Trends in Digital Media

We see two trends in our department when it comes to students planning their careers. These include adults transitioning to new careers, and students beginning their academic training. We discuss the two trends in the following:

Adults Transitioning To New Careers

Many of our students are seeking to transition back in to the work force or are seeking to reposition themselves professionally. This group of students may also have already completed a Bachelors degree. Our certificates provide professional development, and typically attract students from a diverse academic, social, economic, and professional background. We also see some of our graduates transition from freelancing to establishing their own web design or web solutions business. To get an idea of the type of individuals who make up our student body check out the portfolio section on this website. Please connect with a faculty member so that you can discuss your career aspirations and we can advise you about enrolling in classes and choosing a program that is right for you.

Students Beginning Academic Training

For those students just beginning their academic training we find that our AA program or a certificate work very well with regard to satisfying lower division units, and preparing you to work part time in this field as you complete your four year bachelors degree. Often students complete their Bachelors degree and then think about looking for a job. While this may work for some we believe that a student focused on applying their academic training in small but measurable ways during their studies will have more success once they graduate and begin seeking employment. Digital Media students transfer to Bay Area CSU and UC programs in areas including but not limited to graphic and web design, broadcast and communication arts, film, and marketing. We also assist students in developing portfolios for admission in to bachelor and graduate programs. Please contact a faculty member to discuss your educational goals.

Links with Information on Digital Media Careers