Explore your creativity in the exciting, high-tech world of graphic design and dynamic media production. Create everything from eye-catching magazine layouts and print advertisements to corporate imagery and attention-getting Web sites with animation and sound. From the sedate to the outrageous, learn the skills to transform creativity and artistic vision into a rewarding, exciting career in digital design.
Enrollment is open throughout the year. Start in the fall, winter, spring, or summer quarters. Introductory courses in Digital Design are offered during the day in winter quarter and at night during spring quarter.
Students must have a GED or high school diploma, and are advised to take a skills assessment test through the Pierce College testing center for proper placement in math and writing courses. Introductory courses in Digital Design also require students to complete Computer Information Systems 121 (CIS 121) or have instructor permission.
Students generally complete their associate's degree in about two years (96 credits).
Students who earn their Digital Design degree from Pierce College can transfer directly to The Evergreen State College through the Upside Down Degree program. Students wishing to transfer to another four-year program are advised to work closely with their academic advisor to map out additional requirements for an Associate of Arts degree.
Pierce's Digital Design courses satisfy the electives requirements for an Associate of Arts degree. Learn how these courses can help secure your future by meeting with the Digital Design program coordinator today.
High-level graphic designers and media artists are highly sought after in the publishing, design, graphics, advertising, public relations, sales, and visual arts fields. Additionally, workers trained to translate these skills into Web-based designs and media-rich productions are in exceptional demand.
Digital Design Instructor