.

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to


  1. Develop and design an interactive web based graphics portfolio according to industry standards.
  2. Apply all industry standards to the creation of a three-stage video production (pre-production/production/post-production).
  3. Write and deliver oral presentations that meet professional design industry standards.

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 15 Credits

CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
FINE 210Two Dimensional Design 3.00
VISC 110Understanding Media 3.00
VISC 115Digital Imaging 3.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00

Second Semester - 15 Credits

BUSC 220Team Development 3.00
VISC 122Web Design 3.00
VISC 200Kinetic Aesthetics 3.00
VISC 125Photography:Film and Light 3.00
VISC 220Digital Photography 3.00
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00
WRIT 103Writing For Business/Tech 3.00

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 15 Credits

MATH 110Mathematics of Business (or higher)3.00
MATH 126Statistics 4.00
 TAOC Category Three 
BIOL 110Human Ecology & Heredity 3.00
CHEM 105Principles of Biological Chemistry 3.00
 TAOC Category Four 4.00 
VISC 105Digital Illustration 3.00
VISC 130Digital Video I (day only)3.00
VISC 208Digital Animation (day only)3.00
VISC 215Scriptwriting 3.00

Fourth Semester - 15 Credits

PSYC 105Social Psychology 3.00
SOCI 231Cultural Diversity in American Soci 3.00
 TAOC Category Five (PSYC OR SOCI) 3 
VISC 135Digital Video II (day only)3.00
VISM 201Interactive Design (day only)3.00
VISC 240Digital Portfolio 3.00
VISC 260Visual Communication Internship 3.00
VISC 218Media Design Entrepreneurship 3.00