In the Digital Arts Program, you’ll learn how to become an expert photographer, videographer, digital designer, website designer and many more. This program will help build many real life skills to pursue your artistic career.
By joining the digital arts program at the Montcalm Area Career Center, you’ll grow yourself as a person. You will become familiar with some of the Adobe applications such as: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. While attending, your Adobe package will be fully paid for by the school, giving you access to ALL of the Adobe applications. Building websites through Weebly and WordPress is also included. You will design logos, billboards, and much more through this program as well. Essential photoshop skills are taught right here at MACC. For the two years of attendance, you’ll also earn college credits directly from Montcalm Community College. In the first year, there’s a chance to get 9 credit hours (3 classes) which are also paid for by your school! In the second year, you have the opportunity to gain 12 credit hours (9 classes), meaning if you take the full two years of Digital Arts you’ll graduate with 21 credit hours (7 classes) for FREE!
With this program, you will:
- Earn direct college credits through Montcalm Community College
- Gain access to the Adobe Creative Cloud for free
- Build a portfolio
- Lessons are adapted to your interests
- Be treated like an adult
- Work with real clients
- Meet real professionals in the field
- Build confidence in yourself and your work
- Learn good time management
- Gain public speaking skills
- Basic computer skills are needed for this class
In Partnership with Montcalm Community College
This program is a partnership between Montcalm Area Career Center and Montcalm Community College. Students will take two digital arts classes at MCC per semester. On the days students are not in a college class, they will be at the Career Center learning web page design, videography, project management, web page writing, and many other skills related to photography and graphic design.
Students can take this program for one or two years. They will take four college classes per year, so they could leave the program with eight college classes total. That would leave a student three classes shy of a digital arts certificate at Montcalm Community College.