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Digital Media Arts: Go Global

Connect your career at the Isaacson School for New Media

Students looking for one of the best digital media arts colleges will get on the fast track to a career in digital media with a degree in digital media from the Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College. Named for digital communications pioneer Walter Isaacson, the Isaacson School not only gives you the skills, but also the connections for a strong start. So in two years, you could be working for one of the many employers in Colorado and around the world who seek skilled digital media writers, marketers, designers and producers. Or you could create your own digital start-up.

Colorado: 8th fastest growing in tech jobs

Technology jobs in Colorado have grown at the 8th-fastest rate in the U.S., according to a report from Our digital media arts program is located in the epicenter of digital thinking– Aspen, Colorado and the Digital Valley. This area attracts digital innovators from across the world to share new ideas. So you get access to some of the newest thinking in the digital world.

Why the Digital Media program at Colorado Mountain College?

Colorado has a high concentration of digital media experts, outlets and entrepreneurs. That makes this region an incubator for ideas, internships and digital mentors. That means you’ll learn in the field as well as in the classroom. You’ll leave Colorado Mountain College armed, not only with a degree, but also with hands-on experience and contacts in the field.

“What a wonderful coup. Having the Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College will help share the wealth of talent in this valley with the new media world.”
- Scott Gilbert, local resident and former CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles and former Co-CEO of Saatchi New York

Program at a Glance

Degree: Digital Media (AAS)

Locations: Glenwood Springs & Spring Valley

Cost: $57/credit-hour (in-district), $373/credit-hour (out-of-state)
See tuition information below

Internships: 25 companies in 8 concentrations

Tracks Offered:

Scholarships Available for Digital Media! Applications due June 30, 2014. Apply now.


What digital media careers are available?

With your degree, you can get a job as a:

  • Social media specialist or manager
  • Public relations, marketing or advertising professional
  • Search marketing specialist
  • Multimedia developer or designer
  • Visual journalist
  • Digital entrepreneur or consultant
  • Content strategy specialist, manager, strategist
  • Content developer
  • Content marketer
  • Editor
  • Digital production specialist
  • Digital content creator or manager

The demand for these jobs is large and growing. And Colorado Mountain College’s Digital Media program is designed to fill employers’ real-world needs.

What classes will I take?

Digital Media AAS Degree and Tracks

The Digital Media AAS degree is a four-semester, two-year program with a required core of general education and three specialized tracks:

  • Digital Media Production Track
  • Digital Marketing & Design Track
  • Digital Journalism Track

icon_link.gif AAS Degree/Tracks Curriculum (online catalog)

Digital Media Certificates of Proficiency

A two-semester Certificate of Proficiency is also available for each track. Or you may select courses and electives to meet your personal or business needs.

  • Digital Media Production Certificate
  • Digital Marketing & Design Certificate
  • Digital Journalism Certificate

icon_link.gif Certificate/Tracks Curriculum (online catalog)

How much is tuition?

Don’t go deep into debt. Find your affordable education here! Colorado Mountain College tuition is one of the lowest in Colorado, and is lower than in-state tuition in many other states. See more tuition information and net price calculators.

Tuition Rates for this program

Status 100-200 Courses
per Credit Hour
100-200 Courses
per Semester*
In-District** $57 $855
In-State*** $107 $1,605
Out-of-State $373 $5,596

Special Tuition Rates at CMC

You may qualify for a significant tuition discount at Colorado Mountain College.

Status 100-200 Courses
per Credit Hour
100-200 Courses
per Semester*
Vets & Military Families $103 $1,545
CMC Service Area $103 $1,545
Western States (WUE) $150.75 $1,586.25


What’s the next step toward your career in digital media?

Download Isaacson School Application Packet-Photography, Graphic Design, Digital Media