Information Technology & Digital Arts

Digital ArtsDigital Arts - Associate in Applied Science

The digital arts—from graphic design to photography to animation—enhance our ability to communicate around the world, both professionally and socially. If you have a creative streak and enjoy interacting with computers, you should consider a major in Digital Arts. As a graphic artist, you'll plan and create visual applications to address the entire spectrum of communications needs, using cutting-edge techniques in a variety of media, such as photography, video, animation, and web-based design. HGTC's Digital Arts curricula will give you the foundation you need to join forces with other creative professionals in these hot new marketplaces. 

All students in the program will acquire a solid education in design and art history. During the first year, students will focus on basic digital arts skills; in the second year, they will learn advanced skills and choose a specialization in animation, graphic arts, or advertising design. For students who wish to continue their education, HGTC has developed transfer agreements with a number of senior institutions, including Coastal Carolina University, Charleston Southern University, and the University of South Carolina. 

For more information, contact:

Alan Bunal  (843) 349-5232                                        

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Career Outlook

Graduates of the A.A.S. in Digital Arts program possess the technical skills for a wide range of career opportunities in visual communications-related professions. Employment opportunities can be found in the following fields:
  • Advertising
  • Public relations
  • Graphic design
  • Web site design
  • Photography
  • Videography
For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources. 

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall    
ART 101 Art History and Appreciation 3
ARV 110 Computer Graphics I 3
ARV 121 Design 3
ARV 212 Digital Photography 3
ENG 155 * Communications I 3
Second Semester - Spring    
ART 108 History of Western Art 3
ARV 162 Graphic Reproduction 3
ARV 210 Computer Graphics II 3
ENG 160 *  Technical Communications 3
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3
    or    
MAT 110 College Algebra  
Third Semester - Summer    
ARV 282 SCWE in Digital Arts 6
ARV 227 Website Design 3
   or    
IST 227 Internet Communications  
Fourth Semester - Fall    
ARV 163 Graphic Reproduction II 3
ARV 228 Website Design II 3
   or    
CPT 163 Introduction to Multimedia/Web Pages  
ARV 261 Advertising Design I 3
MKT 101 Marketing 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3
   or    
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology  
Fifth Semester - Spring    
ARV 219 Multimedia Techniques 3
ARV 222 Computer Animation 3
ARV 262 Advertising Design II 3
ARV 264 Special Projects in Graphic Arts 3
 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

66

*Students transferring to a four-year degree program should consider ENG 101, ENG 102, and SPC 205 in place of ENG 155 and ENG 160; however, they must achieve required College placement score to be eligible to enroll in any of these courses. Also MAT 110 or MAT120 is recommended in place of MAT 155.