Digital Media Design

Digital Media Design program

Digital media design is one of the hottest demanding and emerging career fields today. Digital Media Design program at DATC is employing both creative and technical skills while designing websites, creating digital art and working in many other facets of graphic design. Combining classroom experience with real-world projects, this program is designed for students seeking careers in web design & development, graphic design, 3D Animation, and video game design & development.

The program begins with core courses in digital graphic design theory, concept, and application that equip students skills and foundations to build upon as they move on to their specialized areas where they will develop more advanced skillsets.

In order to properly prepare our students with the necessary skills to compete in these high tech fields, this program teaches students how to both write code for websites (html, css, js, jQuery, php, sass) and utilize industry standard software including:

Adobe Creative Suite: Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite:
Photoshop Maya
Illustrator 3ds Max
InDesign Motion Builder
Premiere Mudbox
After Effects Soft Image

Successful completion of a certificate program provides students with entry-level skills for a wide variety of digital media industry employment.

Program Length
1200 hours (13 months)
Main Campus
Open Enrollment Year Round
Classroom Availability
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
NOTE: High school students may request a schedule that coincides with the high school morning bell schedule by notifying Student Services.

Adult College Admission Fee
Tuition and Fees
Adult Tuition: Details
High School Students: $40.00 (additional class fees may still apply)
Books and Supplies
Certificate Processing Fee
Pell Grants

DATC Credentials

Core - Program Certificate(s) Available
Digital Media Assistant (480 required hours)
Digital Art Designer (720 required hours)
Web Designer and Developer (720 required hours)

Industry Certifications

Certiport Internet and Computing Core Certification: (IC3): GS3 (Windows7/Office 2010) Living Online
Certified Internet Webmaster
Certified Internet Webmaster: Exam IDO-51B Site Development Associate
Certified Internet Webmaster: Exam IDO-51C Network Technology Associate
Certified Internet Webmaster: Exam IDO-520 Web Design Specialist
Certified Internet Webmaster: EXAM IDO-635 JavaScript Specialist
Certified Internet Webmaster: Exam IDO-437 Perl Specialist
Certified Internet Webmaster: Exam IDO-541 Database Design Specialist
Avid Pro Tools 9 Certified User
Adobe Photoshop CS6 ACE Exam (Exam 9A0-303)
Adobe Illustrator CS6 ACE Exam (Exam 9A0-333)
Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator CS6
Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign CS6
Rich Media Communicaiton Using Adobe Flash CS6
Video Communication Using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop CS6
Web Communication Using Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
Placement Rates
Utah Wages
Low Median High
$12.40 $24.54 $40.24
Utah Job Outlook and Work Requirements
Web Developers
Multimedia Artists and Animators
Graphic Designers
High School
  1. Verify you meet program Admissions Requirements
  2. Complete the DATC Admissions process:
  3. Complete an orientation with the Digital Media Design
    • 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month: 11am or 4:30pm - Room HJB104
  4. Meet with an Enrollment Technician in Student Services
  5. Start class the day after orientation