Digital Media Communications

Digital Media and Communications Department | AAS - Associate of Applied Science Degree | 2 years

Learn the fundamentals of video production, interactive multimedia, music technology, animation, motion graphics and more to make your mark in the entertainment industry.

Are you interested in channeling your creativity into a career in television, radio or film? With courses in web design, animation and motion graphics, broadcast journalism, publishing and even movie-making, a two-year degree in Digital Media Communications is what you need to make your visions a reality. Our Digital Media Communications program offers seven different areas of focus to choose from that are sure to meet your needs and interests. And earning a degree at Clackamas Community College is an affordable path to transferring to a four-year university.


Digital Media and Communications

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Digital Media Communications Core Requirement

Complete 3 credits of DMC-280
  • DMC-280
  • DMC/CWE
  • 2
 
Complete DMC-191 or DMC-192
  • DMC-191
  • DMC Portfolio Project II
  • 3
  • DMC-192
  • DMC Portfolio Project III
  • 4
 
Complete J-211 or COMM-212
  • J-211
  • Mass Media & Society
  • 4
  • COMM-212
  • Mass Media & Society
  • 4
 
Complete MUS-247 or DMC-247
  • DMC-247
  • Sound for Media
  • 3
  • MUS-247
  • Sound for Media
  • 3
 
Complete the following Digital Media Communications Core Requirements
  • ART-115
  • Basic Design: 2-D Design
  • 4
  • DMC-104
  • Digital Video Editing
  • 4
  • DMC-100
  • Introduction to Media Arts
  • 3
  • BA-146
  • Entertainment Law & New Media
  • 3
 

Computation Related Instruction

Complete MTH-050, MTH-065, or CS-161
  • MTH-050
  • Technical Mathematics I
  • 3
  • MTH-065
  • Algebra II
  • 4
  • CS-161
  • Computer Science I
  • 4
 

Communication Related Instruction

Complete WR-121
  • WR-121
  • English Composition
  • 4
 

Human Relations Related Instruction

Complete COMM-100 or PSY-101
  • COMM-100
  • Basic Speech Communication
  • 3
  • PSY-101
  • Human Relations
  • 3
 

PE/Health/Safety Related Instruction

Complete at least 1 credit. Please refer to page 82 of the catalog for a list of approved Related Instruction Courses.
 

Audio & Sound Engineering Focus Area

Complete the following Audio & Sound Engineering Focus Area
  • MUS-101
  • Music Fundamentals
  • 3
  • MUS-107
  • Intro to Audio Recording I
  • 3
  • MUS-108
  • Intro to Audio Recording II
  • 3
  • MUS-109
  • Intro to Audio Recording III
  • 3
  • MUS-148
  • Live Sound Engineering
  • 3
  • MUS-147
  • Music, Sound & Moviemaking
  • 1
  • MUS-141
  • Intro to the Music Business
  • 3
  • DMC-242
  • Field Recording & Sound Design
  • 1
  • MUS-171
  • Sound Design
  • 2
 

Journalism Focus Area

Complete ART-262 or ART-225
  • ART-262
  • Digital Photography & Imaging
  • 3
  • ART-225
  • Computer Graphics I
  • 3
 
Complete J-221 or J-226
  • J-221
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • 4
  • J-226
  • Intro-Coll Newsp-Design/Prod
  • 4
 
Complete the following Journalism Focus Area
  • J-134
  • Photojournalism
  • 4
  • J-220
  • Intro to Broadcast Journalism
  • 4
  • J-216
  • Writing for Media
  • 4
  • J-215
  • College Newspaper: Writing & Photography
  • 3
 

Motion Graphics & Computer Animation Focus Area

Complete ART-106 or DMC-106
  • DMC-106
  • Animation & Motion Graphics I
  • 3
  • ART-106
  • Animation & Motion Graphics I
  • 3
 
Complete ART-107 or DMC-107
  • ART-107
  • Animation & Motion Graphics II
  • 3
  • DMC-107
  • Animation & Motion Graphics II
  • 3
 
