2014 - 2015 Catalog
Program: Digital Media Technology
Degree Plan: Digital Media Technology AAS

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(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

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  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.


This program focuses on the application of computer technology in the area of digital publishing, preparing the student for employment in the areas of commercial printing, electronic pre-press, multimedia publishing, desktop publishing, or graphic design. A strong background in traditional skills is stressed and strengthened with training in contemporary software and business management techniques. Advanced students serve as professional interns or participate in a cooperative work program to gain practical job experience preparing them for full-time employment.



ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design 3
GRPH 1309 Press Operations I 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing I 3
+Elective Math Elective 3


ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTC 2313 Digital Publishing II 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
+++Elective Designated List 3


ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II 3
ARTC 1327 Typography 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
+++Elective Designated List 3


GRPH 2309 Digital Pre-Press 3
ARTC 1391 Special Topics in Graphic Design, Commercial Art and Illustration 3
ARTC 2340 Computer Illustration II 3
GRPH 2381 Cooperative Education - PrePress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design OR 3
ARTC 2388 Internship - Commercial and Advertisting Art (3)
ARTC 2335 Portfolio Development for Graphic Design 3
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Math Elective - must select from the following:

MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I 3
MATH 2342 Elementary Statistical Methods 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3

++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.


Designated Arts and Humanities Electives

(Course taken to meet the ++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective cannot be used to meet this requirement.)

ARTS 1311 2-D Design 3
ARTS 1312 3-D Design 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
ARTS 1317 Drawing II 3
ARTS 2316 Painting I 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II
(Prerequisite: ENGL 1301)

Designated Digital Imaging Electives

ARTV 2301 2-D Animation I 3
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I 3
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering I 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
ARTV 2330 2-D Animation II 3
ARTV 2351 3-D Animation II 3

Designated Photography Electives

PHTC 1300 Photo Digital Imaging I 3
PHTC 2349 Photo Digital Imaging II 3

Designated Communication Electives

COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communications 3
COMM 1336 Television Production I 3
COMM 1337 Television Production II 3
COMM 2305 Editing and Layout 3
COMM 2311 News Gathering and Writing I 3
COMM 2315 News Gathering and Writing II 3
COMM 2327 Introduction to Advertising 3