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Art: Digital Media Arts: Entry Level

The purpose of the Digital Media Arts Entry Level Certificate is to provide the introductory experiences necessary to enter the fields of digital media and communication arts. Students that earn the DMA Certificate (Entry Level) may also pursue further education in a number of fields of study and/or apply their skills to in-house advertising, printing, publishing and graphic design needs for small business employers.


Work and Employment
This certificate is for students who are not generally interested in theoretical foundations of art and color, and are more career focused on entry-level positions in small firms who generate marketing content. Students will still have the option of choosing either traditional art skills, or digital art skills, as they prepare for latter courses in the certificate such as the aforementioned motion graphics and film and video.


Special Considerations
To obtain employment in this area, most individuals will be required to possess good computer skills, which include typing skills.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2021-22 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required minimum number 18 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $2,502.00 $6,480.00 $7,236.00
Fees $288.00 $288.00 $288.00
Course Fees * $36.00 * $36.00 * $36.00
Total Tuition and Fees $2,826.00 $6,804.00 $7,560.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.