School and Ranking Information
There are no schools based directly in Anaheim, CA, that provide studies in Web design and multimedia. Students interested in these subjects can explore programs offered by schools in nearby areas, such as Santa Ana and Orange. Based on ranking and student population, the following college is considered a top school in the Anaheim area for Web design and multimedia studies:
- Winner: Santa Ana is the largest postsecondary institution in terms of student enrollment in the Anaheim area that offers programs in Web design and multimedia. Students can choose from two certificate programs or an associate's degree program in digital media arts.
School Info Chart
|Category||Santa Ana College|
|Ranking||#20 among top 100 national associate degree producers for 'totally minority' students by Community College Week (2014)*|
|Location||Santa Ana, California|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $1,142 (in state); $5,174 (out-of-state)**|
|Web Design and Multimedia Programs Offered||Certificate and associate's degree|
|Web Design and Multimedia Certificates and Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||1**|
|Most Popular Web Design and Multimedia Award in 2012-2013||Certificate**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||23%**|
|Noteworthy||The college offers a Digital Media Center, which consists of 28,000 square feet featuring classrooms equipped with smart technology|
Sources: *Santa Ana College; **NCES College Navigator
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Santa Ana College
- Web design studies integrate classroom lectures with hands-on lab experiences
- Web design students have access to state-of-the-art labs found at the main campus and in the Digital Media Center
- Students in the multimedia program have won awards in state multimedia competitions
A member of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, Santa Ana College is a 2-year public school enrolling more than 28,000 students. The Fine and Performing Arts Department offers an Associate in Arts and and a Certificate in Digital Media Arts, as well as a Certificate in 3-D Modeling and Animation.
The Associate in Arts in Digital Media Arts program focuses on Web and graphic design skills. Introductory digital media courses cover basic art concepts, typography, graphic design and 2-dimensional design. Advanced courses include Photoshop, digital design techniques and Illustrator use. Earned credits transfer to a 4-year school.
Students in the Digital Media Arts Certificate program learn the basic techniques and concepts behind Web and graphic design, but do not complete general education courses. Students may choose from either a Web design or a graphic design emphasis. Each emphasis includes courses in digital design, digital media arts and art concepts.
The 3-D Modeling and Animation Certificate program offers four areas of emphasis. Students can choose from art, video game and interactive media art, and previsualization emphases. An introductory course in digital media arts is common to the program regardless of the emphasis chosen. Other coursework is dependent on the area of study and can include storyboarding, art concepts, Photoshop designs, 3-D animation and 3-D commercial applications.