Dec 10, 2023  
2021-2022 General Catalog 
2021-2022 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Digital Arts, AAA

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The Digital Arts program at Iowa Central prepares students for a wide range of exciting, distinguished careers as creative, innovative leaders in emerging industries. Working at the intersection of technology, culture, and society, this program exposes students to new media and methods of digital creation, including 2D/3D graphics, photography, video, sound production, coding, interactive design, and mass media writing. The program provides the knowledge and experiences required for creating innovative visual communication projects that are technically sound, conceptually rich, visually powerful, and meet industry standards. Students combine artistic abilities with complex technological skills to craft expressive and intelligent stories, messages, and graphics, while developing a unique voice for digital content and social media.

Focus is placed on building a strong foundation of these skills, knowledge, and artistic vision in a variety of traditional, modern, and emerging technologies, while also stressing creative intelligence, positive work habits, and the development of an authentic personal brand. Students will also utilize a wide range of business and marketing strategies, helping them to set and achieve their career goals. Along their learning pathway, students will engage in an intense and practical blend of classroom studies and hands-on experiences, collaborating with fellow students and industry professionals through work-based learning, gaining valuable experience and networking opportunities. Upon completion of this program, graduates can expect employment opportunities in today’s ever-changing and in-demand digital arts industry.


NOTE: This program utilizes courses from four current programs: Photography, TV and Radio Production, Graphics Technology, and Engineering Design and Technology and one discontinued program: Digital Mass Communications (see 2019 catalog). 

Enrollment Date: Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
Minimum Required Credits: 60
Campus: Fort Dodge and Online
Department: Humanities
CIP#: 50.01020200


Program of Study

AAA Degree Total Credits: 60

Footnotes for Degree Requirements:

1 Required general education course.

2 Required elective course.

3 Institutional requirement.

4 May be substituted with a course from the same category on the General Education Course List  .

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential parental, family or marital status.

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