Foundation for Career Success
The Animation Associate degree program is a comprehensive study of the skills necessary to create 2D or 3D digital animation for the entertainment industry. The required coursework begins with the Animation Foundation Certificate of Achievement, combining a solid foundation in animation history and visual storytelling with hands-on experience in digital animation preproduction and production processes.
The Architecture Associate degree program provides an analytical foundation where students will explore design innovation through functional, cultural, environmental, and socially conscious design. Students will learn about the impact of the built environment while developing skills in drafting, rendering, and project collaboration. The program is designed to support students as they explore creative careers in digital production or environmental design for a sustainable future.
The Digital Media Associate degree program is a comprehensive study of the digital post-production processes used in the entertainment industry. The required coursework begins with the Digital Media Foundation Certificate of Achievement, combining a solid foundation in visual storytelling with hands-on experience using digital media software applications.
This cross-disciplinary program gives students an introduction to esports while preparing them for careers in media and game studies. Students completing the esports degree and certificates get prepared for employment opportunities in the digital media industry and transfer into four-year degree programs. There is a wide range of employment possibilities for students training in esports, leading to careers in journalism, athletic teams coordination, sports casting, and media production and management.
The Film program offers classes in film aesthetics/theory, film history, genres, leading filmmakers, and gender/cultural film studies. Students learn to apply critical thinking and aesthetic judgment skills, both verbally and in writing, to the analysis of film as an art form, entertainment medium, and cultural text. They also learn to express themselves creatively by developing the skills and applying the techniques necessary to communicate effectively using the specialized language of global filmmaking.
The Graphic Design Associates degree program serves students wanting to build skills for careers in the field, including print, motion, user experience, and web and mobile design. The Graphic Design program prepares students to enter the industry “job-ready” with courses ranging from foundation studio classes that emphasize design process, to courses that focus on project-based, collaborative learning.
Interaction Design is an innovative new Baccalaureate degree program that blends the fields of design, user experience, and technology to create user-friendly experiences with the platforms people use every day, such as smart appliances, mobile devices, and the web. Interaction designers ensure that products are appealing, effective, and intuitive for users. In this program, students will develop proficiency in the skills necessary to enter this well-paid and exciting field.
The Interior Architectural Design Associates degree program prepares students to apply artistic principles and techniques to the professional planning, designing, equipping, and furnishing of residential and commercial interior spaces, as well as set design. The program provides students with the professional and creative skills to serve their community with innovative interior spaces that are functional and safe.
This program teaches students the methods and techniques for gathering, processing and delivering news, and prepares students to be professional print and multimedia journalists. Included is instruction in news writing and editing, reporting and multimedia story production, professional standards and ethics, and journalism history and research. Careers in this field include book editor, copywriter, film critic, foreign correspondent, freelance writing, online editor, multimedia story producer, journalist, magazine editor, news anchor, newspaper editor, publicist, sportswriter, and technical writer.
SMC’s Media Production courses provide hands-on training in the areas of Television, Radio and Internet Broadcasting, including broadcast news, sports, promotional videos, podcasting, short form and emerging media (360/virtual and augmented reality). Students completing the Broadcasting degrees and/or certificates are prepared for both employment opportunities in the broadcasting industry and transfer into four-year degree programs. The Promo Pathways program provides intensive training and internships for students pursuing promo advertising careers opportunities in the broadcasting industry and transfer into four-year degree programs.
This unique industry partnership program prepares students for entry-level employment in entertainment promotion and marketing production. This industry sector includes writing/producing/editing and design of on-air and off-air promotions, commercial advertisements and public service announcements, and ancillary areas such as media strategy and planning, public relations, publicity, and broadcast/Internet/interactive media marketing and production.