The Digital Media Design program is designed for artists and designers interested in acquiring technical skills as well as exploring the fields of digital media. Employers are looking for qualified candidates who not only understand technical aspects, but also know how to prepare projects and develop content. This program provides a concentrated overview of print design, digital video production, and web design while incorporating artistic and design issues, and introducing industry standard software.
Digital media designers use graphics, animation, video, and text to inform and entertain audiences. Exciting opportunities for creativity and technical competence incorporating communication, computers, and art are offered in this rapidly growing field. Students are trained in graphic arts, digital media, interactive media, web design, photo editing, 3D modeling, animation, video editing, and special effects. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment growth in digital/interactive media, film production and graphic design is expected to increase through the century. Employment opportunities include careers in graphic design, web design, advertising, public relations, marketing, and publishing.
- To create engaging and readable layout designs which attract the eye using fundamental design and composition techniques.
- To prepare presentations which demonstrate critical thinking, clear organization, and professional style, grammar, and spelling.
- To manage all aspects of the digital media creation workflow and effectively prepare projects for professional use.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Associate of Applied Science in Digital Media Design will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of visual theory, design principles and design elements.
- Demonstrate proficiency in industry standard software.
- Demonstrate collaborative skills by successfully completing team-oriented projects.
Specific Degree Requirements
Students wishing to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Digital Media Design from South Louisiana Community College must:
- Earn a grade of “C” or better in all of the core courses: General Education core & other courses
- Earn a grade of “C” or better in each course used in the major (DGMD coded courses)
- Earn a minimum of 25% of the credits toward the degree in residence at SLCC
- Earn at least one-half of the credits in the major through courses taken at SLCC
- Earn a minimum program cumulative grade point average of 2.0 as well as an adjusted SLCC cumulative grade point average of 2.0
General Education Requirements
(15 Total credit hours)
- ENGL 1010 Rhetoric & Composition 3 Credits
- Mathematics 3 Credits
- Natural Science 3 Credits
- Social/Behavioral Science- Introduction to Psychology 3 Credits
- Humanities-Speech 3 Credits
Digital Media Courses
(42 Total credit hours)
(3 Total credit hours)
CTS: Digital Layout Designer Total: 17
Associate of Applied Science Total Credits: 60
1 Social/Behavioral Science options: ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOCI
2 Humanities options: CMCN, ENGL Literature, FREN, HIST, SPAN, SPCH
3 Choose from BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHSC, PHYS. Most science lecture courses have an associated lab course, which is a required co-requisite.