2013 - 2014 Catalog
Program: Digital Media Technology
Degree Plan: Multimedia Certificate

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(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.DIG.MEDIA.MULT

This program provides students with entry level multimedia skills. Students use state of the art computer software and hardware to professionally design images for web based and digital publications. The core of this certificate is developing industry standard multimedia techniques.



ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTV 2301 2-D Animation I 3


IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
ARTC 1327 Typography 3
+Elective MATH Elective OR 3-4
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra AND (3)
++Elective Natural Science (4)


ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
GRPH 2381 Cooperative Education - PrePress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design OR 3
ARTC 2388 Internship - Commercial and Advertising Art (3)
+++Elective Designated List 3-4
Minimum Hours Required 30-35

+MATH Elective - must be selected from the following:

MATH 1332 College Mathematics I 3
MATH 2342 Introductory Statistics 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra 4

++Natural Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Natural Science.


Designated Arts and Humanities Electives

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

ARTC 1391 Special Topics in Graphic Design, Commercial Art and Illustration 3
ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II 3
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering I 3
ARTV 2351 3-D Animation II 3

Designated Computer Information Technology

IMED 2315 Web Design II 3
ITSW 1307 Introduction to Database 3
COSC 1415 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming 4
ITSE 1307 Introduction to C++ Programming 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

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.