Digital Media Technology

Digital Media Technology with Specializations in:

  • Live Event Video Production
  • Mobile Journalism
  • Video and Motion Graphics
  • Web Development

Associate in Science Degree (CIP# 1611080102)

Valencia’s A.S. degree in Digital Media is one of the hottest emerging career fields today. Combining classroom experience with real-world projects, this interdisciplinary program is designed for students seeking exciting careers in digital video production, motion graphics, journalism, or programming for the web. Students create persuasive, informational, educational and entertainment-based projects for the web, mobile devices, broadcast and live events.

The Live Event Video Production specialization focuses on the creation of video and audio materials for formats ranging from streaming web video to full-resolution high definition. There is a strong emphasis on production and working on projects with live audiences in venues ranging from conventions and corporate meetings to themed interactive entertainment.

The Mobile Journalism specialization focuses on creating video, audio, and graphics content for the fast-paced world of news production. Students will learn to write, produce, edit, and upload stories from anywhere in the world. Topics include journalism, photography, on-camera performance, graphics creation, and video production. Students utilize state-of-the-art technology to prepare for work as a backpack journalist.

The Video and Motion Graphics specialization focuses on the artistry and design used to create compelling broadcast and interactive graphics. Students learn about a wide array of industry-standard motion graphics programs, including 3D and interactive motion graphics software.

The Web Developer specialization focuses on the programming associated with client-side web and application creation. Students create dynamic, interactive content using agile programming techniques, pair programming, and the most current scripting and programming languages. This track also covers the business and ethics of web development so students can work effectively as a free-lancer or as part of a team.

If you have an interest in becoming a web programmer, mobile journalist, videographer, video editor, or motion graphic artist, then Valencia’s program may be just what you’re looking for.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult a Career Program Advisor in the department office for assistance in determining the best education plan for their career goals.

Although scheduling may not always provide for the following progression of courses, students should use the foundation, intermediate and advanced course sequence as a guide in program planning.

All degree-seeking students must satisfy entry testing requirements and satisfactorily complete all mandatory courses in reading, student success, mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes in which the student is placed.

Alternative Ways to Earn Credit

Graduates of specific programs at Orange County Technical Colleges may be eligible to receive college credit for specific courses in this program. You may also be eligible to receive credit toward this degree if you have earned Career Pathways credit.  For more information and requirements, go to valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/credit_octc.cfm to view the award of credit options.  Eligible students should contact the related academic department and/or Career Program Advisor at Valencia for the award of credit.

Technical Certificates

The Digital Media A.S. degree also offers the following college credit certificate programs.  These certificate programs can put you on the fast-track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for entry-level employment or to upgrade your skills for job advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less, and all of the courses in the certificate programs are embedded in the A.S. degree. Click on the Certificate tab at the top of the page for more information about the course requirements.

  • Digital Video Fundamentals (12 credits) (CIP # 0610030414)
  • Digital-Webcast Media (12 credits) (CIP # 0650010215)
  • Digital Media Development (12 credits) (CIP # 0609070209)
  • Digital Media Video Production (12 credits) (CIP # 0609070210)
  • Digital Media Web Production (15 credits) (CIP # 0650010208)
  • Digital Broadcast Production (24 credits)  (CIP # 0610020216)
  • Digital Video Editing and Post-Production (24 credits) (CIP # 0609040217)
  • Digital-Webcast Technology (24 credits) (CIP # 0650010218)

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take ENC1101 (3 credits), and if applicable, SLS 1122 (3 credits) and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits).  The remaining courses will be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.S. degree programs. For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, see your Career Program Advisor or create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Potential Careers

  • Interactive Media Technician
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Web Production Technician
  • Broadcast Designer
  • Post-Production Specialist
  • Digital Video Editor
  • Digital Audio Technician
  • Digital Videographer
  • Digital Media Production Specialist

Salary & Earnings Information

For salary and wage information, visit: www.floridawages.com.

Contacts

Future Students

Contact Enrollment Services at enrollment@valenciacollege.edu or call 407-582-1507.

