Digital Media Specialist

Certificate – HEGIS Code 5199
The Digital Media Specialist program is designed to provide students with the skills needed for career opportunities in a diverse and evolving industry that includes graphic design, web design, animation, video and visual effects, and game design. The program utilizes the most current digital media technologies which enable students to enhance their personal portfolios to emphasize their strengths, skills, and potential. Credits are transferable to the associate degree program, Digital Media.


"Every day, I try to make my class both interesting and fun. My goal is to show how something that seems challenging can be broken down into smaller, easier to understand, and simpler steps. Through this process I will sometimes spontaneously thread in humor to assist in making the students comfortable."

Marc Hess Marc Hess, MS, BA
Associate Professor
Chairperson, Digital Media

(Certifications: Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 Certified Associate, Macromedia Flash 5 Developer, Flash MX Designer, Dreamweaver MX Developer, CIW Foundations, CIW Site Designer)

  Digital Media Electives  
  Digital Media Electives (3) 9
  Total Digital Media Elective Credits 9
  Elective (1) 3
  Total Elective Credits 3

Electives: (3 required) Three of the four must be in Digital Media (DMD) courses. Selection may be either from one of the recommended offerings or a combination of all courses listed below. Not all courses are offered in all divisions. Some electives are offered only on sufficient demand.

Course No. Offerings in Web & Interactive Design: Semester
DMD160 Web Page Development I (Dreamweaver) 3
DMD165 2D Web Animation (Flash) 3
DMD225 Interactive Design & Development (Flash Scripting) 3
DMD230 Web Page Development II 3
  Offerings in Game Design:  
DMD165 2D Web Animation (Flash) 3
DMD131 Introduction to Game Design 3
DMD141 Game Design & Development I 3
DMD241 Game Design & Development II 3
  Offerings in Animation & Video:  
DMD113 Digital Video & Sound 3
DMD121 3D Modeling & Animation I 3
DMD123 Digital FX & Motion Graphics (After Effects) 3
DMD165 2D Web Animation (Flash) 3
  Offerings in Graphic Design:  
DMD150 Publishing Design & Layout (InDesign) 3
DMD250 Graphic Design Projects 3
DMD160 Web Page Development I (Dreamweaver) 3


Note: Students who pursue a sequence of Game Design & Development are required to test out of a departmental Algebra exam. Any student who does not pass the test-out for College Algebra will be required to take the course as a non-digital media elective required to complete the degree.

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