Digital Media

Gain a career working in the digital media field

Do you love to create and direct your own short films, music videos or commercials? Are you fascinated with 3D imagery and character animation? If you dream of learning the technical and creative aspects of the dynamic digital media industry, then consider the Digital Media program. The constant implementation of new technology makes this a fast-moving field, a good fit for the student who seeks a career in a visual medium with leading-edge technology.

General Information

Admissions Officer / Recruiter: Patricia Chase
253.680.7302 | pchase@batestech.edu

Location: Central/Mohler Campus
Hours: Mon - Fri, 7:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Program Length: Six Quarters

  • Headphones
  • 32 gig flash drive
  • 1TB USB 3 external hard drive
  • 1 SD card Class 10 TRANSEND (brand) 32 GB SDhc
  • Subscription to LYNDA.com video training: Lynda
  • National Median Salary$43,870
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings1,100

This information is base on data from August 2018. For updated information, visit careeronestop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

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DIGITAL MEDIA - Associate of Applied Science: 106 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
MATH174 - Math for Allied Health
Mathematical concepts for allied health fields including systems of measurement, use of formulas, ratios and proportions in health applications; and basic statistics
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
DIGIT102 DIGIT102 - Image Editing
In this course, students will explore the composition method using Photoshop along with technical information to enhance, alter and transform photographic images
5
DIGIT103 DIGIT103 - Graphic Generation
In this course, students will explore the composition method using Photoshop along with technical information to enhance, alter and transform photographic images
5
DIGIT105 DIGIT105 - Digital Imaging
In this course, students will explore the composition method in photography along with the technical information to use a DSLR camera to its full potential.
5
DIGIT121 DIGIT121 - Pre Production Process
This course examines the framework for pre-production processes for digital media. Students learn to plan media productions and create scripts for various media. Emphasis on the requirements of the planning stage, from logistics to regulations.
5
DIGIT126 DIGIT126 - Production Process
This course focuses on production process using the common tools found in studio, on field ENG's, and Narrative film style productions
5
DIGIT127 DIGIT127 - Post Production Process
This course focuses on post-production process using the common tools found in a digital editing environment
5
DIGIT130 DIGIT130 - Production Editing I
This course focuses on the post-production editing process using the common processes found in a digital editing environment
3
DIGIT131 DIGIT131 - Production Editing II
In this course, students will dive deeper into post-production editing process using the common tools found in a digital editing environment
3
DIGIT132 DIGIT132 - Digital Media - Video
In the digital media-video course, student will explore the technology, language and engineering that supports the creative process
5
DIGIT141 DIGIT141 - Compositing I
This course focuses on the foundation of the composition method using a graphics and animation program.
5
DIGIT142 DIGIT142 - Compositing II
In this course, students will explore the gathering process for the composition method using graphic design programs, cameras, scanners, cell phones and tablets
5
DIGIT143 DIGIT143 - Digital Media - Animation
In this course, students will explore 2 dimensional animations, looking at composition, geometric imagery and physical action
5
DIGIT145 DIGIT145 - Digital Media - Audio
This course focuses on the audio related to the video post production process
5
DIGIT210 DIGIT210 - Pre-Production Project I
In the pre-production project I course, students will design, develop, script and plan a digital media project
5
DIGIT211 DIGIT211 - Production Process Project I
In the production process project I course, students will edit digital elements together into a finished project with meaning and aesthetics
5
DIGIT212 DIGIT212 - Post-Production Project I
In the post-production project I course, students will edit digital elements together into a finished project with meaning and aesthetics
5
DIGIT220 DIGIT220 - Pre-Production Project II
In the pre-production project II course, students will design, develop, script and plan a digital media project
5
DIGIT221 DIGIT221 - Production Process Project II
In the production process project II course, students will deign, develop, script and plan a digital media project
5
DIGIT222 DIGIT222 - Post-Production Project II
In the post-production project II course, students will edit digital elements together into a finished project with meaning and aesthetics
5

