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If you have an interest in becoming a web programmer, mobile journalist, videographer, video editor, or motion graphics artist, then Valencia’s program may be just what you’re looking for. Click below to find out more:

Associate in Science Degree

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, or live events.

Live Event Video Production

Focusing 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.

 

DIG 1940 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR DIGITAL MEDIA

The student will perform self-reflective exercises to determine working and learning styles, research industry positions, learn basic job hunting skills, attend meetings of professional organizations, and learn how to develop and present their work.

 

DIG 2000C INTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN

An introduction to computers and application programs currently used in the industry for visual communication projects. Students will apply principles of design and typography to plan, produce, and present individual and group projects typical of those used in the graphics and digital media industry.

 

DIG 2030C DIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2000C or GRA 1142C; or department approval Introduction to concepts, principles, tools, and techniques of producing, assembling, and mixing digital video and audio. Understand story, creativity, planning, and organizational skills as a part of the production process.

 

DIG 2109C DIGITAL IMAGING FUNDAMENTALS

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2000C and a minimum grade of C in either DIG 1940 or ART 1300C; or departmental approval. Introduction to the concepts and principles of digital imaging and the tools and techniques of image capture, creation, manipulation, and integration of still images. Understand composition, layout, color theory, image capture, and output using industry- standard software.

 

DIG 2284C ADVANCED DIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND

Prerequisites: Minimum grades of C in DIG 2030C and DIG 2430C; or department approval Develops creative and organizational skills needed for advanced digital video production. Requires participation in a group video production.

 

DIG 2291C ADVANCED AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in TPA 2257 or TPP 1260; AND a minimum grade of C in DIG 2284C or TPA 2290; or department approval. An in-depth exploration of the audiovisual technology and practices of the entertainment industry, the course will focus on the development of proficiency in the operation of a variety of audiovisual equipment with emphasis on systems integration.

 

DIG 2292C DIGITAL POST-PRODUCTION

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2030C or departmental approval A detailed exploration into editing theory and post-production tasks. Includes instruction in color correction and authoring interactive designs for motion picture distribution.

 

DIG 2430C DIGITAL STORYTELLING

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ART 1300C or DIG 1940; or department approval. The course focuses on the use of narrative forms in interactive media and other new technologies. Students will explore and create non-linear and interactive story structures.

 

DIG 2580C DIGITAL MEDIA PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2284C or DIG 2342C or DIG 2561C; or department approval Creation by the student of a final digital portfolio summarizing the student’s body of work. The student will design and complete a resume, self- promotional piece, and undergo a formal interview with industry professionals. Students will be expected to earn a C or higher on a comprehensive exam using industry- standard software and procedures.

 

DIG 2941 INTERNSHIP EXPLORATION IN DIGITAL MEDIA

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all mandated courses in reading, math, English, & EAP; 2.0 institutional or overall GPA; 12 credits, including a minimum grade of C in DIG 2000C; or Program Chair approval This course is a planned work-based experience that provides students with supervised career exploration activities and/or practical experiences to assist in confirming their educational plans. Each earned credit of Internship requires a minimum of 80 clock hours of work. Multiple credit course. May be repeated for credit, but grade forgiveness cannot be applied.

 

DIG 2943 INTERNSHIP IN DIGITAL MEDIA

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all mandated courses in reading, math, English, & EAP; a min. 2.0 institutional or overall GPA; and 12 credits, incl. a min. grade of C in DIG 2284C or DIG 2342C or DIG 2561C. The Program Director/Program Chair/Program Coordinator or Internship Workforce Office has the discretion to provide override approval as it relates to the waiver of required program/discipline-related courses; This course is a planned work-based experience that provides students with an opportunity to fine- tune skill sets learned in coursework and enhance workplace skills through supervised practical experience related to their career objectives. Each earned credit hour of internship requires a minimum of 80 clock hours of work. Multiple credit course. May be repeated for credit, but grade forgiveness cannot be applied.

 

DIG 2950C DIGITAL MEDIA PROJECT.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2284C or DIG 2342C or DIG 2561C; or department approval Students will participate in selected projects for clients internal and external to the college, creating video and motion graphic content.

