Digital Media Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree

This Associate in Applied Science degree is designed to prepare students to enter the field of multimedia technology – digital media, computer animation, game design, digital video/audio production, web design and multimedia for the web. Specialized classes using industry-standard software and hardware prepare students for careers in multimedia design, development and delivery.Technical emphasis courses afford students an opportunity to explore disciplines of interest to them such as game design, broadcasting, graphic design, journalism, music, photography, web development or mobile app design.

For more information, visit the Department of Information Technologies website.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Technology-based courses taken by a student at least seven years prior to the time the student applies for graduation may not be applied to a degree or certificate within the Department of Information Technologies.

AAS Digital Media Technology

(P3530)

General Education Foundation
Communication6
English Composition I
English Composition II
Math-Science-Technology6-8
Mathematics Elective
Science Elective
Social Science or Humanities3
General Psychology
General Education Electives6
Humanities Electives
General Education Foundation Credits21-23
Digital Media Technology Core
CMP-239The Internet and Web Page Design3
CMP-244Web Design II3
CMP-245Web Design Tools3
MED-110Multimedia I3
MED-113Multimedia II3
MED-114Media Aesthetics3
MED-119Digital Media Production3
MED-210Digital Video Editing3
MED-213Multimedia Authoring and Design3
or CMP-250 Game Production
MED-220Animation3
Technical Tracks6
Free Elective3-4
Digital Media Technology Core Credits39-40
Total Credits60-63

Broadcasting

Along with the Course List in the AAS Digital Media Technology program, students interested in this track should take the following courses.

MED-211Television Production I3
MED-212Television Production II3

Game Design

Along with the Course List in the AAS Digital Media Technology program, students interested in this track should take the following courses.

CMP-108Game Design Concepts3
MED-240Advanced Animation3

Graphic Design

Along with the Course List in the AAS Digital Media Technology program, students interested in this track should take the following courses.

GRD-111Introduction to Computer Graphics3
GRD-118Typography I3

Journalism

Along with the Course List in the AAS Digital Media Technology program, students interested in this track should take the following courses.

COM-111Introduction to Journalism3
COM-209Editing and Publication Design3

Music

Along with the Course List in the AAS Digital Media Technology program, students interested in this track should take the following courses.

MUS-112Introduction to Electronic Music3
MUS-124Electronic Music II3

Photography

Along with the Course List in the AAS Digital Media Technology program, students interested in this track should take the following courses.

PHO-115Photography I3
PHO-204Digital Imaging I3

Web Development

Along with the Course List in the AAS Digital Media Technology program, students interested in this track should take the following courses.

CMP-128Computer Science I3
CMP-249Advanced Web Programming3

Mobile App Design

Along with the Course List in the AAS Digital Media Technology program, students interested in this track should take the following courses.

CMP-128Computer Science I3
CMP-170Mobile App Design3

Media Technology

A Certificate of Achievement within Digital Media Technology

(P0360)

The Certificate of Achievement in Media Technology is a compact collection of courses in media production skills that enables individuals to work effectively in the creative aspects of digital media. The program is flexible so students may concentrate in a particular area of interest or build a broad repertoire of basic production skills. It is intended for working professionals who wish to gain or enhance skills needed to find employment or advance their careers in media-related occupations including advertising, broadcasting, marketing, multimedia development, public relations and training.

MED-110Multimedia I3
MED-119Digital Media Production3
Restricted Electives 19
Select three of the following:
Multimedia II
Media Aesthetics
Digital Video Editing
Television Production I
Television Production II
Animation
Advanced Animation
Special Topics in Media
Special Topics in Media
Game Design Concepts
The Internet and Web Page Design
Web Design Tools
Broadcast Journalism
Introduction to Electronic Music
Introduction to Music Recording
Photography I
Digital Imaging I
Total Credits15
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Students should consult their academic advisors when selecting these courses. 

 
 

Nancy Binowski
Chairperson, Associate Professor, Information Technologies
M.S., Courant Institute of Mathematics, New York University
B.A., Rutgers University
EH 225   973-328-5775   nbinowski@ccm.edu

Patricia Tamburelli
Assistant Professor, Information Technologies
M.A., Seton Hall University
B.A., B.S., Jersey City University
EH 221     973-328-5799     ptamburelli@ccm.edu

Courses

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MED-110. Multimedia I. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Multimedia I is a survey course designed to allow students to explore, discuss, develop and use multimedia technology. This computer-based course offers an extensive overview of the technologies of multimedia. Students engage in issues related to usability, management and distribution. Topics include multimedia development and design, media elements, and emerging hardware and software trends. A multimedia prototype project that demonstrates conceptual and technical understanding is required.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-113. Multimedia II. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
An advanced course designed to allow students to apply the theory and basic practical knowledge presented in Multimedia I. Students apply their knowledge productions for DVD, local networks or the Internet. Students incorporate traditional media production elements such as video and audio combined with the latest features and technologies. Conceptualization, user interface design and prototyping are key course elements. A multimedia prototype project that demonstrates conceptual and technical understanding is required.
Prerequisites: MED-110
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-114. Media Aesthetics. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Media Aesthetics looks at the importance, influence and meaning of visual images designed for use in electronic media. Through current and historical examples, students learn the principles and significance of media aesthetics including light and color, space and structure, time and motion, and sound, and how they are used to optimize effective communication. Students learn how aesthetic elements of television and multimedia have been translated into vectors - forces that push or pull users in certain directions. Operationally, students learn how to interpret, order, clarify and intensify various communications including fiction, by applying appropriate aesthetic principles. Comparisons between television and multimedia images are closely examined. Students may apply knowledge of media aesthetics by producing projects using broadcast and digital media facilities.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-117. Introduction to Broadcasting. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course offers a historical and content analysis approach to the study of broadcast and narrowcast communications. Included are the research and study of systems, regulations, program genres, social effects on audiences, and the future of the industry. This is accomplished via lectures and discussions, handouts, reading assignments and in-class viewing and listening assignments.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007.

