Digital Media and Design

Become a savvy digital creator

Put your creative energies to work and bring your best ideas to life when you study Digital Media and Design at the College of Lake County. Explore a robust curriculum with state‐of‐the‐art software and hardware. Become well-versed in the concepts and theories of new media, design, production, cultural and political issues, current industry practices and more!

Why study Digital Media and Design with us?

At CLC, you get hands-on experience and develop in-demand skills through a mix of lectures and labs. Simulated and real-world service-learning projects give you the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills covered in class. And, once you’re ready to showcase your skills, you can compete in the SkillsUSA Championships in animation, advertising, web design and more!

You gain access to networking opportunities with local professionals, and prospects for internships, freelance and part-time or full‐time employment. Graphic design students can intern with Apex Signs and Graphics in Lake Bluff, Illinois.

Every semester, students work with a number of CLC departments to produce videos or design digital promotions for campus activities.


  • Internships Available

    Gain relevant work experience before you complete the program.
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Career Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • Career Degree

    Earn an associate degree in 2 years and gain in-demand technical and job-ready skills.

Career Degrees & Certificates

For students who want to start or shift to a new career or advance in their current career.

You can earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree at CLC in 2 years*. Gain job-ready skills from experienced instructors and earn work-based experience from apprenticeships and internships. Some of the courses you’ll take earn college credit, which can transfer to a 4-year college or university toward a bachelor’s degree.

*Assumes full-time enrollment.

For students who want to earn job skills for entry level occupations, or level up in their career.

Certificates are designed to be completed in less than 2 years. Many certificate programs contain Career Degree core courses so you can continue with additional study or stack certificates to earn an A.A.S. degree.

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Your CCN guides you through the admission process, helps you choose your academic program, enroll in classes and connect you with resources.

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*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

Courses in the program

We offer a wide range of courses in web development, animation, graphic design, multimedia communications, content design and production, social media marketing—and so much more!

Meet our instructors

Experience the benefit of small class sizes and personalized instruction from your CLC instructors.

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    Luzbeth Perez


    “I accomplished goals I never thought I could in my time at CLC. I earned straight As and became part of the honor society. I started drawing art! CLC is a place where you can succeed in your education.”

    Luzbeth studied Digital Media and Design at CLC. At first she struggled in class but with support from CLC faculty, she graduated magna cum laude.

    Read Luzbeth's story

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