 

MUM 2630C SOUND FOR MEDIA

An introduction to the principles of sound recording with an emphasis on media applications. Students will work on practical projects that will familiarize them with the basic hardware and software used in professional settings.

 

TPA 1200 BASIC STAGECRAFT

Focuses on techniques of scenic construction, installation and budgeting, using hands-on assignments to complement lectures. Topics include interpreting drawings, tool use, material selection, painting and safety.

 

TPA 2220 INTRODUCTION TO STAGE LIGHTING

Stage lighting techniques, practices and equipment. Includes electrical theory, use of dimming systems and implementation of lighting designs. This course includes learning activity designed to ensure competence in oral communication.

 

TPA 2252 INTRODUCTION TO AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY

An introduction to the audio visual technology and practices of the entertainment industry. The course will focus on the setup, operation and troubleshooting of basic audio visual equipment including video and slide projectors, monitors, computers and projection screens.

 

TPA 2257 AUDIO VISUAL PRODUCTION

The student will participate as an audio visual technician for theatre, dance, film or music events. Requires a minimum of 10 hours per week for a production or pre-production assignment.

 

TPA 2260 INTRODUCTION TO AUDIO PRODUCTION

This course introduces students to the theory and practices of sound reinforcement and recording for the entertainment industry. It covers audio equipment, sound systems, recording techniques and sound reinforcement for live events with a hands-on, project-focused approach.

Mobile Journalism

Focusing 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.

 

DIG 1940 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR DIGITAL MEDIA

The student will perform self-reflective exercises to determine working and learning styles, research industry positions, learn basic job hunting skills, attend meetings of professional organizations, and learn how to develop and present their work.

 

DIG 2000C INTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN

An introduction to computers and application programs currently used in the industry for visual communication projects. Students will apply principles of design and typography to plan, produce, and present individual and group projects typical of those used in the graphics and digital media industry.

 

DIG 2030C DIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2000C or GRA 1142C; or department approval Introduction to concepts, principles, tools, and techniques of producing, assembling, and mixing digital video and audio. Understand story, creativity, planning, and organizational skills as a part of the production process.

 

DIG 2284C ADVANCED DIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND

Prerequisites: Minimum grades of C in DIG 2030C and DIG 2430C; or department approval Develops creative and organizational skills needed for advanced digital video production. Requires participation in a group video production.

 

DIG 2291C ADVANCED AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in TPA 2257 or TPP 1260; AND a minimum grade of C in DIG 2284C or TPA 2290; or department approval. An in-depth exploration of the audiovisual technology and practices of the entertainment industry, the course will focus on the development of proficiency in the operation of a variety of audiovisual equipment with emphasis on systems integration.

 

DIG 2292C DIGITAL POST-PRODUCTION

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2030C or departmental approval A detailed exploration into editing theory and post-production tasks. Includes instruction in color correction and authoring interactive designs for motion picture distribution.

 

DIG 2430C DIGITAL STORYTELLING

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ART 1300C or DIG 1940; or department approval. The course focuses on the use of narrative forms in interactive media and other new technologies. Students will explore and create non-linear and interactive story structures.

 

DIG 2580C DIGITAL MEDIA PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2284C or DIG 2342C or DIG 2561C; or department approval Creation by the student of a final digital portfolio summarizing the student’s body of work. The student will design and complete a resume, self- promotional piece, and undergo a formal interview with industry professionals. Students will be expected to earn a C or higher on a comprehensive exam using industry- standard software and procedures.

 

DIG 2943 INTERNSHIP IN DIGITAL MEDIA

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all mandated courses in reading, math, English, & EAP; a min. 2.0 institutional or overall GPA; and 12 credits, incl. a min. grade of C in DIG 2284C or DIG 2342C or DIG 2561C. The Program Director/Program Chair/Program Coordinator or Internship Workforce Office has the discretion to provide override approval as it relates to the waiver of required program/discipline-related courses; This course is a planned work-based experience that provides students with an opportunity to fine- tune skill sets learned in coursework and enhance workplace skills through supervised practical experience related to their career objectives. Each earned credit hour of internship requires a minimum of 80 clock hours of work. Multiple credit course. May be repeated for credit, but grade forgiveness cannot be applied.

