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Digital Design

Where Pixels Meet Creativity!

Working with both print and digital mediums, you will learn design principles and skills. You will master the Adobe Suite, and utilize top of the line photography, and design equipment.

Student Reviews

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Kelby Lund
My favorite part about this class is all the creative free...
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Kelby Lund
My favorite part about this class is all the creative free rein that we have with the Adobe applications that are being taught, It’s pretty sick.
Emeli Wilkes
We’re learning a lot of graphic design, a lot of...
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Emeli Wilkes
Dixie Tech Student
We’re learning a lot of graphic design, a lot of branding, and I personally enjoy the illustration aspect. I’m hoping it will lead me to a career in branding and redesigning and animation, all that good stuff
Emeli Wilkes
Emeli Wilkes
Dixie Tech Student
Aidan Kurtz
"The Digital Design program is super fun! I have enjoyed learning the principles of design ...
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Aidan Kurtz
Dixie Tech Student
"The Digital Design program is super fun! I have enjoyed learning the principles of design and collaborating with everyone in class to gain so many more skills than I could have on my own."
Aidan Kurtz
Aidan Kurtz
Dixie Tech Student
Hana S.
"Everyone at Dixie Tech is so nice! And the Digital Design program is so interesting. ...
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Hana S.
Dixie Tech Student
"Everyone at Dixie Tech is so nice! And the Digital Design program is so interesting. I have learned a lot in such a short amount of time. My favorite project so far has been creating custom stickers. With the skills I am learning I hope to work in animation some day."
Hana S.
Hana S.
Dixie Tech Student

Program Overview

Learn more about our Accredited Digital Design program

Do you enjoy expressing ideas and concepts through creative mediums? Are you curious about how design influences perceptions and communication? Perhaps you’re poised to capture the world through a lens? If this resonates with you, the digital design program could be an excellent fit.

 As a student of this program, you will:

    • Master the Adobe Suite for comprehensive design proficiency.
    • Study design principles and the evolution of design throughout history.
    • Acquire skills in Photography and Videography using cutting-edge equipment.
    • Establish an online portfolio by building it yourself.

Attainable Certificates include:

    • Accredited Dixie Technical College Certificate
    • HubSpot Certification

This program prepares you for CAREERS such as:

  • Graphic Designers – Median Income $58k year, with top earners at $101k year.*
  • Photographer – Median Income $40k year, with top earners at $82k year.*
  • Web and Digital Interface Designers – Median Income $83k year, with top earners at $166k year.*

*Source: careeronestop.org

Total Tuition and Course Fees:

$4,003.64

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS AVAILABLE

Program Length:

12 Months

Credit Hours

30

High School: Open to Seniors. Tuition is waived for high school students, however they are still responsible for course fees, textbooks and additional costs.

Upcoming start dates:

August 19, 2024 | 12:00pm – 4:00pm | Mon – Fri

January 7, 2025 | 7:00am – 11:00am | Mon – Fri

Need more information?

435.674.8400

Courses

what you’ll learn

Digital Design

The Digital Media Technology Program at Dixie Tech provides students with a strong foundation across diverse fields like graphic design, digital media, and video production. Students gain both theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience creating digital media for print, TV, film, web, and mobile.

Coursework gives students the opportunity to design creative collateral for real companies and clients. Topics include UX/UI design, design principles, photography, video production, image editing, illustration, desktop publishing, motion graphics, web design, small business marketing, and a final portfolio project.

Students develop necessary skills for entry-level digital media careers and learn industry best practices in graphic design, illustration, photography, motion graphics, and front-end web design. They also gain experience with Adobe Creative Suite software like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, and Premiere Pro.

Term 1

Core Digital Design (15 credit hours)

TEDG 1010: Beginning Graphic Design – 3 credit hours

TEDG 1110: Intermediate Graphic Design – 4 credit hours

TEDG 1210: Advanced Graphic Design – 4 credit hours

TEDG 1230: Interactive Design – 4 credit hours

Term 2

Advanced Digital Design (15 CREDIT HOURS)

TEDG 1220: Motion Design – 4 credit hours

TEDG 1500: Professional Development – 4 credit hours

TEDG 1410: Design for Industry – 4 credit hours

TEDG 1400: Social Media and Marketing 3 credit hours

COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION

Dixie Technical College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Accreditation by COE is viewed as a nationally-honored seal of excellence for occupational education institutions and denotes honesty and integrity. Information regarding accreditation may be obtained at:

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Telephone:770-396-3898 Fax:770-396-3790
council.org

Tuition & Course Fees

Cost overview

Tuition at Dixie Technical College is affordable

Tuition & Fees must be paid before registering for class unless a payment plan or other funding options have been approved and signed. Information is subject to change without notice.

