Certificate of Specialization (CS)
Offered through Arts and Communications
@ Florissant Valley | Meramec
The Digital Media program has been revised to meet the current needs of professionals working in the fields of digital imaging, interactive design, motion media design, digital photography, and visual communications. Students will train with and utilize contemporary graphic tools to advance their skills and design thinking in industry related tasks. Several new Certificate of Specialization programs are being offered, including Interactive and Graphic Design, Video Editing and Animation, and Digital Photography. Students can use previous coursework towards completion, see faculty advisors for more information.
The recommended academic plan blends general education requirements with options for areas of concentration to ensure students get the most out of their certificate or degree.
With three Digital Media certificate programs to choose from, you will participate in a wide range of coursework, program-specific classes, high-level technical education, creative project-based courses, portfolio building and professional preparation. Several new Certificate of Proficiency programs are being offered, including Interactive and Graphic Design, Video Editing and Animation, and Digital Photography.
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 – Digital Photography is a 21-credit-hour program designed to develop and enhance the workplace skills of professionals currently working in the various fields of commercial photography, digital imaging and photographic technology, as well as for students intending to enter those fields. Study includes the use of current computers, scanners, digital cameras, printers, and related hardware and software in a creative context. Instruction emphasizes ways in which traditional photographic visualization and processing can be cultivated and enhanced with advanced computer technology and software while providing students with expertise in the new tools for creating and editing still and moving images.
Digital Media – Interactive and Graphic Design is a 23-credit-hour program designed to develop and enhance the workplace skills of professionals currently working in the various fields of interactive, design and online development, as well as for students intending to enter those fields. The program focuses on visual communication and dynamic design while using the most current hardware and software for construction and implementation in online, print and interactive media.
Digital Media – Video Editing and Animation is a 23-credit-hour program designed to develop and enhance the workplace skills of professionals currently working in the various fields of video editing, special effects, digital storytelling and dimensional rendering, as well as for students intending to enter those fields. The program focuses conception, production and postproduction training, using the most current hardware and software for construction and implementation in user-centric and interactive media.
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