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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

Three Semesters

DME-110 Introduction to Digital Media 3
DME-115 Graphic Design Tools 3
DME-140 Introduction to Audio/Video Media 3
DME-120 Introduction to Multimedia Applications 3
DME-130 Digital Animation I 3
DME-260 Emerging Technologies in Digital Media 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 18 Hours

Students on financial aid should speak with their financial aid advisors before enrolling in less than 12 credit hours per semester.

Program Costs

Multimedia Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,098.00 $1,098.00
Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription $360.00 $360.00
Total $1,458.00 $1,458.00

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

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

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Program Facts

Chris Riddle in a Sport coat
I used my Digital Media skills to sharpen my tools as a video editor within the professional wrestling industry, leading to work with legends, hall of famers, and now I even have an on-air role

Chris Riddle

Class of 2016,
Certificate in Digital Media Technology

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