Digital Media: Where Creativity and Technology Meet

Digital Media: Where Creativity and Technology Meet

Graphic designers and desktop publishers are creative individuals who thrive on using their artistic talents every day. They might create branding, advertisements, or printed materials. Many graphic designers work with a large amount of independence, but they also need to be able to communicate well with their coworkers, such as other graphic designers, artistic directors, or management personnel.
Within the United States, California is the best place for graphic artists. With the state’s booming culture of arts and business, more graphic designers are employed in California than any other state!
According to a study, almost 27,000 people in California are employed as graphic designers—and the jobs just keep building. The median income for Los Angeles designers in 2011 was $55,360, which represents a 31% increase from 2002.
If you have the passion for graphic art, photography, videography, or web design, you may want to take a look at Digital Media as a career. An Associate degree in Digital Media will prepare you to enter the fast-paced and exciting world of digital publishing.
LA ORT offers a comprehensive program in Digital Media, which prepares students, such as you, to be hired as graphic designers, desktop publishers, or web designers. You’ll be ready to enter the “real world” of electronic publishing. 
In this program, you’ll learn the essential media and graphic design skills such as:
  • Designing for newspaper, magazines, or flyers
  • Creating logos
  • Scanning and editing photographs
  • Editing videos
  • Creating animation for web design
You’ll study on both Mac and PC operating systems, so you’ll be able to easily adapt to whatever system your future employer might use. You will also learn how to create your own website and portfolio completely from scratch which can help you secure the job that you were trained for. 
The program takes about a year to complete, after which you’ll be employable by a host of companies that utilize digital media such as advertising agencies, magazine publishers, or brands that need in-house graphic design.
One of our previous graduates, Lucas Loh, told us why he first became interested in the Digital Media program: “I especially like graphic design for its omnipresence and diversity, as it is present nearly everywhere: on printed material, web, signage, packaging, advertising, or branding and visual identity.”
To learn more about the Digital Media Program speak to an LA ORT advisor, and give us a call!
For other program highlights, read the posts below:

LA ORT is a group of nonprofit junior colleges in Los Angeles and Van Nuys provide career training in short term courses.

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