Digital Arts and Media

Program Length:
2 Semesters
Department:
Digital Arts and Media
Program Level:
Certificate of Achievement

Digital Arts and Media Certificate of Achievement

This certificate will prepare the student for employment in the field of digital design and media production.  It consists of experiences in applied design, graphic design principles, layout and design, and multimedia production.  The focus is upon an introduction to advertising thinking, visual communication, and skills in graphic design and preparing art for reproduction.

Career opportunities for students completing the Digital Arts and Media certification include entry-level options into graphic design illustration, web design and management, and social/e-marketing. 

Required Courses Units

DAM105

 Introduction to Digital Design

3

DAM110

Adobe Photoshop

3

DAM125

 InDesign

3

DAM150

Digital Media

3

DAM281

Adobe Illustrator

3
Total Units for Certificate 15

Career and Labor Statistics for Northern California

Graphic Designers
    Jobs in 2015: 447
     5 Year Change: +1%
     Annual Openings: 16

Photographers
     Jobs in 2015: 259
     5 Year Change: +3%
     Annual Openings: 10

Producers and Directors
     Jobs in 2015: 154
     5 Year Change: +6%
     Annual Openings: 8

Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
     Jobs in 2015: 137
     5 Year Change: +8%
     Annual Openings: 5

Commercial and Industrial Designers
     Jobs in 2015: 57
     5 Year Change: +4%
     Annual Openings: 2

Multimedia Artists and Animators
     Jobs in 2015: 81
     5 Year Change: -5%
     Annual Openings: 2

Totals
     Jobs in 2015: 1,135
     5 Year Change: +3%
     Annual Openings: 43

Data from the Centers of Excellence for the North/Far North Consortia, 9/21/17.
The North/Far North Consortia includes 15 community colleges, from Sacramento to the Oregon border, and the Nevada border to the Pacific Ocean.