 

DIG 2950C DIGITAL MEDIA PROJECT.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2284C or DIG 2342C or DIG 2561C; or department approval Students will participate in selected projects for clients internal and external to the college, creating video and motion graphic content.

 

JOU 1400L COLLEGE NEWSPAPER

Prerequisites: JOU 1100 or JOU 2200. Co-requisites: JOU 1100 or JOU 2200. Laboratory course for production of College newspaper. includes reporting, editing, business, makeup, and other phases of newspaper production.

 

JOU 1404L COLLEGE NEWSPAPER

Prerequisites: JOU 1100 or JOU 2200. Co-requisites: JOU 1100 or JOU 2200. Laboratory course for production of College newspaper. includes reporting, editing, business, makeup, and other phases of newspaper production.

 

JOU 2200 EDITING AND DESIGN

Study and application of copydesk techniques: evaluation and copy editing, correction of faulty news stories, headline writing, page layout design, and work with wire copy.

 

MMC 1000 SURVEY OF MASS COMMUNICATIONS

Introduction to history, development and current practices of media of mass communication. Presents functions of newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and advertising in light of responsibilities to public

 

PGY 1800C DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

This course is an introduction to digital photography and the ‘ electroncie darkroom’. The class will cover basic digital camera controls, lighting, composition, and hardware for the digital darkroom. Shooting, image editing, and desk top printing are covered. Requires a digital, manual SLR camera. Paper will be the student’s responsibility.

 

TPP 1110 ACTING 1

Introduction to practical skills necessary to art of stage acting. Includes character and script analysis and development and techniques for performance preparation, including relaxation, physical and vocal warm ups, memorization techniques, rehearsal procedures, and hands-on experience in the performance of monologues and/or scenes from dramatic literature

 

TPP 1260 ACTING FOR THE CAMERA

Prerequisite: TPP 1110 This course will help students transition from stage acting to acting for the camera, and will cover basic camera acting techniques, procedures, script analysis, and auditioning. Students will be required to participate in exercises and/ or film shoots outside of class time

Video and Motion Graphics

Focusing 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.

 

DIG 1940 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR DIGITAL MEDIA

The student will perform self-reflective exercises to determine working and learning styles, research industry positions, learn basic job hunting skills, attend meetings of professional organizations, and learn how to develop and present their work.

 

DIG 2000C INTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN

An introduction to computers and application programs currently used in the industry for visual communication projects. Students will apply principles of design and typography to plan, produce, and present individual and group projects typical of those used in the graphics and digital media industry.

 

DIG 2030C DIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2000C or GRA 1142C; or department approval Introduction to concepts, principles, tools, and techniques of producing, assembling, and mixing digital video and audio. Understand story, creativity, planning, and organizational skills as a part of the production process.

 

DIG 2100C WEB ESSENTIALS

Students become familiar with essential concepts used to employ critical thinking and basic programming skills to create standards compliant web sites. Students also learn the importance of usability, accessibility, and web standards when creating projects.

 

DIG 2109C DIGITAL IMAGING FUNDAMENTALS

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2000C and a minimum grade of C in either DIG 1940 or ART 1300C; or departmental approval. Introduction to the concepts and principles of digital imaging and the tools and techniques of image capture, creation, manipulation, and integration of still images. Understand composition, layout, color theory, image capture, and output using industry- standard software.

 

DIG 2284C ADVANCED DIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND

Prerequisites: Minimum grades of C in DIG 2030C and DIG 2430C; or department approval Develops creative and organizational skills needed for advanced digital video production. Requires participation in a group video production.

 

DIG 2292C DIGITAL POST-PRODUCTION

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2030C or departmental approval A detailed exploration into editing theory and post-production tasks. Includes instruction in color correction and authoring interactive designs for motion picture distribution.

 

DIG 2302C INTRODUCTION TO 3D MOTION GRAPHICS

Prerequisites: Minimum grades of C in GRA 2156C and either DIG 2341C or GRA 2160; or department approval Students will learn fundamental concepts for the creation of three- dimensional motion graphics.

 

DIG 2341C INTRODUCTION TO MOTION GRAPHICS

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in either DIG2000C or GRA1142C; or department approval. Prerequisite or Corequisite: DIG 1940. Students will learn basic concepts of motion graphics creation for various distribution formats.