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MED-119. Digital Media Production. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course provides students with theory and training in the area of digital content development for digital media productions. Software and hardware training in digital video, audio, animation and graphics are introduced. In addition, the appropriate use of these areas of content in developing digital media productions and interface design are discussed.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-210. Digital Video Editing. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
Through hands-on learning, Digital Video Editing provides students with the fundamental principles of video editing with a focus on the techniques and technology used to achieve a superior final product. An in-depth exploration of non-linear editing concepts includes a deeper understanding of primary, secondary and tertiary motion, shot types, sequencing, transitions and continuity. Students learn to log and capture raw video, assemble shots on a timeline, create, add, and edit text, audio tracks, title animation, effects, transitions, continuity and video compositing. This course is ideal for students who wish to create and edit a professional video for broadcast, webcast and other motion media venues.
Prerequisites: MED-113 or MED-211
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-211. Television Production I. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course introduces students to the basic operation of a television studio and the production process. Students learn techniques and develop skills in various studio functions including camera, switching, sound, lighting, teleprompter, scriptwriting and directing. Collaboration and teamwork are emphasized.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-212. Television Production II. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Students employ skills learned in Television Production I and learn advanced production skills including studio and remote producing, remote-location video shooting, digital editing, advanced special FX generation and switching, and set design via a "live on tape" production of an actual television program.
Prerequisites: MED-211 and MED-114
Corequisites: MED-210
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-213. Multimedia Authoring and Design. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Using industry-standard authoring software, students apply multimedia technology to assemble a real-world interactive multimedia project. Concepts and principles of user interface design, digital audio and video production, team production techniques and usability testing are employed. As members of a production team, students plan, manage and implement a complex multimedia production project to be used on DVD, a local network or the Internet for a participating business partner.
Prerequisites: MED-113
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-218. Video Magazine Production. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Instruction and practice in news gathering and writing news stories for a video magazine, analysis of commercial video magazines and production of video magazines including graphics and post-production experience are objectives of this advanced media course.
Prerequisites: MED-211 or permission of instructor.

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MED-220. Animation. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This is an advanced production course utilizing 3D modeling and animation software to create animated imagery for video and multimedia applications. Software includes 3D Studio Max (3D animation) and Adobe Premiere and AfterEffects (digital video). Through assigned projects, students learn to combine live video and animation with compositing and bluescreening techniques.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-224. Independent Study in Media. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Students, in consultation with a media advisor, undertake an in-depth analysis of a selected topic, problem or issue related to media or pursue additional media-related work experience. Students are responsible for developing a statement of goals, maintaining a weekly log and preparing a written and oral summary report. Available only to Digital Media Technology majors.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-228. Cooperative Work Experience- Media Stud. 3 Credits.

COOP 3 hrs
Actual applications of classroom learning in a supervised on-the-job training experience takes place daily. Students pursue their career objectives in the broadcasting arts or digital media area following a training plan with the assistance of the department chair and on-the-job supervisor. Interested students should consult with the Department of Information Technologies chair. Available only to Digital Media Technology majors.
Prerequisites: MED-212 or MED-213
Corequisites: MED-229.

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MED-229. Cooperative Work Experience-Media Related Class. 1 Credit.

LECT 1 hr
This course provides a variety of exercises that further develop students' technical skills, occupational adjustment and career development competencies. Exercises help to develop interpersonal and communication skills and help to ensure a positive cooperative work experience. This course is offered online. Available only Digital Media Technology majors.
Prerequisites: MED-212 or MED-213
Corequisites: MED-228.

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MED-230. Media Internship. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Practical experience in the media career field is gained working part-time in an approved, supervised media-related environment or on an approved media-related project under the supervision of a media instructor and/or on-the-job supervisor. Available only to Digital Media Technology majors.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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MED-240. Advanced Animation. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This advanced-level course is a continuation of MED-220 Animation and is designed to expose students to high-end 3-D modeling tools for digital animation, electronic post-production, digital special effects and digital multimedia. This course explores advanced applications in digital compositing, particle systems, Newtonian algorithms, kinemation, dynamation and 3-D characters.
Prerequisites: MED-220
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-291. Special Topics in Media. 1 Credit.

LECT 3 hrs
An examination of selected topics or issues in media. Topics may differ each time the course(s) is/are offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information. Available only to Digital Media Technology majors.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-292. Special Topics in Media. 3 Credits.

LECT 1 hr
An examination of selected topics or issues in media. Topics may differ each time the course(s) is/are offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information. Available only to Digital Media Technology majors.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-293. Special Topics in Media. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
An examination of selected topics or issues in media. Topics may differ each time the course(s) is/are offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information. Available only to Digital Media Technology majors.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.