Digital Arts

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Digital Arts

Turn Your Creativity into a Career

The Digital Arts program prepares you to join fields such as television, film, commercial photography, and motion graphics. A successful career in any of these areas requires expertise in media arts and a foundation in information technology and business.

Our full-featured, two-year program includes courses in photography, studio lighting, audio/video production, entrepreneurship, web design, graphic design, and many more.

Once completed, a digital arts degree from Kirkwood tells employers you've developed a dynamic and desirable skillset.

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  • Multimedia Artists and Animators
  • Artists and Related Workers
  • Photographers
  • Film and Video Editors
  • Producers and Directors
  • Reporters and Correspondents
  • Camera Operators
  • Media and Communication Workers

Graduates of the Digital Arts program will be able to:

  • Design marketing strategies that integrate core business principles to achieve desired promotional outcomes.
  • Create professional-quality digital photographic images for print or web output.
  • Design websites following industry trends and standards.
  • Create two- and three-dimensional artworks using a variety of digital processes.
  • Create professional graphic presentations used in 2D design, print, web, and motion graphics.
  • Operate a variety of audio and video equipment to convey a message or tell a story.
  • Edit audio, photographic imagery, and video using a variety of editing techniques and software.
  • Set up lighting equipment for different photographic and video production scenarios.
  • Digital Photography
  • Mass Media
  • Video Production
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Digital Photography II
  • Digital Art
  • Advanced Television
  • Audio Production

Program Costs

Digital Arts A.A.S. 

Program Entry Semester: Fall 2021, Spring 2022

Year One

TERM FALL SPRING TOTAL
Credits: 15 18 33
Tuition: $2,790 $3,348 $6,138
Fees: $125 $270 $395
Books: $462.75 $319.50 $782.25

 

Year Two

TERM FALL SPRING TOTAL
Credits: 18 15 33
Tuition: $3,348 $2,790 $6,138
Fees: $115 $70 $185
Books: $463.20 $60 $523.20

 

TOTAL ESTIMATED COST $14,161.45

 

Costs provided are estimated and based on in-state tuition rates. Book cost estimates are for new books. Individual expenses may vary. These costs also do not factor in potential financial aid benefits. For a complete view of your specific cost expectation, visit our Cost Estimator Tool.
 
Included fees: Technology Fee, and Lab Course Fee
 
Current Tuition Rates per Credit Hour: $ 186 In-State; $ 249 Out-of-State; $ 372 International
 
Updated: 2/24/2021

Scholarships

At Kirkwood, we award more than $3 million in scholarships for students every year! You only need to apply once to be considered for all scholarships you may be eligible for, so complete your application today!

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Scholarships for Digital Arts Students

  • Must be pursuing an A.A. degree with career interest in music—with preference given to a band student.
  • Must be enrolled in at least eight semester hours and pursuing a degree with career interest in music, theatre or art as well as degrees with other academic interests.
  • Talent, reliability, grade point average and level will be considered.
  • Must maintain at least eight semester hours including at least one course in a subject other than music or theatre (need not be pursuing an A.A. degree with career interest in music or theatre to apply).
  • Must maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  • Must actively contribute to the music and/or performing arts program, including enrollment in ensembles and/or productions.
  • An initial audition is required.
  • Must maintain at least eight semester hours, including at least one course in a subject other than music, theatre or art.
  • An initial audition and/or portfolio review is required.
  • Applications are screened each term to determine continuing eligibility.
  • Fine and Performing Arts scholarships are awarded to students pursuing an A.A. degree with career interest in music or theatre as well as those pursuing degrees with other academic interests.
  • Must maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  • Must actively contribute to the music, theatre and/or art programs, including enrollment in ensembles and/or productions.
  • Must be pursuing an A.A. degree with career interest in art, music or theatre.
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Must be a graduate of a high school in Linn County, Iowa, with preference for Cedar Rapids Community School District graduates.
  • Preference given to a student pursuing a degree with career interest in fine arts.
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Must be persuing an A.A. degree with career interest in the arts
  • Must be a second year student.
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.
  • Must indicate future plans, including how you will be associated with art on a continuing basis.

Chloe Teninty

“Kirkwood has a great campus. Professors and everyone are very nice, helpful, organized, and they make you feel safe.”

Chloe Teninty,
Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Questions?

Arts & Humanities
336 Cedar Hall
319-398-4913
arts@kirkwood.edu