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Digital Media Design

A.A.S. Degree: Digital Media Design


Students completing the Associate of Applied Science Degree: Digital Media Design program will have acquired an in-depth understanding of the principles and foundations of digital media technologies and interactive communications including graphic design, web design, 3D animation, and digital video production.

Occupations may include:

The students will receive an extensive education in design, composition, layout, digital paint and illustration, typography, prepress production, photo manipulation, and designs of interactive publishing applications for tablet devices. On the Digital Media level, the curriculum includes fundamentals of interactive publishing applications, web design, HTML, CSS, basic programming, Graphical User Interface (GUI), fundamentals of video editing skills, basics of polygon modeling, UV mapping, texturing, logo animation and an introduction to game engine implementation.

Training in traditional skills, and a comprehensive understanding of a digital design and Digital Media studio operation is also an inseparable part of the program.

Platt College San Diego recognizes the importance of a person having college experience in subject areas outside of his/her professional specialization. The purpose of the general education courses is to enable one to do well in a career as well as in life. Therefore, a portion of each student’s education includes the areas of Mathematics / Science, English / Language, Social Sciences / Humanities, and Art. This policy assures that the student has sampled a broad range of disciplines, which will help to prepare the student to be a well-informed citizen of the modern world.

The program will prepare students for entry-level positions in the field of graphic design, digital publishing, production artist, entry-level graphic, 3D modeler, video editor and web designer.

Program Cost

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Program Courses


  • DD101 Digital Production
  • DES101 Design Basics
  • TYP101 Typography


  • D102 Vector Graphics
  • DPD102 Digital Publishing
  • P102 Raster Graphics


  • WD103 Introduction to Web (HTML/CSS)
  • GD103 Graphic Design for Advertising and Social Media
  • P103 Digital Imaging
  • PP100 Portfolio Development


  • IA104 Introduction to 3D
  • IV104 Introduction to Digital Video Production
  • IW104 Fundamentals of Web


  • ART103 Life Drawing
  • ART104 Creative Conceptions
  • ENS101 Environmental Science I
  • BUS104 Personal Financial Management
  • HUM140 History of Society in Art (Ancient to 15th Century)
  • HUM141 History of Society in Art (15th to 20th Century)
  • COM105 Oral Communications
  • ENG105 English Composition
  • CS110 Personal Branding