Digital Media Design Technology

Digital Media Design Technology

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Desig​n your future with a Digital Media Design Technology Degree at COTC

The Digital Media Design Technology curriculum is a broad-based exploration of the process and the business of digital design. Students can expect to study the principles of design, color theory, typography, and programming in addition to courses in specific digital software tools. Skills taught include critical thinking, design approaches, the underlying theories of digital media, and production techniques. The curriculum is focused on developing the student’s technical skills and creative vision, with an emphasis on building a portfolio that will prepare the student to enter the workforce in a variety of digital media fields:

​Graphic Design students:

  • Web design & development

  • Magazine & Newspaper publishing

  • Illustration & Marketing graphics

  • Virtual reality/simulation design

  • Portrait/wedding photography 

  • Advertising & Photojournalism

  • Video production

  • ​2-D & 3-D animation

​Web Design students:

  • Web designer

  • Web developer

  • Web programmer

  • Web producer

  • ​Content developer


The field of digital media is expected to increase dynamically over the next few years. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that employment of graphic designers is projected to increase by 13 percent ​from 2010 to 2020. This means that there is a good job growth for graphic designers. According to the BLS, job opportunities for Web designers and developers are expected to grow 20 percent between 2012 and 2022. Upon successful completion of the program students will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Digital Media Design Technology.