Current Students

Robert McCaffrey, Program Chair, East Campus: 407-582-2784
rmccaffrey@valenciacollege.edu

Kristol Bell, Career Program Advisor, East Campus: 407-582-2097
kbell@valenciacollege.edu

Internship and Workforce Services

If you need assistance with job resources or in locating an internship, please visit: valenciacollege.edu/internship.

Live Event Video Production Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Produce professional quality video projects.
  • Webcast live events.
  • Solve industry-related problems.
  • Write and speak the language of the industry effectively.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior.
  • Manage a live video production crew.
Foundation Courses
DIG 1940PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR DIGITAL MEDIA +1
TPA 2260CINTRODUCTION TO AUDIO PRODUCTION4
TPA 1200CBASIC STAGECRAFT4
DIG 2000CINTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN +5
DIG 2109CDIGITAL IMAGING FUNDAMENTALS +*3
DIG 2430CDIGITAL STORYTELLING +*3
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~3
Science or MathematicsSee Gen Ed Core Requirement +*~3
HumanitiesSee Gen Ed Core Requirement ~3
Intermediate Courses
POS 2041U.S. GOVERNMENT. ~3
PSY 2012GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY ~3
DIG 2030CDIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND +*3
DIG 2284CADVANCED DIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND +*3
TPA 2252CINTRODUCTION TO AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY3
TPA 2220CINTRODUCTION TO STAGE LIGHTING4
TPA 2257CAUDIO VISUAL PRODUCTION3
MUM 2630CSOUND FOR MEDIA +3
Advanced Courses
DIG 2291CADVANCED AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY +*3
DIG 2580CDIGITAL MEDIA PORTFOLIO REVIEW +*1
DIG 2943INTERNSHIP IN DIGITAL MEDIA +*1
Live Event Video Production Electives5
Total Credit Hours64
Live Event Video Production Electives
DIG 2100CWEB ESSENTIALS +2
DIG 2292CDIGITAL POST-PRODUCTION +*3
DIG 2930SELECTED TOPICS IN DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY1-3
DIG 2941INTERNSHIP EXPLORATION IN DIGITAL MEDIA +*1
DIG 2943INTERNSHIP IN DIGITAL MEDIA +*1
DIG 2950CDIGITAL MEDIA PROJECT +*3
+

This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

~

 This is a general education course.

(GR)

Denotes a Gordon Rule course.

Mobile Journalism Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Evaluate events for newsworthiness.
  • Employ writing that allows stories to be easily searched and found.
  • Adapt stories to different scales and formats depending upon delivery requirements.
  • Utilize visual storytelling techniques.
  • Demonstrate competency with video and still cameras.
  • Distribute stories and media to remote locations using current technologies.
  • Choose the correct compression formats for distribution.
Foundation Courses
DIG 1940PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR DIGITAL MEDIA +1
MMC 2004Mass Media3
DIG 2000CINTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN +5
SPC 1608FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~3
JOU 1100NEWS REPORTING3
TPP 1110ACTING I3
PGY 1800CDIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY3
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~3
Science or MathematicSee Gen Ed Core Requirement +*~3
Intermediate Courses
DIG 2030CDIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND +*3
JOU 1400LCOLLEGE NEWSPAPER *1
JOU 1404LCOLLEGE NEWSPAPER1
DIG 2292CDIGITAL POST-PRODUCTION3
DIG 2430CDIGITAL STORYTELLING +*3
TPP 1260ACTING FOR THE CAMERA *3
HumanitiesSee Gen Core Ed Core Requirement ~3
POS 2041U.S. GOVERNMENT. ~3
Advanced Courses
DIG 2291CADVANCED AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY +*3
DIG 2822CELECTRONIC JOURNALISM +*3
DIG 2284CADVANCED DIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND +*3
DIG 2580CDIGITAL MEDIA PORTFOLIO REVIEW +*1
DIG 2943INTERNSHIP IN DIGITAL MEDIA +*1
Mobile Journalism Electives6
Total Credit Hours64
Mobile Journalism Electives
JOU 2200EDITING AND DESIGN3
JOU 2930SELECTED TOPICS IN JOURNALISM1-3
DIG 2930SELECTED TOPICS IN DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY1-3
DIG 2950CDIGITAL MEDIA PROJECT +*3
+

 This course must be completed with a grade C or better.