 

DIG 2342C ADVANCED MOTHION GRAPHICS

Prerequisites: Minimum grades of C in GRA 1206C and either DIG 2341C or GRA 2160C; or department approval Advanced motion graphics concepts and techniques will be taught, enabling students to produce sophisticated motion graphic projects. Students will explore programming and input devices used to create more complex motion graphics.

 

DIG 2430C DIGITAL STORYTELLING

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ART 1300C or DIG 1940; or department approval. The course focuses on the use of narrative forms in interactive media and other new technologies. Students will explore and create non-linear and interactive story structures.

 

DIG 2431C ADVANCED DIGITAL STORYTELLING

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2430C; or department approval Students create purpose-driven narratives utilizing industry-standard software.

 

DIG 2500C FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERACTIVE DESIGN

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in either DIG2000C or GRA1142C; or department approval. Implement the foundations of interactive media including user- interface design concepts, optimization/ performance issues, resources and tools. Students combine audio, video, imaging, animation, and other media formats to construct an interactive product using industry- standard software.

 

DIG 2580C DIGITAL MEDIA PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2284C or DIG 2342C or DIG 2561C; or department approval Creation by the student of a final digital portfolio summarizing the student’s body of work. The student will design and complete a resume, self- promotional piece, and undergo a formal interview with industry professionals. Students will be expected to earn a C or higher on a comprehensive exam using industry- standard software and procedures.

 

DIG 2943 INTERNSHIP IN DIGITAL MEDIA

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all mandated courses in reading, math, English, & EAP; a min. 2.0 institutional or overall GPA; and 12 credits, incl. a min. grade of C in DIG 2284C or DIG 2342C or DIG 2561C. The Program Director/Program Chair/Program Coordinator or Internship Workforce Office has the discretion to provide override approval as it relates to the waiver of required program/discipline-related courses; This course is a planned work-based experience that provides students with an opportunity to fine- tune skill sets learned in coursework and enhance workplace skills through supervised practical experience related to their career objectives. Each earned credit hour of internship requires a minimum of 80 clock hours of work. Multiple credit course. May be repeated for credit, but grade forgiveness cannot be applied.

 

DIG 2950C DIGITAL MEDIA PROJECT.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2284C or DIG 2342C or DIG 2561C; or department approval Students will participate in selected projects for clients internal and external to the college, creating video and motion graphic content.

Web Development

Focusing 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.

 

DIG 1102C INTRODUCTION TO CLIENT-SIDE PROGRAMMING

Covers basic programming knowledge applied to front-end web technology with a focus on the Javascript programming language.

 

DIG 1108C INTRODUCTION TO SERVER-SIDE PROGRAMMING

Covers basic programming knowledge applied to back-end web technology with a focus on the PHP programming language.

 

DIG 1631C DIGITAL INDUSTRY PRACTICES

The business practices of digital media industries are examined with special emphasis on project management, legal issues, teamwork, contracts, communication, and revenue.

 

DIG 1940 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR DIGITAL MEDIA

The student will perform self-reflective exercises to determine working and learning styles, research industry positions, learn basic job hunting skills, attend meetings of professional organizations, and learn how to develop and present their work.

 

DIG 2000C INTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN

An introduction to computers and application programs currently used in the industry for visual communication projects. Students will apply principles of design and typography to plan, produce, and present individual and group projects typical of those used in the graphics and digital media industry.

 

DIG 2092C ETHICS OF WEB DEVELOPMENT

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in DIG 1631C or department approval Students will explore community contribution, open source etiquette, attribution and the ethical questions surrounding social media and work for hire.

 

DIG 2100C WEB ESSENTIALS

Students become familiar with essential concepts used to employ critical thinking and basic programming skills to create standards compliant web sites. Students also learn the importance of usability, accessibility, and web standards when creating projects.

 

DIG 2101C ADVANCED WEB ESSENTIALS

Prerequisite: Minimum grades of C in DIG 2100C and either DIG 2000C or GRA 1142C; or department approval Students will learn about cross-browser compatibility, the terminology of internet systems, and advanced CSS techniques.

