Welcome to the Design Technology Counseling Page!
Presently, In-Person Counseling appts are available at the CMD campus on Monday, Wednesdaym and Thursday.
Virtual Counseling appointments by Phone or Video are available Monday through Thursday.
How to make an appointment
Students who are currently taking a course or have enrolled in a course from one of the following disciplines in the past year: Animation, Architecture, Broadcasting, Digital Media, Film Production Or Film studies, Graphic Design, Interior Architectual Design, Interaction Design (B.S.), Journalism, Media, can self-book an appointment with a CMD counsleor online. Go to your Cosair Connect Portal, and find "Book a Counseling Appointment" under Quick Links on the Left-hand side of your Cosair Connect portal. For Step-by-Step Instructions on how to do this, Please see the information below:
Booking a CMD Counseling Appt Using Corsair Connect:
Email Request for CMD Appt:
If you are not yet a student at SMC or not taking courses at the Center for Media and Design but would like to speak with a CMD counselor about your interest in a CMD program such as: Animation, Architecture, Broadcasting, Digital Media, Film Production Or Film studies, Graphic Design, Interior Architectual Design, Interaction Design (B.S.),Journalism, Media, please contact the General Counseling & Transfer Services program via email. You need to provide your student ID# (or indicate that you are not yet an SMC student) and phone number. Be sure to specify you are requesting to meet with a CMD Counselor. Please use the counselingtransfer email address and Appointment Email examples below to submit your request.
GCTS Drop In Counseling:
General Counseling and Transfer Services (GCTS) often provides drop-in counseling. Click the link below to join the call back queue:
then clicking on the "Drop-in Counseling by Phone" link. You can then join the Counseling Callback Queue (blue button)
CMD Computer Lab
Do you need access to reliable hardware or software to complete your projects? The computer lab at the Center for Media and Design is open for students enrolled in Design Technology courses on a walk-in basis.
1660 Stewart St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Below you will find links to approved course maps that were designed to inform your education planning and course selections. Although design technology courses do not enforce pre-requisites, there is a specific course sequence that should be followed in order to assure you are developing the skills necessary prior to taking advanced level courses.
General Education Patterns
If your goal is to achieve an associate's degree, you will need to complete a general education track. Which general education pattern is right for you?
Associate Degree GE: If your goal is to complete the associate's degree and enter the workforce, this is the right pattern for you.
CSUGE: If your goal is to prepare for transfer to a Cal State University, and you began college prior to Fall 2021, this is the right pattern for you.
CSUGE: If your goal is to prepare for transfer to a Cal State University, and you began college Fall 2021 or later, this is the right pattern for you.
IGETC: If your goal is to prepare for transfer to UC and CSU (or just UC) , this is the right pattern for you.
Would you like to know how courses you've taken at another institution can be applied to your degree progress at SMC? Click the appropriate link below:
General Education Transcript Evaluation: The evaluation will determine if the courses satisfy general education requirements for transfer to UC or CSU campuses, or for an SMC degree.
Evaluation for Major Coursework: Contact the CMD Counselors for assistance.
Center for Wellness and Wellbeing
Free confidential short-term individual counseling services are available to Santa Monica College students at the following satellite campuses (offered through The Center for Wellness and Wellbeing): Bundy, Center for Media & Design, and Performing Arts Campus.
Marianna Oganesyan, LMFT
(Center for Wellness & Wellbeing @ Center for Media and Design)
Days Available: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
Office Hours: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
In order to make an appointment, please contact Marianna via email or phone:
*PLEASE NOTE ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE CURRENTLY CONDUCTED REMOTELY VIA TELEPHONE OR ZOOM.