Digital Media Art

Calling All Creatives: A Dynamic Design Career Awaits!

Whether you’re looking to express yourself creatively, or just have designs on a hands-on art career, the future you’ve always imagined starts with a real world-relevant Career Education from Irvine Valley College.

The Digital Media Art program at IVC prepares students for in-demand careers in photography, video, graphic design, and much more. The project-based curriculum builds valuable experience through studio-based coursework, with the support of IVC’s top-notch faculty and facilities. 

Student build a broad base of workforce-applicable knowledge, starting with fundamentals of graphic design and photography. As the student progresses, they encounter a choice of electives, allowing them the opportunity to specialize in video and photography, or design-related work. IVC’s curriculum develops students’ understanding and appreciation of art and the creative process, and familiarizes them with software and other tools used in the creative industry.

Programs within the Visual Arts Department offer a variety of lab and lecture courses for the Digital Media Art major, as well as general education credit opportunities for the non-major. In addition, there are a number of proficiency certificates available, providing the student with career-based skills in digital and interactive media, as well as applied museum techniques.

Letting You Be “U”…

Many courses offered through IVC’s Visual Arts Department curriculum meet general education requirements in fine arts and are transferrable to bachelor’s degree programs in both the UC and CSU systems. They may also be taken to satisfy the requirements for the Associate in Arts degree with a major in Art, Digital Media Art, or Art History. 

Ready to launch a Future BUILT career in Digital Media Art? It all starts at Irvine Valley College!

What You Need to Know

What Degrees and Certificates Are Available to Me?
IVC offers a variety of program types to help build your future-proof career! 

Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degrees
These two-year college degrees are designed for students who want to gain in-depth understanding of a particular field in order to enter a specific profession or to prepare for further education at a technical or trade school, or a 4-year college or university.

IVC Offers an Associate in Arts Degree in:
Digital Media Art (AS)

Certificates of Achievement
Certificates of Achievement are state-approved certificates that acknowledge workplace competencies and job readiness in a particular field. In many cases, the courses that comprise a certificate of achievement are the same as those required for an associate degree, minus the General Education courses.

IVC Offers a COA in:
Digital Media Art

Make sure your class schedule is built for success. Visit the course catalog to see what classes you need to earn your degree or certificate in Digital Media Art.

Irvine Valley College is proud to provide our communities with affordable, accessible Career Education opportunities. Click for details on program costs and fees for the Digital Media Art department.

Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants

Want to learn how financial aid, scholarships and grants can make college more affordable? IVC’s Financial Aid Office has all the information you need!

School of the Arts 
Department Offices: 949-451-5650

Joseph Poshek
Contact by Email

Terry Chatkupt
Department Chair & Program Supervisor
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IVC Digital Media Art graduates are building successful futures in careers like these, and more! Here are some in-demand job titles and their average yearly salaries.

Multimedia Artists = $75,782 
Graphic Designers = $50,458 
Photographers = $36,960 
Film and Video Editors = $67,853 
Art Directors = $109,517 
Desktop Publishers = $46,349 

Average Salary In This Field

Average Salary In This Field

$36,960 to
Per Year

Potential Careers

Potential Careers

Graphic Designer
Art Director
Multimedia Artist

Have Questions? Talk To A Counselor!

You’ve made an independent choice to boost your life and career through Career Education at IVC… but you’re not alone! Talk to a counselor for information on getting started, planning your career pathway, and more!

Our Students Love Us!

“I am grateful for what IVC offers to the community. I would recommend others to pursue their dreams by taking the opportunity that IVC offers.”
- Emily Zhu, IVC Student
“If you want to get a specific education and you are motivated to do it, the professors will only help you. The motion graphics course has been my favorite, due to the amount I have learned, created and expanded.”
- Nathan Seres, IVC Student
“IVC was definitely a stepping stone to my internship. From getting involved on campus to figuring out what I wanted out of school, IVC helped me out. My professors were very helpful in my path.”
- Arash Moradi, IVC Alum