Information Technology & Digital Arts

Digital ArtsDigital Arts - Associate in Applied Science

The digital arts—from graphic design to photography to animation—enhance our ability to communicate around the world, both professionally and socially. If you have a creative streak and enjoy interacting with computers, you should consider a major in Digital Arts. As a graphic artist, you'll plan and create visual applications to address the entire spectrum of communications needs, using cutting-edge techniques in a variety of media, such as photography, video, animation, and web-based design. HGTC's Digital Arts curricula will give you the foundation you need to join forces with other creative professionals in these hot new marketplaces. 

All students in the program will acquire a solid education in design and art history. During the first year, students will focus on basic digital arts skills; in the second year, they will learn advanced skills and choose a specialization in animation, graphic arts, or advertising design. For students who wish to continue their education, HGTC has developed transfer agreements with a number of senior institutions, including Coastal Carolina University, Charleston Southern University, and the University of South Carolina. 

Credit Requirements: 66 semester credit hours

Career Outlook

Graduates of the A.A.S. in Digital Arts program possess the technical skills for a wide range of career opportunities in visual communications-related professions. Employment opportunities can be found in the following fields:
  • Advertising
  • Public relations
  • Graphic design
  • Web site design
  • Photography
  • Videography
For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

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