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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Digital Arts Technology, AS (DATX-AS)

Location(s): Naugatuck Valley

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Digital Arts Technology (DAT) program provides students with an in-depth understanding of digital media creation and production. The aim of the program is to produce digital media designers for jobs in training, marketing, advertising, web development, broadcasting, audio production, graphic art, production and electronic publishing. Digital artists have become an integral part of the mainstream communications medium; positions in digital media design and development exist in business, industry, government, education, and entertainment.

NOTE: Can be a stand-alone degree or the directed electives allow for completion of one of six certificates embedded into the degree.

  • Animation and Motion Graphics
  • Audio Production
  • Trending Technology in Digital Media
  • Digital Graphics for Print and Screen
  • Video Production
  • Technical Communication

Learning Outcomes:

  • Implement efficient time management and organizational practices.
  • Effectively communicate and function both independently and as part of a team.
  • Develop the ability to adapt and learn quickly.
  • Utilize the phases of the project development life cycle to assist in the design, production, editing, and completion of original projects.
  • Synthesize and apply the processes involved in transforming a concept to a final product.
  • Complete significant projects terminating in deliverable software/media products.

The Digital Arts Technology A.S. degree provides technical experience to students seeking enhanced skills for employment in related areas. Students may enroll full or part-time; and may specialize in one of six areas of concentration earning a certificate and the AS degree. Students transfer to CT State Universities and private 4-year schools in-state, and many out of state universities. Courses in this program require access to the Naugatuck Valley DAT Computer Studio Lab or a student must have a computer with specialized software (including Adobe Creative Cloud, Autodesk’s Maya, Pro-Tools, and others as industry dictates) to take the courses remotely.

DAT program courses are offered in the traditional classroom setting; via live broadcast, allowing students to take the courses remotely.

Program Courses (30 credits)

Choose One 2000-level DAT Elective:

Total Credits: 60-64