• Digital Media Communications

    Associate of Applied Science Degree

    The Digital Media Communications (DMC) degree is designed to successfully prepare students for careers in the expanding fields of digital media productions and communications.

    PROGRAM OUTCOMES

    Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • employ concepts and use terminology reflecting an understanding of two-dimensional design fundamentals in the context of completed multimedia design and/or artistic projects,
    • produce a final multimedia project that demonstrates preparedness for entry into a field related to one of the DMC focus areas, and articulate how that project relates to professional opportunities in that field;
    • critically analyze and discuss multimedia works in the context of mass media and society,
    • demonstrate an awareness of ethical and legal considerations involved when creating multimedia works, including basic professional skills related to documentation and rights licensing for copyright, fair use, etc.;
    • complete digital multimedia video projects illustrating professional entry-level competence In planning, production, and editing tools and techniques;
    • create or contribute to a comprehensive digital multimedia project in a way that showcases specialized skills in one or more of the following focus areas: Motion Graphics & Computer Animation, Web Design, Multimedia Journalism, Film Studies, Video Production, Audio & Sound Engineering, or Music & Sound for Media.

    CAREERS

    Some of the careers available in media include: production designer, art department coordinator, camera operator, writer (general, film and documentary), editor, visual effects production, multimedia producer, sound mixer and recordist, boom operator, post production sound design, duplication, music composer, looping and foley, mobile location recording, voice-over work, audio for interactive multimedia, steadicam operator, assistant editor, weblog contributor, broadcast journalist, podcast writer and production, script supervisor and continuity, videographer, production assistant, graphic artist, photographer (still), location assistant, storyboard artist, art assistant, web designer, electronic news gatherer, web radio program editor, live sound engineer, broadcast reporter and other emerging opportunities.

    For information contact Andy Mingo, 503-594-3264 or andym@clackamas.edu

    digital media communications ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE: 1st YEAR

    FALL TERM Credits

    ART-115 Basic Design: Two Dimensional Design 4

    DMC-100 Introduction to Media Arts 3

    WR-121 English Composition 4

    — — PE/Health/Safety/First Aid requirement 1

    — — Digital Media Communications program electives 4

    WINTER TERM Credits

    DMC-104 Digital Video Editing 4

    J-211 Mass Media & Society

    or COMM-212 Mass Media & Society 4

    MTH-065 Algebra II (or higher level of math) 4

    COMM-100* Basic Speech Communication

    or PSY-101 Human Relations 3

    SPRING TERM Credits

    — — Focus Area courses 3-8

    — — Digital Media Communications program electives 8

    SUMMER TERM Credits

    DMC-280 Digital Media Communications/CWE 3

    DIGITAL MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE: 2ND YEAR

    FALL TERM Credits

    HUM-233 Electronic Culture

    or SSC-233 Electronic Culture 4

    — — Focus Area courses 4-6

    — — Digital Media Communications program electives 10

    WINTER TERM Credits

    — — Humanities program electives 7

    — — Focus Area courses 6-8

    SPRING TERM Credits

    BA-146 Entertainment Law & New Media 3

    DMC-191 Digital Media Communications Portfolio Project II

    or DMC-192 Digital Media Communications Portfolio Project III 3-4

    — — Focus Area course 4

    — — Digital Media Communications program electives 4

    Credits required for degree 90-110

    *COMM-100 may be substituted by taking all of the following: COMM-100A, COMM-100B and COMM-100C

