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    ARE YOU READY FOR A JOB IN

    DIGITAL MEDIA?
    Certificate of Specialization (CS)
  • Overview

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    The digital media program has been revised to meet the current needs of professionals working in the fields of digital imaging. Students as well as professional artists will learn to use current graphic tools and ways traditional methods can be advanced by technology and software. Several new Certificate of Specialization programs are being offered including Animation, Digital Photography, Interactive Design, Page Layout-Graphic Design, and Video Art.

    This program is supported by the Digital Arts and Technology Alliance department.

    Note: Florissant Valley does not offer this complete certificate, only selected courses.

    Currently, the specific courses offered at Florissant Valley include the prerequisite course work for this certificate and ART:131, ART:236, ART:275, AT:120, AT:135, AT:143, AT:144, AT:276, AT:233 and AT:234. Other courses may be offered in the future. Contact the Florissant Valley Arts & Humanities department at 314-513-4375 for more information.

    Digital Media: Animation is a 17-credit-hour program designed to prepare the working professional for a career option in three-dimensional design and animation. Realistic sculptural creations are constructed on the computer and subsequently animated. High-end computer hardware and software, similar to those found in commercial studios, are used. The purpose of this certificate is to provide students in the new tools for creating and graduates will be prepared to enter a career direction in this exciting medium.

    Digital Media: Digital Photography is a 17 credit-hour program designed to prepare the returning photographic professional for digital applications of photography. Study includes the use of computers, scanners, digital cameras, printers, and related hardware and software, with creativity as the goal. Instruction emphasizes ways that traditional photographic visualization and processing can be cultivated and enhanced with advanced computer technology and software. The purpose of this certificate is to provide students with expertise in the new tools for creating and adapting images made available by computer.

    Digital Media: Interactive Design is a 17-credit-hour program designed to meet the needs of those professionals currently working in the various fields of interactive and Web page development and students wanting to enter those fields. Students will learn ways that traditional design methods can be enhanced by computing technology. Study focuses on aesthetic and dynamic design while utilizing the most current hardware and software available for construction and publishing in Web and interactive designers for personal and professional purposes.

    Digital Media: Page Layout/Graphic Design is a 17-credit-hour program designed to prepare professionals for digital applications in page layout and graphic design. Study focuses on the creative use of computers and appropriate software with creativity as a principle goal. Instruction emphasizes ways in which traditional graphic communication methods can be enhanced by computer technology and software. The purpose of this certificate is to provide students with expertise in many electronic tools used in the graphic design industry.

    Digital Media: Video Art is a 17 credit-hour program designed to prepare those involved or interested in video editing for the effective use of digital applications in the medium. The study includes the use of computers, scanners, digital cameras, and related hardware and software with creativity as a principle goal. Instruction emphasizes ways that traditional videography can be enhanced by advanced computer technology and software. The purpose is to provide students with expertise in new technology tools.

  • Career Opportunities

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    Job Resources

    • For information on the job outlook in the digital media profession, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and search specific job titles. Also available: information on median pay, entry-level education, number of jobs and more.
    • For specific real-time information on wages and job prospects in the STLCC region, visit STLCC Career Coach.
    Gainful Employment Data: Animation (CS)
    Gainful Employment Data: Digital Photography (CS)
    Gainful Employment Data: Interactive Design (CS)
    Gainful Employment Data: Graphic Design (CS)
    Gainful Employment Data: Video Art (CS)
  • Faculty

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    Florissant Valley
    Lexa Browning
    Phone: 314-513-4870
    E-mail: lbrowning@stlcc.edu

    Larry Byers, 
    Associate Professor
    Phone: 314-513-4373
    E-mail: lbyers@stlcc.edu

    James Gormley
    Associate Professor
    Phone: 314-513-4370
    E-mail: jgormley@stlcc.edu

    Julia Jenner
    Phone: 314-513-4375
    E-mail: jjenner@stlcc.edu

    Ronald Lizorty
    Phone: 314-513-2273
    E-mail: rlizorty@stlcc.edu

    Sean O’Connor
    Phone: 314-513-4867
    E-mail: smoconnor@stlcc.edu

    Derek L. Bauman
    Phone: 314-513-4375
    E-mail: dbauman@stlcc.edu

    Mark S. Carroll
    Phone: 314-513-4375
    E-mail: mscarroll@stlcc.edu

    James Ross
    Phone: 314-513-4375

    Meramec
    Michael Aehle
    Professor
    Phone: 314-984-7765
    E-mail: maehle@stlcc.edu

    Michael Burks, Ph.D
    Manager, Digital Arts and Technology Alliance
    Phone: 314-984-7998
    E-mail: mburks13@stlcc.edu

    Tim Linder
    Assistant Professor, Faculty Coordinator
    Phone: 314-984-7630
    E-mail: tlinder1@stlcc.edu

    Michael Swoboda
    Assistant Professor
    Phone: 314-984-7626
    E-mail: mswoboda@stlcc.edu

  • Program Curriculum

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    Animation (CS) 17 Credits

    Program Total: 17 credits
    ART:131 Computer Art Studio 3
    ART:126 Introduction to Adobe Flash 3
    ART:275 Photo Imaging I: Photoshop 3
    AT:100 Hardware Configuration and
    Troubleshooting: Macintosh/Windows
    1
    AT:146 3D Modeling I: Surface Modeling 3
    AT:234 Computer Animation I 3
    AT:283 Electronic Portfolio 1

    Digital Photography (CS) 17 Credits

    Program Total: 17 credits
    Area of Concentration
    ART:131 Computer Art Studio 3
    ART:172 Digital Photography 3
    ART:275 Photo Imaging I: Photoshop 3
    AT:100 Hardware Configuration and Troubleshooting: Macintosh/Windows 1
    AT:105 Digital Printing 3
    AT:276 Photo Imaging II: Photoshop 3
    AT:283 Electronic Portfolio 1

    Interactive Design (CS) 17 Credits

    Program Total: 17 credits
    ART:131 Computer Art Studio 3
    ART:125 Interactive Design I 3
    AT:100 Hardware Configuration and
    Troubleshooting: MacIntosh/Windows
    1
    AT:135 Communications and Design for the WWW I 3
    AT:143 Communications and Design for the WWW II 3
    ART:126 Introduction to Adobe Flash 3
    AT:283 Electronic Portfolio 1

    Page Layout/ Graphical Design (CS) 17 Credits

    Program Total: 17 credits
    ART:131 Computer Art Studio 3
    ART:133 Graphical Design I 3
    ART:221 Page Layout: Quark/InDesign 3
    ART:275 Photo Imaging I: Photo 3
    AT:100 Hardware Configuration and Troubleshooting: MacIntosh/Windows 1
    AT:120 Computer Drawing I: Illustrator 3
    AT:283 Electronic Portfolio 1

    Video Art (CS) 17 Credits

    Program Total: 17 credits
    Area of Concentration
    ART:131 Computer Art Studio 3
    MCM:126 Video Production – Field (OR)
    AT:175 Video Art I 3
    ART:275 Photo Imaging I: Photoshop 3
    ART:280 Final Cut 3
    AT:100 Hardware Configuration and Troubleshooting: Macintosh/Windows 1
    AT:106 Two Dimensional Computer Animation: Adobe After Effects 3
    AT:283 Electronic Portfolio 1
  • Additional Information

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    Location

    The Digital Media programs are offered at our Florissant Valley and Meramec campuses. Students make take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five eduction centers, and online.

     

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