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Digital Media

The Digital Media Program covers topics from basic typography to principles of design to web design. In the upper levels, topics such as web design, graphics, 3-D modeling, and/or animation may be addressed. The Digital Media program uses Adobe Creative Suite software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. This pathway culminates in student certification in the Adobe Creative Suite.

Course Sequence:

Level I- Digital Media I

  • Students will engage in real world projects utilizing the Adobe Creative Suite software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. These projects encourage students to use the elements and principles of design, strengthen conceptual skills and foster a strong understanding of typography. 

Level II- Digital Media II

  • This level covers interactive design possibilities through research, creation, and reflection on the interaction of media, technology, and the human experience. Concepts, techniques, and software are integrated by students in the drafting of simple scripts for digital media projects. In addition, topics such as web design, graphics, 3-D modeling, and/or animation may be addressed.
  • Students will have a chance to earn corresponding industry certifications.

Level III- Digital Media III

  • Students will create and compile their work into a professional Digital Portfolio with the intention of including portfolio in a post- secondary application.
  • Emphasis is placed on a reflection of growth in the Digital Media program of study, and a demonstration of the range of experience and skills of the student. 

Schools offering Digital Media

Ballou STAY High School

H.D. Woodson High School

Luke C. Moore High School

McKinley Technology High School

Woodrow Wilson High School


Associated Industry Jobs/Careers:

  • Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations Managers
  • Art Directors
  • Graphic Designers
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Web Designers
Associated College Majors:

  • Communication and Rhetoric
  • Information Science
  • Mass Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Web Development
Associated Industry-Recognized Certifications:

  • WD Certified Web Design Certification
  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) – Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) – Photoshop