    ADDITIONAL COURSES FROM FOCUS AREA

    Complete all courses from one of the following Focus Areas

    motion graphics & computer animation

    COURSE Credits

    ART-106 Animation & Motion Graphics I

    or DMC-106 Animation & Motion Graphics I 3

    ART-107 Animation & Motion Graphics II

    or DMC-107 Animation & Motion Graphics II 3

    ART-131 Drawing

    or ART-132 Drawing

    or ART-133 Drawing 4

    ART-221 Flash Animation: Design & Techniques 3

    ART-222 Advanced 2D Animation 3

    ART-225 Computer Graphics I 3

    ART-226 Computer Graphics II 3

    CS-195 Flash Web Development 3

    WEB DESIGN

    COURSE Credits

    ART-116 Basic Design: Color Theory & Composition 4

    ART-221 Flash Animation: Design & Techniques 3

    ART-227 Computer Graphics III 3

    ART-262 Digital Photography & Photo-Imaging 3

    BA-103 Business Strategies for Computer Consultants 3

    CS-125H HTML & Web Site Design 3

    CS-135I Advanced Web Design with Dreamweaver 3

    CS-195 Flash Web Development 3

    multimedia JOURNALISM

    COURSE Credits

    J-134 Photojournalism 4

    J-215 College Newspaper Lab: Writing & Photography 3

    J-216 Writing for Media

    or J-230 Multimedia Reporting 4

    J-220 Introduction to Broadcast Journalism 4

    J-221 Broadcast Journalism

    or J-226 Introduction to College Newspaper: Design & Production 4

    FILM STUDIES

    COURSE Credits

    DMC-264 Digital Filmmaking 4

    DMC-265 Advanced Digital Filmmaking 4

    DMC-195 American Film

    or ENG-195 American Film 4

    DMC-295 Revolutionary Film

    or ENG-295 Revolutionary Film 4

    ENG-105 Introduction to Literature: Drama 4

    WR-262 Introduction to Screenwriting 4

    VIDEO PRODUCTION

    COURSE Credits

    ART-106 Animation & Motion Graphics I

    or DMC-106 Animation & Motion Graphics I 3

    DMC-205 Directing for Film & Video 4

    DMC-242 Field Recording & Sound Design for Media 1

    DMC-247 Music, Sound & Moviemaking

    or MUS-247 Music, Sound & Moviemaking 3

    DMC-264 Digital Filmmaking 4

    DMC-265 Advanced Digital Filmmaking 4

    WR-262 Introduction to Screenwriting 4

    AUDIO & SOUND ENGINEERING

    COURSE Credits

    DMC-147 Music, Sound, and Moviemaking

    or MUS-147 Music, Sound, and Moviemaking 1

    DMC-242 Field Recording & Sound Design for Media 1

    MUS-101 Music Fundamentals 3

    MUS-107 Introduction to Audio Recording I 3

    MUS-108 Introduction to Audio Recording II 3

    MUS-109 Introduction to Audio Recording III 3

    MUS-148 Live Sound Engineering 3

    MUSIC & SOUND FOR MEDIA

    COURSE Credits

    DMC-242 Field Recording & Sound Design for Media 1

    DMC-247 Music, Sound, and Moviemaking

    or MUS-247 Music, Sound, and Moviemaking 3

    MUS-101 Music Fundamentals 3

    MUS-107 Introduction to Audio Recording I 3

    MUS-141 Introduction to the Music Business 3

    MUS-142 Introduction to Electronic Music I 3

    MUS-143 Introduction to Electronic Music II 3

    MUS-144 Introduction to Electronic Music III 3

    MUS-145 Introduction to Digital Sound, Video & Animation 3

    Digital media communications PROGRAM ELECTIVES

    COURSE Credits

    ART-262 Digital Photography & Photo-Imaging 3

    BA-101 Introduction to Business 4

    BA-120 Project Management Fundamentals 3

    BA-124 Negotiation 3

    BA-223 Principles of Marketing 4

    COMM-112 Persuasive Speaking 4

    COMM-150 Competitive Platform Speaking 4

    COMM-167 Parliamentary Procedure 4

    CS-125P Computer Publishing 3

    CS-125R Podcasting 3

    DMC-109 Introduction to Stop Motion Animation 1

    DMC-180 Digital Media Communications Internship 1-12

    DMC-190 Digital Media Communications Portfolio Project I 1-4

    DMC-191 Digital Media Communications Portfolio Project II 3

    DMC-192 Digital Media Communications Portfolio Project III 4

    DMC/ENG-194 Introduction to Film 4

    DMC-250 Motion Capture 4

    DMC/ENG-296 Adaption: Literature into Film 4

    ENG-194 Introduction to Film 4

    ENG-279 Focused Drama Study 1

    J-134 Photojournalism 4

    J-226 Introduction to College Newspaper: Design & Production 4

    J-227 Intermediate College Newspaper: Design & Production 4

    J-228 Advanced College Newspaper: Design & Production 4

    MUS-130 Music Media: Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll 1

    MUS-230 Music Media: Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll 4

    TA-101 Appreciation of Theatre Arts 4

    TA-102 Appreciation of Theatre Arts 4

    TA-103 Appreciation of Theatre Arts 4

    TA-111 Fundamentals of Technical Theatre 4

    TA-112 Fundamentals of Technical Theatre 4

    TA-113 Fundamentals of Technical Theatre 4

    TA-141 Acting I 4

    TA-142 Acting II 4

    TA-143 Acting III 4

    WR-122 English Composition 4

    WR-123 English Composition 3

    WR-222 English Composition 4

    WR-227 Technical Report Writing 4

    WR-240 Creative Writing: Nonfiction 4

    WR-241 Creative Writing: Fiction 4

    WR-242 Creative Writing: Poetry 4

    WR-245 Advanced Poetry Writing 4

    WR-246 Advanced Creative Writing: Editing & Publishing 4

    WR-247 Advanced Playwriting 4

    WR-249 Publishing on Land and Online 1

    WR-263 Advanced Screenwriting 4

    HUMANITIES PROGRAM ELECTIVES

    Additional selected humanities electives must be from the following list of prefixes: ANT, ART, DMC, EC, ENG, GEO, HST, J, MUS, PS, PSY, SOC, SSC, WR, WS. Additional Digital Multimedia Communications program electives may be chosen from focus areas not used to meet degree requirements.

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