• Digital Media Communications

    Associate of Applied Science Degree

    Program code: AAS.DMC1

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


    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, Journalism, Film Studies, Video Production, Audio & Sound Engineering, or Music & Sound for Media.


    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 Kelly White, 503-594-3034 or kellyw@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 (see page 82 of

    — — Digital Media Communications program electives 4

    WINTER TERM Credits

    DMC-104 Digital Video Editing 4

    COMM-100* Basic Speech Communication

    or PSY-101 Human Relations 3

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

    SPRING TERM Credits

    J-211 Mass Media & Society

    or COMM-212 Mass Media & Society 4

    — — Focus Area courses 3-8

    — — Digital Media Communications program electives 8

    SUMMER TERM Credits

    DMC-280 Digital Media Communications/CWE 3


    FALL TERM Credits

    — — Focus Area courses 8- 10

    — — Digital Media Communications program electives 10

    WINTER TERM Credits

    — — DMC 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

    HUM-233 Electronic Culture

    or SSC-233 Electronic Culture 4

    __ __ Focus Area course

    Credits required for degree 90

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


    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 for Comics 4

    ART-221 2D Animation: Design/Techniques

    or DMC-221 2D Animation: Design/Techniques 3

    ART-222 Advanced 2D Animation

    or DMC-222 Advanced 2D Animation 3

    ART-225 Computer Graphics I 3

    ART-226 Computer Graphics II 3


    COURSE Credits

    ART-116 Basic Design: Color Theory & Composition 4

    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-181 Content Management Systems 3


    COURSE Credits

    ART-262 Digital Photography

    or ART-225 Computer Graphics I 3

    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


    COURSE Credits

    WR-148 Self-publishing: Design & Layout 1

    WR-149 Introduction to Blogging 1

    WR-246 Editing & Publishing 4

    WR-248 Bookmaking: Design & Production 4

    WR-249 Promoting Publications 4

    WR-265 Digital Storytelling 4

    WR-240 Creative Writing Non-fiction

    or WR-241 Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction

    or WR-242 Creative Writing: Poetry

    or WR-243 Creative Writing: Playwriting 4


    COURSE Credits

    ART-106 Animation & Motion Graphics I

    or DMC-106 Animation & Motion Graphics I 3

    DMC-205 Directing for Film & Video 4

    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 Screenwritig 4


    COURSE Credits

    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

    MUS-247 Sound for Film/Video Production

    or DMC-247 Sound for Film/Video Production 3

    MUS-147 Music, Sound, and Moviemaking 1

    MUS-171 Sound Design 2


    COURSE Credits

    DMC-242 Field Recording 1

    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-145 Introduction to Digital Sound, Video & Animation 3

    MUS-147 Music, Sound, and Moviemaking 1

    MUS-170 Scoring for Media 2


    Additional selected electives must be from different subject areas, from the following list of prefixes: ANT, ART, BA, COMM, CS, DMC, EC, ENG, GEO, HST, J, MUS, PS, PSY, SOC, SSC, TA, WR, or WS.

    Information from the 2016-2017 catalog.

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