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Digital Media Classroom
Program Snapshot
Academic CredentialAssociate in Science (AS)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayBusiness, Industry, Technology, Manufacturing
AdvisorDr. Erika Goines
Associate Professor, Digital Media
850.769.1551, ext. 5886

Pathway NavigatorWill Archer
850.769.1551 ext. 4023

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Digital Media Multimedia, AS

Prepare For Your Future in Digital Media

The Digital Media/Multimedia Technology AS program is designed to create a real-world working environment to prepare you for the creative and competitive field of digital media production.  This degree is open to any student with a high school diploma or equivalent and seeking to expand their digital media skills.  The Associate's degree offers two specializations:  Digital Production or Web Development.  Completion of this degree prepares you to move into entry level digital professional jobs or pursue the Digital Media Bachelors of Applied Science degree at Gulf Coast.

Getting your Associate's degree in Digital Media/Multimedia Technology is a great way to start your career.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth between 2016 and 2026 for media and communication occupations will increase by 8% with national median salary of $43,660 per year.  BLS estimates that there will be 10,700 new media and communication occupation jobs in the United States.

The Digital Media Arts associate degree provides students the opportunity to gain fundamental skills in the application of digital tools to video, games, animations, design and graphics in a project-based, hands-on environment.

 Robust faculty mentoring and frequent portfolio review supports students as they prepare to continue their studies or pursue work as freelance artists or as employees.


Digital Media/Multimedia Program Course Requirements


English I
Visual and Performing Arts or
Philosophy/Religion or
Select one of a list of Math courses
Physical Science or
Biological Science
American National Government or United States History II and demonstrate Civic Literacy Competency
Digital Media Courses
Media Writing Course
Video Courses
Web Design Courses
Social Media Courses
Computer Courses

Web Development Specialization

Database Courses
Programming Courses
Computer Graphics Courses

Digital Production Specialization

Production Courses
Electronic Journalism Course
Stage Lighting or Computer Graphics

Marketing & Graphics Specialization

Design Courses
Marketing Courses

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What will you do with a Digital Media Multimedia Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Web Developer
Multimedia Artist and Animator
Prepress Technician and Worker
Art Director
Desktop Publisher

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
Florida State University - Panama City
University of Central Florida

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Digital Media Lab

Digital Media Lab with 2 students
The Digital Media degree program prepares students for the expanding field of digital media as used in business and the public sphere, and inspires ongoing learning to stay current with emerging tools. Specific careers may include: Multimedia Designer, Web Developer, E-Marketing Associate, Graphic Designer, Digital Media Assistant, Digital Content Developer. Flexible delivery formats such as evening, online and hybrid courses ensure that the program is accessible to working adults of all ages. In addition, this degree allows a seamless transition from the associate to the baccalaureate degree.

Are you ready to Get Started?

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Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


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