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
Composition I4
Area II: Mathematics
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Introduction to Psychology3
Introduction to Sociology
Area V: Humanities
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
General Education Elective
ENGL 2210GProfessional & Technical Communication3
Core Requirements
FDMA 1120Desktop Publishing3
FDMA 1210Digital Video Production I3
FDMA 1360Web Design I3
FDMA 1510Introduction to 3D Animation3
FDMA 1515Introduction to Digital Image Editing - Photoshop3
FDMA 1535Introduction to Illustrator3
FDMA 1630Principles of Design3
FDMA 17102D Animation3
FDMA 2360Web Design II3
FDMA 2994Portfolio Design & Development3
Other Course Requirements
OECS 105Introduction to Information Technology3
Electives, to bring the total credits to 60 311
Select courses from the following prefixes: ARTS/ C S/FDMA/ 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
FDMA 1360 Web Design I 3
FDMA 1535 Introduction to Illustrator 3
FDMA 1515 Introduction to Digital Image Editing - Photoshop 3
FDMA Elective - any FDMA course not in degree 3
FDMA 1630 Principles of Design 3
FDMA 2360 Web Design II 3
FDMA 2994 Portfolio Design & Development 3
FDMA Elective - Any FDMA course not in degree 5
If all courses are completed, apply for the Certificate in Web Fundamentals  
Second Year
ENGL 1110G Composition I 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
FDMA 1510 Introduction to 3D Animation 3
FDMA 1120 Desktop Publishing 3
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication 3
PSYC 1110G
Introduction to Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
FDMA 1710 2D Animation 3
FDMA 1210 Digital Video Production I 3
Any ARTS elective 3
If all courses are completed, apply for the AAS in Creative Media Design degree
 Total Credits60-62
Program Manager: Sarah Johnson

Phone: (505) 287-6656
Office:  McClure Hall, Room 301