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Digital Media Classroom
Program Snapshot
Academic CredentialAssociate in Science (AS)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayBusiness, Industry, Technology, Manufacturing
AdvisorDr. Erika Goines
Associate Professor, Digital Media
850.769.1551, ext. 5886
egoines@gulfcoast.edu

Academic Program Support SpecialistJordan Hale
850.872.3838
jhale2@gulfcoast.edu

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Digital Media Multimedia, A.S.

Prepare For Your Future in Digital Media

The Digital Media/Multimedia Technology A.S. program is designed to create a real-world working environment to prepare you for the creative and competitive field of digital media production.  This degree is open to any student with a high school diploma or equivalent and seeking to expand their digital media skills.  The Associate's degree offers two specializations:  Digital Production or Web Development.  Completion of this degree prepares you to move into entry level digital professional jobs or pursue the Digital Media Bachelors of Applied Science degree at Gulf Coast.

Getting your Associate's degree in Digital Media/Multimedia Technology is a great way to start your career.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth between 2016 and 2026 for media and communication occupations will increase by 8% with national median salary of $43,660 per year.  BLS estimates that there will be 10,700 new media and communication occupation jobs in the United States.

The Digital Media Arts associate degree provides students the opportunity to gain fundamental skills in the application of digital tools to video, games, animations, design and graphics in a project-based, hands-on environment. Robust faculty mentoring and frequent portfolio review supports students as they prepare to continue their studies or pursue work as freelance artists or as employees.

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Digital Media/Multimedia Program Course Requirements

ENC1101, English I
Select One:
Visual and Performing Arts
Philosophy/Religion
Literature
Select One:
MAC1105, College Algebra
MAC2311, Calculus with Analytical Geometry I 
MGF1106, Mathematics for Liberal Arts 
MGF1107, Survey of Mathematics 
STA2023, Statistics 
Select One:
Physical Science
Biological Science
POS2041, American National Government or AMH2020, United States History II and demonstrate Civic Literacy Competency
DIG2430, Digital Story Development
DIG2151, Writing for Media
DIG2251, Sound for Digital Media
DIG2200, Digital Video Fundamentals
DIG1135, Digital Design Concepts
GRA2156, Computer Graphics for Digital Designers I
DIG2100, Web Design I
DIG2580, Digital Media Portfolio
CGS2069, Social Media Marketing

Web Development Specialization

COP2701, Database Design and Development
CGS1570, Microcomputer Applications
COP1000, Introduction to Programming Logic
GRA2157, Computer Graphics for Digital Designers II
COP2700, Data Structure (SQL)
COP2840, Internet Programming

Digital Production Specialization

DIG2205, Digital Post Production
DIG2822, Electronic Journalism
DIG2431, Digital Storytelling
DIG2257, Radio Production Sound Recording
DIG2290, Studio Production and Direction
TPA1220, Introduction to Stage Lighting or +GRA2157, Computer Graphics for Digital Designers II

Marketing & Graphics Specialization

ART1201C, Design I
PGY2801C, Photography I
GRA2157, Computer Graphics for Digital Designers II
GRA2151, Digital Illustration
MAR2011, Marketing
DIG2093, Digital Marketing

What will you do with a Digital Media Multimedia Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Web Developer
Multimedia Artist and Animator
Photographer
Prepress Technician and Worker
Art Director
Producer
Desktop Publisher

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
Florida State University - Panama City
University of Central Florida

Digital Media Lab

Digital Media Lab with 2 students
The Digital Media degree program prepares students for the expanding field of digital media as used in business and the public sphere, and inspires ongoing learning to stay current with emerging tools. Specific careers may include: Multimedia Designer, Web Developer, E-Marketing Associate, Graphic Designer, Digital Media Assistant, Digital Content Developer. Flexible delivery formats such as evening, online and hybrid courses ensure that the program is accessible to working adults of all ages. In addition, this degree allows a seamless transition from the associate to the baccalaureate degree.

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