Communications and Information Systems

Digital Design


Digital Design

Program Instructors:

  • Christopher Holton

Communication Arts:

Students taking courses in the Communication Arts cluster will focus on the design and production of web, print, multimedia, and video products. The cluster is made up of three programs of study: Digital Design, Video Production, and Web Design.

Digital Design Programs of Study:

Introductory Course - Digital Media

Students will create, design, and produce digital media including sound, video, and graphics. Emphasis will be placed on effective use of tools for interactive multimedia production including storyboarding, visual development, project management, and web processes.

Intermediate Course - Digital Design

Students will focus on developing advanced skills to plan, design, and create interactive projects using elements of texts, graphics, and digital imaging. These skills will prepare students for entry-level positions in the digital design field. Students will demonstrate proper use of copyright and fair use throughout the course.

Capstone Course - Advanced Digital Design

Students will focus on developing advanced skills to plan, design, and create interactive projects using elements of texts, graphics, and digital imaging. These skills will prepare students for entry-level positions in the digital design field. Students will demonstrate proper use of copyright and fair use throughout the course.

Course Information

LENGTH

Each course in the Digital-Design Pathway is one semester in length.

Certifications

Career & Technical Education Skill Certificate Program

Criterion to be considered for admission include

CPI Criterion

Careers

  • Creative Director
  • Art Director
  • Art Production Manager
  • Brand identity developer (Broadcast Designer, Logo Designer, Illustrator)
  • Visual Image Developer (Multimedia Developer, Content Developer, Visual Journalist)
  • Layout artist (Interface Designer, Web Designer, Package Designer)

Salary

Starting salary for a  graphic designer ranges from $29,000 to $37,000 depending upon location.

Student Organizations

None

Prerequisites

  • Digital Media - Interest in communication arts
  • Digital Design - Digital Media course
  • Advanced Digital Design - Digital Design course