Academics

Design Technology Department

 

 
 

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, 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:

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Decision making
  • Fluency in industry software and technology applications

We offer a range of education options including Associate of Science degrees and certificate programs across many concentrations.

Degrees and Certificates

 
Architecture

Architecture

Explore architecture through cultural, environmental, and social relevance while understanding and addressing critical issues facing the built environment today.

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Entertainment Technology

Entertainment Technology

Engage in rigorous training across courses in 2D and 3D animation, audio and video post-production, and game design.

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Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Build a dynamic portfolio of graphic design work including logotypes, websites, advertising, packaging and motion graphics.

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Interaction Design

Interaction Design Bachelor's Degree

Learn in-demand skills through hands-on education and training in Interaction (IxD) and User Experience (UX) Design.

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Interior Architectural Design

Interior Architectural Design

Apply artistic and functional design principles as well as knowledge of relevant building codes to residential and commercial design projects.

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