Why Platt College San Diego?
You receive closer, one-on-one, and tailored instruction while developing deep and lasting relationships with your fellow classmates. Take advantage of the even smaller classes during COVID-19 safety measures.
COVID-19 safety 6-ft. spacing:
|CREDENTIALS||PROGRAM||CLASS SIZES (MAX)|
|Associate of Applied Science Degree:||Graphic Design||14 students|
|Bachelor of Science Degree: Media Arts||Digital Video Production & FX||5 students|
|Bachelor of Science Degree: Media Arts||3D Modeling & Design||4 students|
|Bachelor of Science Degree: Media Arts||Web Design & Development||5 students|
Pre & post COVID-19:
|CREDENTIALS||PROGRAM||CLASS SIZES (MAX)|
|Associate of Applied Science Degree:||Graphic Design||24 students|
|Bachelor of Science Degree: Media Arts||Digital Video Production & FX||8 students|
|Bachelor of Science Degree: Media Arts||3D Modeling & Design||8 students|
|Bachelor of Science Degree: Media Arts||Web Design & Development||10 students|
The mission of Platt College San Diego – Digital Media Design is to identify the natural talents of our students and build those talents into strengths that will serve as personal assets in a career-oriented society. Our mission includes the promotion of self-belief, respect for others and a commitment to the ethic of focused work.
Platt College San Diego seeks to teach our students both traditional and contemporary skills within a supportive environment that stimulates the incubation of new ideas and stretches the minds and talents of our students. Because the fields in which we instruct are in a constant state of development, our emphasis is on providing a foundation in problem solving skills to meet future challenges and the needs of a changing and constantly evolving job market. Platt College is a family owned and operated, accredited, private, postsecondary institution.
Wow! What a ride! Platt College San Diego – Digital Media Design has trained thousands of creative individuals to enter the Digital Media industry.
Expands the Bachelor of Science Degree offerings to include Bachelor of Science Degree: Media Arts (study in Digital Filmmaking & EFX).
Awarded School of Distinction & School of Excellence by ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges).
Expands the Web Design program and adds Bachelor of Science Degree: Media Arts (study in Web Design)
Expands the 3D Modeling & Design program and adds Bachelor of Science Degree: Media Arts (study in 3D Modeling & Design)
Awarded School of Distinction by ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges).
Platt College San Diego expands the campus to 16,700 sq. ft. of classrooms, library, administration area, and computer labs.
Platt College San Diego increases the level of education by adding a Bachelor of Science Degree: Media Arts.
The selection of programs offered at Platt College San Diego was further enhanced by the additions of an Associate of Applied Science Degrees: Multimedia and Graphic Design.
Platt College San Diego welcomed the ability to offer the first, accredited, Multimedia and Graphic Design Diplomas in San Diego.
Acquires Apple Macintosh computer workstations to offer Computer Graphic Design program. Curriculum developed by Jack Davis (Co-author of the best-selling series “The Photoshop Wow!” books.)
PCSD splits off from the Missouri school adding Production Art.
The San Diego campus was opened on the site of the original Jack in the Box. Sorry Jack.
The first Platt College was founded in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Platt College SD Facilities
Platt College San Diego consists of approximately 16,700 square feet of classrooms, computer labs, administrative areas and a library. The computer labs for the A.A.S. Degree core curriculum courses accommodate a maximum of 24 students (COVID-19: 14 students). All the general education lecture classrooms accommodate a maximum of 30 students (COVID-19: 16 students). B.S. in Media Art core classes are only 8-10 students (COVID-19: 4-5 students). In all cases, class sizes are carefully controlled to provide individualized assistance to the student body. Platt College San Diego consistently update equipment and software to remain current with the high-end industries within the creative professional field.
The campus is accessible to the physically challenged with designated parking and an elevator. The facilities and equipment comply with all federal, state and local ordinances relating to fire, building, health and safety codes. Students with disabilities who may need accommodations in school are encouraged to notify the admissions representative at time of enrollment, the instructor and contact the Director of Education (619) 265-0107 early in the semester, so accommodations can be made as soon as possible. Platt College San Diego is committed to make all reasonable accommodations.
The campus maintains a central library with additional reference material for courses of study at Platt College San Diego. Resource materials include general and specific subject reference books and magazines, trade publications, computer hardware and software guides and manuals. Online computer use is available in the library and in classrooms. The institution also maintains an online resource list created by Platt College Faculty, which links the student to various research guides and other reference materials.
Accreditation & Approvals
The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency, accredit Platt College San Diego. The primary purpose of ACCSC and other accrediting agencies is to establish and maintain high educational standards and ethical business practices among its accredited institutions.
Platt College San Diego and our educational programs are approved by the Bureau of Private Post-secondary and Education. Approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Act of 2009 and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
Platt College is authorized by Federal law to enroll non-immigrant aliens.
Platt College San Diego is approved for V.A. benefits.
Platt College San Diego maintains membership in the following organizations:
- American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
- Better Business Bureau (BBB)
- The California Association of Financial Aid Administrators (CSAPPS)
- Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU)
- Graphic Communication Education Association (GCEA)
- National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
- National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
- National Resume Writers Association
- Printing Industries Association of San Diego (PIASD)
- Professional International Educators Roundtable (PIER)
- San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
Faculty and staff at Platt College San Diego also maintain individual memberships in many relevant professional associations. Professional organizations offer continuing education opportunities for faculty and staff.