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Digital Arts

Program Overview

With fast-changing technology at the forefront of everything we see and do, the role of visual communication is now more important than ever. Photography, graphic design, and illustration professionals use the latest principles, technology, and industry standards in their craft to get their message across. If you're interested in a career in the digital arts or just looking to upgrade your skills, the Digital Arts program will provide you with the essential skills to succeed in the digital world.

Our expert instructors will teach you fundamental design principles, photography techniques, graphic design, layout, sequential art, typography, and more. You’ll receive hands-on experience with the latest multimedia and production devices and industry-standard software. They will also help you hone your critical thinking skills that are necessary for communicating your visual communication ideas.

Join the revolution today — enroll in the Digital Arts program!

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Phoenix College?

Those with both artistic and computer skills may turn to Phoenix College to go pro. PC’s Computer Art/Illustration program covers everything from two-dimensional computer design to comic and sequential art to real-world experience via a commercial art internship. Classes are designed to ready students for the world of computer art and illustration or help advance your current career in media arts. Graduates may go on to work as multimedia artists, digital animators, and freelance graphic designers.

Technology meets high art in the world of digital animation. Phoenix College’s Digital Animation program offers courses covering art marketing, storyboarding, and layout to advanced three-dimensional modeling and intermedia animation. Classes are designed to ready students for the world of digital animation or help advance your current career in media arts. Graduates may go on to work as a storyboard artist, professional animator, multimedia artist for hire, or in the worlds of graphic design or web design.

Next Steps

Discuss your course load with an academic advisor inside the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC) at our historic, centrally located campus. Future students may contact the program director, Erik Erspamer, for more information.