Media Art, Design and Technology
Associate of Science
All Media Design students must complete the prerequisite course DSN094 - Portfolio Archiving Orientation. DSN094 is FREE of charge and can be completed through Blackboard in approximately 60 minutes.
About This Program
The mission of the Associate of Science degree in Media Design and Technology is to merge creative skills and ideas into strong visual statements and to understand industry workflow in rapidly evolving media technology.
Moreover, this is a flexible degree that allows students to concentrate on the design field of their choice. This degree includes required coursework in digital image manipulation, concept development, and basic photography, as well as a series of design electives, which allow students to customize their degree.
Students may also use this degree as a building block to the Media Design, Video and Motion Graphics, or Game Design and Development bachelor degree programs. Students should meet with an Academic Advisor for further information as the prerequisites for those degrees differ and should be planned for using the electives chosen within Associates degree.
Additionally, the General Education requirements courses, required of all Wilmington University undergraduates, provide a well-rounded academic foundation.
The Purpose of an Associate Degree in Design
Design is a common thread that runs through all media art and communications work, from hard news to education, entertainment to training. To succeed in these professions, students need to be creative and innovative thinkers. Equipment such as cameras, computers, microphones, and recorders are merely tools for creating images and sounds that are used in the final design and, though important, learning their use is only a small part of the process.
The design approach to programs within the College of Technology provides an opportunity to develop a two-year associate degree that is a basic core to all design-oriented baccalaureate programs. If a student intends to go continue on to a bachelor’s program in Media Design, Game Design and Development, or Video and Motion Graphics, it would be beneficial to use the design electives on courses that are pre-requisites to those of the intended program. It also provides a foundation of theory and skills for those students who prefer to enter the labor market at the earliest possible opportunity.
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.