Why Choose Us

We are Located in the Heart of Silicon Valley

We connect with our students on a beautiful 143-acre Saratoga campus in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, located at the southwest border of Silicon Valley. Here you can expand your mind, develop professional skills, and contemplate ideas that can advance your career. Our graduates are a talented and diverse group who enjoy networking with each other and even collaborate professionally long after they finish their studies.

Cutting Edge Classes that Make the Difference

We continually update our curriculum so that students have relevant and sought after skills upon graduating. Many of our students take digital media courses in anticipation of transferring to a Bachelors program in Graphic Design or Communication Arts. Our transfer students often tell us that the skills acquired in Digital Media are instrumental in helping them excel after they transfer.

Skills Trending in Digital Media

Web and graphic designers are experts at integrating written, graphic, audio, and video components in to coherent messages. They have mastery of various soft wares and facilitate the creation of interfaces considering the user's needs. Our app design curriculum has been developed in conjunction with Apple and students learn some basic Xcode so they can begin developing their own apps for mobile.

Student Testimonials

Justin Busa

Co-founder of Fastline Media
Graduate of West Valley College - AA Degree in Web Design

The Digital Media program at West Valley College is designed for professionals who are serious about their future careers. Their offerings of online, evening and daytime classes were convenient and helped me complete my studies in a timely manner. The web design program gave me a solid understanding of skills ranging from graphic design to web coding and helped prepare me for a successful business launch in the Silicon Valley.

Brooke Zhao Peterson

UI Developer/HTML5 Developer
Current company: LG Silicon Valley Lab
Graduate of West Valley College - AA Degree Web Design

I am passionate about creating the best user-experiences and integrating web performance in to all of my solutions. My studies at West Valley College helped me transition into a field that I absolutely love working in. I came to West Valley with advanced degrees and found that the faculty and students in Digital Media were committed and very serious about professional development. My time spent studying in the Digital Media department was the best educational experience of my life!

Sean Stanton

Graphic Designer - graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from San Jose State University
Graduate of West Valley College - AA Degree Web Design

I was born in San Jose, California and studied communications until I found my passion for graphic design. My studies in West Valley's Digital Media Department helped me develop the skills and critical thinking that are important for an aspiring designer, and certainly got me focused on what I needed to do in order to get accepted in to one of the best graphic design schools in California. I recently graduated from SJSU with a BFA in Graphic Design, and I love my design career!

Hally Bowman

Sr Product Designer - Survey Monkey, San Mateo, CA
Graduate of West Valley College - AA Degree Web Design

I started my career as an engineer and then sometime later realized that my naturally positive, curious, and collaborative personality would be better suited to a different field. I started taking online classes in West Valley College's Digital Media department and never looked back. I initially gravitated to web coding, but soon realized that the design classes in typography, web design and illustration were most helpful with teaching me how to approach problem solving and build web solutions that were engaging and effective. I kept taking Digital Media classes as I started working, and this made me appreciate the program and faculty even more. You will not find a more committed group of faculty who are dedicated to teaching and mentoring their students.

The Faculty

  • Jean McIntosh
  • Jeff Rascov
  • DIVISION - Cilker School of Art & Design
  • DEAN - Renee Paquier