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About the Digital Media Technology Program


How to Get Started

To get started, complete the admissions process at Eastfield College.

When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in Digital Media Technology so he or she can help you determine which courses you should take.

If you are planning to earn an associate degree or certificate in digital imaging, please note that you must complete 25 percent of your degree requirements at Eastfield College.


Dallas County residents pay $156 per three-hour class — that is $52 per credit hour, or just $624 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.​​

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

Our catalog provides detailed information about the courses we offer and the courses required for degrees and certificates in Digital Media Technology.

Developing Skills for Success

Digital Media courses include instruction in:

  • Both Macintosh and PC computing skills
  • Digital photography
  • Digital retouch
  • Digital imaging and page layout
  • Digital pre-press
  • Basic animation, both 2-D and 3-D
  • 3D modeling
  • Basic Web design
  • Professional portfolio development
  • Visual and verbal communications
  • Digital video editing

Classrooms are equipped with the most current Macintosh and PC computers to cross-train and develop your skills on various platforms. Our digital photography studio includes professional lighting equipment and industry-standard large- and medium-format cameras along with professional digital SLR cameras.

Students enrolling in digital photography are not required to provide their own camera; the college will furnish all equipment needed to produce professional digital prints.

Advanced students serve as professional interns or participate in a cooperative work program to gain practical job experience to prepare them for full-time employment.

Computer software taught includes current versions of:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • QuarkXPress
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Flash
  • 3D Studio Max
  • Final Cut Pro, a digital video editing software

Accreditation and Affiliations

The colleges of Dallas County Community College District — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — are individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The official statement of accreditation for each college is published on the college’s accreditation Web page.

Why is accreditation important? Being accredited means that a college has met certain standards of quality set by an independent accrediting agency. Attending an accredited institution is the best way to ensure your degree (and all the hard work that went into it) will be recognized by other colleges and universities when you transfer and by future employers. Federal financial aid is only available to students of accredited colleges and universities.

Related Programs

Have a look at some of our other computer-based arts and design programs, including Visual Communications, Interactive Simulation and Game Design, Multimedia Technology and Computer Graphics.

You might also want to consider programs in technology and data systems.

Other Degree and Certificate Options

The colleges of DCCCD offer nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates, plus more than 50 academic degrees. For more information, see a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.​​

Faculty Profiles

Our Digital Media Technology faculty members not only have relevant academic degrees but also real-world experience in their field, giving our students a definite edge in a competitive job market. Our instructors work closely with you one-on-one to help you identify and master the skills you’ll need to succeed in the workplace. See profiles of our Digital Media Technology faculty.

Transfer Information

Digital Media Technology courses are designed for direct entry into the workforce.

However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Links to Additional Information

See links to digital imaging and design resources.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Digital Media program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.