Media & Design

Our Media and Design program offers a variety of multimedia, web development, and digital graphic courses designed to introduce students to cutting-edge multimedia tools and techniques. Students get hands-on experience with design in our new-state-of-the-art Mac Lab, iPads, industry-standard software, and video production equipment.

Core Media classes include:

  • Introduction to Digital Multimedia
  • Writing for Multimedia
  • Computer Graphics
  • Publication Design
  • Typography
  • Photo Editing for Digital and Print Publications
  • Film/Digital Photography
  • Video Production
  • Animation/3D Modeling/Compositing for Motion Graphics
  • Social Media Marketing 
  • Contract Law
  • History of Graphic Design

Related electives include:

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Preparing Effective Business Plans
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks
  • Introduction to HTML and CSS

Media Majors go into a variety of careers. Some examples are:

At the Certificate Level:
At the Associates Level:
At the Bachelors & Beyond Level:
Video Editor Multimedia Technician Animator
Freelance Game Design Web and Multimedia Designer Graphic Designer
Freelance Web Design Desktop Publisher Digital Media Artist
Entrepreneur in Media Arts Social Media Technician Illustration
Publication design


Multimedia Writing/Editor

Please see a counselor for major preparation and general education that will best meet your specific goals.

AA-T / AS-T = Associate of Arts / Science for Transfer AA / AS = Associate of Arts / Science COA = Certificate of Achievement
Transfer degrees facilitate a clear transfer pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree, requiring both major preparation and a general education pattern that would be the typical first two years of a 4-year degree. This degree requires students to complete requirements in an academic major and Columbia College’s General Education breadth and activity requirements. COA in a General Education Pattern (CSU or IGETC) are designed to streamline lower-division general education requirements for transfer to UC, CSU, or other universities.
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