Visual Communication—Digital Media Certificate

Curriculum C448U

Offers students foundation skills in digital media for Web, video, animation and photography as applied to interactive work. Computer skills are developed through design projects using software, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Final Cut and the application of digital cameras. Qualified individuals may find entry-level employment in business, media agencies and education. Career paths are expanding in the field of digital media with the growth of technology in all fields of employment.

Typical job titles include: Entry-level: Media Specialist, Web Designer, Flash Animator, Videographer and Photographer Assistants.

Upon successful completion of the Digital Media Certificate, the student will be able to:

  • Adhere and apply to all copyright, licensing, model and legal rights to all images.
  • Demonstrate critique techniques to assess student work verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to edit, print and store images in a computer and photographic specific software.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create, edit and store video material.
  • Apply photography design, production and client specifications to photographic images.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create, edit and store Web-based materials to Web pages and Web sites.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create and edit Web-based materials in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
  • Demonstrate the ability to create, edit and store animation materials to Web pages and Web sites.
  • Demonstrate and apply photographic concepts to video productions.
  • Demonstrate the ability measure and adjust for various location lighting conditions.
  • Apply time management skills by beginning and finishing practical projects on time. This will be measured by practical exams given throughout the program.
  • Create a Web-based portfolio.
  • Present a final digital portfolio for assessment of creativity and skills.

Semester One

Credit Hours


VIC 161

Introduction to Photoshop



VIC 162

Digital Photography



VIC 172

Web Page Design



VIC 285

Digital Video






Semester Two


VIC 272

Advanced Web Page Design



VIC 273

Flash Animation



VIC 286

Advanced Digital Video



VIC 288

Video Editing








Total credits required


See VIC course descriptions.

Coordinator: Lorette Dodt, Ext. 3519