DIGITAL MEDIA - Associate of Applied Science-Transfer: 116 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 10.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
Course content includes the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite and indefinite integrals, methods of integration, applications of integration, and improper integrals. The course also includes an introduction to first order differential equations, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
DIGIT102 DIGIT102 - Image Editing
In this course, students will explore the composition method using Photoshop along with technical information to enhance, alter and transform photographic images
5
DIGIT103 DIGIT103 - Graphic Generation
In this course, students will explore the composition method using Photoshop along with technical information to enhance, alter and transform photographic images
5
DIGIT105 DIGIT105 - Digital Imaging
In this course, students will explore the composition method in photography along with the technical information to use a DSLR camera to its full potential.
5
DIGIT121 DIGIT121 - Pre Production Process
This course examines the framework for pre-production processes for digital media. Students learn to plan media productions and create scripts for various media. Emphasis on the requirements of the planning stage, from logistics to regulations.
5
DIGIT126 DIGIT126 - Production Process
This course focuses on production process using the common tools found in studio, on field ENG's, and Narrative film style productions
5
DIGIT127 DIGIT127 - Post Production Process
This course focuses on post-production process using the common tools found in a digital editing environment
5
DIGIT130 DIGIT130 - Production Editing I
This course focuses on the post-production editing process using the common processes found in a digital editing environment
3
DIGIT131 DIGIT131 - Production Editing II
In this course, students will dive deeper into post-production editing process using the common tools found in a digital editing environment
3
DIGIT132 DIGIT132 - Digital Media - Video
In the digital media-video course, student will explore the technology, language and engineering that supports the creative process
5
DIGIT141 DIGIT141 - Compositing I
This course focuses on the foundation of the composition method using a graphics and animation program.
5
DIGIT142 DIGIT142 - Compositing II
In this course, students will explore the gathering process for the composition method using graphic design programs, cameras, scanners, cell phones and tablets
5
DIGIT143 DIGIT143 - Digital Media - Animation
In this course, students will explore 2 dimensional animations, looking at composition, geometric imagery and physical action
5
DIGIT145 DIGIT145 - Digital Media - Audio
This course focuses on the audio related to the video post production process
5
DIGIT210 DIGIT210 - Pre-Production Project I
In the pre-production project I course, students will design, develop, script and plan a digital media project
5
DIGIT211 DIGIT211 - Production Process Project I
In the production process project I course, students will edit digital elements together into a finished project with meaning and aesthetics
5
DIGIT212 DIGIT212 - Post-Production Project I
In the post-production project I course, students will edit digital elements together into a finished project with meaning and aesthetics
5
DIGIT220 DIGIT220 - Pre-Production Project II
In the pre-production project II course, students will design, develop, script and plan a digital media project
5
DIGIT221 DIGIT221 - Production Process Project II
In the production process project II course, students will deign, develop, script and plan a digital media project
5
DIGIT222 DIGIT222 - Post-Production Project II
In the post-production project II course, students will edit digital elements together into a finished project with meaning and aesthetics
5

DIGITAL MEDIA - Certificate of Competency: 76 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
Course content includes the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite and indefinite integrals, methods of integration, applications of integration, and improper integrals. The course also includes an introduction to first order differential equations, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
Math173 - Mathematic Concepts for Child Care/Early Education
Mathematics for Early Childhood Educators focuses on the conceptual understanding, connections between and the application of math concepts. Concepts include number systems and computation, geometry, measurement, data analysis, probability and statistics, and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the ability to communicate mathematical concepts in ways appropriate for young children.
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
DIGIT102 DIGIT102 - Image Editing
In this course, students will explore the composition method using Photoshop along with technical information to enhance, alter and transform photographic images
5
DIGIT103 DIGIT103 - Graphic Generation
In this course, students will explore the composition method using Photoshop along with technical information to enhance, alter and transform photographic images
5
DIGIT105 DIGIT105 - Digital Imaging
In this course, students will explore the composition method in photography along with the technical information to use a DSLR camera to its full potential.
5
DIGIT121 DIGIT121 - Pre Production Process
This course examines the framework for pre-production processes for digital media. Students learn to plan media productions and create scripts for various media. Emphasis on the requirements of the planning stage, from logistics to regulations.
5
DIGIT126 DIGIT126 - Production Process
This course focuses on production process using the common tools found in studio, on field ENG's, and Narrative film style productions
5
DIGIT127 DIGIT127 - Post Production Process
This course focuses on post-production process using the common tools found in a digital editing environment
5
DIGIT130 DIGIT130 - Production Editing I
This course focuses on the post-production editing process using the common processes found in a digital editing environment
3
DIGIT131 DIGIT131 - Production Editing II
In this course, students will dive deeper into post-production editing process using the common tools found in a digital editing environment
3
DIGIT132 DIGIT132 - Digital Media - Video
In the digital media-video course, student will explore the technology, language and engineering that supports the creative process
5
DIGIT141 DIGIT141 - Compositing I
This course focuses on the foundation of the composition method using a graphics and animation program.
5
DIGIT142 DIGIT142 - Compositing II
In this course, students will explore the gathering process for the composition method using graphic design programs, cameras, scanners, cell phones and tablets
5
DIGIT143 DIGIT143 - Digital Media - Animation
In this course, students will explore 2 dimensional animations, looking at composition, geometric imagery and physical action
5
DIGIT145 DIGIT145 - Digital Media - Audio
This course focuses on the audio related to the video post production process
5

