Digital Media Schools and Courses

Courses are available that can teach you different aspects of digital media, such as 2D or 3D modeling or designing websites for clients. Keep reading to find out more about digital media schools and courses. Schools offering Animation degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

Digital media is a versatile and expanding course of study that prepares you for many possible careers in the tech industry. You can learn industry-standard applications, techniques, and programming languages as well as the skills necessary to produce and design websites or television and video programs. Courses are available through certificates and undergraduate degrees.

Courses Digital media production, 3D animation, web development; online and hybrid courses are available
Schools Community colleges, 2-year public and private colleges and universities
Certificate/Degress Certificate in digital media, Associate's degree in digital media, Bachelor's degree in digital media and web technology

What Courses Can I Take in a Certificate Program?

To earn a digital media certificate, you might enroll in a program of study that requires anywhere from 18-45 credits for completion. Course topics might include Photoshop, color theory, digital video editing, Adobe Illustrator and drawing. Online courses may be available as well. Other courses may include the following topics:

  • Mass communication
  • Media criticism
  • Film studies
  • Television and society
  • Words and images
  • Digital imaging
  • Social media

What Courses Will I Take in a Degree Program?

In an associate's degree program, students might take courses in computer information systems, digital media design and digital publishing. Online courses may be available in typography, digital video production, marketing and technical writing. Capstone projects and portfolio submissions may be included in your associate's degree.

Bachelor's degree coursework may include website design, the study of software applications like JavaScript, CSS and Adobe InDesign and other interactive design concepts, all of which may be offered online or in a hybrid format. On-campus courses might include the following:

  • Interpersonal communication
  • Public speaking
  • Script writing
  • Audio production
  • Streaming media production
  • 3D modeling and animation

What Schools Can I Attend?

Programs that include courses in digital media are available at community colleges, 2-year public and private colleges and universities. Most schools offer hands-on training. Students can choose a school based on the type of program that suits their educational needs or requirements. The following schools offer digital media programs:

  • College of the Redwoods
  • Sessions College
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Ferris State University
  • University of Maryland, University College

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