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.
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 current tuition and fee rates for the required number 24 credit hours.
|Student Activity Fee||$150.00||$150.00||$150.00|
|Total Tuition and Fees||$2,845.00||$7,861.00||$8,509.00|
Estimated Additional Costs
The following figures are based on the average estimated per-credit-hour cost of attendance for the required number 24 credit hours. Actual costs will vary; check the Class Schedule for actual book costs.
|Room and Board||$6,750.00|
|Books and Supplies||$1,191.84|