Aug 13, 2020  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
2020-2021 College Catalog

Program Map: Digital Media Certificate


The Digital Media Certificate consists of two elective areas areas of concentration - Graphic Design Specialist and Broadcast Production Specialist.  To guide you in making course selections that correspond to your career goals, below are suggested course sequences for full-time students for each concentration. You should see an academic advisor to create a customized program map that works for you.  To earn this certificate, you must achieve a minimum 2.0 (‘C’) grade point average on the courses listed below.

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for certificate completion.

Broadcast Production Specialist Concentration

First Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
MCOM 1103 - Introduction to Broadcasting      3
MCOM 1113 - Writing for the Mass Media    3
DGMD 1113 - Digital Foundations 1: Photoshop    3
DGMD 2303 - Adobe Audition     3
DGMD 2333 - Digital Video I/Final Cut Pro    3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Visit Career Services to explore career opportunities associated with this certificate.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
MUSC 1053 - Recording Studio Techniques I    3
DGMD 1223 - Digital Photography   3
DGMD 2353 - Adobe Premiere   3
MCOM 2173 - Advanced Broadcasting    3
MCOM 2573 - Videography   3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation and to discuss how these courses may also be applied toward the requirements for a degree in Digital Media.
  • If entering the workforce after graduation, visit Career Services to build your resume.

Graphic Design Specialist Concentration

First Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ART 1013 - Art Foundations: 2-D Design    3
DGMD 1013 - Introduction to Graphic Design    3
DGMD 1113 - Digital Foundations 1: Photoshop    3
DGMD 1203 - Digital Foundations 2: Illustrator    3
DGMD 2313 - Digital Foundations 3: InDesign   3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Visit Career Services to explore career opportunities associated with this certificate.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ART 2423 - Graphic Design I   3
ART 1123 - Drawing I    3
ART 2413 - Typography I    3
DGMD 1223 - Digital Photography   3
Select elective from list below  3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation and to discuss how these courses may also be applied toward the requirements for a degree in Digital Media.
  • If entering the workforce after graduation, visit Career Services to build your resume.

Graphic Design Electives

DGMD 2423 - Motion Graphics   
DGMD 2513 - Interaction Design Studio I   
DGMD 2343 - 3D Digital Foundations   

 

Courses should be taken in sequence as shown above with a grade of “C” or above.

ART 1123: Drawing 1 requires prerequisite Art 1013: Art Foundations: 2D Design.

DGMD 2313: Digital Foundation 3: InDesign requires the following prerequisites DGMD 1113: Digital Foundations 1: Photoshop and DGMD 1203: Digital Foundations 2: Illustrator

DGMD 2343: 3D Digital Foundations requires the following prerequisites DGMD 1113: Digital Foundations 1: Photoshop and DGMD 1203: Digital Foundations 2: Illustrator

DGMD 1123: Digital Photography requires prerequisite DGMD 1113: Digital Foundations 1: Photoshop