Digital Media--Video Editing and Animation, Certificate of Specialization


This program is a 23-credit-hour program designed to develop and enhance the workplace skills of professionals currently working in the various fields of video editing, special effects, digital storytelling, and dimensional rendering as well as for students intending to enter those fields. This program focuses on conception, production, and post-production training while utilizing the most current hardware and software for construction and implementation in user-centric and interactive media.

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.   

At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. use technical skills, creative abilities, and professional practices required in the areas of Video Editing and Animation.
  2. identify media project scope and outcomes and be able to review and analyze technical requirements.
  3. be conversant in the language and terms of the industry.
  4. be skilled in the current computer-based software and hardware tools of the industry.
  5. build rapid prototypes and construct wire frames that specify the content of projects.
  6. communicate ideas both visually and verbally through professional presentation of a portfolio of video editing and animation works and evaluated by outside experts.
ART 131Computer Art Studio3
ART 275Photo Imaging I: Photoshop3
ART 111Figure Drawing I3
AT 233Storyboarding/Animatics2
AT 100Hardware Configuration and Troubleshooting: Macintosh/Windows1
AT 1463D Modeling I: Surface Modeling3
AT 106Motion Media Design3
or ART 280 Final Cut
AT 234Fundamentals of Animation3
AT 283Digital Media Portfolio2
Total Credit Hours23
New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ART 131 Computer Art Studio3Reading Proficiency.
AT 100 Hardware Configuration and Troubleshooting: Macintosh/Windows1Reading Proficiency.
ART 111 Figure Drawing I3Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours7
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
AT 233 Storyboarding/Animatics2ART 111 and ART 131 with minimum grades of "C" and Reading Proficiency.
ART 275 Photo Imaging I: Photoshop3Reading Proficiency.
AT 146 3D Modeling I: Surface Modeling3ART 131 or ART 275 and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours8
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
AT 234 Fundamentals of Animation3ART 111 and ART 131 with minimum grades of "C" and Reading Proficiency.Apply for graduation
AT 106
or ART 280
Motion Media Design
3 ART 131 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.
AT 283 Digital Media Portfolio2ART 131 and Reading Proficiency.This capstone course must be taken in the final semester of study. See program coordinator before scheduling this class.
Credit Hours8
Total Credit Hours23

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.