Careers in arts, digital media and communications are growing fast in the Bay Area.  

Employees are expected to be experts in the newest technology. Communications professionals, such as journalists and broadcasters, are also increasingly expected to understand digital publishing and technology. Ohlone College’s programs in arts, digital media and communications offer the chance to learn the wide range of skills and competencies necessary to be successful in these complex careers.

HIGHLIGHTED PROGRAMS: The Multimedia and Graphic Arts department offers a variety of classes focusing on creative and technical skills in Video Game Design and Virtual Reality, 2D/3D Animation, 3D Modeling and 3D Printing, Video Production and Motion Graphics, UX/UI Design,Graphic Design and Website/Mobile App development. Find out more.

The Entertainment Design and Technology (EDT) program is a very hands-on program. Students may choose to focus on Lighting, Sound, Costume, Stagecraft, or Stage and Event Management. Find out more.

CAREERS IN THIS FIELDWoman adjusting theatre lighting, kneeling down

  • Animator
  • Cinematographer
  • Game Developer
  • Graphic Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Journalist
  • Lighting Technician
  • Mobile Application Designer
  • Photographer
  • Radio Broadcaster
  • Television Broadcaster
  • Theater Technician
  • Video/Audio Editor

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Click on any of the program names below for a detailed curriculum guide of each degree/certificate.

  • AA: Associate of Arts
  • ADT: Associate Degree for Transfer
  • COA: Certificate of Achievement
  • COAcc: Certificate of Accomplishment

Learn more about what these degrees and certificates at Ohlone College entail, here.

Degree/Certificate Name Degree/Certificate Type
3D Foundations in Art COA
Advanced Photography Practices COAcc
Art AA
Audio Technician COAcc
Broadcasting: Radio Digital Production COAcc
Broadcasting: Radio Program Management COAcc
Commercial Music COAcc
Digital Art COAcc
Enteratinment Design Technology: Audio Technician AA, COA
Entertainment Design Technology: Costuming AA, COA
Entertainment Design Technology: Live Event Management AA, COA
Entertainment Design Technology: Moving Light Technician AA, COA
Entertainment Design Technology: Stage Craft AA, COA
Entertainment Design Technology: Theatrical and TV Lighting Technician AA, COA
Film, Television, and Electronic Media ADT
Graphic Arts/Computer Graphics AA, COA
Graphic Design COAcc
Journalism COAcc
Mass Communication COAcc
Mobile Application Development COAcc
Multimedia AA, COA, COAcc
Multimedia Game Design and Animation AA
Photography COAcc
Video Game Development COAcc