Program Code: 3620
The Associate in Science degree program in Digital Media Technology offers instruction in the theory and practice of digital media to prepare graduates for entry-level jobs in this expanding career field.
Digital Media Technology (Multimedia) students are admitted to the program twice a year. Digital Media Technology students entering the program in the spring will take their second semester classes in the summer to enter their third semester the following fall. Second semester classes will not be offered during the fall semesters. Admission is competitive. The Digital Media Technology program requires a separate application beyond initial acceptance to Santa Fe College.
Admission is based on faculty rankings of the departmental applications. It is not a requirement that students complete their General Education requirements before applying for admission to Digital Media Technology. We strongly recommend that applicants take classes in the Fine Arts Department before being admitted to Digital Media. Some of these classes may also cover some of their General Education requirements (please contact our department for more information about classes we recommend). Once admitted to Digital Media, students take classes full time in a specific, or lockstep, sequence.
The program emphasizes creative thinking and problem solving in combination with hands-on instruction on industry standard computer hardware and software.
The Multimedia Production track also teaches the basic skills needed to author, design, organize and deliver multimedia presentations including all forms of media that rely on a sequence of imagery and sound. Students will learn how to create and develop media and applications from concept to production. Such applications include Video Production and Editing, 2-D and 3-D modeling and animation, computer-based training and audio production. Students will learn to deliver this media content via DVD, CD-ROM, broadcast, digital video and the Internet.