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Program Overview

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.

Employment Opportunities:

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.

Technical Standards:

Program Contacts:

Gatlin Hiatt

Lead Instructor: Digital Media Technology - Graphic Design

Certificate Curriculum

Fall Semester

DME-115 Graphic Design Tools 3
GRD-141 Graphic Design I 4

Spring Semester

ART-264 Digital Photography I 3
DME-215 Advanced Graphic Design Tools 3
GRD-142 Graphic Design II 4

Total credits needed to graduate: 17 Hours

Learning Outcomes

  • Think practically and creatively to analyze 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.

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