Academics Animation + Digital Art A.A.S. in Digital Media

A.A.S. in Digital Media

Become a digital media know-it-all at Tribeca Flashpoint.

As the digital economy grows, employers in virtually every industry are seeking well-rounded job candidates who can assist with a wide range of digital needs. From graphic design to film production to sound editing to motion graphics, a diverse digital skill set has become a critical key to success for young professionals. Our Associate in Digital Media program can prepare you to answer the growing need for these flexible digital professionals.

Through our project-based curriculum, you will have opportunities to work on a wide range of projects, including many for real-world clients–helping to build your resume, your confidence, and your understanding of how the industry works.

THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS. Please explore our A.A.S. in Animation + VFX program.

Degree Type:

Associate's

Program Length:

60Weeks

Career Paths

Gainful Employment Information

For more information about this program’s graduation rate, median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please click here for this program’s gainful employment disclosure.

What You Can Learn

In this program, students have the opportunity to build broad and transferable skills in filmmaking, graphic design, recording arts, and more. Here are some of the skills students will have the opportunity to develop.

  • Principles of design, including visual hierarchy, content development, scale, contrast and pattern
  • Digital image manipulation, including composition and industry-standard photo editing software
  • Digital media production, including filming, directing, editing, and digital distribution
  • Recording arts foundations, including digital audio theory, recording, editing, mixing, equalization, and dynamic processing
  • Music editing, sound design, and voice production
  • Motion graphics aesthetics and techniques, including titles, interstitials, moving graphics and animations

Course Schedule

Year 1
  • Computer Technology
  • Digital Media Production I
  • Digital Media Production II
  • Flashpoint Studios
  • 2D Image Manipulation
  • Composition I
  • Composition II
  • Design
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Simulations/Production-in-Action
  • Introduction to Media and Motion
Year 2
  • Post-Production
  • First Year Experience
  • The Hero’s Journey
  • General Math
  • Location Audio
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Digital Audio Workstation
  • Sound Design for Visual Media I
  • Oral Communication
  • Motion Graphics I
General Education

In this program, you’ll also participate in liberal arts courses offered through our General Education department. By tailoring these courses around the five core competencies (written and oral communication, information literacy, critical thinking and quantitative reasoning) students are given a foundation of knowledge and skills that will enable them to be successful college students, well-rounded, lifelong learners, and professionals in the media arts. Learn more about our General Education Department here.

Project-based curriculum. Classes are designed to put you to work collaboratively in teams on real-world projects. You’ll be recording, editing and mixing audio, and learning post-production techniques for commercials, films and video games. All while you build your confidence and a professional portfolio.

Cross-disciplinary experience. Unlike traditional audio engineering schools, Tribeca joins students from different programs in a capstone course each year to work on a project alongside those who are fulfilling the various roles in the marketing and creative process. This reflects the on-the-job reality that may become your career, and starts here in your first year.

High-tech campus. The Tribeca campus is loaded with world-class environments and equipment. Featuring a professional screening room, film and recording studios, sound design suites, visual effects labs and more—this is the place to get prepared for your career.

Practicing professionals as your instructors. Faculty at Tribeca don’t just teach—they mentor. In our focused, personalized environment you’ll get maximum attention and support from instructors who know you, and will guide every step of your education.

Deep industry connections. With the endorsements and support of some of the industry’s top players, Tribeca offers incredible opportunities to meet your future employer through career services workshops, speaker events, portfolio shows and more.

Support every step of the way. With financial aid options for those who qualify, seamless transfer credit assistance, academic support workshops, and so much more—the Tribeca community has a deep commitment to the success of every student from the first day of class to graduation and beyond.