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Digital Media Arts

​​​​​​​InDesign… In Demand: Digital Media Arts @ SCC

From the cascading coins in your go-to mobile time-waster, to the awe-inspiring effects of the latest blockbuster, you can't so much as glance at one of life's ever-present screens without encountering the work of digital artists.

As visual arts technology becomes more sophisticated, demand for tech-savvy creatives has blossomed – particularly in the Los Angeles/Orange County region. In response to that need, Santiago Canyon College's Art department added a Digital Media Arts certificate with two distinct career emphases – Digital Media Arts & Design and Programming.

Taught by accessible, industry-experienced faculty, both certificate tracks are designed to provide a versatile foundation for entry-level careers in digital media. Students explore the aesthetic and practical aspects of software-aided design, covering elements of graphic design, digital photography, web design, and mobile app development. Programming students also learn career-ready skills in HTML, Java, C# and iOS/iPhone environments.

Like their Art department classmates, Digital Media Arts students have access to unique opportunities to expose their work through shows at the SCC Art Gallery, located on campus. Student shows run throughout the Spring and Fall semesters, closing for the Summer term.

Digital media is everywhere, and SCC Digital Media Arts students are designing high-tech, high-energy careers in this Future BUILT field. If you've got the inspiration, Santiago Canyon College is saving a spot for you!

If you have questions or if you'd like more information about any of the Business and Career and Technical Education programs, feel free call or email. You can also use our form to Contact Us.​


Yes! ​​​​​​​Santiago Canyon College’s tuition rates are affordable and competitive, providing one of Orange County’s best higher education values. Click Here to learn more about the cost of attending SCC.

​​​​​Your Career Education degree or certificate opens doors to bigger paychecks, broader opportunities, and more!

  • Multimedia Artist, Animator - $82,090
  • Web Developer - $76,880
  • Software Developer, Applications - $121,210
  • Graphic Designer - $54,670
  • Desktop Publisher - $50,210

​Santiago Canyon College’s Digital Media Arts department offers one career certificate, featuring two distinct specializations.

  • Certificate of Achievement (CoA): Digital Media Arts, Graphic Design
  • Certificate of Achievement (CoA): Digital Media Arts, Mobile App Development and Design

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​If you're interested in seeing more about the Digital Media Arts program, including course offerings, certificate requirements and more, Click Here.

Average Salary In This Field

$50,210 -

Per Year

Potential Careers

Multimedia Artist
Web Developer
Graphic Designer
Desktop Publisher

Department Contact

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Phone: (714) 628-4883

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