Digital Media Communications AAS

Digital Media and Communications Department | A.A.S. Associate of Applied Science Degree | Two years

Learn the fundamentals of video production, interactive multimedia, music technology, animation, motion graphics and more to make your mark in the entertainment industry.

Are you interested in channeling your creativity into a career in television, radio or film? With courses in web design, animation and motion graphics, broadcast journalism, publishing and even movie-making, a two-year degree in Digital Media Communications is what you need to make your visions a reality. Our Digital Media Communications program offers seven different areas of focus to choose from that are sure to meet your needs and interests. And earning a degree at Clackamas Community College is an affordable path to transferring to a four-year university.

Digital Media and Communications AAS

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Digital Media Communications Core Requirement

Complete 3 credits of DMC-280
  • DMC-280
  • Digital Media Communications/CWE
  • 3
 
Complete J-211 or COMM-212
  • COMM-212
  • Mass Media & Society
  • 4
  • J-211
  • Mass Media & Society
  • 4
 
Complete MUS-247 or DMC-247
  • DMC-247
  • Sound for Media
  • 3
  • MUS-247
  • Sound for Media
  • 3
 
Complete the following Digital Media Communications Core Requirements
  • ART-115
  • Basic Design: 2-Dimensional Design
  • 4
  • ART-262
  • Digital Photography & Photo-Imaging
  • 3
  • BA-101
  • Introduction to Business
  • 4
  • DMC-100
  • Introduction to Media Arts
  • 3
  • DMC-104
  • Digital Video Editing
  • 4
  • DMC-291
  • Digital Multimedia Communications Portfolio Project I
  • 3
  • DMC-292
  • Digital Multimedia Communications Portfolio Project II
  • 3
 

Video Production Focus Area

Complete ART-120 or MUS-171
  • ART-120
  • Creativity/Ideation
  • 2
  • MUS-171
  • Sound Design
  • 2
 
Complete ENG-194 or DMC-194
  • DMC-194
  • Introduction to Film
  • 4
  • ENG-194
  • Introduction to Film
  • 4
 
Complete the following Video Production Focus Area
  • DMC-106
  • Animation & Motion Graphics I
  • 3
  • DMC-205
  • Directing for Film & Video
  • 3
  • DMC-230
  • Documentary Film Production
  • 4
  • DMC-264
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • 4
  • DMC-265
  • Advanced Digital Filmmaking
  • 4
  • WR-262
  • Introduction to Screenwriting
  • 4
 

Computation Related Instruction

Complete MTH-050, or MTH-065, or higher, or CS-161
  • CS-161
  • Computer Science I
  • 4
  • MTH-050
  • Technical Mathematics I
  • 4
  • MTH-065
  • Algebra II
  • 4
 

Communication Related Instruction

Complete WR-121
  • WR-121
  • English Composition
  • 4
 

Human Relations Related Instruction

Complete COMM-100 or PSY-101
  • COMM-100
  • Basic Speech Communication
  • 3
  • PSY-101
  • Human Relations
  • 3
 

PE/Health/Safety Related Instruction

Complete 1 credit. Please refer to page 82 of the catalog for a list of approved Related Instruction Courses.
 

Program Electives

Complete 16 credits of Digital Media Communications Program Electives. Additional selected electives must be from different subject areas, from the following list of prefixes: ART, BA, COMM, CS, DMC, ENG, J, MUS, TA, or WR.
 

Journalism Focus Area

Complete ART-120 or MUS-171
  • ART-120
  • Creativity/Ideation
  • 2
  • MUS-171
  • Sound Design
  • 2
 
Complete J-220 or DMC-230
  • DMC-230
  • Documentary Film Production
  • 4
  • J-220
  • Pod, Broad and Social - Journalism Across Platforms
  • 4
 
Complete WR-240 or WR-265
  • WR-240
  • Introduction to Creative Writing: Nonfiction
  • 4
  • WR-265
  • Digital Storytelling
  • 4
 
Complete the following Journalism Focus Area
  • ART-225
  • Computer Graphics I
  • 3
  • J-134
  • Photojournalism
  • 4
  • J-215
  • College Newspaper: Writing & Photography
  • 3
  • J-216
  • Writing for Media
  • 4
  • J-226
  • Introduction to College Newspaper: Design & Production
  • 4
 

Motion Graphics & Computer Animation Focus Area

Complete the following Motion Graphics & Computer Animation Focus Area
  • ART-131
  • Introduction to Drawing
  • 4
  • ART-225
  • Computer Graphics I
  • 3
  • ART-226
  • Computer Graphics II
  • 3
  • DMC-106
  • Animation & Motion Graphics I
  • 3
  • DMC-107
  • Animation & Motion Graphics II
  • 3
  • DMC-221
  • Introduction to 2D Animation: Design & Techniques
  • 3
  • DMC-222
  • Advanced 2D Animation: Design & Techniques
  • 3
  • MUS-171
  • Sound Design
  • 2
  • WR-265
  • Digital Storytelling
  • 4
 

Music & Sound for Media Focus Area

Complete 3 credits of MUS-145
  • MUS-145
  • Introduction to Digital Sound, Video & Animation
  • 3
 
Complete MUS-106 or MUS-149
  • MUS-106
  • Audio Recording at Home
  • 1
  • MUS-149
  • Advanced Pro Tools Editing Techniques
  • 1
 
Complete the following Music & Sound for Media Focus Area
  • DMC-242
  • Field Recording for Media
  • 1
  • MUS-101
  • Music Fundamentals
  • 3
  • MUS-107
  • Introduction to Audio Recording I
  • 3
  • MUS-108
  • Introduction to Audio Recording II
  • 3
  • MUS-141
  • Introduction to the Music Business
  • 3
  • MUS-142
  • Introduction to Electronic Music I: MIDI
  • 3
  • MUS-143
  • Introduction to Electronic Music II: Sequencing, Audio Looping, Sound EFX
  • 3
  • MUS-147
  • Music, Sound & Moviemaking
  • 1
  • MUS-170
  • Introduction to Scoring Music for Media
  • 2
  • MUS-171
  • Sound Design
  • 2
 
Total Credits Required: 90
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