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Digital Media Production

If you’re interested in video, animation, web design or digital technology, this degree could help you launch the ideal career.

In this program, you’ll study the art of visual storytelling through digital media. Courses build your skills in photography, filmmaking, journalism, graphic design and writing. You’ll learn about photography and video production, journalistic storytelling, audio, web design and visual presentation.

Whether you want a career in news reporting, photojournalism, video production or social media marketing, this program will help open doors to a wide range of career choices in the growing field of digital media production.

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.

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Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
PHOTO 101
Introduction to Photography
5
PHOTO 126
Digital Photography
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
PHOTO 111
Studio Photography I
5
PHOTO 112
Photographic Design
5
Choose 1 course from:
ART 105
Color and Design
5
PHOTO 120
Photographic Arts
5
PHOTO 240
Large Format Photography
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
JOURN 225
Multimedia Journalism
5
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
PHOTO 121
Location Photography I
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
JOURN 220
Introduction to News Writing
5
PHOTO 200
Photography Media
5
Choose 1 course from:
FILM 141
Introduction to Film
5
FILM 222
American Film Classics
5
FILM 236
The Documentary Film
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
PHOTO 227
Business of Photography
5
PHOTO 237
Documentary Storytelling
5
Choose 1 course from:
ANTH& 100
Survey of Anthropology
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
SOC& 101
Introduction to Sociology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
GRDSN 175
After Effects
2
PHOTO 225
Portfolio Development II
5
PHOTO 247
Narrative Storytelling
5
PHOTO 266
Cooperative Education Seminar
1
PHOTO 267
Cooperative Education Work Experience
2
Total Credits
 
15
 
  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    10,356
  • Non-Resident

    $
    14,586
  • International

    $
    26,292
  • Avg. Books

    $
    702
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
    N/A
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    N/A

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • Heather Bellerud
    Heather Bellerud
    VPAA Pathway Specialist
    Heather.Bellerud@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3195

  • Ira Gardner
    Ira Gardner
    Photography
    A.A., Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., Eastern Washington University
    Ira.Gardner@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3728
  • Bonnie Glantz
    Bonnie Glantz
    Dean Visual/Perform Arts
    B.A., Walla Walla College; M.A., University of Northern Iowa
    Bonnie.Glantz@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3339
  • Marc Harvey
    Marc Harvey
    Photography Instructor
    Marc.Harvey@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3181
  • Kayla Marr
    Kayla Marr
    Instr & Class Supp Tech1
    Kayla.Marr@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3725
  • Collin Masteller
    Collin Masteller
    Instr & Class Supp Tech1
    Collin.Masteller@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3725
  • Colin Mulvany
    Colin Mulvany
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Colin.Mulvany@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3181
  • Melissa Rackham
    Melissa Rackham
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    B.A., Eastern Washington University; M.F.A., University of Memphis
    Melissa.Rackham@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3726
  • Erik Sohner
    Erik Sohner
    Photography
    A.A.S., Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., Brooks Institute; M.F.A., Academy of Art University; Additional Studies: Eastern Washington University, Dakota County Area Vocational Technical Institute
    Erik.Sohner@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3832

Students who complete the Associate of Applied Science – Transfer (AAS-T) degree in Digital Media Production have the following transfer opportunity:

  • the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Management at Spokane Falls Community College. For more information about this degree, click here.


Upside-Down Degree Options

An upside-down degree allows a student to transfer their AAS degree to a baccalaureate institution. The colleges below have “upside-down” articulation agreements in place. For more information, click the following links:


 

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Ira Gardner

Program Lead
Ira.Gardner@sfcc.spokane.edu

Heather Bellerud

Pathways Specialist
Heather.Bellerud@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3195
Building 15, Room 106