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    Irvine Valley College
    Nov 26, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition 
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition

Digital Media Art

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Dean: Joseph Poshek
Academic Chair, Visual Arts: Terry Chatkupt
Faculty: Terry Chatkupt


The DMA curriculum includes courses in digital photography, graphic design, video production, and motion graphics. All courses in the curriculum are intended to develop the student’s understanding and appreciation of the historical, aesthetic, conceptual, and technical aspects of digital media art within the larger context of art-making. These studio-based courses teach students the fundamentals of a range of digital skills while developing an original creative portfolio in preparation for working in the industry or transferring to a four-year college or university.


Students majoring in Digital Media Art are provided with a rich foundation in design fundamentals while focusing on the creative process of digital art. Additionally, students are encouraged to explore a range of digital media art courses that suit their interests in graphic design, digital photography, and video.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Digital Media Art/Interactive Media Art program, students will be able to

  • Analyze and integrate the fundamentals of digital media art with art theory and aesthetics.

  • Demonstrate a technical proficiency of industry-standard digital media art software to create professional design and multimedia projects.

  • Apply a digital media art workflow including research, project development, and presentation considerations.

  • Produce a professional digital media art portfolio.

Potential Careers

Examples of careers in digital media art and interactive media art include the following:

  • Digital Photographer

  • Digital Videographer

  • Graphic Designer

  • Motion Graphics Designer

  • Multimedia Artist


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