New Media Communication - A.A.S. Degree

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This program is designed to prepare students for career entry in the fields of multimedia design and production and desktop/electronic publishing. The course of study is interdisciplinary in nature, integrating specialized knowledge and skills from three academic areas at Sussex County Community College: computer information systems,  communications, and graphic design.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Identify and analyze effective models of communication.
  • Apply basic design and computer graphics concepts to create visually aesthetic multimedia presentations.
  • Use vendor-supplied multimedia materials for the development of presentation documents.
  • Design and produce original interactive multimedia presentations or courseware modules using advanced-level authoring tools and intermediate computer-based
    production software.
  • Apply the presentation planning process, including audience assessment, identification of objectives, and determination of production budget and scheduling.
  • Write scripts for multimedia presentations.
  • Communicate effectively with both media specialists and non-technical clients.
  • Work effectively as members of a design and production team.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
COLL101 Foundations for Success 3
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
COMM101 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
COMM130 Television Production I 3
GRAD105 Vector Graphic and Page Design 3
Total Semester Credits
Spring - First Year
ENGL201 Effective Speaking 3
COMS110 Computer Concepts & Applications 3
GRAD128 Digital Imagery and Editing 3
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
GRAD142 Digital Typography and Color 3
Total Semester Credits
Fall - Second Year
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
LSCI000 Science Gen Ed Requirement* 3
COMM203 Writing for the Media 3
GRAD109 Understanding Social Media 3
GRAD119 Theme and Templating Websites I 3
Total Semester Credits
Spring - Second Year
ENGL215 Journalism I 3
GSOC000 Social Science Gen Ed Requirement 3
COMM220 Photojournalism 3
GRAD235 Video and Motion Graphics 3
GRAD290 Internship Portfolio: New Media 3
GRAD290 Internship Portfolio: New Media 2
GRAD291 Portfolio Preparation and Presentation 1
Total Semester Credits

*General Education courses: Choose from the list of approved General Education courses in the College Catalog.

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.