Digital Media

  • Overview
  • Employment
The Digital Media Certificate is a 27-credit program offered through the Art Department. The program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in design principles and working with contemporary digital media. Students explore the visual, critical, and practical aspects of digital media as currently employed in the development of web sites, photography, video, and computer applications. Course work produced by students may contribute towards the creation of a digital art portfolio. Note: due to certain elective options only being offered once a year, the program may require three or four semesters to complete.
  • Curriculum documents

    To plan certificate completion, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog which specify the planned semester(s) in which required classes are to be scheduled.

  • This is just one way you might complete the Digital Media Certificate Program in 2 semesters over 1 year of full-time study, or 4 semesters over 2 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information download the Digital Media program description from our official academic catalog.

    Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses

    Sample 1 Year Sequence of Courses

    ART 121
    ART 151
    ART 155
    ART 161

    ART 123
    ART 251 or ART 255 or ART 263 or ART 280 or ART 281 (select 4)

    Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
    Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2

    ART 121
    ART 151 or ART 155 or ART 161

    ART 123
    ART 151 or ART 155 or ART 161
    ART 251 or ART 255 or ART 263 or ART 280 or ART 281

    ART 151 or ART 155 or ART 161
    ART 173 or ART 252 or ART 271

    ART 251 or ART 255 or ART 256 or ART 263 or ART 280 or ART 281 or ART 282 (select 2)

Student learning outcomes

Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to:

What’s next

Seek internships or entry-level employment in a field related to this course of study; continue your education at GCC in the Art/Visual Arts degree program and continue to develop a portfolio of work.

Gainful employment disclosure

The US Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” At GCC this includes our career-ready certificate programs. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; on time completion rate; and for programs with a minimum number of graduates in the most recent academic year: the number of students who completed the program, the number of students who complete the program on time, and the median federal and private loan debt incurred by graduates.

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