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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.

Image. Now Registering Spring Classes. Deadline is December 23, 2020. Classes start Janruary 6, 2021.

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.

Program Contacts:

Jay Smith

Lead Instructor - Digital Media Technology - Graphic Design

Degree Curriculum

Fall Semester

ACA-111 College Student Success 1
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
DME-110 Introduction to Digital Media 3
DME-115 Graphic Design Tools 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
GRD-141 Graphic Design I 4

Spring Semester

ART-111 Art Appreciation 3
DME-120 Introduction to Multimedia Applications 3
DME-130 Digital Animation I 3
DME-215 Advanced Graphic Design Tools 3
GRD-142 Graphic Design II 4
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 3

Fall Semester

CTI-110 Web, Programming, and Database Foundation 3
DME-140 Introduction to Audio/Video Media 3
DME-210 User Interface Design 3
ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
WEB-140 Web Development Tools 3
WEB-151 Mobile Application Development I 3

Spring Semester

ART-264 Digital Photography I 3
DME-260 Emerging Tech Digital Media 3
DME-270 Professional Practice in Digital Media 3
DME-285 Systems Project 3
Social Science Elective 3
WEB-210 Web Design 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 72 Hours

Certificate Curriculum

Fall Semester

DME-115 Graphic Design Tools 3
GRD-141 Graphic Design I 4

Spring Semester

ART-264 Digital Photography I 3
DME-215 Advanced Graphic Design Tools 3
GRD-142 Graphic Design II 4

Total credits needed to graduate: 17 Hours

The Digital Media Technology certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise program (C25210XA).

Skills Training Courses

Courses

Advanced C# Programming 3110G - G01P

Instructor:
Kim White
Location:
Online
Cost:
$183
Dates Days Times
3/9/21 - 5/13/21 ONLINE
C# Programming 3110E - E01P

Instructor:
Kim White
Location:
Online
Cost:
$183
Dates Days Times
1/6/21 - 3/8/21 ONLINE
C++ Programming 3110B - B01P

Instructor:
Kim White
Location:
Online
Cost:
$183
Dates Days Times
3/9/21 - 5/13/21 ONLINE
Digital Animation I 3100D - D01P

Instructor:
Jay G. Smith IV
Location:
Online
Cost:
$183
Dates Days Times
3/9/21 T 11:00 am - 11:50 am
3/9/21 - 5/13/21 ONLINE
Emerging Tech Digital Media 3100F - F01P

Instructor:
Jay G. Smith IV
Location:
Online
Cost:
$183
Dates Days Times
1/6/21 - 3/8/21 W 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
1/6/21 - 3/8/21 ONLINE
Intro -Multimedia Application 3100C - C01P

Instructor:
Jay G. Smith IV
Location:
Online
Cost:
$183
Dates Days Times
1/6/21 W 11:00 am - 11:50 am
1/6/21 - 3/8/21 ONLINE
Java Programming 3110F - F01P

Instructor:
Kim White
Location:
Online
Cost:
$183
Dates Days Times
3/9/21 - 5/13/21 ONLINE
Mobile App Dev I 3000E - E01P

Instructor:
Kim White
Location:
Online
Cost:
$183
Dates Days Times
1/6/21 - 3/8/21 ONLINE
Web Design 3000B - B01P

Instructor:
Kathryn J. Moland
Location:
Online
Cost:
$183
Dates Days Times
1/6/21 W 11:00 am - 11:50 am
1/6/21 - 3/8/21 ONLINE
Web Programming and Database Foundation 3000D - D01P

Instructor:
Joy P. Johnston
Location:
Online
Cost:
$183
Dates Days Times
1/6/21 - 3/8/21 ONLINE

Learning Outcomes

Digital Media Technology students will:

  • Think practically and creatively to analyze, synthesize, 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.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior and conduct commensurate with industry expectations.

Program Costs

AAS Degree In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $5,472.00 $19,296.00
Books and Supplies $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription $720.00 $720.00
Laptop Computer $1600.00 $1600.00
Graphic Design Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,292.00 $4,556.00
Books and Supplies $500.00 $500.00
Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription $360.00 $360.00
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

A compatible laptop is available for purchase through the SCC Bookstore.


Software Requirements

Students enrolled in the Digital Media Technology degree or certificate programs will need an active Adobe Create Cloud (All Apps) Student and Teacher Edition subscription. This software subscription is available to students at a discounted price directly from Adobe. Students will need to purchase the “All Apps” version of the Adobe Creative Cloud Student and Teacher subscription and maintain this subscription while enrolled in the Digital Media Technology degree or certificate programs. For more information, visit https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/buy/students.html.

Adobe Creative Could - All Apps are also available for purchase through the SCC Bookstore.

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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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