digital media department

Cabrillo College Digital Media*

Recommended Sequence of Courses

This is the recommended sequence of courses for full-time students who desire to complete the Certificate of Achievement program requirements in three or four semesters.

PLEASE NOTE: Course scheduling is based on funding allocations from the State Chancellor's Office that fluctuates with the economic climate. We will make every attempt to provide courses in a logical sequence.

However, all students are strongly encouraged to meet with a College Counselor to map out an educational plan, and register in a timely manner when courses open up. Your success depends on planning ahead.

Required Core Courses

The Digital Publishing Program and Web Media Program each include required core courses, required program-specific courses, and recommended and approved electives. Listings of program requirements for Certificates of Achievement and Associate in Science degrees are on the certificates & degrees page. Additional information about electives for a desired profession is available on the careers page.
 
DM 1 is the recommended starting point for all students planning a career in Digital Media.

View the official Cabrillo College Schedule of Classes or the Digital Media department schedule (PDF) for details about specific courses.

Digital Publishing Program

First Semester (Fall Term)
  • DM 1 Introduction to Digital Media (offered both Fall and Spring)
  • DM 4 Digital Graphics (prior experience with Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • ENGL 100 or ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AMC or CABT 157
  • COMM 2 or COMM 10

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES:

  • ART 4 Beginning Design: Design & Color
  • AP 9A Photography
Second Semester (Spring Term)
  • DM 2 Digital Publishing I
    (offered both Fall and Spring)
  • DM 4 Digital Graphics (offered both Fall and Spring)
  • DM 5 Design for Digital Media (Fall only for now)
  • DM 12 Photoshop Techniques I (offered both Fall and Spring; DM 4 pre-req)

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES:

  • ART 27 Graphic Design
  • ART 28 Lettering/Typography
  • AP 9B Photography
Third Semester (Fall Term)
  • DM 5 Design for Digital Media (Fall only for now)
  • DM 6 Digital Publishing II

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES:

  • DM 11 Digital Illustration (Spring)
  • DM 12 Photoshop Techniques I (offered both Fall and Spring)
  • DM 13 Photoshop Techniques II (offered in Spring)
  • AP 46A Beginning Digital Photography
Fourth Semester (Spring Term)

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES:

  • DM 60 Web Publishing 1: HTML and CSS (offered both Fall and Spring)
  • DM 70 Web Design Basics (offered in Spring)
  • DM 190AZZ Special Topics in Digital Media
  • DM 199C Career Work Experience Education

 

Web Media Program

First Semester (Fall Term)
  • DM 1 Introduction to Digital Media (offered both Fall and Spring)
  • DM 4 Digital Graphics (offered both Fall and Spring) previous experience with Photoshop and Illustrator
  • ENGL 100 or ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AMC or CABT 157
  • COMM 2 or COMM 10

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES:

  • ART 4 Beginning Design: Design and Color
Second Semester (Spring Term)
  • DM 4 Digital Graphics (offered both Fall and Spring)
  • DM 12 Photoshop Techniques I (offered both Fall and Spring)
  • DM 60 Web Publishing 1: HTML and CSS (offered both Fall and Spring)
  • DM 72 Fundamentals of 2D Animation (offered in Spring)

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES:

  • DM 11 Digital Illustration (offered in Spring)
  • DM 34 Introduction to Video Production (offered in Spring)
Third Semester (Fall Term)
  • DM 5 Design for Digital Media (offered Fall only for now)

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES:

  • DM 61 Web Publishing 2: Graphics and CSS
  • DM 12 Photoshop Techniques I (offered both Fall and Spring)
Fourth Semester (Spring Term)

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES:

  • DM 35 Intermediate Video Production (offered in Spring)
  • DM 62 Web Publishing 3: Servers, Scripts, and Advanced CSS
  • DM 70 Web Design Basics
  • DM 13 Photoshop Techniques II (offered in Spring)
  • DM 190AZZ Special Topics in Digital Media
  • DM 199C Career Work Experience Education