Digital Media Communications

Digital Media and Communications Department | AAS - Associate of Applied Science Degree | 2 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

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Digital Media Communications Core Requirement

Complete 3 credits of DMC-280
  • DMC-280
  • DMC/CWE
  • 2
 
Complete DMC-191 or DMC-192
  • DMC-191
  • DMC Portfolio Project II
  • 3
  • DMC-192
  • DMC Portfolio Project III
  • 4
 
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-D Design
  • 4
  • BA-146
  • Entertainment Law & New Media
  • 3
  • DMC-100
  • Introduction to Media Arts
  • 3
  • DMC-104
  • Digital Video Editing
  • 4
 

Computation Related Instruction

Complete MTH-050, MTH-065, or CS-161
  • CS-161
  • Computer Science I
  • 4
  • MTH-050
  • Technical Mathematics I
  • 3
  • 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 at least 1 credit. Please refer to page 82 of the catalog for a list of approved Related Instruction Courses.
 

Audio & Sound Engineering Focus Area

Complete the following Audio & Sound Engineering Focus Area
  • DMC-242
  • Field Recording & Sound Design
  • 1
  • MUS-101
  • Music Fundamentals
  • 3
  • MUS-107
  • Intro to Audio Recording I
  • 3
  • MUS-108
  • Intro to Audio Recording II
  • 3
  • MUS-109
  • Intro to Audio Recording III
  • 3
  • MUS-141
  • Intro to the Music Business
  • 3
  • MUS-147
  • Music, Sound & Moviemaking
  • 1
  • MUS-148
  • Live Sound Engineering
  • 3
  • MUS-171
  • Sound Design
  • 2
 

Journalism Focus Area

Complete ART-262 or ART-225
  • ART-225
  • Computer Graphics I
  • 3
  • ART-262
  • Digital Photography & Imaging
  • 3
 
Complete J-221 or J-226
  • J-221
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • 4
  • J-226
  • Intro-Coll Newsp-Design/Prod
  • 4
 
Complete the following Journalism Focus Area
  • J-134
  • Photojournalism
  • 4
  • J-215
  • College Newspaper: Writing & Photography
  • 3
  • J-216
  • Writing for Media
  • 4
  • J-220
  • Intro to Broadcast Journalism
  • 4
 

Motion Graphics & Computer Animation Focus Area

Complete ART-106 or DMC-106
  • ART-106
  • Animation & Motion Graphics I
  • 3
  • DMC-106
  • Animation & Motion Graphics I
  • 3
 
Complete ART-107 or DMC-107
  • ART-107
  • Animation & Motion Graphics II
  • 3
  • DMC-107
  • Animation & Motion Graphics II
  • 3
 
Complete ART-131, ART-132 or ART-133
  • ART-131
  • Drawing: Still Life & Landscpe
  • 4
  • ART-132
  • Life Drawing (Figure Emphasis)
  • 4
  • ART-133
  • Drawing for Comics
  • 4
 
Complete ART-221 or DMC-221
  • ART-221
  • 2D Animation: Design/Techniques
  • 3
  • DMC-221
  • Flash Animation-Design/Technq
  • 3
 
Complete ART-222 or DMC-222
  • ART-222
  • ADV 2D Animation: Design/Tech
  • 3
  • DMC-222
  • ADV 2D Animation: Design/Tech
  • 3
 
Take the Following
  • ART-225
  • Computer Graphics I
  • 3
  • ART-226
  • Computer Graphics II
  • 3
 

Music & Sound for Media Focus Area

Complete 3 credits of MUS-145
  • MUS-145
  • Digital Sound/Video/Animation
  • 1
 
Complete the following Music & Sound for Media Focus Area
  • DMC-242
  • Field Recording & Sound Design
  • 1
  • MUS-101
  • Music Fundamentals
  • 3
  • MUS-107
  • Intro to Audio Recording I
  • 3
  • MUS-141
  • Intro to the Music Business
  • 3
  • MUS-142
  • Intro to Electronic Music I
  • 3
  • MUS-143
  • Electronic Music II
  • 3
  • MUS-147
  • Music, Sound & Moviemaking
  • 1
  • MUS-170
  • Intro-Scoring Music for Media
  • 2
 

Publishing Focus Area

Complete WR-240, WR-241, WR-242, or WR-243
  • WR-240
  • Creative Writing: Nonfiction
  • 4
  • WR-241
  • Creative Writing: Fiction
  • 4
  • WR-242
  • Creative Writing: Poetry
  • 4
  • WR-243
  • Creative Writing: Playwriting
  • 4
 
Complete the following Publishing Focus Area
  • WR-148
  • Self-Publish: Design & Layout
  • 1
  • WR-149
  • Introduction to Blogging
  • 1
  • WR-246
  • Editing and Publishing
  • 4
  • WR-248
  • Bookmaking: Design and Layout
  • 4
  • WR-265
  • Digital Storytelling
  • 4
 

Video Production Focus Area

Complete ART-106 or DMC-106
  • ART-106
  • Animation & Motion Graphics I
  • 3
  • DMC-106
  • Animation & Motion Graphics I
  • 3
 
Complete WR-262, ENG-194, or DMC-194
  • DMC-194
  • Introduction to Film
  • 4
  • ENG-194
  • Introduction to Film
  • 4
  • WR-262
  • Introduction to Screenwriting
  • 4
 
Complete the following Video Production Focus Area
  • DMC-205
  • Directing for Film & Video
  • 4
  • DMC-230
  • Documentary Film Production
  • 4
  • DMC-264
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • 4
  • DMC-265
  • Advanced Digital Filmmaking
  • 4
 

Web Design Focus Area

Complete the following Web Design Focus Area
  • ART-116
  • Basic Design: Color Theory
  • 4
  • ART-227
  • Computer Graphics III
  • 3
  • ART-262
  • Digital Photography & Imaging
  • 3
  • BA-103
  • Bus Strat: Computer Consultant
  • 3
  • CS-125H
  • HTML & Web Site Design
  • 3
  • CS-135I
  • Adv Web Design W/Dreamweaver
  • 3
  • CS-181
  • CMS Web Development
  • 3
 

Program Electives

Complete 29 credits of Digital Media Communications Program Electives. This may consist of any course with an ANT, ART, BA, COMM, CS, DMC, EC, ENG, GEO, HST, J, MUS, PS, PSY, SOC, SSC, TA, WR, or WS prefix not already listed in the Digital Media Communications Program.
 
Total Credits Required: 90
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