*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

~

 This is a general education course.

(GR)

Denotes a Gordon Rule course.

Video and Motion Graphics Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Produce professional quality video projects.
  • Implement changes to web sites.
  • Solve industry-related problems.
  • Write and speak the language of the industry effectively.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior.
  • Design compelling motion graphics.
Foundation Courses
DIG 1940PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR DIGITAL MEDIA1
DIG 2100CWEB ESSENTIALS2
DIG 2000CINTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN +5
DIG 2109CDIGITAL IMAGING FUNDAMENTALS *3
DIG 2430CDIGITAL STORYTELLING +*3
ART 1300CDRAWING I +3
GRA 1206CFUNDAMENTALS OF TYPOGRAPHY +*3
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~3
HumanitiesSee Gen Ed Core Requirement ~3
Science or MathematicsSee Gen Ed Core Requirement +*~3
Intermediate Courses
POS 2041U.S. GOVERNMENT. ~3
PSY 2012GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY ~3
DIG 2341CINTRODUCTION TO MOTION GRAPHICS +*3
DIG 2030CDIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND +*3
DIG 2500CFUNDAMENTALS OF INTERACTIVE DESIGN +*3
MUM 2630CSOUND FOR MEDIA +3
GRA 2156CVECTOR ILLUSTRATION +*3
Advanced Courses
DIG 2284CADVANCED DIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND +*3
DIG 2950CDIGITAL MEDIA PROJECT +*3
DIG 2580CDIGITAL MEDIA PORTFOLIO REVIEW +*1
DIG 2943INTERNSHIP IN DIGITAL MEDIA +*1
Video and Motion Graphics Electives6
Total Credit Hours64
Video and Motion Graphics Electives
DIG 2291CADVANCED AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY +*3
DIG 2292CDIGITAL POST-PRODUCTION +*3
DIG 2302CINTRODUCTION TO 3D MOTION GRAPHICS +*3
DIG 2342CADVANCED MOTION GRAPHICS +*3
DIG 2930SELECTED TOPICS IN DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY1-3
DIG 2431CADVANCED DIGITAL STORYTELLING +*3
+

This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

~

 This is a general education course.

(GR)

Denotes a Gordon Rule course.

Web Development Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Produce high quality, well-tested enterprise level applications.
  • Identify client requirements.
  • Solve industry-related problems.
  • Write and speak the language of the industry effectively.
  • Engage in self-instruction.
Foundation Courses
DIG 1940PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR DIGITAL MEDIA +1
DIG 2000CINTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN +5
DIG 2100CWEB ESSENTIALS +2
DIG 1102CINTRODUCTION TO CLIENT-SIDE PROGRAMMING +3
DIG 1108CINTRODUCTION TO SERVER-SIDE PROGRAMMING +3
DIG 1631CDIGITAL INDUSTRY PRACTICES +3
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~3
MathematicsSee Gen Ed Core Requirement +*~3
Intermediate Courses
DIG 2106CADVANCED CLIENT-SIDE PROGRAMMING +*3
DIG 2107CADVANCED SERVER-SIDE PROGRAMMING +*3
DIG 2092CETHICS OF WEB DEVELOPMENT *3
DIG 2101CADVANCED WEB ESSENTIALS *3
DIG 2561CPROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR DIGITAL MEDIA *3
SPC 1017INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ~3
HumanitiesSee Gen Ed Core Requirement ~3
POS 2041U.S. GOVERNMENT. ~3
Advance Courses
DIG 2950CDIGITAL MEDIA PROJECT +*3
DIG 2580CDIGITAL MEDIA PORTFOLIO REVIEW +*1
DIG 2943INTERNSHIP IN DIGITAL MEDIA +*1
Web Development Specialization Electives12
Total Credit Hours64
Web Development Electives
DIG 2312CINTRODUCTION TO ACTIONSCRIPT +*3
DIG 2317CADVANCED ACTIONSCRIPT +*3
DIG 2170CWEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT *3
COT 2104CFOUNDATIONS OF DISCRETE MATHEMATICS *3
COP 2341CLINUX SHELL SCRIPTING +3
CTS 2321CLINUX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION *3
+

This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

~

 This is a general education course.

