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What will I learn?

Combine your passion for design with the technical know-how demanded by today's media-rich environment. In Heartland's Digital Media Communication program, you'll hone your skills in computer and art fundamentals. Courses help you learn to create web pages, print materials, interactive programs, videos, digital stills and animation. You'll also explore ways to develop effective designs with a particular audience in mind and gain skills needed to troubleshoot technical problems.

Although many digital media professionals work in design departments in various industries, approximately 29% are self-employed.

Employment of graphic designers is projected to increase by 13% from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Wages in the digital media industry vary widely across the United States. However, competition for senior graphic designer positions will be very strong. Web designers enjoy a median salary of $50,000.

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Digital Media Communication is designed to prepare you with a comprehensive set of core of skills that can be transferred to positions in a variety of industries. Upon completion of the program you'll be prepared to seek entry-level employment with media outlets, marketing departments, advertising agencies or any organization with a current or planned online presence.

Which department am I in?

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and Business Division

Study options

Full Time (62 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$12,660.00 per year
Start date

Expected January 2023


Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and Business Division

1500 W Raab Road,



61761, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must be High school graduates.

For international students

Students must have completion of the equivalent of secondary school.

English Language Requirement:

TOEFL paper based - 550; Computer based - 213; Internet based – 79

IELTS - 6.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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