Complete ART-131, ART-132 or ART-133
  • ART-131
  • Drawing: Still Life & Landscpe
  • 4
  • ART-133
  • Drawing for Comics
  • 4
  • ART-132
  • Life Drawing (Figure Emphasis)
  • 4
 
Complete ART-221 or DMC-221
  • DMC-221
  • Flash Animation-Design/Technq
  • 3
  • ART-221
  • 2D Animation: Design/Techniques
  • 3
 
Complete ART-222 or DMC-222
  • ART-222
  • ADV 2D Animation: Design/Tech
  • 3
  • DMC-222
  • ADV 2D Animation: Design/Tech
  • 3
 
Take the Following
  • ART-225
  • Computer Graphics I
  • 3
  • ART-226
  • Computer Graphics II
  • 3
 

Music & Sound for Media Focus Area

Complete 3 credits of MUS-145
  • MUS-145
  • Digital Sound/Video/Animation
  • 1
 
Complete the following Music & Sound for Media Focus Area
  • MUS-101
  • Music Fundamentals
  • 3
  • MUS-107
  • Intro to Audio Recording I
  • 3
  • MUS-147
  • Music, Sound & Moviemaking
  • 1
  • MUS-141
  • Intro to the Music Business
  • 3
  • MUS-142
  • Intro to Electronic Music I
  • 3
  • DMC-242
  • Field Recording & Sound Design
  • 1
  • MUS-143
  • Electronic Music II
  • 3
  • MUS-170
  • Intro-Scoring Music for Media
  • 2
 

Publishing Focus Area

Complete WR-240, WR-241, WR-242, or WR-243
  • WR-240
  • Creative Writing: Nonfiction
  • 4
  • WR-241
  • Creative Writing: Fiction
  • 4
  • WR-242
  • Creative Writing: Poetry
  • 4
  • WR-243
  • Creative Writing: Playwriting
  • 4
 
Complete the following Publishing Focus Area
  • WR-246
  • Editing and Publishing
  • 4
  • WR-265
  • Digital Storytelling
  • 4
  • WR-148
  • Self-Publish: Design & Layout
  • 1
  • WR-149
  • Introduction to Blogging
  • 1
  • WR-248
  • Bookmaking: Design and Layout
  • 4
 

Video Production Focus Area

Complete ART-106 or DMC-106
  • DMC-106
  • Animation & Motion Graphics I
  • 3
  • ART-106
  • Animation & Motion Graphics I
  • 3
 
Complete WR-262, ENG-194, or DMC-194
  • WR-262
  • Introduction to Screenwriting
  • 4
  • DMC-194
  • Introduction to Film
  • 4
  • ENG-194
  • Introduction to Film
  • 4
 
Complete the following Video Production Focus Area
  • DMC-264
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • 4
  • DMC-265
  • Advanced Digital Filmmaking
  • 4
  • DMC-205
  • Directing for Film & Video
  • 4
  • DMC-230
  • Documentary Film Production
  • 4
 

Web Design Focus Area

Complete the following Web Design Focus Area
  • ART-116
  • Basic Design: Color Theory
  • 4
  • CS-125H
  • HTML & Web Site Design
  • 3
  • ART-262
  • Digital Photography & Imaging
  • 3
  • BA-103
  • Bus Strat: Computer Consultant
  • 3
  • ART-227
  • Computer Graphics III
  • 3
  • CS-135I
  • Adv Web Design W/Dreamweaver
  • 3
  • CS-181
  • CMS Web Development
  • 3
 

Program Electives

Complete 29 credits of Digital Media Communications Program Electives. This may consist of any course with an ANT, ART, BA, COMM, CS, DMC, EC, ENG, GEO, HST, J, MUS, PS, PSY, SOC, SSC, TA, WR, or WS prefix not already listed in the Digital Media Communications Program.
 
Total Credits Required: 90
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