Oct 28, 2020  
2020-21 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-21 Academic Catalog

Social Media Strategy and Design - SMSD.COC


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The Certificate of Completion in Social Media Strategy and Design will prepare students for careers in the social media industry, including as content creators, digital content producers, and social media designers. Students will learn how to create specific content for each social media platform to target and engage online viewers, building a community of followers. Students will learn how to create social media campaigns and measure their effectiveness with analytics. In addition, students will take courses in graphic design, motion graphics, marketing and advertising to blend social media strategy and design, a combination that is very much in demand.

Upon the successful completion of requirements for this program, a Certificate of Completion in Social Media Strategy and Design will be awarded.

Computer and Software Requirements


The Graphic Communications & Photography Department now requires that all of our students have a computer and subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud software.

We anticipate that the cost of a new laptop will be from $550 to $2400 depending on the computer chosen (less if choosing a refurbished or reconditioned computer). Either Mac or Windows PC platforms, and either laptop or desktop models are acceptable. However, if you plan on purchasing a computer, a laptop computer is preferable due to its mobility. Reconditioned, refurbished, or new computers are acceptable, as long as the specs are met. While the basic minimum computer is acceptable to run the required software, a computer with 16GB of RAM is recommended for the best results.

Apple Mac Specs: Intel core i5 or higher (2.0 GHz or faster processor); 8GB (16GB recommended) of system RAM; minimum 256GB hard drive; minimum screen size: 13 inches (15 or 16 inch recommended); OS 10.13 (High Sierra) or higher 

PC Specs: Intel core i5 or AMD Ryzen; 8GB (16GB recommended) of system RAM; minimum 256GB hard drive; minimum screen size: 13 inches (15 or 16 inch recommended); nVidia GeForce GTX 1050 or equivalent, nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 or Quadro T1000 video card is recommended; Microsoft Windows 10 October 2018 update (64-bit) version 1809 or later

Again, we recommend 16GB of RAM to ensure that your computer will run software as smoothly as possible, especially for those of you that will be taking Digital Media Production (DMP) courses. Adobe requires 8GB of RAM for their programs. 

Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. Students pay $19.99/mo the first year, and $29.99/mo after that. Go to Adobe.com and click on “Learn More” under “Students save over 60% on Creative Cloud.”

(SMSD.COC) Curriculum


Program Personnel


Name Title Office Phone

Email

Matthew Kriftcher Professor 14/211 413-755-4312 mbkriftcher@stcc.edu
Cheryl Lukas Professor 14/214 413-755-4307 lukas@stcc.edu
Philip Ruderman Professor/Department Chair 14/210 413-755-4324 ruderman@stcc.edu

 

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