Associate in Digital Media Technology

Get ready for a dynamic career creating print and digital media for business, education or the entertainment industry.

This associate degree in digital media technology from PennWest University equips you with the knowledge and technical skills required for an entry-level position in this dynamic and growing field.

If you’d like to design, create and deliver content using print and digital media technologies, PennWest’s Digital Media degree will jump start your career. Our core curriculum hones your written and oral communication skills, builds your ability to think critically, and gives you the technical knowledge you need for success in the workplace.

Five on-campus labs give you hands-on experience with the latest hardware, software, materials and processes involved in designing, preparing and reproducing visual images for print on paper, plastic, metal or textiles — or for publishing digitally online.

You’ll thrive in small classes taught by expert professors who have years of real-world multimedia communications and print production experience. They will support your learning with scenarios and insights drawn from their professional careers and can help you build a professional network. After graduation, you’ll have the competitive advantage you need to launch your career or to go on to earn your bachelor’s degree in Digital Media Technology.

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Credits: 60

Lisa Kovalchick

Top accreditation

Only one of 13 programs in the U.S. with national accreditation for graphics from the Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC).


Gain the practical skills you need to be job ready.

Build a professional network

Attend networking events, participate in job shadowing and more.

Digital Media Technology (AS)
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Careers and Salaries

Students who earn PennWest’s associate degree in digital media technology are prepared for entry-level careers in the printing and digital media industries. In addition, the A.S. degree leads directly to PennWest’s B.S. in Digital Media Technology. Students who complete the associate degree need only two additional years of coursework to earn a bachelor’s degree.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be approximately 21,800 openings for web developers and digital designers over the next decade.  Right now, PennWest alumni are building top careers, working in areas such as:

  • Advertising agencies
  • Digital advertising and web development
  • Multimedia design firms
  • Publishing and commercial printing
  • Manufacturing of printing and graphic communications supplies
  • Suppliers of electronic equipment and control systems for graphic communications

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to evaluate principles of design and layout.
  2. Students will be able to solve problems related to print and digital media.
  3. Students will be able to operate various conventional and digital output devices.
  4. Students will be able to design multimedia elements for printing and digital media.

The Power of PennWest

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

Flexible. Affordable.
Designed to Meet Your needs.