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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:

Jay Smith

Lead Instructor: Digital Media Technology - Graphic Design

Certificate Curriculum

Fall Semester

DME-110 Introduction to Digital Media 3
ART-121 Two-Dimensional Design 3
DME-115 Graphic Design Tools 3

Spring Semester

ART-131 Drawing I 3
DME-120 Introduction to Multimedia Applications 3
DME-130 Digital Animation I 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 18 Hours

This certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise program (C25210DX).

Skills Training Courses

Courses

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.

Program Costs

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
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 16 GB of RAM
  • At least 512 GB hard drive (SSD is recommended)
  • Graphics card with at least 2 GB of GPU VRAM
  • 1280x1080 or greater display resolution

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.

Adobe Creative Could - All Apps are also available for purchase through the SCC Bookstore.

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Program Facts

Jamie Hott 1
Surry Community College is affordable, and some of the programs are really good. The Graphic Design program was next level, and it felt like it really helped me out.

Jamie Hott

SCC Graduate

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