Academic Catalogs

Digital Media Production, Certificate of Specialization

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 3_CE_DMP


The Digital Media Production program provides the skills necessary to effectively use design principles to create vector and raster-based digital drawings, photo editing, illustration and layout design for multiple page documents. Emphasis is placed on the development of a portfolio for employment and/or advancement. The program will prepare students for further study and/or entry-level positions in print, graphic design, digital media, animation, gaming graphics, motion graphics, web design graphics, and other related occupations.


Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to create projects with the appropriate settings within the software for web, print, and animation while using basic design principles and best practices employed in the design industry.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in determining the type of copyright, permissions, and licensing required to use Adobe industry-standard production applications.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to identify the purpose, audience, and audience needs for preparing images.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. A grade of P (Pass) is acceptable, however, the student must meet an overall GPA requirement of 2.0 to receive the certificate. To receive the certificate, a student must file a petition for graduation during their final semester prior to the application deadline as noted on the Coastline Graduation webpage

Certificate of Specialization

  • 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline.
Course Title Units
Required Courses
DGA C116AAdobe Photoshop 13
DGA C118AIntroduction to Adobe Illustrator3
DGA C120Introduction to InDesign3
Total Units9