The Associate Degree in Digital Design is not transferable to the majority of schools in the state with Evergreen State College being the one exception under their Upside-Down Degree Transfer Program. Students looking to transfer to a four-year university have two choices:
1. Earn Both a New Media and Digital Design and AA-DTA Degree
The AA-DTA is the degree accepted by most all institutions for transfer and can be earned with proper planning in as little as two additional quarters beyond the Associate in New Media and Digital Design. New Media and Digital Design students would be normally needed to pick up an additional 6 classes (30 credits.) If planned correctly, this would be three Natural Science classes, two Social Science classes and one Humanities. This would be assuming a student would take the following as part of their Associate in New Media and Digital Design: ENGL 101; DDSGN 140, DDSGN 150, DDSGN 170 and DDSGN 211 as those are the New Media and Digital Design classes that count as GTE courses; Math 107 (or higher) for their Business Math credit; PSYC& 100 for their Human Relations credit.
2. Earn an AA-DTA degree for Transfer with a Few New Media and Digital Design Courses
Part of the AA-DTA degree requirements are three General Transferable Electives (GTE) and three General Electives (GE.) Students can count DDSGN 140, DDSGN 150, DDSGN 170 and DDSGN 211 as GTE classes and any 15 credits of New Media and Digital Design classes as the GE requirement for a possible total of 6 New Media and Digital Design classes as part of an AA degree.
Transferring to a four-year institution for New Media or Digital Design can be a very competitive process. Most schools have deadlines to apply for these programs very early in a student's sophomore year (in the December–January range usually.) While the New Media and Digital Design program coordinator can offer some suggestions on schools, the transfer requirements vary greatly from school to school, and it is the students' responsibility to be aware of the transfer requirements. Some schools will even require a student take specific classes before being considered for transfer. If the student is not aware, there is potential for losing a year before being able to even apply to a specific school.
For more information about the Digital Design and New Media program and transfer options, contact the program coordinator Min Pak at at 253-912-2268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.