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.

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Program Coordinator

Rich Lenoce Richard Lenoce
Professor of Broadcast-Cinema
Office: Chapman Hall 606
Phone: 860-343-5796

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Effectively use a variety of industry standard tools and processes for producing contemporary forms of digital media across multiple delivery platforms and delivery systems.
  2. Use advanced technologies within a chosen area of specialization with the goal of successfully transitioning from school to working in the industry.
  3. Plan, create and maintain a professional portfolio highlighting and marketing professional skills and capabilities. Showcase this portfolio via websites, blogs, and social media to achieve employment and educational goals.
  4. Demonstrate key competencies in media writing, video production, audio production, graphic design, interactive media, photography and other technologies within digital media arts.
  5. Apply critical thinking and aesthetic judgments in creating collaborative Digital Media projects.
  6. Communicate clearly, concisely, visually, verbally and in writing, using techniques appropriate for the intended audience.
  7. Apply course knowledge and gain media production experience in a work environment through experiential learning including internships, practicums and community engaged learning.

Graduation Checklist

Digital Media Production Degree – Graduation Checklist

A Graduation Checklist is a printable list of course requirements you will use when you meet with your academic advisor each semester.  The checklist helps you keep track of your progress from when you first enter MxCC to when you are ready to graduate.