Creative Media Design - Associate of Applied Science

60 credits

The Associate of Applied Science in Creative Media prepares students for entry-level work in the media industry. Skills include both above and below the line concepts including working with audio and video equipment, editing, acting, directing, and writing. Students also build skills in communications, project management and computers that are transferable to other media related jobs including education, television and gaming.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60-61 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Select one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits. 1, 212-14
This degree requires courses from Areas I and IV; students must select two courses from the remaining areas to complete General Education requirements.
Area I: Communications
Rhetoric and Composition4
Area II: Mathematics
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Introduction to Psychology3
Introductory Sociology
Area V: Humanities
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
General Education Elective
ENGL 203GBusiness and Professional Communication3
or ENGL 218G Technical and Scientific Communication
Core Requirements
CMT 130Introduction to Web Design3
CMT 135Introduction to 3D Computer Animation3
CMT 140Print Media I3
CMT 142Computer Illustration3
CMT 145Image Processing I3
CMT 1502D Animation3
CMT 180Design Principles3
CMT 190Digital Video Production I3
CMT 230Web Design II3
CMT 295Professional Portfolio Design and Development3
Other Course Requirements
OECS 105Introduction to Information Technology3
Electives, to bring the total credits to 60 311
Select courses from the following prefixes: ART/ C S/CMT/ OECS
Total Credits60-61

A Suggested Plan of Study

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
OECS 105 Introduction to Information Technology 3
CMT 130 Introduction to Web Design 3
CMT 142 Computer Illustration 3
CMT 145 Image Processing I 3
CMT Elective - any CMT course not in degree 3
CMT 180 Design Principles 3
CMT 230 Web Design II 3
CMT 295 Professional Portfolio Design and Development 3
CMT Elective - Any CMT course not in degree 5
If all courses are completed, apply for the Certificate in Web Fundamentals  
Second Year
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
GEN Ed Course - One course from Areas II, III, V, or VI 1, 2 3-4
GEN Ed Course - One course from Areas II, III, V, or VI 1, 2 3-4
CMT 135 Introduction to 3D Computer Animation 3
CMT 140 Print Media I 3
Business and Professional Communication
or Technical and Scientific Communication
PSY 201G
Introduction to Psychology
or Introductory Sociology
CMT 150 2D Animation 3
CMT 190 Digital Video Production I 3
Any ART elective 3
If all courses are completed, apply for the AAS in Creative Media Design degree
 Total Credits60-62