Welcome to the Design Technology Department
At Santa Monica College, our students are the change agents who will bring the next wave of design technology to fruition. Courses across entertainment technology, interaction design, architecture, graphic design and interior architectural design draw insight from experienced faculty including industry professionals, who use current technology to solve real world problems.
Located in the heart of Silicon Beach, the new Center for Media & Design unites all SMC programs focused on preparing students for careers in the rapidly evolving media, design, and technology fields.
Instructors focus on job-specific skills that employers value including:
- Decision making
- Fluency in industry software and technology applications
We offer a range of education options including Associate in Science degrees and certificate programs across many concentrations.
Degrees and Certificates
Interaction Design Bachelor's Degree
Learn in-demand skills through hands-on education and training in Interaction (IxD) and User Experience (UX) Design.
The Animation program is designed to meet the industry's need for creative professionals who excel in developing ideas and have the technical proficiency to execute them.
Explore architecture through cultural, environmental, and social relevance while understanding and addressing critical issues facing the built environment today.
Digital Media Post-Production
The Digital Media Post-Production program prepares students for careers in the entertainment industry through comprehensive, hands-on training.
Build a dynamic portfolio of graphic design work including logotypes, websites, advertising, packaging and motion graphics.
Interior Architectural Design
Apply artistic and functional design principles as well as knowledge of relevant building codes to residential and commercial design projects.