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2021-2022 College Catalog (Effective Fall 2021) 
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Digital Media Design, TD

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Program Description

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.

Program Goals

  • Develop an artistic foundation that incorporates traditional art and digital media studies. To skillfully use a variety of industry-standard software, hardware, and production methods Develop critical thinking skills in written analysis of text and visual media objects. Draw on a rigorous combination of theory, analysis and hands-on digital art in making original work in digital media.
  • Collaborate in teams to bring ideas from concept to production.

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.
  • Demonstrate an ability to draw convincingly from observation using perspective, proportion, attention to detail, a wide range of values and composition.

Program Cycle

Lafayette Fall


Specific Degree Requirements

Students wishing to earn a Technical Diploma in Digital Media from South Louisiana Community College must:

  • Have a degree program adjusted SLCC cumulative average of 2.0.   ​
  • Have earned at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through SLCC courses.
  • Have earned at least a “C” in each course unless stated by a specific program.
  • Have no more than one-third credit hours in required major courses and no more than 50 percent of credit hours total from non-traditional sources, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), to meet the degree requirements, unless required by a specific program.
  • Have completed at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program.

Major Requirements

Total Major Credits 45

Degree Plan

Total: 12

Semester 2

Total: 12

Semester 3

Total: 12

Semester 4

Total: 9

TD: Digital Media Design Total Credits: 45

A grade of “C” or higher is required for all courses in this block.


Recommended major electivefor students interested in 3D animation/game design: DGMD 2300, DGMD 2350, DGMD 2700, DGMD 2701, DGMD 2710, DGMD 2720, DGMD 2730, DGMD 2740, DGMD 2750, and DGMD 2760 or one course from ARTS 1010, ARTS 1100, or ARTS 1200. Recommended major electives for students interested in desktop web and graphic design should select major electives fromDGMD 2350, DGMD 2510, DGMD 2520, DGMD 2540, DGMD 2700, and DGMD 2720 or one course from ARTS 1010, ARTS 1100, or ARTS 1200. Recommended major electives for students interested in digital video production:DGMD 2300, DGMD 2350, DGMD 2700, CMCN 1170, and CMCN 1270 or one course from ARTS 1010, ARTS 1100, or ARTS 1200.

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