Digital Media

DGMD

What is Digital Media?

Students in the Digital Media Communications program will learn basic digital media production skills using cutting-edge software and state-of-the art hardware. Students will acquire software proficiency, creative skills, and technical knowledge, as well as getting a solid foundation of communication skills. Graduates of the Digital Media Communications program will have the option to transition directly into the Communication program at UC’s College of Arts and Sciences without losing any credit hours. Here is a link to the Communication program’s webpage, where you can explore different options for completing your undergraduate studies: artsci.uc.edu/departments/ communication.html

Digital Media Communications is the study of the contemporary media industry and best practices in modern digital media production. It encompasses a variety of digital media applications, including video, audio, animation, photography, illustration, and web design. Students will study media design techniques, the current state of the media industry, and a variety of communication disciplines.

This unique transition program provides you with the first two years toward completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Communication at UC’s McMicken College of Arts and Sciences.

Success Factors

You should have basic computer skills, a creative personality, and the willingness to work with others to create digital media projects.

Career Possibilities

The Digital Media Communications program offers students a pathway to pursue a wide range of careers in the communications field, including media production, journalism, advertising, public relations, corporate communications, and many others. Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.

Other Things You Should Know

Each semester has an application deadline of approximately four weeks before classes begin to allow for timely paperwork and financial aid processing. If we receive your application after the deadline, we will admit you to the next semester. For specific deadline information, call 513-732-5319 or visit ucclermont.edu/admissions

A high school diploma, GED, or its equivalent is our only admission requirement.

You will find small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment.

Parking is convenient and at no additional charge.

Our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

Contact Us!

Andy Curran
Academic Coordinator, Digital Media Communications
Business, Law and Technology
513-732-8971

Please have an advisor contact me for more information

Program Details

Digital Media

Students in the digital media communications program will learn basic digital media production skills using cutting-edge software and state-of-the art hardware. Students will acquire software proficiency, creative skills, and technical knowledge, as well as getting a solid foundation of communication skills. Graduates of the digital media communications program will have the option to transition directly into the communication program at UC?s College of Arts and Sciences without losing any credit hours. Here is a link to the communication program?s webpage, where you can explore different options for completing your undergraduate studies: http://www.artsci.uc.edu/departments/communication.html

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Quick Info

Program Code

34AA-DGMD

Duration

2 years

Admission Criteria

Open

Location

Regional Campus

Department

Business, Law and Technology
Clermont College

Contact

4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia,OH  45103
Enrollment Services
Email: clermont.admissions@uc.edu
Phone: 513-732-5319

Student Success Factors

You should have basic computer skills, a creative personality, and the willingness to work with others to create digital media projects.

Career Possibilities

The digital media communications program offers students a pathway to pursue a wide range of careers in the communications field, including media production, journalism, advertising, public relations, corporate communications, and many others.

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.

Major Details

The Associate of Arts in Digital Media Communications is a unique program at the University of Cincinnati. It will give you a good balance of digital media production, communication theory, and general education that will enable you to transition to the communication program at UC?s College of Arts & Sciences as a junior. All credits earned will be applied toward your Bachelor of Arts in Communication! The College of Arts & Science also offers a Master of Arts in Communication, which you can complete after you earn your bachelor of arts studies.
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You should be able to complete the Associate of Arts in Digital Media Communications in two years, attending full-time fall and spring semesters.
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You will increase employment prospects if you also acquire Adobe Certified Associate certification. This program prepares you to take the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exams. ACA certification is a globally recognized premier standard for demonstrating digital media software skills. UC Clermont is an authorized ACA testing center. For more information on the ACA certification, visit: http://www.certiport.com/Portal/desktopdefault.aspx?tabid=666&roleid=101
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Upon completion of the digital media communications program, students will:
  • Be able to identify and implement best practices in the production and implementation of each type of media used in the program?s core courses.
  • Be media literate by demonstrating knowledge of the media industry?s history, business models, and social responsibilities.
  • Be proficient in all current digital media software applications, and will be able to demonstrate their skills in each application.
  • Know how to produce digital media projects for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to: business operations, marketing functions, human resources functions, information dissemination, and entertainment.

Minor Details

Minors do not apply to associate degree studies.
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If you are enrolled in a two-year transitional degree program, you will spend most of your classroom time acquiring the foundational courses for your four-year baccalaureate. Generally, you will select your minor when you transfer to your four-year institution.

Curriculum

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Curriculum Guide Versions:

Digital Media Communications

Predominant Program

    Fall (Year 1)
    • XXXXxxxx, DGMD1011C Digital Media Logistics, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, DGMD1012 Digital Media Design, 3
    • ENGL1001, English Composition, EC, 3
    • COMM1071, Introduction to Effective Speaking, HU, 3
    Spring (Year 1)
    • XXXXxxxx, DGMD1021C Digital Media Applications: Illustration, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, DGMD 1022C Digital Media Applications: Photography, 3
    • MATH1008, Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning, QR, 3
    • COMM2026, Introduction to Mass Communication, 3
    • FAA1021, Fundamental Concepts of Art, FA, 3
    Summer (Year 1)
    • N/A
    Fall (Year 2)
    • XXXXxxxx, DGMD 2011C Digital Media Applications: Animation, 3
    • EMED2001, Digital Video, 3
    • EMED2006, Digital Audio Production, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Natural Sciences Elective (NS), NS, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Foreign Language Elective, 5
    Spring (Year 2)
    • XXXXxxxx, DGMD2021C Digital Media Applications: Web, 3
    • COMM1076, Introduction to Interpersonal Communication, SS, 3
    • ENGL2089, Intermediate Composition, EC, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Historical Perspectives Elective (HP), HP, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Foreign Language Elective (Must complete sequence), 5
    Summer (Year 2)
    • N/A
    Groupings:
    Digital Media Courses
    • EMEDxxxx, Must be in discipline: EMED, 18

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

The UC Clermont College campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.
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Our faculty members have received top honors from students for displaying the extra concern and attention needed to promote student academic success.
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Expect to learn from professors who have experience in the media and communications industries. You will learn a good foundation of communication theories while developing your digital media production skills with hands-on exercises and projects.

Special Programs

The Learning Center?at UC Clermont provides free tutoring and online resources to help students get ahead and stay ahead in their classes.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.
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As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

Transferring to UC Requirements

You must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.
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If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Changing Majors Within UC

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, 513-732-5319). You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

International Student Requirements

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513-?556-2069) for details, or email?international.admissions@uc.edu?with questions.
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Learn more about becoming an?international student at UC Clermont.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-?certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor (513-?732?-5319) for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

Application Deadlines

UC Clermont College is an open admission campus. Students may begin classes in any semester. Each semester has an application deadline of approximately four weeks before classes begin to allow for timely paperwork and financial aid processing. Students who apply after the deadline will be admitted to the next semester. For specific deadline information, call 513-?732-?5319 or visit?ucclermont.edu/admissions/apply.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.