Media Design & Production Degree

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The Media Design and Production program is a cutting edge video production exploration program geared to those who have a creative drive and love to tell stories with images and sound. New technologies in cameras and editing software have made it easier than ever to produce video and get it out to thousands of people using the world wide web. We take a look at how to use TV production techniques to tell your story but with a twist: we are going on line. Students will work on producing an on line review show. All segments are student written, directed and produced. Students will get hands on with Cameras, Lights, and Editing and Post Production Software. Students will also learn how to use and take advantage of our full green screen studio, one of the largest green screen cyc's in the south sound. If you have a love for story telling and making movies, this is the program for you.

Degree Info at a Glance

Type: AAT or AAS-T Degree

Approx. # of Quarters: 4

Estimated Cost: $9,349.88

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring quarters. Part-time admission into individual courses permitted any quarter, based on seat/room availability (Instructor permission required).

Prerequisites: Basic competency with windows operating systems and file structures. Ability to type 25 to 30 words per min. To enroll in electives, students must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA or Instructor permission.

Provides exposure to the technique and tools of Video Production. Core studies in Media Design and Production provide a strong foundation for the specialized courses in Digital Video Production and Post Production, and Motion Graphics.

Innovations in computer technology continue to rapidly change and expand the multimedia field. Therefore, the following courses of study may be subject to change in order to offer training based on current industry standards.

This program is approximately four quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

In addition to the program course requirements, students must also complete the general education requirements for the degree they seek to obtain. The two degree options in this program are the Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) or the Associate in Applied Science – T (AAS-T). The different requirements for each degree are listed below:

AAT Degree General Education Requirements (15 credits)

  • ENGL& 101 English Composition or CMST& 220 (or higher)
  • MAT 105 Math for Industrial Professions (or higher)
  • PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology (PSY 112DIV, SOC& 101DIV, or other humanities course that meets the diversity requirement)

AAS-T Degree general education requirements (20 credits):

All AAS-T degrees must have a minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education. These credits replace the academic courses required for the AAT degree. Required credits include:

  • 5 credits in Communication: ENGL& 101
  • 5 credits in quantitative reasoning: MAT 110, MATH& 141, MATH& 142, MATH& 146 or MATH& 151
  • 5 credits in a social science that meets the diversity requirement (PSYC& 100DIV or SOC& 101DIV)
  • 5 credits in social science, humanities, or science (choose one from the following): PSYC& 100DIV, PSYC& 200, PSY 210, PSYC& 220, SOC& 101, ART& 100, MUSC& 105, ASL& 121, BIOL 118, BIOL& 160, BIOL& 175, BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242, CHEM& 121, CHEM& 110, GEOL& 110, PHYS& 114, ECON 101, ECON& 201 or ECON& 202

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all College degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone project, diversity, and computer literacy requirements.

Program Requirements

Catalog # Course Name Credits
MDP 114 Technology & Multi Media Production 5
MDP 116 Creative Development 5
MDP 119 Digital Photography 5
MDP 123 Digital Imaging I: Photoshop 5
MDP 127 Digital HD Video & Lighting I 5
MDP 131 Digital HD Video Editing I 5
MDP 171 Designing with Illustration Software 5
MDP 201 Digital HD Video & Lighting II 5
MDP 203 Digital HD Video Editing II 5
MDP 205 Digital Imaging II: Photoshop 5
MDP 207 DSLR Special Effects & Techniques 5
MDP 210 Digital Motion Graphics Introduction 5
MDP 212 Digital Media Project (CAP) 5
MDP 231 Independent Study 5
  Technical Course Requirements (Total) 70
  General Education Requirements (See listing above) 15
  Computer Literacy Requirement
(Course to meet computer literacy degree requirement or successful completion of computer literacy exam)
  Elective Credits
(See listing below)
  Total Credits for Completion of AAT Degree 98

AAS-T Program Requirements

Technical Course Requirements
(Same as AAT)
General Education Requirements
(See listing above)
Computer Literacy Requirement Course to meet computer literacy degree requirement
(or successful completion of computer literacy exam)
Elective Credits
(See listing below)
Total Credits for Completion of AAS-T Degree   103


Catalog # Course Name Credits
MDP 112 DSLR Video A to Z 5
MDP 239 Internship 5