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.
The following career-oriented certificates provide the knowledge and skills to directly enter into the work force:
This program teaches video production as applied to the broadcast television, film, corporate and digital media industries with an emphasis on narrative, documentary/news and informational programming. This hands-on program teaches all aspects of field, studio and video post-production on advanced technology in the college’s Center for New Media.
This program prepares students for careers in the field of interactive multimedia used in business, marketing, education, entertainment and the World Wide Web. Students learn interactive multimedia design, authoring and production including graphics, audio, video and animation. Graduates leave with a portfolio of work and experience that prepare them for careers as multimedia producers, web designers, project managers or media production specialists.
This program offers hands-on education in the exciting field of news and sports production as used in the broadcast, event videography and digital media industries. Students will learn news and sports journalism as well as field, studio, and remote production in their courses.
This program program offers hands-on education in video productions as used in business. Emphasis is on creating marketing, training, instructional and promotional videos.
This program offers students opportunities to integrate the world of computers, Internet, art and multimedia in completion of the certificate. It covers relevant areas of web site construction, including designing and programming pages, developing multimedia content, as well as building and managing a web site. This program is designed not only for the person who wants to design and develop a personal web site, but also for the systems, publishing or business professional who would like to understand the capabilities of this powerful technology and to use it to provide innovative solutions to business problems.
This program designed to prepare students to work in various types of audio-related positions in music recording and media. Students can specialize in either music production or audio production for media, with some overlap between these two areas. The program emphasizes hands-on training using professional-level, state-of-the-art, digital audio technology and software with some required coursework in music. While not designed as a transfer program, the curriculum includes several courses modeled after those offered by similar bachelor degree programs and should allow for easy transfer to these types of programs. MxCC’s new audio recording and post-production studios and labs are Pro Tools based and will allow students to learn the advanced-level skills necessary to be competent professional audio technicians.
This program is designed to provide a wide education in the liberal arts, as well as the skills necessary to pursue a career in retail or wholesale merchandising upon graduation. Students who have completed this program may seek immediate employment or may transfer to a four-year institution. With proper advising, students have successfully transferred to many colleges with a minimum loss of college credit. Before registering, it is the student’s responsibility to seek transfer advising with a Marketing advisor or counselor.
Each of the above areas of specialization can also be taken as a 30-credit standalone certificate for professionals who may already have a degree and wish to update their skills or for those individuals seeking an occupational credential to enter the workforce. Students who enter a certificate program can matriculate into the Digital Media Production AAS program at any time without penalty.