EDITING - Certificate of Training: 16 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
DIGIT130 DIGIT130 - Production Editing I
This course focuses on the post-production editing process using the common processes found in a digital editing environment
3
DIGIT131 DIGIT131 - Production Editing II
In this course, students will dive deeper into post-production editing process using the common tools found in a digital editing environment
3
DIGIT132 DIGIT132 - Digital Media - Video
In the digital media-video course, student will explore the technology, language and engineering that supports the creative process
5
DIGIT145 DIGIT145 - Digital Media - Audio
This course focuses on the audio related to the video post production process
5

IMAGING - Certificate of Training: 15 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
DIGIT102 DIGIT102 - Image Editing
In this course, students will explore the composition method using Photoshop along with technical information to enhance, alter and transform photographic images
5
DIGIT103 DIGIT103 - Graphic Generation
In this course, students will explore the composition method using Photoshop along with technical information to enhance, alter and transform photographic images
5
DIGIT105 DIGIT105 - Digital Imaging
In this course, students will explore the composition method in photography along with the technical information to use a DSLR camera to its full potential.
5

MOTION GRAPHICS - Certificate of Training: 15 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
DIGIT141 DIGIT141 - Compositing I
This course focuses on the foundation of the composition method using a graphics and animation program.
5
DIGIT142 DIGIT142 - Compositing II
In this course, students will explore the gathering process for the composition method using graphic design programs, cameras, scanners, cell phones and tablets
5
DIGIT143 DIGIT143 - Digital Media - Animation
In this course, students will explore 2 dimensional animations, looking at composition, geometric imagery and physical action
5

VIDEO PRODUCTION - Certificate of Training: 15 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
DIGIT121 DIGIT121 - Pre Production Process
This course examines the framework for pre-production processes for digital media. Students learn to plan media productions and create scripts for various media. Emphasis on the requirements of the planning stage, from logistics to regulations.
5
DIGIT126 DIGIT126 - Production Process
This course focuses on production process using the common tools found in studio, on field ENG's, and Narrative film style productions
5
DIGIT127 DIGIT127 - Post Production Process
This course focuses on post-production process using the common tools found in a digital editing environment
5

Digital media is a key component in film, television, video and website production, and encompasses a variety of projects, from filming and editing to digital animation and computer games. The constant implementation of new technology makes this a fast-moving field, a good fit for the student who seeks a career in a visual medium with leading-edge technology. Instruction includes production and editing software and the opportunity to achieve practical experience working on a variety of studio projects. Employment opportunities for digital media professionals include work as creative services editors, video editors and graphics editors for production studios, film companies, web design companies, advertising and multimedia companies. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in the industry.

At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Use industry standard digital media/multimedia hardware and software.
  2. Create projects and presentations utilizing a variety of digital media/multimedia technologies.
  3. Design and generate still imagery/graphics.
  4. Design and generate video and/or animations in a multimedia project.
  5. Solve industry-related problems.
  6. Design and execute audio technology for a digital media/multimedia project.
  7. Use computer applications for digital media/multimedia projects.
  8. Produce digital media/multimedia projects.
  9. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills.

In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College.

  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking

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Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.

Instructors

  • Brian Parker

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