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Digital Media Design

(This program was formerly known as Interactive Media)

Be a part of a dynamic and constantly evolving field that shapes how we communicate, entertain, and connect with the world.

Digital Media provides a unique opportunity for students to express themselves creatively through various media forms. Through animation, web design, video production, podcasting, or motion media, students can use these skills to tell stories, showcase their passions, and bring their ideas to life. This is where creativity meets technology.

Students can let their imaginations soar while learning to design assets to achieve a client’s goals. Resources are available to help students implement their best ideas, drawing tablets, motion capture suits, VR/AR headsets, digital cameras, lighting, and more. Students tend to have fun while learning valuable skills, and when they complete the program, they will have a digital portfolio to showcase their work.

Each student is provided with a MacBook Pro laptop and will have access to the Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes industry-standard software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro. To enhance the learning experience, students can also check out equipment, such as cameras, tripods, and microphones, to use for their projects that might take place outside of class time. With these tools and resources, students will be well-equipped to produce high-quality digital content while giving them a competitive edge in the field.

Whether you want to be a filmmaker, a game designer, a photographer, or a digital marketing professional, this program can give you the tools and training you need to succeed. In our Digital Media Design program, you can create dynamic visuals that engage and inspire others. Don’t just consume media; learn to create it!


Employment Opportunities

Advertising agencies, Digital media and technology companies, gaming and entertainment companies, publishing and media companies, education and training organizations, government agencies, non-profit organizations, marketing and branding firms, self-employment

Digital Media Design Success Stories

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Samuel Maus Interactive Media Success Story

Samuel Maus

Digital Media Design Student

In middle school and elementary school, I would code just for fun. I am definitely a computer guy, and I wanted to expand my creativity skills.

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About this Occupation

Professionals in this industry have a combination of technical skills and creative abilities and design digital content and experiences for various platforms. They use design software such as the Adobe Creative Suite to create graphics, illustrations, animations, and other visual elements that adhere to branding and design guidelines. Problem-solving, working on a team, attention to detail, project management, meeting deadlines, and staying up-to-date with technology and design trends are all expectations in this industry.

Learn from Experienced Instructors

Christy Whitfield

Digital Media Design Instructor

Christy Whitfield is a Digital Media Design instructor at the Danforth Campus. Christy has been a technology instructor since 1999. Throughout her career, she has seen technology evolve from the early days. She worked with Macromedia products, coding on the Web in the early years, and, of course, Adobe has always been a staple in the programs she has instructed. Christy is passionate about teaching and learning. Her classroom is a sandbox for her and her students to explore new technology together. Christy has a Masters in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a National Board Certified Teacher. Christy is a Master CIW Designer, Adobe Certified Associate Educator, and has certified skills in MTA Introduction to Programming using HTML and CSS, MTA HTML 5 Application Development, Oracle SQL, and Adobe Certified Professional (Animate, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver).