Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Program description. The Media Technologies program encompasses related career-technical disciplines in four general concentrations: Communication Graphics Technology , Photography Video Production Technology and Web Technology . Students will earn a degree in a cross-disciplinary environment that reflects industry workflows and trends. The program employs instructors with years of practical experience and is guided by working professionals.
The Media Technologies program is designed to offer greater flexibility to students who can, working with an advisor, design a custom curriculum best suited to their needs and interests. The program offers certificates for those needing broader, deeper and/or upgraded training. To learn more about these options, see the Certificate Programs section of this Catalog.
Communication Graphics Technology concentration. The Communication Graphics Technology concentration educates students in the art of visual communications. The student receives hands-on training in visual fundamentals, problem-solving and visual/verbal concept development for advertising, graphic design, and illustration. Emphasis is placed on the use of computer-enhanced technology and contemporary software applications throughout the program to support the development of professional portfolios.
Typical job opportunities: Design consulting firms, advertising agencies, electronic prepress service bureaus, media outlets and printing companies, in-house agencies, Web page design and development firms, and freelance practice
Program goals. After successfully completing the Media Technologies program, the graduate will be equipped to do the following:
- Create media that communicate the desired message to the intended audience.
- Use a wide variety of industry-standard equipment, techniques, software, hardware and materials to produce the appropriate content.
- Demonstrate various styles in communications media that display a grasp of both design and communication principles and techniques.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the techniques and equipment that facilitate adaptation to constantly changing media.
- Understand and respect the rights and responsibilities of the artist, subject, client, user and employer, including intellectual property rights.
- Create a portfolio demonstrating design and communication skills, technical competence, and industry standards and practices.
Contact: Engineering and Media Technologies, (865) 694-6483
Courses and Course Sequence
This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60
See the list of General Education courses for electives.
Elective to be chosen from one unduplicated course in the categories of Communication, Humanities/Fine Arts, Mathematics/Natural Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences in the General Education section of this Catalog.
Electives to be chosen from CGT 1510 , CGT 2045 , CGT 2050 , CGT 2160 , CGT 2240 ; PHO 2060 ; VPT 1030 ; WEB 2000 , WEB 2110 , WEB 2120 , WEB 2400 based on students’ career needs and interests. Electives must be approved by the student’s advisor or the program coordinator. Some courses may require prerequisites.