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 Associates of Applied Science 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 earned two-thirds of credits in degree-required major courses at SLCC and have no more than 50 percent of total degree-required credits from non-traditional sources, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), unless required by a specific program.
- Have completed at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program.
Major Area Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 42
General Education Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 15
- ENGL 1010 3 Credits
- MATH 1105 3 Credits
- Social/Behavioral Science1 3 Credits
- Humanities2 3 Credits
- Natural Science3 3 Credits
Other Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 3
Associate of Applied Science Total Credits: 60
Must have a grade of “C” or higher in all courses.
1Choose from Anthropology (ANTH), Criminal Justice (CJUS), Economics (ECON), Geography (GEOG), Political Science (POLI), Psychology (PSYC), or Sociology (SOCI).
2 Humanities options: HIST, 2XXX ENGL (except ENGL 2045 and 2070), or CMCN (except CMCN 1170, 1270, and 2145)
3Choose from Biology (BIOL), Chemistry (CHEM), Geology (GEOL), Physical Science (PHSC), or Physics (PHYS). (Lab not required).
4 Elective may be choosen from Digital Media (DGMD), Arts (ARTS, MUSC, THEA), Humanities (CMCN, HIST, ENGL literature including ENGL 2045), Social Sciences (ANTH, CJUS, PSYC, SOCI, GEOG, POLI, ECON), MCIS, ACCT, GBUS, SPCH, FREN or SPAN. Students should work with their adviser to determine the best elective courses for their individual course of study.