2013-2014 Catalog & Handbook 
    Jan 22, 2020  
2013-2014 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Digital Media Production Technology, AAS

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In movies, animation, even television and commercials–we see animation, characters, digital media and special effects around us in everything we watch. The Digital Media Production program at Southeast Tech provides students the building blocks to create the infinite variety of media we see around us every day. Through top industry software from Adobe, Autodesk and Apple, our students build two- and three-dimensional creations. They add special effects to animation and to video. With the tools of the trade, the students can bring their imaginations to life! The possibilities are endless!

  • Southeast Tech Laptop Required (This program requires the use of a Mac laptop computer.)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Digital Media Production Technology, a student will be able to:

Science & Technology

  • Efficiently use various industry software such as: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, Flash and Autodesk Maya.
  • Apply design principles to various layouts/packages.
  • Manage production efficiently.
  • Meet the challenge of multitasking.
  • Track progress and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrate fluency and reliability on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
  • Work with a variety of peripheral hardware, such as printers, scanners, cameras and projectors.

Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

  • Prevent and troubleshoot problems with equipment, hardware and software.
  • Understand computer-related compatibility and use of peripherals.
  • Understand interoperability, cross-platform issues, and preflighting standards.
  • Identify major processes associated with equipment.
  • Prepare, design and develop solutions for varied media, and audiences.
  • Analyze needs of clients to build creative and workable solutions.
  • Choose appropriate tool and/or software application for given need.
  • Formulate and consider various options.
  • Associate, rank, and prioritize steps in a process.
  • Edit and revise written content and related visual elements.
  • Prevent technical problems through advance planning and quality control.
  • Manage personal and project scheduling; predict workflow.
  • Suggest efficient division of project components with colleagues and outsourcers.


  • Adapt to growth and change; develop self-direction.
  • Build efficiency and organizational skills.
  • Pay attention to detail.
  • Manage time efficiently.
  • Take and share responsibility.
  • Demonstrate accountability to colleagues and clients.
  • Review printed and online technical publications, trade journals, etc., and apply information in context.


  • Organize thoughts and deliver them understandably; give and follow instructions.
  • Build proficiency in visual and verbal communication.
  • Keep technical notes/journal.
  • Explain technical issues with clarity.
  • Coordinate projects on an individual and team basis.
  • Apply individual talents and interests to collaborative efforts and projects.
  • Maintain contact with cohorts through all stages of production.

Program Curriculum - Total Credits: 69

Additional Information

All courses with the prefix DMP and COMM 210 require a “C” or better to meet graduation requirements.

Students entering a program in any semester other than outlined may not graduate in the expected amount of time.

Estimated total program fees

Tuition $7,176
Fees $6,141
Books & Supplies $1,200
Laptop $ 2,150
TOTAL $16,667

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