Digital Media Technology - Graphic Design

Digital Media Technology - Graphic Design DegreeDigital Media Technology - Graphic Design Certificate

Digital Media Technology - Graphic Design

The Digital Media program prepares students for entry-level jobs in the digital design and multimedia industry. Students learn to synthesize multimedia, hypertext, computer programming, information architecture, and client/server technologies using both Internet and non-network-based media.

Students develop skills in communication, critical thinking, and problem solving as well as interface design, multimedia formats, application programming, data architecture, and client/server technologies. The program develops technical skills through practical applications that employ current and emerging standards and technologies.

Graduates should qualify for employment as web designers, graphic artists/designers, multimedia specialists, web developers, web content specialists, media specialists, information specialists, digital media specialists, animation specialists, interface designers, and many new jobs yet to be defined in this expanding field.

ONLINE PROGRAM INFORMATION: Surry offers this program online. Go to Online Learning for more information.

Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Semester Fall Semester
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 0 1
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 2 2 0 3
DME 110 Intro to Digital Media 2 2 0 3
DME 115 Graphic Design Tools 2 2 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
GRD 141 Graphic Design I 2 4 0 4
Spring Semester Spring Semester
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3 0 0 3
DME 120 Intro to Multimedia Appl 2 2 0 3
DME 130 Digital Animation I 2 2 0 3
DME 215 Advanced Graphic Design Tools 2 2 0 3
GRD 142 Graphic Design II 2 4 0 4
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
Fall Semester Fall Semester
CTI 110 Web, Programming, and Database Foundation 2 2 0 3
DME 140 Intro to Audio/Video Media 2 2 0 3
DME 210 User Interface Design 2 2 0 3
ENG 114 Prof Research and Report 3 0 0 3
WEB 140 Web Development Tools 2 2 0 3
WEB 151 Mobile Application Dev I 2 2 0 3
Spring Semester Spring Semester
ART 264 Digital Photography I 1 4 0 3
DME 260 Emerging Technologies in Digital Media 2 2 0 3
DME 270 Professional Practice in Digital Media 2 2 0 3
DME 285 Systems Project 2 2 0 3
Social Science Elective 3 0 3
WEB 210 Web Design 2 2 0 3

Also Offered

Social/Behavioral Sciences: ANT 210, ANT 220, ANT 240, ECO 151, ECO 251, ECO 252, GEO 111, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, HIS 132, POL 110, POL 120, PSY 118, PSY 150, PSY 239, PSY 241, PSY 281, SOC 210, SOC 213, SOC 220, SOC 225 or SOC 230.

Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA

Digital Media Technology Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Fall
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 2 2 0 3
DME 110 Intro to Digital Media 2 2 0 3
DME 115 Graphic Design Tools 2 2 0 3
Spring Spring
DME 120 Intro to Multimedia Appl 2 2 0 3
DME 130 Digital Animation I 2 2 0 3
WEB 210 Web Design 2 2 0 3

Graphic Design Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Fall
DME 115 Graphic Design Tools 2 2 0 3
GRD 141 Graphic Design I 2 4 0 4
Spring Spring
ART 264 Digital Photography I 1 4 0 3
DME 215 Advanced Graphic Design Tools 2 2 0 3
GRD 142 Graphic Design II 2 4 0 4

Multimedia Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Fall
DME 110 Intro to Digital Media 2 2 0 3
DME 115 Graphic Design Tools 2 2 0 3
DME 140 Intro to Audio/Video Media 2 2 0 3
Fall Fall
DME 120 Intro to Multimedia Appl 2 2 0 3
DME 130 Digital Animation I 2 2 0 3
DME 260 Emerging Technologies in Digital Media 2 2 0 3
The Digital Media Technology certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise program (C25210XA).

CEU Classes

Additional Classes

Learning Outcomes

  • Think practically and creatively to analyze, synthesize, and develop design and media solutions that meet client needs.
  • Demonstrate proficiency using industry standard hardware and software to generate and manipulate images, print and digital advertising, publications, websites, audio, video, motion graphics, and animation.
  • Demonstrate an ability to effectively troubleshoot when projects do not go as planned.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior and conduct commensurate with industry expectations.

Estimated Cost

AAS Degree In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $5,472.00 $19,296.00
Books and Supplies $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription $720.00 $720.00
Laptop Computer $1600.00 $1600.00
Digital Media Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,368.00 $4,824.00
Books and Supplies $500.00 $500.00
Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription $360.00 $360.00
Laptop Computer $1600.00 $1600.00
Graphic Design Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,292.00 $4,556.00
Books and Supplies $500.00 $500.00
Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription $360.00 $360.00
Laptop Computer $1600.00 $1600.00

Computer Requirements

Students enrolled in the Digital Media Technology degree or certificate programs will need a computer with the following:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 or higher (64 bit) or Apple macOS 10.13 or higher
  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • At least 8 GB of RAM
  • At least 512 GB hard drive
  • Graphics card with at least 2 GB of dedicated RAM
  • 1280x1080 display or better

A compatible laptop is available for purchase through the SCC Bookstore.


Software Requirements

Students enrolled in the Digital Media Technology degree or certificate programs will need an active Adobe Create Cloud (All Apps) Student and Teacher Edition subscription. This software subscription is available to students at a discounted price directly from Adobe. Students will need to purchase the “All Apps” version of the Adobe Creative Cloud Student and Teacher subscription and maintain this subscription while enrolled in the Digital Media Technology degree or certificate programs. For more information, visit https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/buy/students.html.

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Program Contact(s)

Jay Smith
Lead Instructor - Digital Media Technology - Graphic Design
(336) 386-3329
smithj@surry.edu

Program Facts


$30.99 average salary per hour.

$64,470 average salary per year.

Sources for salary information obtained from O*NET. Salaries may vary for reasons including but not limited to years of experience, place of employment, and specific occupations within each industry.