Digital Media Department at Cabrillo College

Careers



Digital Publishing and Web Media encompass a wide array of occupations involving almost every sector of society. Jobs and careers are always emerging in the fast-paced, ever-changing world of digital media. Students from this program have qualified for entry-level jobs, internships, and have started their own businesses. Programming, drawing ability, writing proficiency, and animation skills are especially useful.


Employers have cited three important qualities, in order of importance, for digital media job seekers: talent, teamwork, and technological aptitude.


While extensive, this is only a partial list. Look out for many more interrelated occupations involving digital design and publishing. See career paths for recommended courses to advance your skill set in the desired direction.

Graphics/Communication Arts

Art Director
Creative Director
Graphic Designer
Graphic Production Artist
Digital Artist
Digital Layout Artist
Photographer
Photographic Editor
Photo Editor
Photo Processor/Manipulator
Print Buyer
Typographer
Type Designer
Editorial Artist
Information Graphic Artist
Chart/Graph Designer
Editorial Illustrator
Color Specialist
Comic Artist
Cartoonist
Pre-press Service Provider
Pre-press Technician
Presentation Artist

Entertainment

Game Designer
Music/Sound Composer
Storyboard Artist
Animator
Film/Video Producer
Film/Video Editor
Special Effects Producer
Post-Production Technician
Film/Video Stylist
Film/Video Graphic Designer
Credits Designer
Sound Designer
Advertising Promotions/Publicity Designer
Presentation Designer
Television Commercial Producer
Music Video Producer

Science & Medicine

Information Designer
Photo Editor
Scientific Illustrator
Technical Writer
Medical Imaging Specialist
Digital Medical Illustrator
Cartographer
Geological/Space Imaging Designer
Image Processing Specialist

Print Material

Publisher
Magazine Designer
Newpaper Page Layout
Book Designer

Other Designers & Modelers

Industrial Designer
Product Designer
Package Designer
Interior Designer
3D Designer
Architectural Renderer

Web Publishing

(X)HTML Developer
CSS Developer
Front-End Developer
Graphics Developer
Web Production Artist
Digital Artist
Web Graphics Designer
Web Illustrator/Imagist
Web Designer
Interface Designer
User Interface Designer
User Experience Designer
Information Designer
Information Architect
Usability Engineer
Findability Engineer
Indexing Specialist
Search Analyst
Creative Director
Design Director
Art Director
QA Engineer
QA Coordinator
QA Manager
Webmaster
Writer

Web Programming

Programmer
CGI Programmer
Back-End Developer
Web Developer
Programming Designer
Lead Programmer

Education

Instructional Materials Designer
Curriculum Materials Developer
Training Video Producer
Documentary Videographer
Textbook Publisher

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Career Paths

Graphic Design

ART 4 Graphic Design 3.0
ART 27 Introduction to Digital Publishing 3.0
ART 28 Lettering/Typography 3.0
ART 33 Silkscreen 3.0
BUS 50 Advertising for Small Business 3.0
DM 3 Design in Society 3.0

Graphic Production

ART 27 Graphic Design 3.0
DM 2 Introduction to Digital Publishing using InDesign 3.0
DM 3 Design in Society 3.0
DM 6 Advanced Digital Publishing using InDesign 3.0
DM 8 Design for Digital Publishing 3.0

Illustration

ART 2A Drawing and Composition 3.0
ART 28 Lettering/Typography 3.0
ART 338 Silkscreen 3.0
DM 11 Digital Illustration 3.0
DM 12 Photoshop Techniques 3.0
DM 13 Photoshop Techniques II 3.0
DM 14 Digital Imaging 3.0

Animation

ART 4 Graphic Design 3.0
ART 27 Introduction to Digital Publishing 3.0
ART 28 Lettering/Typography 3.0
ART 33 Silkscreen 3.0
DM 105 Animation Perspectives 3.0
DM 72 Web Design and Animation using Flash 3.0
DM 173A Interactive Projects using Flash 3.0
DM 173B Interactive Programming using Flash 3.0
DM 74 Animation Illustration Techniques 3.0
ETECH 21 Introduction to 3D Studio Max 3.0
ETECH 122 Intermediate 3D Studio Max 3.0
ETECH 125 3D Wireframe and Surface Modeling 3.0
ETECH 140 Introduction to Maya 3.0
ETECH 141 Intermediate Maya 3.0

Web Design

DM 60 Web Publishing 1: (X)HTML and CSS Level 1 3.0
DM 61 Web Publishing 2: Graphics and CSS Level 2 3.0
DM 166 Web Site Architecture 3.0
DM 70 Web Design Basics using Dreamweaver 3.0
DM 171 Intermediate Web Design using Dreamweaver 3.0
DM 72 Web Design and Animation using Flash 3.0
DM 173A Interactive Projects using Flash 3.0
DM 76 Design for Web Media 3.0

Web Development

CIS 132 Introduction to Internet Programming 4.0
CIS 164 Introduction to Managing and Securing a Web Server 3.0
CIS 165PH Introduction to Programming Database-Driven Web Sites With PHP 4.0
DM 60 Web Publishing 1: (X)HTML and CSS Level 1 3.0
DM 61 Web Publishing 2: Graphics and CSS Level 2 3.0
DM 62 Web Publishing 3: Servers, Scripts, and Advanced CSS 3.0
DM 166 Web Site Architecture 3.0
DM 173B Interactive Programming using Flash 3.0

3D Graphics

DM 12 Photoshop Techniques 3.0
DM 13 Photoshop Techniques II 3.0
DM 14 Digital Imaging 3.0
ETECH 121 Introduction to 3D Studio Max 3.0
ETECH 122 Intermediate 3D Studio Max 3.0
ETECH 125 3D Wireframe and Surface Modeling 3.0
ETECH 128 Virtual Reality 3.0

Video Games

DM 81 Foundations of Game Design 3.0
DM 82 Game Design Projects 3.0
CS 11 or CS 12J Introduction to Programming 4.0
CS 12GP Game Programming in Java 4.0
CS 20J Java Programming 4.0

See also Game Programming in Java Skills Certificate.

Film and Video

DM 34 Introduction to Video Production using Final Cut Pro 3.0
DM 35 Intermediate Video Production using Final Cut Pro 3.0
DM 134C Digital Video Projects 3.0
ENGL 12C Creative Writing: Film 3.0
ENGL 49A The Language of Film: Film History 3.0
ENGL 49B The Language of Film: Special Topics 3.0
MUS 31A Introduction to Recording Studio 3.0
MUS 57 MIDI and Computers 3.0
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