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Digital Media Design, Certificate of Achievement


Completion of the Digital Media Design Certificate will prepare students for entry-level positions in print, graphic design, digital media, animation/gaming graphics, web design, and/or other related occupations. Students will establish a strong foundation in both the technical and creative aspects of the digital media industry.

The program will emphasize creativity, design skills, digital portfolios, project management, problem solving, global teamwork, and entrepreneurship options.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Produce creative, professional projects that align with current market trends and industry standards as well as apply strategies to support self-initiated lifelong learning to continually upgrade knowledge and skills in the field of digital media and entrepreneurship opportunities.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. To receive the certificate, the student must file a petition for graduation during his/her final semester. In addition:

Certificate of Achievement

  • Student must be in attendance at the time requirements are completed.
  • Students must also earn a minimum of 12 units of coursework at Coastline, excluding experiential credit.
  • A student with prior experience may be excused from certain certificate courses.
  • 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline no matter how the total number of units required for the certificate can be met.
Course Title Units
Required Courses
Students will complete all of the following:
ART C110Color and Design: 2-D3
BC C124Using Adobe Acrobat3
DGA C116AAdobe Photoshop 13
DGA C117Typography Fundamentals3
DGA C118AIntroduction to Adobe Illustrator3
DGA C120Introduction to InDesign3
DGA C121Introduction to Adobe Premiere3
DGA C122Introduction to After Effects3
DGA C166ADreamweaver Basics3
DGA C166CAdobe Animate3
Total Units30