Digital Media Communications AAS

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 AAS

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Digital Media Communications Core Requirement

Complete 3 credits of DMC-280
  • DMC-280
  • Digital Media Communications/CWE
  • 3
 
Complete DMC-291 or DMC-292
  • DMC-291
  • Digital Multimedia Communications Portfolio Project I
  • 3
  • DMC-292
  • Digital Multimedia Communications Portfolio Project II
  • 3
 
Complete J-211 or COMM-212
  • COMM-212
  • Mass Media & Society
  • 4
  • J-211
  • 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-Dimensional Design
  • 4
  • BA-101
  • Introduction to Business
  • 4
  • DMC-100
  • Introduction to Media Arts
  • 3
  • DMC-104
  • Digital Video Editing
  • 4
 

Computation Related Instruction

Complete MTH-050, MTH-065, or CS-161
  • CS-161
  • Computer Science I
  • 4
  • MTH-050
  • Technical Mathematics I
  • 4
  • MTH-065
  • Algebra II
  • 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 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
  • DMC-242
  • Field Recording 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-141
  • Introduction to the Music Business
  • 3
  • MUS-147
  • Music, Sound & Moviemaking
  • 1
  • MUS-148
  • Live Sound Engineering
  • 3
  • MUS-171
  • Sound Design
  • 2
 

Journalism Focus Area

Complete ART-262 or ART-225
  • ART-225
  • Computer Graphics I
  • 3
  • ART-262
  • Digital Photography & Photo-Imaging
  • 3
 
Complete J-220 or DMC-230
  • DMC-230
  • Documentary Film Production
  • 4
  • J-220
  • Introduction to Broadcast Journalism
  • 4
 
Complete J-221 or J-226
  • J-221
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • 4
  • J-226
  • Introduction to College Newspaper: Design & Production
  • 4
 
Complete the following Journalism Focus Area
  • J-134
  • Photojournalism
  • 4
  • J-215
  • College Newspaper: Writing & Photography
  • 3
  • J-216
  • Writing for Media
  • 4
 

Motion Graphics & Computer Animation Focus Area

Complete ART-106 or DMC-106
  • ART-106
  • Animation & Motion Graphics I
  • 3
  • DMC-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-232 or ART-233
  • ART-131
  • Drawing: Still Life and Landscape
  • 4
  • ART-232
  • Life Drawing (Figure Emphasis)
  • 4
  • ART-233
  • Drawing for Comics
  • 4
 
Complete ART-221 or DMC-221
  • ART-221
  • Introduction to 2D Animation: Design & Techniques
  • 3
  • DMC-221
  • Introduction to 2D Animation: Design & Techniques
  • 3
 
Complete ART-222 or DMC-222
  • ART-222
  • Advanced 2D Animation: Design & Techniques
  • 3
  • DMC-222
  • Advanced 2D Animation: Design & Techniques
  • 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
  • Introduction to Digital Sound, Video & Animation
  • 3
 
Complete the following Music & Sound for Media Focus Area
  • DMC-242
  • Field Recording for Media
  • 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: MIDI
  • 3
  • MUS-143
  • Introduction to Electronic Music II: Sequencing, Audio Looping, Sound EFX
  • 3
  • MUS-147
  • Music, Sound & Moviemaking
  • 1
  • MUS-170
  • Introduction to Scoring Music for Media
  • 2
 

Publishing Focus Area

Complete WR-240, WR-241, WR-242, or WR-243
  • WR-240
  • Introduction to Creative Writing: Nonfiction
  • 4
  • WR-241
  • Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction
  • 4
  • WR-242
  • Creating Writing: Poetry
  • 4
  • WR-243
  • Creative Writing: Playwriting
  • 4
 
Complete the following Publishing Focus Area
  • WR-148
  • Self-Publishing: Design and Layout
  • 1
  • WR-149
  • Introduction to Blogging
  • 1
  • WR-246
  • Editing & Publishing
  • 4
  • WR-248
  • Bookmaking: Design and Layout
  • 4
  • WR-250
  • Book Promotion
  • 4
  • WR-265
  • Digital Storytelling
  • 4
 

Video Production Focus Area

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

Web Design Focus Area

Complete the following Web Design Focus Area
  • 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
  • CMS Web Development
  • 3
 

Program Electives

Complete 29-31 credits of Digital Media Communications Program Electives. Electives must be from different subject areas. 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: 91-93
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kellyw@clackamas.edu

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