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Program Overview



The Digital Media program prepares students for entry-level jobs in the digital design and multimedia industry. Students learn to synthesize multimedia, hypertext, computer programming, information architecture, and client/server technologies using both Internet and non-network-based media.

Students develop skills in communication, critical thinking, and problem solving as well as interface design, multimedia formats, application programming, data architecture, and client/server technologies. The program develops technical skills through practical applications that employ current and emerging standards and technologies.

Employment Opportunities:

Graduates should qualify for employment as web designers, graphic artists/designers, multimedia specialists, web developers, web content specialists, media specialists, information specialists, digital media specialists, animation specialists, interface designers, and many new jobs yet to be defined in this expanding field.

Online Program Information: Surry offers this program online. Go to Online Learning for more information.

Technical Standards:

Program Contacts:

Gatlin Hiatt

Lead Instructor: Digital Media Technology - Graphic Design

Degree Curriculum

To complete the degree (A25210), 37 credit hours must be included from the Digital Media Diploma (D25210).

Spring Semester

DME-285 Systems Project 3
OR
WBL-111 Work-Based Learning I 1
GRD-142 Graphic Design II 4
WBL-110 World of Work 1
CTI-110 Web, Programming, and Database Foundation 3
Social Science Elective 3

Fall Semester

Art Elective 3
WEB-151 Mobile Application Development I 3
DME-210 User Interface Design Tools 3
ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 3

Art Elective: ART 264, ART 121, ART 131

Total credits needed to graduate: 27 Hours

Students on financial aid should speak with their financial aid advisors before enrolling in less than 12 credit hours per semester.

Diploma Curriculum

To complete the diploma (D25210), 12 credit hours must be included from the Digital Media Technology Certificate (C25210/C25210X).

Spring Semester

DME-140 Introduction to Audio/Video Media 3
DME-215 Advanced Graphic Design Tools 3
DME-260 Emerging Technologies in Digital Media 3
WEB-210 Web Design 3

Fall Semester

CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
ART-111 Art Appreciation 3
GRD-141 Graphic Design I 4

Total credits needed to graduate: 25 Hours

Students on financial aid should speak with their financial aid advisors before enrolling in less than 12 credit hours per semester.

Certificate Curriculum

Courses

DME-110 Introduction to Digital Media 3
DME-115 Graphic Design Tools 3
DME-120 Introduction to Multimedia Applications 3
DME-130 Digital Animation I 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 12 Hours

This certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise program (C25210AX).

Students on financial aid should speak with their financial aid advisors before enrolling in less than 12 credit hours per semester.

Learning Outcomes

Digital Media Technology students will:

  • Think practically and creatively to analyze and develop design and media solutions that meet client needs.
  • Demonstrate proficiency using industry standard hardware and software to generate and manipulate images, print and digital advertising, publications, websites, audio, video, motion graphics, and animation.
  • Demonstrate an ability to effectively troubleshoot when projects do not go as planned.

Program Costs

Digital Media Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,728.00 $5,184.00
Books and Supplies $500.00 $500.00
Laptop Computer $1600.00 $1600.00

Computer Requirements

Students enrolled in the Digital Media Technology degree or certificate programs will need a computer with the following:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 or higher (64 bit) or Apple macOS 10.13 or higher
  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • At least 16 GB of RAM
  • At least 512 GB hard drive (SSD is recommended)
  • Graphics card with at least 2 GB of GPU VRAM
  • 1280x1080 or greater display resolution

Software Requirements

Students enrolled in the Digital Media Technology degree or certificate programs will be provided with an active Adobe Create Cloud (All Apps) Student and Teacher Edition subscription that will be linked to their SCC credentials. This software subscription is the “All Apps” version of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. Students will maintain this subscription while enrolled in the Digital Media Technology degree, certificate programs, and/or individual DMT courses.

Adobe Creative Could - Subscription included in tuition.

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Program Facts

Chris Riddle in a Sport coat
I used my Digital Media skills to sharpen my tools as a video editor within the professional wrestling industry, leading to work with legends, hall of famers, and now I even have an on-air role

Chris Riddle

Class of 2016,
Certificate in Digital Media Technology

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