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Design Technology Department

Welcome

The Design Technology department includes the Entertainment Technology, Graphic Design, and Interior Architectural Design programs. Our mission is to prepare students for careers in rapidly evolving design and media fields through comprehensive, hands-on training.

We are proud to announce our new Interaction Design Bachelor of Science degree program which blends the fields of design, user experience (UX), and technology. The Interaction Design degree will provide students with the skills necessary to enter this exciting field. 

We are housed at the newly renovated Center for Media and Design (CMD), a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of the Westside's entertainment and tech industries.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information regarding gainful employment, please visit the Gainful Employment Webpage.

Career Options

Entertainment Technology

Pre-Production Careers
Concept Artist (2D/3D)
Pre-Vis Artists (3D)
Storyboard Assistant
Clean Up Artist /Design Assistant

Production Careers
Modeler (Games/Film & TV)
Texture Artist/Texture Painter (Games/Film & TV)
Rigging Artist (Games/Film & TV)
Layout Artist (Film & TV)
Junior Animator (Games/Film & TV)

Post-Production Careers
Compositor
Editing Assistant (Picture/Sound)
Roto Artist
Sound Designer
Wire Remover

Graphic Design

Art Director
Graphic Designer
Illustrator
Information Architect
Interaction Designer
Interface Designer
Junior Graphic Designer
Mobile Designer
Motion Graphics Designer
Project Manager
Social Media Manager
Usability Analyst/Researcher
User Experience Designer
User Interface Designer
Web Content Strategist
Web Designer

Interior Architectural Design

Residential Interior Designer
Commercial Interior Designer (Hospitality,
Corporate, Healthcare, Education, Entertainment)
Exhibition/Merchandise Designer
Residential Kitchen and Bath Designer
Commercial Kitchen Consultant
Digital and Manual Renderers
Space Planner
Showroom or Product Sales Representative
Set Designer
Green Designer
Lighting Designer
Color Consultant
Furniture Designer
Textile Designer
Facilities Management
Construction Management

Degrees & Certificates

​​Contact Info

Location
Center for Media and Design
1660 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404​​​

Phone Number
(310) 434-3720

Chris Fria
Department Chair

Edna Flores
Administrative Assistant

Office Hours

Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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