The Design Technology Department
The Design Technology Department of Santa Monica College is composed of three Career Technical Education programs: Entertainment Technology, Graphic Design, and Interior Architectural Design. Our mission is to prepare students for careers in rapidly evolving design and media fields through comprehensive, hands-on training.
The Design Technology programs are designed to meet the industry’s need for creative professionals who excel in developing ideas and have the technical proficiency to execute them. Our instructors are experienced professionals who bring first-hand knowledge of industry practices to the classroom and work in close collaboration with industry advisors to keep up with trends and changing requirements. In addition, participating companies often provide guest speakers and student internships.
We offer day, evening and weekend classes to provide educational opportunities to all students. In addition, selected Design Technology courses are offered online through SMC’s Distance Education program (see www. smconline.org for details).