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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.

What You’ll Learn

  • Demonstrate knowledge of set protocols for a commercial video production
  • Apply techniques of cinematography to convey emotion
  • Apply sound design and video editing strategies to tell a story
  • Use still photography techniques to produce photo stories
  • Develop written communication skills necessary to be successful in their chosen career
  • Demonstrate the professionalism required to be employable

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
Need more details? Check out the requirements for the AAS-T degree in Digital Media Production.

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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 I
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

Maximum estimated costs for completing this program

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    9,245
  • Non-Resident

    $
    11,459
  • International

    $
    21,146
  • Books

    $
    681
  • Course Fees

    $
    281
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,511

  • The amounts listed for tuition and lab & course fees reflects a maximum estimated cost and may be lower based on courses selected.
  • The amount listed for books is a maximum estimated cost based on the price of new textbooks purchased during the previous school year. Costs may be lower based on student choices and availability (used books vs new, rental vs purchase).
  • For more information about costs, visit our page How Much Does It Cost?

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

  • Ashley DeMoville
    Ashley DeMoville
    Dean Visual/Perform Arts
    B.A., University of Hawaii; M.F.A., Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand; Ed.D., University of Southern California
    Ashley.DeMoville@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3339
  • Alex Dew
    Alex Dew
    Photography Instructor
    B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A.; American Film Institute; M.A., Eastern Washington University
    Alex.Dew@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3156
  • Ira Gardner
    Ira Gardner
    Photography
    A.A., Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., Eastern Washington University
    Ira.Gardner@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3728
  • Marc Harvey
    Marc Harvey
    Instructor
    Marc.Harvey@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3181
  • Collin Masteller
    Collin Masteller
    Instr & Class Supp Tech1
    Collin.Masteller@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3181
  • Katie Peterson
    Katie Peterson
    Cbe Instructional Tech
    Katie.Peterson@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-4181
  • Melissa Rackham
    Melissa Rackham
    Instructor
    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

The behind the scenes digital media production of SFCC’s Alicia in Wonder Tierra.

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:


 

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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