Tuition is waived for High-School students, however they are still responsible for course fees and additional costs.

Term:
Tuition:
Course Fees:
Total Tuition & Course Fees:
Cost:
$3,150.00
$853.64
$4,003.64

Tuition, fees and other costs are subject to change without notice.

Computer Requirements:
You are required to work on a personal MacBook. If you already have one, you are welcome to bring it for class. We require that it features an M1 chip or a more advanced processor. Below, you’ll find two computer models recommended by the instructors. However, you also have the option to purchase a pre-owned or refurbished computer.

16" Macbook M3 Pro | $2,299

18GB ram | 512 GB Storage | M3 Pro processor

14" Macbook M1 Pro | $1,849

18GB ram | 512 GB Storage | M3 Pro processor

If you have questions about purchasing a computer please contact us. 

Total Tuition and Course Fees:

$4,003.64

Additional Costs:

$35 – SD card

$125 – External Hard Drive

$219 -Apple Care (3 years)*

*Optional

Need help paying for college?

Learn about Scholarships and Grants and how to apply for Financial Aid by using the links below.

Start dates & times

cohort start dates

upcoming start dates and class times for this program
Class Days:
Class Hours:
August 19, 2024
Monday - Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
January 7, 2025
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 am

Program cohorts are open until filled. Once a cohort is filled, applicants will be considered for the next start date.

Program Length:

12 Months

Admissions Process
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BEGIN AN APPLICATION

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Professional Goal Statement

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Accuplacer, ACT or SAT score requirements

Accuplacer Qualifying Scores:

Math – 245

Reading – 245

English – 245

ACT Qualifying scores:

Math – 15

Reading – 15

English – 15

SAT Qualifying scores:

Math – 390

ERW – 290

Accuplacer may be waived with proof of:

  • Equivalent ACT/SAT scores taken within the past 5 years.
  • College classes (MATH 900 or above and ENGLISH 1000 or above) with a ‘B-‘ grade or above taken within the past 5 years.
  • Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree.

Cost of Accuplacer Test: $15

 

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Education Verification

Provide a copy of one of the following: High School Diploma, High School Transcript showing graduation date, GED, Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree. 

High-school students can sign up for an Accuplacer Test or provide qualifying ACT/SAT test score results. 

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One Reference from a non-relative

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Application fee

$0 for in-state applicants and $10 for out-of-state applicants.

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Application Review

After successfully completing and submitting the above requirements, the College will perform an application review. Students will be emailed regarding thier acceptance status.

To get started on these requirements begin an application.

career pathways

what you can become

Graphic Designer

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Photographer

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Web & Digital interface designer

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Steps to take

Follow these steps to start your journey at Dixie Tech! Many classes have a waitlist or fill fast, so getting started as soon as possible is recommended.

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Funding
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Apply for financial aid & scholarships

Work with our advisors to apply for Financial Aid and learn about Scholarship options.

Tour Campus & Classroom

Dixie Technical College is located a top Tech Ridge overlooking downtown St. George. Please stop by and learn a little more about a program that you might be interested in. While here don’t forget to check out the Campus Tech Ridge Cafe to grab some lunch and ask about the specials prepared by our world class Culinary students.

Industry Expert Instructors

Our industry-leading instructors, equipped with years of experience and knowledge, are prepared to mentor and guide the next generation of Digital Design experts. 

Josh Bertrand

Josh is an adventurous Digital Design instructor who thinks outside the box and has a passion for helping others gain new perspectives on how design can be approached.

Spencer Bell

Spencer is a former brand manager who created digital content for top YouTubers at Spacestation; outside of work he enjoys playing pickleball, mountain biking, and getting outside.

Digital Design Industry Partners

Dixie Technical College’s OAC program collaborates closely with industry partners, ensuring that its curriculum remains highly relevant and applicable to the dynamic demands of the modern workplace.

Contact a Digital Design Advisor

Questions about this specific program? Maybe a question about Dixie Tech? Our advisors are here to help.

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