(GR)

Denotes a Gordon Rule course.

Notes:

Specialized program courses are offered on the East Campus; some of the courses are offered at other locations.

Several Florida public universities provide opportunities for A.S. degree graduates to pursue a Bachelor’s degree. All of Valencia’s A.S. degrees will transfer into the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree offered at UCF’s regional campuses, as well as other universities. For more information on UCF’s B.A.S. degree, go to regionalcampuses.ucf.edu/program/applied-science. For other transfer options that may be available, go to valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/transferagreements.cfm. Students who want to continue their education should contact their university of choice for acceptance of this degree.

For students who are interested in pursuing UCF’s B.A.S. degree, 36 credit hours of general education courses will be required. Students will have to fulfill the state’s foreign language requirement, which is two years of the same high school foreign language or two semesters of the same college-level foreign language.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

Digital Broadcast Production

Technical Certificate

This program is designed to prepare students for initial employment as digital broadcast production technicians. This basic-to-intermediate-level certificate provides students with the skills needed for the use of computer hardware and software, and video equipment to create digital broadcast projects.

Program Outcomes

  • Employ writing that allows stories to be easily searched and found.
  • Adapt stories to different scales and formats depending on delivery requirements.
  • Utilize visual storytelling techniques.
  • Demonstrate competency with video and still cameras.
  • Choose the correct compression formats for distribution.
  • Create graphics.
DIG 1940PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR DIGITAL MEDIA1
DIG 2000CINTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN5
DIG 2030CDIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND +*3
DIG 2284CADVANCED DIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND +*3
DIG 2430CDIGITAL STORYTELLING +*3
DIG 2822CELECTRONIC JOURNALISM +3
PGY 1800CDIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY3
TPP 1110ACTING I3
Total Credit Hours24
+

 This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*

 This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

Notes:

All certificate courses are offered on East Campus; some courses are offered at other locations.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

Digital Media Development

Technical Certificate

This program is designed to provide students with the skills required to create digital media presentations for Internet or CD/DVD delivery as well as other venues.

Program Outcomes

  • Use cloud-based tools.
  • Demonstrate pair-programming and test-driven development.
  • Create a simple HTML website.
DIG 2000CINTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN5
DIG 1940PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR DIGITAL MEDIA1
DIG 1102CINTRODUCTION TO CLIENT-SIDE PROGRAMMING3
DIG 1108CINTRODUCTION TO SERVER-SIDE PROGRAMMING3
Total Credit Hours12
+

This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

Notes:

All certificate courses are offered on East Campus; some courses are offered at other locations.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

Digital Media Video Production

Technical Certificate

This program is designed to provide students with the skills required to create digital video presentations for DVDs, Internet or live audiences as well as other venues. This certificate focuses on screenwriting, digital video production and post-production skills.

Program Outcomes

  • Utlize visual storytelling techniques.
  • Demonstrate competency with video and still cameras.
  • Indicate professional behavior.
DIG 1940PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR DIGITAL MEDIA1
DIG 2000CINTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN5
DIG 2030CDIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND +*3
DIG 2430CDIGITAL STORYTELLING *3
Total Credit Hours12
+

This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

~

 This is a general education course.

Notes:

All certificate courses are offered on the East Campus.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

Digital Media Web Production

Technical Certificate

This program is designed to prepare students for initial employment as web production assistants or to provide supplemental training for those already employed in the field. This basic-to-intermediate-level certificate provides students with the skills needed for computer operations, digital media production and image manipulation to create Web projects.

