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Digital Art and Design — Is It for You?

Do you have a creative and artistic side? Interested in merging high-tech computer skills with your artistic vision? Have you considered Digital Art and Design at Dallas Community Colleges to train for this exciting career? If this sounds like a career for you, keep reading.

What is Digital Art and Design?

Digital art students use computers to create and design art. They often work in digital photography, animation, electronic sound and music, graphic design, and other digital or interactive media. Our multidisciplinary approach integrates a traditional art curriculum with Digital Art and Design in small classes with accessible instructors.

What Kinds of Digital Art and Design Degrees and Certificates Are Available?

Cedar Valley and North Lake colleges offer various programs in Digital Art and Design. You can choose from an associate of applied science or one of two certificates.

Program details:

Digital Art and Design Associate of Applied Science degree

  • Credit hours: 60
  • Program length: four semesters
  • Estimated cost: $3,540

Digital Art and Design Certificate

  • Credit hours: 36
  • Program length: three semesters
  • Estimated cost: $2,124

Digital Art and Design Specialist Certificate

  • Credit hours: 21
  • Program length: two semesters
  • Estimated cost: $1,239

Note: Costs are estimated and do not include expenses for textbooks or other materials. Don’t live in Dallas County? Your tuition rate may vary. Calculate your tuition.

What Jobs Can I Get?

Degrees and certificates in the Digital Art and Design program may lead to the following jobs or careers:

  • Graphic designer
  • Multimedia artist/animator
  • Web developer or designer
  • Digital developer
  • Information architect

Where Can I Work With a Degree/Certificate in Digital Art and Design?

  • Governmental agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Hospitals

Job Outlook

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth of 16% for graphic designers, 17% for multimedia artists and animators and 37% for web developers through 2024 in Texas. 

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