Digital Media AAS

About Digital Media AAS

Your Digital Media AAS will help you prepare to create animations, 3D models, interactive web content, or video game levels. While pursuing your degree at MCC, you may apply courses to shorter-term specialty certificates like the animation and game development certificates.

You'll work in programs on the Macintosh and the PC, so you'll be ready to work in either environment. Please talk to an advisor at MCC to help you set up your schedule.

Hear what Digital Media students have to say

The best times I ever had during my college life was no doubt at MCC—from the great classes, technology and opportunities provided…to the awesome instructors who are full of personality and you can really work one-on-one with. Years later, I still think about the fun times I had there and use the skills I developed there on a near daily basis.

- Derek Berggren

Sample Semester 1 16 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: ENG-105#3 hrs,GRA-167#3 hrs,CDM-110#3 hrs,GRA-100#3 hrs,WEB-105#3 hrs,MCC-101#1 hr

Sample Semester 2 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: SPE-151#3 hrs,PRG-105#3 hrs,DGM-107#3 hrs,GRA-123#3 hrs,Select a Program Elective#3 hrs

Sample Semester 3 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: Select a Math or Physical or Life Science Course#3 hrs,DGM-265#3 hrs,GRA-125#3 hrs,Select a Program Elective#3 hrs,Select a Program Elective#3 hrs

Sample Semester 4 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: Select a General Education Course#3 hrs,WEB-175#3 hrs,DGM-275#3 hrs,Select a Program Elective#3 hrs,Select a Program Elective#3 hrs

Career Outlook

Related Programs

Total Costs of Digital Media AAS

(in-district) Total Amount: $9,756

Credit Hours to Complete: 60

Weeks to Complete: 64

What you need to know about getting your Digital Media AAS (CIP 10.0304)

Total Digital Media AAS Costs
in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $6,690 $22,183 $27,863 $27,863
Additional Costs $3,066 $3,066 $3,066 $3,066
Program Total $9,756 $25,249 $30,929 $30,929

What careers are available to someone with a Digital Media AAS

Occupations that Digital Media AAS prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Multimedia Artists and Animators 27-1014

Typical jobs

  • animator
  • game designer
  • game developer
  • graphic designer
  • instructional technologist
  • simulation designer
  • video game tester
  • web content developer

How will MCC's Digital Media AAS program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

Gain on-the-job experience while still in school through an internship.

What have graduates gone on to do?

Many of our graduates transfer to four-year institutions. Those who earned four-year degrees have ended up working in game development and film production. Some students have gone directly to work, typically for smaller companies developing web applications. Some of our graduates have gone on to become game testers.

Outside of the Classroom

  • Mission

    The mission of McHenry County College’s Digital Media Program is to develop students who are skilled in analyzing business needs, managing resources, and implementing digital solutions. MCC students shall be distinguishable by their critical thinking, effective communication, professionalism, and technical competency. Students will use current and contemporary practices to demonstrate mastery in the Program Learning Outcomes.

  • Program Learning Objectives
    1. Analyze business web development needs and develop digital solutions for those needs.
    2. Select technologies appropriate to implement for business needs.
    3. Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of current digital tools.
    4. Select appropriate resources based upon legal guidelines for licensing and fair use.
    5. Integrate multiple technologies into a comprehensive business solution.
    6. Implement effective project management to handle deadlines, communication, and budgets.

    Degree: Digital Media AAS

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.