Program Outcomes

  • Implement changes to Web sites.
  • Solve industry-related problems.
  • Comprehend the language of the industry.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior.
DIG 1940PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR DIGITAL MEDIA1
DIG 2000CINTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN5
DIG 2100CWEB ESSENTIALS2
DIG 2941INTERNSHIP EXPLORATION IN DIGITAL MEDIA1
DIG 2500CFUNDAMENTALS OF INTERACTIVE DESIGN +3
GRA 1206CFUNDAMENTALS OF TYPOGRAPHY3
Total Credit Hours15
+

This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

Notes:

All certificate courses are offered on the East Campus; some courses are offered at other locations.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

Digital Video Editing and Post-Production

Technical Certificate

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as video production or post-production assistants or to provide supplemental training for those already employed in the field. This certificate provides students with the skills needed for video production, editing, post-production and image manipulation.

Program Outcomes

  • Edit professional quality video projects.
  • Implement changes to Web sites.
  • Solve industry-related problems.
  • Comprehend the language of the industry.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior.
ART 1300CDRAWING I3
DIG 1940PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR DIGITAL MEDIA1
DIG 2000CINTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN +5
DIG 2030CDIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND +*3
DIG 2109CDIGITAL IMAGING FUNDAMENTALS *3
DIG 2284CADVANCED DIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND +*3
DIG 2430CDIGITAL STORYTELLING *3
MUM 2630CSOUND FOR MEDIA3
Total Credit Hours24
+

This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

Notes:

All certificate courses are offered on East Campus; some courses are offered at other locations.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

This certificate program is eligible for Financial Aid.

Digital Video Fundamentals

Technical Certificate

This program is designed to prepare students for initial employment as video or audio visual technicians. This basic-to-intermediate-level certificate provides students with the skills needed for computer operations, video production, audio visual production and lighting to create video projects for web, broadcast or industrial use.

Program Outcomes

  • Produce video projects.
  • Recognize common terms and practices used in the creation of Web sites.
  • Solve industry-related problems.
  • Comprehend the language of the industry.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior.
DIG 1940PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR DIGITAL MEDIA1
DIG 2000CINTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN +5
DIG 2030CDIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND +*3
MUM 2630CSOUND FOR MEDIA +3
Total Credit Hours12
+

This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

Notes:

All certificate courses are offered on East Campus; some courses are offered at other locations.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

Webcast Media

Technical Certificate

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as webcast production assistants. The content includes, but is not limited to, use of lighting equipment, organization, and editing of video resources, and design and generation of graphic elements.

Program Outcomes

  • Produce video projects.
  • Recognize terms associated with webcasts.
  • Solve industry-related problems.
  • Comprehend the language of the industry.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior.
  • Operate lights and video cameras.
DIG 1940PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR DIGITAL MEDIA1
DIG 2000CINTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN5
TPA 2257CAUDIO VISUAL PRODUCTION +3
MUM 2630CSOUND FOR MEDIA +3
Total Credit Hours12
+

This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

Note:

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

Webcast Technology

Technical Certificate

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as webcast production assistants. The content includes, but is not limited to, use of lighting equipment, operation of video camera, set up and operation of audio recording equipment, design and generation of graphic elements, organization, editing of video resources, and planning, coordination and management of video or webcast production.

Program Outcomes

  • Produce video projects.
  • Solve industry-related problems.
  • Write and speak the language of the industry effectively.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior.
DIG 1940PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR DIGITAL MEDIA1
DIG 2000CINTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN5
DIG 2030CDIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND +*3
DIG 2100CWEB ESSENTIALS2
DIG 2109CDIGITAL IMAGING FUNDAMENTALS +*3
DIG 2430CDIGITAL STORYTELLING +*3
DIG 2941INTERNSHIP EXPLORATION IN DIGITAL MEDIA *1
TPA 2257CAUDIO VISUAL PRODUCTION +3
MUM 2630CSOUND FOR MEDIA +3
Total Credit Hours24
+

This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

Note:

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

This certificate program is eligible for Financial Aid.