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Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Digital Media Certificate


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School: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Academic Dept: Arts
HEGIS: 5012
 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2021 to Summer 2022. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description


The Digital Media Certificate is a concentrated course of study designed for students interested in develop­ing professional competence in the field of digital art. Classes provide a strong foundation in studio practice, including an introduction to basic software skills, as well as history and theory. The Mentored Portfolio course focuses on portfolio development and career preparation.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate technical proficiency in the use of digital media tools.
  2. Produce a range of finished pieces that demonstrate and variety and versatility in the use of digital media tools.
  3. Demonstrate strong understanding of design principles.
  4. Demonstrate ability to use formal/technical skills to communicate a message or idea.
  5. Assemble a portfolio of work that meets professional standards in terms of image quality, presentation, and appearance.

Program Map


The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.

 

 Semester 1

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ART 101     3  
ART 112     3  
Art Elective   3
Digital Media Elective   3 ✹✹
Semester Total Credits     12  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: ART 129 , ART 147 , or ART 265  

✹✹ Choose one: ART 102 , ART 126 , ART 129 , ART 131 , ART 139 , ART 145 , ART 147 , ART 265 , ART 270 FILM 130 , FILM 160 , or COMSC 100  

Semester 2

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ART 170       3  
Digital Media Elective   3
Digital Media Elective   3
Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Elective     3 ✹✹
Semester Total Credits     12  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: ART 102 , ART 126 , ART 129 , ART 131 , ART 139 , ART 145 , ART 147 , ART 265 , ART 270 FILM 130 , FILM 160 , or COMSC 100  

✹✹ Choose one: MKT 101 , MKT 202 , or COMM 106  

Minimum Total Credits: 24

 

Gainful Employment Disclosure


For information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed this program, and other important information please visit Digital Media Certificate - GE Disclosure. For an overview of all gainful employment disclosures at Westchester Community College, visit www.sunywcc.edu/gainfulemployment

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