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Digital Media Degrees

Offered at: Boulder, Larimer, Westminster

A.A.S. in
Multimedia
Technology

60 credits
(4-5 semesters)

This digital media degree gives students the foundation to go into a variety of fields, from traditional advertising agencies to design agencies to video production companies to web production companies. You'll learn how to use industry-standard design software and learn about typography, images, and the creative process involved in designing graphics that clearly present information. Our digital media degree program also includes a series of art courses to give students a solid foundation in the core of graphic design.

See course descriptions.

Students choose a specialization from four areas. See required courses for:

  • Digital Animation – Focuses on basic design concepts, basic and advanced drawing techniques, story boarding, and 3D animation technology.
  • Graphic Design – Focuses on the traditional aspects of graphic design and print materials, including digital illustrations, photography, and dynamic page layouts.
  • Web Design – Focuses on web and multimedia design, including web design, web programming, web animation, and video editing.
  • Video Production & Editing – Focuses on video editing for television and commercial applications, production of interactive CDs, and original video production.

Digital Media Certificates

Digital Animation

30 credits
(2-3 semesters)

This certificate program prepares you for entry-level positions dealing with the production of interactive presentations, medical illustration, gaming, web animation, and cartooning.

Offered at Boulder and Westminster campuses only.

Animation certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.



Digital Imaging

30 credits
(2-3 semesters)

This certificate program prepares you for entry-level positions in digital photo labs, newspaper photo departments, and graphic design production.

Offered at Larimer campus only.

Digital Imaging certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.



Graphic Design Technician

30 credits
(2-3 semesters)

This certificate program prepares you for entry-level positions in print production, graphic design, and newspaper production.

Graphic Design Technician certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.



Multimedia

30 credits
(2-3 semesters)

This certificate program prepares you for entry-level work as a generalist in digital media.

Offered at Boulder and Westminster campuses only.

Multimedia certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.



Graphic Design

30 credits
(2-3 semesters)

This certificate program prepares you for entry-level positions in digital and graphics firms.

Offered at Boulder and Westminster campuses only.

Graphic Design certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.



Video Production & Editing

30 credits
(2-3 semesters)

This certificate program prepares you for entry-level positions in companies involved in video production, editing, and designing.

Offered at Westminster campus only.

Video Production & Editing certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.



Web Design

30 credits
(2-3 semesters)

This certificate program prepares you for entry-level positions with companies involved in web design. Students learn current web coding languages and techniques and create a website. See a student-produced site.

Web Design certificate: See required courses.

Transfer Options

If you intend to transfer into a graphic design-related major at a four-year college or university, consult your FRCC faculty advisor.

State-of-the-Art Digital Media Facilities

Students work with the latest design software (including the Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, and Cinema 4D) in our state-of-the-art labs, gaining practical experience that they’ll use in the industry. Students at the Boulder County Campus run a graphic design agency, while students at the Westminster Campus show their work at a Student Video Expo each year.

The instructors in the Multimedia Technology Program have won at film festivals, earned Emmy, Clio, and other awards, and have a breadth of professional experience.

Multimedia Jobs & Salaries

Entry Average Experienced
Graphic Designers $31,397
$48,682
$57,325
Web Developers $36,869
$61,803
$74,271
Multimedia Artists & Animators $42,011
$63,434
$74,145
Camera Operators, Television, Video $27,220
$51,791
$64,076
Film & Video Editors $28,285
$51,930
$63,752

Colorado Labor Market Information (2014)

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