UC Clermont

Digital Media

Associate of Arts

Why study Digital Media?

For students interested in communications professions — such as advertising, journalism and public relations — the path to success now starts closer to home than ever. UC Clermont College's two-year Digital Media Communications program prepares graduates for jobs in the field and is designed to help students transition seamlessly into the communications bachelor’s degree program in UC’s College of Arts and Sciences to complete their studies.

Besides offering a more accessible and affordable option to a UC communications degree, digital media Professor Andy Curran, who worked in radio and TV for 25 years, emphasizes the unique academic approach of the UC Clermont program. Courses will provide students with the media production skills they’ll need to succeed in the communications field, covering the basics of video, audio, photography, animation, illustration and web application skills, as well as a range of other communication disciplines.

“With these tools available to everyone now, communications professionals — whether you’re a journalist for a TV station or work in corporate public relations — need to understand how to produce quality video, audio and photos,” Curran says. “It’s all part of being able to effectively tell a story. And employers expect graduates to have these skills from their first day on the job."

Graduates of the digital media communications program will have the option to transition directly into the communication program at UC’s College of Arts and Sciences without losing any credit hours.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

As a first-year student, you will need to take an English and mathematics placement test if you have not obtained the minimum ACT/SAT score required for exemption. These tests do not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete placement tests before you register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

You should have basic computer skills, a creative personality and the willingness to work with others to create digital media projects.
The digital media communications program offers students a pathway to pursue a wide range of careers in the communications field, including media production, journalism, advertising, public relations, corporate communications and many others.

You cannot minor in digital media communications.

If you are enrolled in a two-year transitional degree program, you will spend most of your classroom time acquiring the foundational courses for your four-year baccalaureate. Generally, you will select your minor when you transfer to your four-year institution.

Academic advising is an essential part of your educational experience.

We are committed to providing advice and assistance throughout your academic journey. You and your advisor work together to create an academic plan based on your goals.

Questions? Email us at clermont.advising@uc.edu or call us at 513-732-5205 to schedule an appointment.

The UC Clermont campus is located on 91 wooded acres in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. Our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class sizes and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

Our faculty members have received top honors from students for displaying the extra concern and attention needed to promote student academic success. Expect to learn from professors who have experience in the media and communications industries. You will learn a foundation of communication theories while developing your digital media production skills with hands-on exercises and projects.

The Academic Success Center (ASC) is committed to helping students become successful, independent learners through partnerships that promote individual interests and abilities. We encourage and support opportunities for self-discovery in an informal environment that promotes academic skill development.

The best students recognize that they can sometimes use a little extra help to achieve their academic goals. Seeking tutoring is a responsible choice, demonstrating that students care about their academics enough to go the extra mile to succeed. Stop by the ASC in Jones 104 and meet our highly trained team of tutors who are ready and willing to assist you.

You must complete an application for degree the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor in the Advising Center for assistance.

We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.
The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Admissions
Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319
clermont.admissions@uc.edu