What will I learn?

The art digital media associate in arts program prepares students for entry level employment in the digital media industry. This program of study will provide students with the design and technical skills needed for creating non-linear interactive digital media. Students will participate in a collaborative, team-oriented learning experience that mirrors the industry design and production process. Additionally, students will explore career opportunities and develop a professional portfolio for entry into the workforce.

To earn an associate in arts degree, students must complete each course used to meet a major requirement with a “C” grade or higher. Required courses are available in the evening and during the day. Certain courses may satisfy both major and general education requirements; however, the units are only counted once.

Students completing the program will be able to...

A. demonstrate an understanding of basic drawing techniques.

B. produce a digital image from scanned or digital photographs.

C. utilize digital images for exports to websites, multimedia presentations, and print.

D. utilize production tools for digital audio for multimedia projects.

E. demonstrate basic techniques for video capture and editing.

F. design a multimedia project.

G. critically evaluate multimedia design techniques and their use in the development of a professional portfolio.

H. qualify for entry-level employment in the art digital media field.

Which department am I in?

Diablo Valley College

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$7,728.00 per year
Tuition and fees based on 12 units

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2021

Start date

25 January 2021


Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill Campus,

321 Golf Club Road,



94523, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

A student is eligible for admission if he or she has graduated from a regionally accredited high school, or is 18 years of age or older and is no longer in high school, or has passed the State of California Certificate of Proficiency Test (CHSPE) or the General Educational Development Test (GED).

English proficiency

  • Internet based TOEFL (IBT) - 61
  • Paper based TOEFL (PBT)- 500
  • IELTS - Academic test - 5.5
  • ITEP - 3.5
  • IEC (International Education Center) - Completion of Adv. B level certificate
  • ELS Centers - Completion of EAP Level 109 certificate
Note from client: this is just for Fall 2020, but at least students will know they can still apply (in fact even a bit later probably).

About this uni

Academic programs lead to university transfers where students can earn a bachelor’s degree at a top U.S. university.

  • Three community colleges and an intensive English program
  • San Francisco Bay Area location
  • Tuition is approximately USD 20,000 for two years (60 units)
  • Top international student transfer college to UC Berkeley