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Design Technology Department


The Design Technology department includes the Entertainment Technology, Graphic Design, and Interior Architectural Design programs. Our mission is to prepare students for careers in rapidly evolving design and media fields through comprehensive, hands-on training.

We are housed at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology (AET), a satellite campus of Santa Monica College located at 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, California.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information regarding gainful employment, please visit the Gainful Employment Webpage.

Career Options


Pre-Production Careers
Concept Artist (2D/3D)
Pre-Vis Artists (3D)
Storyboard Assistant
Clean Up Artist /Design Assistant

Production Careers
Texture Artist/Texture Painter
Layout Artist
Junior Animator
Effects (FX) TD
3D Tracker/Match Mover
Matte Painter
Lighting TD / Lighter
Render Wrangler
QA Tester (Games)

Post-Production Careers
Editing Assistant (Picture/Sound)
Roto Artist
Sound Designer
Wire Remover


Art Director
Graphic Designer
Information Architect
Interaction Designer
Interface Designer
Junior Graphic Designer
Mobile Designer
Motion Graphics Designer
Project Manager
Social Media Manager
Usability Analyst/Researcher
User Experience Designer
User Interface Designer
Web Content Strategist
Web Designer


Residential Interior Designer
Commercial Interior Designer (Hospitality,
Corporate, Healthcare, Education, Entertainment)
Exhibition/Merchandise Designer
Residential Kitchen and Bath Designer
Commercial Kitchen Consultant
Digital and Manual Renderers
Space Planner
Showroom or Product Sales Representative
Set Designer
Green Designer
Lighting Designer
Color Consultant
Furniture Designer
Textile Designer
Facilities Management
Construction Management