Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Program description. The Media Technologies program encompasses related career-technical disciplines in five general concentrations: Communication Graphics Technology , Design for Web and Print, Photography , Video Production Technology and Web Technology . Students have the opportunity to earn a degree in a cross-disciplinary environment that reflects the trend in industry. 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.
Design for Web and Print concentration. The Design for Web and Print curriculum offers students hands-on experience in designing graphic and webpages for print material and websites. Students use the latest graphics software and authoring and scripting languages, create content and digital media, manage and deploy e-business solutions servers, maintain websites and develop marketing material for small- to large-scale enterprises. Some courses are delivered completely over the internet, and most courses are taught in the classroom as well, enabling students to choose the course delivery method best suited to their learning style.
Typical job opportunities: Graphic and web designer, marketing and promotions designer, webmaster, website designer, website developer, online services manager and website manager
Program goals. Upon completion of a Media Technologies program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish 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(s): 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
Elective to be chosen from an unduplicated course: APE 1015 , CGT 1030 , CGT 1950 , PHO 1000 , VPT 1030 , or VPT 1045 .
2HUM/FA / MATH/NS / SBS
See the General Education section of this Catalog for electives. Design for Web and Print students are strongly encouraged to take either ARTH 2010 or ARTH 2020 as a Humanities/Fine Arts elective.
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. Courses from the list of History electives will not meet the requirement for this degree.
Elective to be chosen, based on the student’s career goals, from any CGT, DWP, MDT, PHO, VPT, or WEB course that is not a requirement of the Design for Web and Print curriculum. Elective must be approved by the student’s advisor or the program coordinator. Some courses may require prerequisites.