2018-2019

Associate in Applied Science

Digital Media Production and Distribution

The Digital Media Production and Distribution curriculum is designed to prepare students for a career in the area of television and content production. The core purpose of this degree is for graduates to gain a proficiency in the four stages of the digital video production process including, pre-production production, post-production and distribution and monetization of digital video content. Students will learn scripting, storyboarding, camera, lighting, directing, editing; audio production, editing and enhancement; and graphic design within a video production. Typical entry-level positions would include production assistant, assistant director and other entry-level positions in lighting, audio production and editing, and video editing. The program is also suited for those desiring to work as an independent video producer/director, conceiving, producing, editing and distributing and monetizing their own productions. 

Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply the preproduction process, including the planning, advanced scripting and storyboarding of digital video productions.
  • Demonstrate skills in the digital video production process, including camera and lighting techniques as it pertains to studio and field production.
  • Perform tasks in the digital video postproduction process, including the editing of digital video projects and utilizing of graphics in the process.
  • Display knowledge of audio production, editing and enhancement.
  • Utilize techniques in the distribution and monetization of video content in traditional and new media platforms. 

General Education(21 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (6 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
Mathematics (3 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (3 credits)
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3
MA 102 College Mathematics II 3
Technology (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
Social Science (6 credits)
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Humanities (3 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (3 credits)
AE 101 Appreciation of Art 3
MU 106 Appreciation of Music 3
ST 112 Introduction to Theater 3

Major Requirements(39 credits)

Code Name Credits
AR 110 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
GD 110 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
CIS 170 Website Design and Tools 3
COM 101 Introduction to Mass Media 3
COM 102 Legal and Ethical Issues in Mass Communication 3
COM 103 Foundations of Communication Theory and Media Design 3
COM 104 Video Production 3
COM 106 Digital Video Editing 3
COM 107 Script Writing 3
COM 108 Video Content Distribution 3
COM 109 Video Production II, Studio Production 3
COM 294 Capstone in Digital Media Production 3
EN 208 Film Appreciation 3
MU 115 Introduction to Music Technology 3

Total Credits 60


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
COM 101 Introduction to Mass Media 3.0
COM 102 Legal and Ethical Issues in Mass Communication 3.0
COM 103 Foundations of Communication Theory and Media Design 3.0
COM 104 Video Production 3.0
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
Total 15.0
Second Semester Credits
AR 110 Introduction to Graphic Design OR GD 110 Introduction to Graphic Design 3.0
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3.0
CIS 170 Website Design and Tools 3.0
COM 109 Video Production II, Studio Production 3.0
MU 115 Introduction to Music Technology 3.0
Total 15.0
Third Semester Credits
COM 107 Script Writing 3.0
COM 108 Video Content Distribution 3.0
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3.0
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
Total 15.0
Fourth Semester Credits
AE 101 Appreciation of Art OR MU 106 Appreciation of Music OR ST 112 Introduction to Theater 3.0
COM 106 Digital Video Editing 3.0
COM 294 Capstone in Digital Media Production 3.0
EN 208 Film Appreciation 3.0
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
Total 15.0