Associate in Applied Science Degree
The Digital Media Production Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree qualifies students to work in the many industries that require skills in digital technology and media production such as video production, broadcast television, digital cinema, digital and interactive media, audio recording and mixing, radio, social media, computer graphics, web design, audio and music production, and animation. During the first semester, full-time students take the same classes within the major and have the same schedule. Before the end of their first semester students are required to enroll in a certificate, specializing in one of several areas of media production: Audio and Music, Corporate Media, Film and Video, Multimedia Design, News and Sports, and Web Design and Development. To meet graduation requirements, each student will produce a thesis project and participate in an internship in their area of specialization. Placement in ENG*101 is required for most courses.
The Digital Media Production Associate of Applied Science degree, will provide students the opportunity to complete 21 credits of general education coursework (including two program-related courses that fulfill the “aesthetic dimensions” competency) and 12 credits of common course requirements in digital media.
A unique aspect of this program is that students will complete the balance of their degree requirements through 27 credits of directed electives targeted to needed positions in Connecticut’s growing media industry. This will require students to co-enroll in one of the college’s digital media professional certificate programs. Students will select from one of the six areas of specialization designed to fulfill their educational and career goals from their chosen certificate.