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Sauk Academic programs

Art: Digital Media Arts

(B24) Certificate

The purpose of the Digital Media Arts curriculum is two-fold.  First, those who earn the certificate have the minimum requirements needed to secure employment as graphic designers in firms that engage in specialized design services, advertising services, printing services, and publishing. Second, those who earn the certificate may also pursue further education in a number of fields and apply those skills and expertise to in-house advertising and graphic design needs for their employers, particularly those who operate as small businesses.  The Digital Media Arts certificate expands upon the Graphic Design Certificate Specialists skill set into film, video and interactive media.

Work and Employment

The SVCC Digital Media Arts program is designed to prepare individuals to assume employment in the fields of graphic design and desktop publishing; it will also strengthen the marketability of students who complete other fields of study because it will enhance visual communication skills for use in advertising and marketing functions.

Special Considerations

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

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College 
  Academic Advising, 815/835-6354; Office of Recruitment, 815/835-6266.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2016-17 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 24 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $2,664.00 $7,680.00 $8,328.00
Fees $284.00 $284.00 $284.00
Course Fees * $181.00 * $181.00 * $181.00
Total Tuition and Fees $3,129.00 $8,145.00 $8,793.00

* 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.