The Digital Design program prepares students for careers in electronic publishing, specialized design services, advertising, public relations, video production, or self-employment. Graphic designers create visual concepts using computer software that communicate ideas to inspire, inform, or captivate customers. Students acquire fundamental skills in image creation and management procedures and techniques as they create, revise, optimize, and export graphics for video, print and web publishing. Students learn digital photography and understand copyright basics to apply to a digital portfolio. Students learn to edit raw video camera and audio footage and then create final products for viewing. Students master both non-linear computer editing techniques and real-time editing for professional digital video productions. Students also use tools and techniques to complete video-based projects for broadcast production. They also develop electronic marketing strategies to promote their work. The Digital Design course is unlike a traditional classroom setting because assignments are available online and through self-paced video training. Students post their work to their own website and/or submit their work electronically to their instructor.
Students may choose from the following career options:
- Desktop Publisher/Graphic Designer
- Graphic Design Specialist
- Video Editor
- Video Producer
Who May Enroll?
The Digital Design program is open to high school students as well as adults.
The following attributes are helpful for student success:
- Work independently or as part of a team
- Ability to communicate in a professional manner
- Basic typing and computer skills
- Reading and math skills
- Problem solving skills
- Proofreading skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Time management skills
- Positive attitude
Tuition and Fees
High school students within the Northwest Tech district may attend free of charge. For information regarding tuition and fees for adults, please visit http://www.nwtech.edu/ftenroll.htm.
Class times are 8:05 – 11:30 am and/or 12:40 – 3:30 pm. Flexible scheduling is available for high school students upon approval by instructor and home high school. Students need to check individually with the instructor for their specific schedule.