Learn the latest in digital media like 2-D and interactive web concepts. With our programs, you'll be prepared to work with a variety of graphics software in professional positions.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other

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Multimedia Artists and Animators

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What you will learn in the Digital Graphic Design Certificate

  • Layout, design, typography and digital graphic techniques to solve specific communication challenges
  • How to correlate form and content in creative design solutions
  • How to optimize image output for print, web and multimedia publishing through resolution, color management, image and texture creation
  • How to create special effects using the latest design software.

Digital Graphic Certificate without Financial Aid Eligibility


Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2010 (430)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2010 (430), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Leadership Information

Dr. Barbara Hubbard
Dean, Humanities & Fine Arts

Dr. John Muehl
Acting Academic Chair, SE
(727) 341-3730
mailto: Muehl.John@spcollege.edu

Program Summary

Based upon equipment and demand, some computer courses may be taught at only one site.

The Digital Graphic Certificate prepares students to work with computer technology for desktop design, publishing and presentations. Students earning this certificate will be qualified to apply for work in secretarial, technical, design and professional positions in which the ability to create Web-based, digital media and print quality graphics. This certificate is designed to prepare students for the latest technological advances in digital media including recent innovations in 2-D, motion graphics and interactive web .This program is aimed for the degreed student, for employee enrichment and for individuals currently working in the field who wish to update and broaden their design and computer skills. All courses apply toward the AS degree in Digital Arts, Media and Interactive Web Design,-Digital Media Production subplan.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code


Federal CIP Code

50.0102: Digital Arts.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Graphic Designer
  • Technical Coordinator
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Digital Multimedia Designer
  • Media Production Development
  • Digital Media Project Assistant
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Interactive Media Designer


DIG 2116 Advanced Digital Image Editing 3
DIG 2117 Advanced Digital Image Rendering 3
DIG 2132 Electronic Media Design 3
GRA 1206C Typography 3
GRA 2201 Advanced Digital Publishing 3
Total Credits 15


Our digital media certificates transfer to SPC's A.S. degree in Digital Media.

Certificate to associate


Learn your craft using the latest software technology, including Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Avid Pro Tools and Logic Pro 9. A full working studio is decked out with a green screen, a sound-proof audio editing booth and high-end iMacs with video editing decks that are run through 42-inch LCD monitors. Each year, digital media students can compete in the Semmy Awards, an annual event open to all SPC and high school students.

Software includes

  • Adobe Creative Cloud: including Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects and Audition
  • Maya
  • Alice
  • Unity-design3
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Avid Media Composer