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Get Started in the Digital Media Technology Program

How to Get Started

Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor at the college you plan to attend.


Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that is $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

The catalog provides detailed information about the courses required for degrees and certificates in Digital Media Technology.

Developing Skills for Success

Digital Media courses include instruction in:

  • Both Macintosh and PC computing skills
  • Digital photography
  • Digital retouch
  • Digital imaging and page layout
  • Digital pre-press
  • Basic animation, both 2-D and 3-D
  • 3D modeling
  • Basic Web design
  • Professional portfolio development
  • Visual and verbal communications
  • Digital video editing

Classrooms are equipped with the most current Macintosh and PC computers to cross-train and develop your skills on various platforms. Our digital photography studio includes professional lighting equipment and industry-standard large- and medium-format cameras along with professional digital SLR cameras.

Students enrolling in digital photography are not required to provide their own camera; the college will furnish all equipment needed to produce professional digital prints.

Advanced students serve as professional interns or participate in a cooperative work program to gain practical job experience to prepare them for full-time employment.

Computer software taught includes current versions of:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • QuarkXPress
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Flash
  • 3D Studio Max
  • Final Cut Pro, a digital video editing software

Accreditation and Affiliations

Find out more about accreditation and affiliations.

Related Programs

Check out other programs in computer-based arts, design or technology and data systems.

Other Degree and Certificate Options

See a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.

Faculty Profiles

Digital Media Technology faculty members have professional experience in the industry as well as relevant academic degrees, giving students a definite edge in a competitive job market. Our instructors work with you one-on-one to help you identify and master the skills you’ll need to succeed in the workplace. See profiles of our Digital Media Technology faculty.

Transfer Information

Digital Media Technology courses are designed for direct entry into the workforce.

However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Links to Additional Information

See links to digital imaging and design resources.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Digital Media program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.