Art Digital Media, Broadcast Communication Arts and FTVE Department

Possible career opportunities in art digital media

Digital media or graphic design jobs cover all ends of the creative spectrum. Some possible career options include website designer/developer, multimedia designer, computer-graphic artist, animator and cartoonist, interface designer, instructional designer, production artist, video specialist, audio specialist, multimedia programmer, technical writer, informational designer, multimedia company executive, internet consultant, and computer game designer.

Possible career opportunities in broadcast communication art

Students majoring in broadcast communication arts (BCA) enter broadcasting, cable, online media, and related industries. They can pursue graduate degrees in the field of mass or electronic communication for work in audio and video production, web development, radio and television, cable television, and media departments of agencies, institutions, and businesses.

Possible career opportunities in film

The study of film prepares students for careers in the entertainment industry, law, business, and education, or for further education at the graduate or professional level. Career options include: feature film editors, executives in video distribution companies, technicians for local news programs, and independent filmmakers. Other occupations include: cinematographer, movie and stage grip, technical writer, playwright, screenwriter, author, producer, editor, rigger, camera operator, and film laboratory technician. Some careers may require more than two years of study.

Associate degree and certificate program information

Degrees and certificates offered by the Art Digital Media/Broadcast Communication Arts/Film Department

Associate in arts degrees

  • Animation and game design (ARTDM)
  • Art digital media (ARTDM)
  • Broadcast communication arts (BCA)
  • Graphic design (ARTDM)

Certificates of achievement

  • Animation and game design (ARTDM)
  • Art digital media - Character animation (ARTDM)
  • Art digital media - Digital audio (ARTDM)
  • Art digital media - Digital imaging (ARTDM)
  • Art digital media - Motion graphics (ARTDM)
  • Art digital media - 3D modeling and animation (ARTDM)
  • Art digital media - Web design (ARTDM)
  • Broadcast communication arts (BCA)
  • Graphic design (ARTDM)

Certificate of accomplishment

  • Art digital media - Foundation (ARTDM)
  • Broadcast communication arts - Basic digital field production (BCA)
  • Broadcast communication arts - Basic studio production (BCA)
  • Broadcast communication arts - Basic writing for digital medium (BCA)

Gainful employment reports

In compliance with the October 2010 Gainful Employment regulations published by the U.S. Department of Education, the Contra Costa Community College District is providing the following information for the District’s Career Technical Education programs that offer Certificates of Achievement: program costs, normal time for completion, average loan debt incurred by students enrolled in the program, completion rates, and potential careers fields for program graduates.

Art Digital Media/Broadcast Communication Arts/Film Department Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Art Digital Media/Broadcast Communication Arts/Film class schedules


The art digital media program prepares students for entry-level employment in the art digital media industry. As an art digital media student, you can choose to focus on one of five specialty areas: digital imaging, web design, motion graphics, 3D animation and digital audio. This program of study will provide you with the design and technical skills needed to create projects for CD-ROM and DVD, the world wide web, and digital video.

If you complete our certificate of achievement you will take classes that both enrich you skills as an individual creative professional and expose you to the collaborative environment frequently encountered in industry. Students completing our certificate of achievement also complete classes that explore career opportunities in computer-based creative production while simultaneously developing a portfolio that is appropriate to their skill set.

Contact Art Digital Media


Kevin Leeper

Telephone:  925-969-2257
Office location:  A-401 Campus map

Contact Film and Broadcast Communication Arts

Chair: Ken White
Telephone: 925-969-2721
Office location: PAC-204 Campus map