Digital Design: Diploma Coursework Summary

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With a Digital Design Diploma a student is prepared for an entry-level career as a graphic designer, animator, web designer, computer artist or a computer animator. This diploma teaches all of the latest techniques needed to work in these industries. To earn this diploma a student will need to pass classes such as: design fundamentals, website design, digital illustration, electronic design and production procedures. If this sounds interesting to you please read the rest of the article for more information.
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Why Earn a Diploma in Digital Design?

Do you have artistic ability? Would you like to learn how to make designs and layouts utilizing computer software and applications? Then a diploma in digital design just might be for you! This degree program will prepare you to work as a computer artist, graphic designer, web creator, Flash animator or many other similar positions. You may work for an advertising agency, newspaper, TV station and start your own business.

Career Possibilities

Occupational Outlook for Digital Design

Jobs for artists are anticipated to grow by about 9-17% in the coming years (BLS). Although there will be jobs, there will be a lot of competition for these jobs. Individuals with computer skills may see more jobs opportunities as more and more companies require web sites and the video game market heats up.

Salary Information for Digital Design

The online career source known as Salary.com, www.salary.com, has a number of online calculators that can help calculate salary potential. According to those calculators a web designer can earn between $35,394 and $60,800. Web designers who also develop web-related software can earn between $51,480 and $92,590. Web animators and content managers earn between $75,692 and $129,767. Film and video animators earn between $17,566 and $40,312. Graphic designers averaged about $38,030 in May of 2004 (BLS).

Degree Specifics

Courses for a Digital Design Diploma

Digital Design is a very technical and specialized area of the design field. Students may be required to take the following courses:

  • Computer Graphics
  • Web Design
  • Website Development
  • Computer Software Programming
  • 3D Animation
  • Computer Animation
  • Flash Animation
  • Manipulation of a Digital Image
  • Procedures for Production
  • Digital Illustration
  • Digital Imaging
  • Technology and Design
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Ethics in Media
  • Graphic Design

Skills Learned with a Digital Design Diploma

Graduates of this degree program will acquire a number of specialized and technical skills. They may include the following:

  • Computer Animation Skills
  • Programming Skills
  • 3D Animation Skills
  • Web Design and Development Skills
  • Graphic Design Skills
  • Digital Filmmaking Skills
  • Digital Design Skills
  • Business Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Computer Skills

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PHD: Strategic Media
      • DBA: Information Systems
    Master's
      • MS: Marketing: Digital Marketing and Advertising
      • MA: Visual Communication Design
      • MFA: Graphic Design
      • MS: Cyber-Security
      • MS: Information Systems: Information Assurance
      • MS: Information Systems: Technology Management
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Digital Design: Digital Merchandising Design
      • BS: Computational Mathematics
      • BS: Computational Mathematics: Actuarial
      • Bachelor of Science in Digital Design: Media Design
      • Bachelor of Science in Digital Design: Visual Communication Design
      • BFA: Graphic Design
    Associate's
      • AA: Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Syracuse University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Science in Computer Science
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSM in Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
      • MSIT - Business Intelligence
      • Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management
      • MSIT - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Technologies
    Bachelor's
      • BBA: New Media and Internet Marketing
      • BSANALYT - Game Development
      • BSCYBSEC - Game Development
      • BSIT - Game Development
      • BS in Cybersecurity
      • BS in IT - IT Management
    Associate's
      • AASIT - Cybersecurity
      • AASIT: Network Admin
    Certificate
      • Business Fundamentals + Google IT Support Certificate
      • Cybersecurity Fundamentals + Google IT Support Certificate
      • Data Intelligence + Google IT Support Certificate
      • Health Informatics + Google IT Support Certificate
      • Leadership + Google IT Support Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD-TIM - Computer Science
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
      • PhD-TIM - Cybersecurity
      • DBA - Information Technology
      • PhD - Information Technology
    Master's
      • Master of Science in Computer Science
      • MBA - Computer and Information Security
      • MBA - Applied Computer Science
      • MSTIM - Information Systems
      • Master of Science in Cybersecurity
      • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. in Computer Science
      • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Instructional Technology
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security
      • M.S. in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
    Bachelor's
      • B.A. in Digital Design with an Emphasis in Web Design
      • B.A. in Digital Design with an Emphasis in Animation
      • B.A. in Advertising and Graphic Design
      • B.S. in Information Technology
      • B.S. in Applied Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Bryant & Stratton College

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • AS - IT Networking
    Certificate
      • Digital Marketing Specialist Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Cyber Security, M.S.
    Bachelor's
      • Computer Science, B.S.
      • Computer Information Technology, B.S. - Database Management
      • Computer Information Technology, B.S. - Networking
      • Information Systems Mgmt., B.S.
      • Computer Information Technology, B.S. - Cyber Security
      • Information Systems Management, B.S. - System Analyst
    Associate's
      • Computer Science, A.S.
      • Computer Information Technology, A.S.
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Public Safety Leadership and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Human Resources and Technology Management
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
      • BSITDA-Bachelor of Science in Information Technology With a Concentration in Data Analytics
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology Admin and Management With No Declared Minor or Concentration
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Technology Studies
      • Associate of Science - Information Technology Admin and Management
    Certificate
      • PMCTM- Post Master's Certificate in Technology Management
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Florida Tech

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
  • Campus and Online Programs
    10. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Digital Marketing
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Digital Arts and Design
      • BS - Game Art (Campus)
      • BS - Computer Animation (Campus)
      • BS - Graphic Design (Campus)
      • BS - Cybersecurity (Campus)
      • B.S. - Web Design and Development

Featured Schools

Liberty University

  • PHD: Strategic Media
  • MS: Marketing: Digital Marketing and Advertising
  • Bachelor of Science in Digital Design: Digital Merchandising Design
  • AA: Information Systems

What is your highest level of education?

Syracuse University

  • Masters of Science in Computer Science

What is your highest level of education completed?

Purdue University Global

  • MSM in Information Technology
  • BBA: New Media and Internet Marketing
  • AASIT - Cybersecurity
  • Business Fundamentals + Google IT Support Certificate

Which subject are you interested in?

Northcentral University

  • PhD-TIM - Computer Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • MBA - Computer and Information Security

What is your highest level of education?

Grand Canyon University

  • M.S. in Computer Science
  • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • B.A. in Digital Design with an Emphasis in Web Design
  • B.A. in Digital Design with an Emphasis in Animation

What is your highest level of education?

Bryant & Stratton College

  • AS - IT Networking
  • Digital Marketing Specialist Diploma

What is your high school graduation status?

Colorado Christian University

  • Cyber Security, M.S.
  • Computer Science, B.S.
  • Computer Science, A.S.

What is your highest level of education completed?

Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
  • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
  • Associate of Science - Technology Studies
  • PMCTM- Post Master's Certificate in Technology Management

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