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Do you have a creative eye for design? Enjoy photography and the arts? Like to play video games and dabble in Web design and animation?

Careers in commercial printing and multimedia publishing are booming, but they’ve changed tremendously in the past few years. Do you have the skills to succeed in today’s job market?

Sharpen your computer and design skills in the fast-paced, creative world of desktop publishing, graphic design and digital photography. Digital Media Technology prepares you for a career in digital arts with a strong background in the latest software, hardware and business skills. We also get input from industry employers to make sure you’ll have the training they want, right now.

Even if you’re not creative, you can get a great job in digital imaging. Many jobs involve pre-press, which requires digital imaging computer skills and a good eye for detail.

Career Opportunities

Our digital arts instruction on both Macintosh and PC computers provides skills in digital photography and retouch, page layout, animation, 3-D modeling, video editing and Web design.

Some career paths using Digital Media Technology skills include:

  • Graphic designer
  • Press operator
  • Pre-press technician
  • Studio or wedding photographer
  • 3-D artist
  • Web designer

Why is This a Good Career Bet? 

Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’ targeted occupations lists graphic designer as a local high growth area, projecting 3,370 job openings this year with an average wage of $24.29 per hour. 

America’s Career Infonet projects job growth increase of 18 percent for graphic designers, 18 percent for multimedia artists and animators and 26 percent for Web developers over the next decade. High job growth is defined as an annual increase of more than 10 percent. 

For jobs requiring at least an associate degree, Web developer is ranked 13th among America’s Career Infonet’s 39 fastest-growing occupations and seventh of its top 36 careers with the most job openings through 2022. U.S. News and World Report's Money Careers lists Web developer in fourth place of its top 11 “best technology jobs” through the next decade. 

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Degree or Certificate Options

Eastfield College

Digital Media Technology is unique to Eastfield College among the colleges of DCCCD.

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