Digital Media Technology Associate Degree in Science
Located in east Orlando, Florida, Valencia’s A.S. Degree in Digital Media Technology gives you training in 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, or live events.
These 2-year degrees, and the even shorter technical certificates, represent one of the fastest and most economical ways to learn digital media.
We have four specializations in the degree:
Mobile Journalism 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. You can find a course flow for this specialization here.
Department of Labor occupation report for reporters.
Live Event Video Production
Live Event Video Production is a mixture of theater production and video production. Students learn basic stagecraft, lighting and sound for theater and live events, video production and editing, and advanced video distribution technologies like web streaming. If you’re interested in cables, cameras, lights, sound and video boards, and working in medium to large teams to capture events as they happen, this may be the track for you. This specialization is designed to train students for the types of video production jobs found at television stations, convention centers, houses of worship, concerts, sporting events and other types of live events. You can find a course flow for this specialization here.
Video and Motion Graphics is a mixture of graphic arts and video production. Students learn drawing, typographical design, animation principles, video production and editing, and also explore true 3D graphics and interactive graphics programs. There’s a deep immersion into the Adobe Creative Suite of programs, as well as non-linear editing systems like Adobe’s Premiere Pro. If you’re interested in animation, lots of one-on-one time with your computer, and motion and video effects programs, take a look at this track. This specialization is designed to train students for the types of jobs found in television station art departments, multimedia companies, and in the media divisions of any company. You can find a course flow for this specialization here.
Department of Labor occupation report for multi-media artists.
Web Developer 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. You can find a course flow for this specialization here.
Department of Labor occupation report for web developers.
Digital Media Technology Technical Certificates and Aligned Courses
For people interested in learning practical digital media skills, but who don’t want to spend two full years in a degree program, we’ve created small, meaningful packages of classes which will allow you to earn a certificate in as little as one semester. Classes in our Technical Certificates are sequenced to make it easy to earn 12 to 24 credit hours in a year or less so you can learn what you need to learn and get out into the workforce. Additionally, our program has cooperated with local universities and state colleges so that certain credits you earn at Valencia are accepted in other local digital media programs. You can see a listing of suggested schedules for TC or aligned course programs here.