Across the spectrum of visual design, from newspapers to websites, television, and more, artists fill spaces with graphics and designs that both sell products and impact people on an emotional level. Learn how our Digital Design Diploma program can prepare you for work in this creative field.
Enhance your Digital Design skills
Enhance your digital design skills
- In this program, you can: Develop the skills needed to create powerful artwork promoting your clients' products and services
- Learn how sophisticated software and computer applications can help you create high-quality layouts and designs
- Study the fundamentals of design, concept development, typography, electronic design, digital illustration, and more
- Receive guidance from instructors with professional experience and knowledge in digital design
As a graduate, you’ll be prepared to seek entry-level positions as a digital artist in:
- Media outlets
- Manufacturing and retail
- Advertising agencies
- Public relations
Our Career Services team can support you in preparing for and finding the career opportunity that's right for you.
The courses in the Diploma in Digital Design are designed to prepare you to pursue a career in your chosen field. All of our courses are built to engage and challenge you through text, video, animation, chat, and more, while also helping you learn relevant industry knowledge and skills.View course listing
The faculty members at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division are devoted to empowering you for your future career. Their guidance and mentorship can help you to focus your creative energy and vision toward the skills that matter most in your field—and, as an online student, you’ll be in constant contact with your instructors via email, video, phone, and even chat.
Digital Design degree requirements
The prospective student must be a high school graduate with a minimum, final high school GPA of 1.5 or higher, or hold a General Education Development (GED) Certificate, or associate's degree or higher as a prerequisite for admission.
Before you start your first course, you’re encouraged to complete an online orientation that introduces you to different features of the online classroom and prepares you for your role as an active learner in our online classes.
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- Adobe Acrobat Professional (Version 10 or higher)
- Adobe Creative Suite - includes Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Professional, and InDesign (Version CS6 or higher)
- Apple QuickTime (Version 7 or higher)
- Microsoft Office Professional (Version 2010 or higher) or Microsoft Office University 365
- Norton Antivirus (Version 10.2 or higher)
- Windows Media Player (Version 12 or higher)
Minimum technology requirements
- PC: Users should have systems with the following specifications: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor, 1280x800 display (1280x1024 recommended) with 16-bit color, 512 MB VRAM, and OpenGL 2.0-capable system. PC users are required to have a minimum of Windows 7.
- Mac: Users should have systems with the following specifications: Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support, *Mac OS X v. 10.7 or higher, 4 GB RAM, 30 GB available hard disk space recommended, 1280x800 display (1280x1024 recommended) with 16-bit color, 256 MB VRAM, and OpenGL 2.0-capable system.
*Mac users must have a minimum of OS 10.7 in order to run Adobe Creative Cloud.
Web browser requirements
Windows Users: The two latest releases of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome are supported.
Mac Users: The two latest releases of Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome are supported.
- Color Inkjet Printer
- Color Flatbed Scanner
- Digital Camera