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Program Overview

Digital Media and Design, Associate in Science (A.S.) – 60 hours (DMDA)

The Digital Media and Design A.S. prepares students to become digital content creators in a world that is constantly being shaped by technology. In our program, you’ll study digital art, animation, motion graphics, drawing/design theories, digital photography, video production, and more. Through our project-based curriculum, you will not only master the current digital media software, but you will also have opportunities to work on a wide range of projects, including many for real-world clients. You will use your diverse set of skills to create persuasive messages for a wide range of audience needs.

With three electives, our program has the flexibility to be tailored to the student’s specific interests. Also, there are three different college credit certificates built into the program. These are:

  • Animation C.C.C. – 15 credit hours (must take DIG2302C and DIG2430C as electives to receive the Animation C.C.C.)
  • Video Production C.C.C. – 12 credit hours
  • Multimedia Design C.C.C. – 15 credit hours

As the digital economy grows, employers in virtually every industry are seeking well-rounded job candidates who can assist with a wide range of digital needs. The Digital Media and Design A.S. will give you the diverse set of skills you’ll need to succeed in the job marketplace.


Credit hours


Certificates Built In


enrolled ’19-’20


Florida Gateway College (Main Campus)

Testing Entrance Requirements

Students must demonstrate competence in reading, math, or language through placement examination or by passing the appropriate reading, math or language courses, if not exempt by state board of education rule 6A-10.0315. A student who does not achieve minimum scores will be required to take developmental educations classes in English, math, reading, and SLS 1501 the College Experience.


Classes are held Monday through Thursday throughout the day. Some classes are held online.


  • Tuition: $6,199.20
  • Lab Fees:  $265.00
  • Supplies:  $100.00
  • Textbooks: $1,019.70

Careers at a Glance

Starting Salaries

Varies and ranges from $20,000 to $47,500.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program have career opportunities in many areas of digital media content creation and design. These include careers in digital content creation, computer illustration, animation, graphic design, multimedia production, social media design, digital photography, photo editing, video production, video production, motion graphics production, web graphics creation, and desktop publication.

Employers of FGC Graduates

Employers of FGC Graduates

  • Hunter Printing
  • Teeko Graphics
  • Office Max Print & Copy Services
  • Action Signs
  • SignSite
  • Main Street Printing
  • Renaissance Printing
  • Baker County Press
  • North Central Florida Advertiser
  • University of Florida

Program Details

Admission Requirements

To be officially considered for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED certificate, submit an application to FGC, and take a placement exam if not exempt by the state board of education rule 6A-10.0315.

Program Notes
  • Students can start any time, but fall is preferable to stay in sequence.
  • This program offers:
    • Small class sizes
    • Hands-on activities
    • Industry-grade equipment
Learning Outcomes
  • Students will effectively use the elements, and principles, of design to create successful design solutions.
  • Students will produce digital illustrations using industry-standard graphics software.
  • Students will design and create animations/motion graphics to be used in a variety of media outlets (web, video, etc.).
  • Students will create digital video segments using appropriate techniques that incorporate a clear message for a targeted audience.
  • Students will complete a digital portfolio that will include professional quality work to demonstrate skills in digital media.
Book List & Materials
  • ART 1201C – Design Fundamentals 3 credit
    • No required text listed for this course
  • DIG 2000C Intro to Digital Media 3 credits (“C” or better)
    • Graphic Design CC 2020-Against the Clock #9781946396426  
  • GRA 2151C – Computer Illustration with Illustrator 3 credits (“C” or better)
    • Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book- Wood #9780136412670  
  • ART 1300C – Drawing I 3 credits
    • No required text listed for this course
  • GRA 1103C – Graphic Design Basics 3 credits (“C” or better)
    • No required text listed for this course
  • DIG 2109C – Digital Imaging with Photoshop 3 credits (“C” or better)
    • No required text listed for this course
  • PGY 2801C – Digital Photography I 3 credits (“C” or better)
    • No required text listed for this course
  • DIG 2500C – Fundamentals of Interactive Design 3 credits
    • Adobe XD Classroom in a Book- Wood #9780136583806  $60N-$45U
  • DIG 2030C – Fundamentals of Digital Video 3 credits
    • Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book- Jago #9780136602200  
  • DIG 2300C – Intro to 2D Animation 3 credits
    • Tradigital Flash- Brooks #9781138012929  
  • DIG 2580C – Digital Media Portfolio 3 credits
    • No required text listed for this course