About Digital Media

Digital Media Content Creation is the fastest growing media industry.

Our certificate programs encourage you to combine your creative passions: video, sound, graphic design, broadcast journalism, writing, storytelling —to create multimedia content that entertains, informs and inspires. Come learn how to design, develop and distribute your story across multiple platforms. Our experienced instructors focus on professional practices for producing engaging content.

Today, Multimedia specialists are in high demand in every industry. Our certificate programs give you the tools and training to stand out in the job market. These programs build on each other to allow you to take as many or as few classes as you need to achieve your goals.

Explore Potential Careers

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Studying Digital Media can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have!

  • Multimedia Content Specialist
  • Multimedia Content Creator
  • Multimedia Producer
  • Multimedia Journalist
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Social Media Coordinator

Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals. 

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
BCST 119 Digital Media Skills 3  
BCST 135 Audio for the Web 1  
BCST 136 Video for the Web  
BCST 159 Digital Media Portfolio 1  

Total Units: 6

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
BCST 119 Digital Media Skills 3  
BCST 135 Audio for the Web 1  
BCST 136 Video for the Web 1  
BCST 158 Social Media for Professionals 3  
BCST 159 Digital Media Portfolio 1  

Total Units: 9

Semester 2

Choose 9 units from courses below

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
ART 125A Basic Design 3  
BCST 100 Intro to Electronic Media 3  
BCST 101 Media Literacy 3  
BCST 103 Mass Media and Society 3  
CINE 19 Documentary, Digital Media and Society 3  
CMST 2 Elements of Public Speaking 3  
CNIT 129 Social Media, Blogs in Web Development 3  
CNIT 131 Internet Basics and Beginning HTML 3  
PHOT 60A Beginning Photoshop
 
3  

Total Units: 18

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
BCST 110 Intro to Writing for Electronic Media 3  
BCST 119 Digital Media Skills 3  
BCST 135 Audio for the Web  
BCST 136 Video for the Web 1  
BCST 158 Social Media for Professionals 3  
JOUR 21 News Reporting and Writing 3  
BCST 163 Media Internship Preparation 1 Prerequisite

Total Units: 15

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
BCST 115 Announcing and Performance 3  
BCST 141 Field Video Production 3 Depending on semester
BCST 159 Digital Media Portfolio 1  
JOUR 35 Internet Journalism 3  
BCST 160/165 College or Industry Internship 2  

Total Units: 13

Transfer Options

The program coursework you complete at City College will satisfy lower-division requirements for related majors at several colleges and universities. Start planning your transfer by exploring Digital Media programs at the following institutions: 

Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.