Digital Media Arts

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The Digital Media Arts pathways provide students with the opportunity to gain fundamental skills in the application of digital tools to video, games, animations, design and graphics in a project-based, hands-on environment. A range of elective options supports individual educational and employment goals. Students who have completed the degree should have a strong portfolio, workplace skills and trans-media competency. Robust faculty mentoring and frequent portfolio review support students as they prepare to continue their studies or pursue work as freelance artists or as employees.


Digital Media Arts, AA


3D Certificate of Accomplishment

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This certificate is for students that have an interest in pursuing careers in 3D art, design, and development. The certificate will cater to students that want a clear pathway for their knowledge of 3D or gain more skills in a variety of 3D tools and techniques.

For full degree offerings view the Course Requirements page

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Careers In 3D Design

  • 3D Artist
  • 3D Modeler
  • Environment Artist
  • Prop Artist
  • Technical Artist
  • Cinematics Artist

Game Design Certificate of Accomplishment

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This certificate is for students that want a general knowledge of the principles of game design and application of those principles on a variety of platforms. Students will learn concepts in board and card game creation, as well as gaining knowledge on creating games using digital tools and engines. Problem-solving common issues in the game design pipeline will be an emphasis of this program.

For full degree offerings view the Course Requirements page

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Careers In Game Design

  • Game Designer
  • Level Designer
  • Systems Designer
  • Multiplayer Designer

Video Certificate of Accomplishment

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This certificate program provides the fundamental skills needed for students interested in pursuing a career in video production. Through hands-on projects, classes focus on the essentials of shot composition, shooting techniques, editing for storytelling, and acquiring good audio. Through guidance from the instructors, these projects help students develop an understanding of the basic skills and principles.

For those interested in corporate or multi-camera event production, the Video Certificate program can provide the  skills needed before entering the Advanced Video certificate program, where students gets hands-on experience working on professional client productions. 

For full degree offerings view the Course Requirements page

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Advanced Video Certificate of Achievement

This certificate is a one-year on-the-job training program for individuals who either have some professional video or film experience or prior training  in video production. “Class” consists of participating as producers or crew for Television Services productions.

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Students receive training in all aspects of video production – from project design to production to post-production. This program gives students the opportunity to work with professional quality equipment and specialize in areas of interest. Admission to program requires application and interview.

For full degree offerings view the Course Requirements page

Careers In Video Production

  • Director
  • Video Editor
  • Cinematographer
  • Videographer
  • Video Producer

Visual Design Certificate of Accomplishment

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This certificate is designed for students that have an interest in focusing or targeting their learning in Visual Design. The Visual Design track is a newer field in the Greater Seattle area. It combines the fields of Graphic Design, Motion Design, Web Design, and UX/UI Design. This certificate will provide a clear pathway for students that either want to transition into the field or students that want to generalize their learning across the many design disciplines.

Careers In Visual Design

  • Graphic Designer
  • Motion Designer
  • Visual Designer
  • Interaction Designer UX/UI Designer

For full degree offerings view the Course Requirements page

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Gainful Employment Information

Federal regulations require academic institutions to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution’s Gainful Employment (GE) Programs, and about students who enrolled in those programs eligible for Title IV funding that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation.  See the list of eligible certificates, but note that it may be out of date of current offerings.


Last Updated August 20, 2020