 

DIG 2106C ADVANCED CLIENT-SIDE PROGRAMMING

Pre-requisite: Minimum grades of C in DIG 1102C and DIG 2100C; or COP 1000 and COP 2282; or department approval Covers event-driven programming, manipulating the Document Object Model, client-side event handling, and HTML forms with an industry-standard Javascript framework.

 

DIG 2107C ADVANCED SERVER-SIDE PROGRAMMING

Prerequisites: Minimum grades of C in DIG 1108C and DIG 2100C and DIG 1940; or minimum grades of C in COP 1000 and COP 2822; or department approval. Covers the interaction of client requests over the internet, web services (PHP, HTML, HTTP) Business Objects and Business Logic Software design patterns, and generating responses over a server.

 

DIG 2170C WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

Prerequisite: Minimum grades of C in DIG 2106C and DIG 2107C and DIG 2561C and COP 2341; or department approval Given a set of requirements, students will build a complete application, from modeling the data to the final display of the page.

 

DIG 2284C ADVANCED DIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND

Prerequisites: Minimum grades of C in DIG 2030C and DIG 2430C; or department approval Develops creative and organizational skills needed for advanced digital video production. Requires participation in a group video production.

 

 

DIG 2312C INTRODUCTION TO ACTIONSCRIPT

Prerequisite: Minimum grades of C in DIG 1102C and DIG 1940; or department approval Reinforces basic programming concepts inside the Adobe Flash environment. Students will learn the basics of the Flash interface along with beginning to intermediate level coding inside ActionScript.

 

DIG 2317C ADVANCED ACTIONSCRIPT

Prerequisite: Minimum grades of C in DIG 1108C and DIG 2312C; or department approval Using industry-standard authoring software and scripting languages, students author an advanced interactive presentation through various stages of development with emphasis on optimizing and debugging. Special attention is given to creating interactive projects and interfaces.

 

DIG 2431C ADVANCED DIGITAL STORYTELLING

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2430C; or department approval Students create purpose-driven narratives utilizing industry-standard software.

 

DIG 2500C FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERACTIVE DESIGN

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in either DIG2000C or GRA1142C; or department approval. Implement the foundations of interactive media including user- interface design concepts, optimization/ performance issues, resources and tools. Students combine audio, video, imaging, animation, and other media formats to construct an interactive product using industry- standard software.

 

DIG 2561C PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR DIGITAL MEDIA

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2106C or DIG 2107C; or department approval This course covers planning and managing the creative and technical requirements of a web or multimedia project. Topics include project scheduling, budgeting, tracking, and reporting.

 

DIG 2580C DIGITAL MEDIA PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2284C or DIG 2342C or DIG 2561C; or department approval Creation by the student of a final digital portfolio summarizing the student’s body of work. The student will design and complete a resume, self- promotional piece, and undergo a formal interview with industry professionals. Students will be expected to earn a C or higher on a comprehensive exam using industry- standard software and procedures.

 

DIG 2930 SELECTED TOPICS IN DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY

For students who are interested in advanced topics in digital media technology. May include lab and/or field work as part of the class, depending on topic. Multiple credit course. May be repeated for credit, but grade forgiveness cannot be applied.

 

DIG 2943 INTERNSHIP IN DIGITAL MEDIA

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all mandated courses in reading, math, English, & EAP; a min. 2.0 institutional or overall GPA; and 12 credits, incl. a min. grade of C in DIG 2284C or DIG 2342C or DIG 2561C. The Program Director/Program Chair/Program Coordinator or Internship Workforce Office has the discretion to provide override approval as it relates to the waiver of required program/discipline-related courses; This course is a planned work-based experience that provides students with an opportunity to fine- tune skill sets learned in coursework and enhance workplace skills through supervised practical experience related to their career objectives. Each earned credit hour of internship requires a minimum of 80 clock hours of work. Multiple credit course. May be repeated for credit, but grade forgiveness cannot be applied.

 

DIG 2950C DIGITAL MEDIA PROJECT.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in DIG 2284C or DIG 2342C or DIG 2561C; or department approval Students will participate in selected projects for clients internal and external to the college, creating video and motion graphic content.