Media Design Technology

Associate Degree Program | 71 Credits

Media Design Technology is a deadline-oriented field that will let your creativity show. Do you enjoy translating an idea or words into a visual concept? In just two years, you could be on the job combining art and technology to create websites, advertisements, business reports or brochures. 

As a Graphic Designer, you will be skilled at various industry design software as well as a strong communicator. 

Your other duties might include:

  • Collaborating with writers / web developers
  • Presenting design concepts to stakeholders
  • Incorporating changes from clients or art director
  • Reviewing materials before print / online publication
  • Translating complicated concepts to concise designs 

Strong design is key to selling and marketing, making graphic designers essential to industries such as advertising and promotions, marketing and public relations. As an in-demand graphic designer, you also will need to understand cross-platform issues, print preflighting standards, and design solutions for a variety of media and audiences.

Why Study Media Design Technology at Southeast Tech?

During your Media Design Technology training in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, you will learn industry software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver and XD. You will master design principles that propel your work to the professional level. In addition, you will learn to use printers, iPads, scanners, tablets, projectors and cameras.

Your coursework also helps you: 

Complete a Capstone Project: You will present your work at a Portfolio Show, which draws local and regional industry professionals. 

Chart a different path: You could use your STI training to teach at a design school or college. But the opportunities don’t stop there. Other graphic designers choose to combine more diverse passions into their career by working with landscape architects, interior or industrial designers, or architects. 

Strengthen your best qualities: As a top Graphic Designer from Southeast Tech, you will have great attention to detail, exhibit accountability and understand deadline management. 

Where will you work as a Graphic Designer?

With your STI degree, you will find employment in a range of settings, including magazines, websites, app developers, big and small businesses, and user interface design companies.

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Southeast Tech’s Media Design Technology curriculum includes classes in Design Fundamentals, Media Writing, Portfolio Design, Motion Graphics and Design Development. 

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Cost

Costs for this program are calculated based on a charge of $248 per credit hour, plus applicable fees. 

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Faculty

Richard Warkenthien

Instructor
Media Design
Mickelson Center 219

Anthony Conrad

Instructor
Media Design
Mickelson Center 219

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If you’re interested in a Media Design career, you might also be interested in these other programs at Southeast Tech: 

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