About the Digital Media Post-Production Programs
The Digital Media Post-Production program prepares students for careers in the entertainment industry through comprehensive, hands-on training. The program is designed to meet the industry's need for creative professionals who excel in developing ideas and have the technical proficiency to execute them. Our instructors are experienced professionals who bring first-hand knowledge of industry practices to the classroom and work in close collaboration with industry advisors to keep up with trends and changing requirements. In addition, participating companies often provide guest speakers and student internships. We offer day, evening and weekend classes to provide educational opportunities to all students. In addition, select courses are offered online through Distance Education. Students who are interested in the Digital Media Post-Production program are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment with one of the counselors at the Center for Media and Design campus to develop an Educational Plan. This is to ensure that you are taking the necessary courses to meet your educational goals. To learn more, please visit the Design Technology website.
Find the path that fits your personal needs and professional goals:
Many colleges and universities offer baccalaureate degrees in this field. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university need to know which courses completed at Santa Monica College will be accepted at the specific college/university. Please consult a Counselor. SMC has transfer articulation agreements with the many UC and CSU campuses, as well as many private and out-of-state institutions.
Degrees and Certificates
Associate in Science Degree - Digital Media
36 units + General Education Requirements
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.
Certificate of Achievement - Digital Media Foundation
The Digital Media Foundation program provides a solid foundation in visual storytelling, as well as hands-on exposure to digital post-production processes. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of industry standard software applications.
Certificate of Achievement - Digital Audio Post-Production
The Digital Audio Post-Production program is a comprehensive study of the digital audio post-production processes used in the entertainment industry. Through a balance of theory and hands-on experience, students will learn professional practices on industry-standard technology.
Certificate of Achievement - Digital Video Post-Production
The Digital Video Post-Production program is a comprehensive study of the digital video post-production processes used in the entertainment industry. Through a balance of theory and hands-on experience, students will learn professional practices on industry-standard technology.
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SoundSnap Sound Effects partners with the SMC Post-Production program to provide an extensive and professional sound library to our students.