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Digital Media Communication

Combine your passion for design with the technical know-how demanded by today's media-rich environment. In Heartland's Digital Media Communication program, you'll hone your skills in computer and art fundamentals. Courses help you learn to create web pages, print materials, interactive programs, videos, digital stills and animation. You'll also explore ways to develop effective designs with a particular audience in mind and gain skills needed to troubleshoot technical problems.

Although many digital media professionals work in design departments in various industries, approximately 29% are self-employed.*

Employment of graphic designers is projected to increase by 13% from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Wages in the digital media industry vary widely across the United States. However, competition for senior graphic designer positions will be very strong. Web designers enjoy a median salary of $50,000.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition

1. Earn an Associate in Applied Science:

Associate in Applied Science Degree in Digital Media Communication

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Digital Media Communication is designed to prepare you with a comprehensive set of core of skills that can be transferred to positions in a variety of industries. Upon completion of the program you'll be prepared to seek entry-level employment with media outlets, marketing departments, advertising agencies or any organization with a current or planned online presence.

2. Earn a Certificate:

Web Media Designer Certificate

The Web Media Designer Certificate provides you with skills in computer and Internet fundamentals. You'll learn about designing effective interfaces, coding HTML and creating graphics so you're prepared to seek a position related to website design.

Communication Graphics Certificate

The Communication Graphics Certificate helps you explore the use of space, layout, color and typography in design. After completing the program you'll be able to pursue employment in the field of graphic design.

Digital Imaging Certificate

The Digital Imaging Certificate equips you with the skills needed to seek employment as a photographer, video producer or motion graphic designer.

Digital Media Communications Core Certificate

Web Design Skills

Add to your skill set by learning to design professional, robust web sites. Through completely online courses, you will learn core web technologies, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL as well as learning how to administer and customize a Content Management System. The convenience of online classes means you can fit this certificate into your schedule.

Digital Media Questions

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Digital Media at Heartland Community College