About the Digital Media AAS

Your Digital Media AAS will help you prepare to create animations, 3D models, interactive web content, or video game levels. While pursuing your degree at MCC, you may apply courses to shorter-term specialty certificates like the animation and game development certificates.

You'll work in programs on the Macintosh and the PC, so you'll be ready to work in either environment. Please talk to an advisor at MCC to help you set up your schedule.

Hear what Digital Media students have to say

"My time spent at McHenry County College prepared me for a seamless transition into the Bachelors program at Columbia College Chicago. I was able to use my DGM credits to easily bypass many of the intro courses at Columbia, allowing me to immediately enroll in the more advanced and focused courses. "

- Brian Bieschke

The best times I ever had during my college life was no doubt at MCC—from the great classes, technology and opportunities provided…to the awesome instructors who are full of personality and you can really work one-on-one with. Years later, I still think about the fun times I had there and use the skills I developed there on a near daily basis.

- Derek Berggren

Total Cost of Digital Media AAS

(in-district) Total Amount: $9,911.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 60

Weeks to Complete: 64

Digital Media Degree and Certificate Requirements

Digital Media AAS Gainful Employment Disclosure

In addition to the Digital Media AAS, we offer:

What you need to know about getting your Digital Media AAS (CIP 10.0304 )

Total Digital Media AAS Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $6,600.00 $23,230.00 $28,196.00 $28,196.00
Additional Digital Media AAS Costs $3,311.00 $3,311.00 $3,311.00 $3,311.00
Program Total $9,911.00 $26,541.00 $31,507.00 $31,507.00


What job opportunities are available to someone with a Digital Media AAS?

  • animator
  • game designer
  • game developer
  • graphic designer
  • instructional technologist
  • simulation designer
  • video game tester
  • web content developer
Occupations that Digital Media AAS prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Multimedia Artists and Animators 27-1014

How will MCC's Digital Media AAS program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

Gain on-the-job experience while still in school through an internship.

By the Numbers:

  • Median salary $64,470

What have graduates gone on to do?

Many of our graduates transfer to four-year institutions. Those who earned four-year degrees have ended up working in game development and film production. Some students have gone directly to work, typically for smaller companies developing web applications. Some of our graduates have gone on to become game testers.

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