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Earn a Professional Certificate for Digital Media, approved by the State of California, BPPE. Work daily online with your design team.

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This project's funding goal was not reached on February 20, 2015.

About this project

THE COST OF A GRAPHIC AND WEB DESIGN EDUCATION IS FAR TOO HIGH due to the extreme overhead associated with the brick and mortar facilities. Program tuition can range from approximately $10,000 to well over $20,000 for a one-year program.

Many creative, under-funded individuals are prevented from pursuing their careers as design professionals due to the extremely high cost of the current professional design education.

The Digital Design Institute-Academy of Digital Media is changing that by utilizing the technology of today, bringing a highly InteractivePersonalized, and Effective online program since 2003 to those with the passion, desire and responsible integrity for the design industry at an extremely affordable cost, under $1000.

This unique program has been approved by the State of California, Bureau for Private and Postsecondary Education (BPPE) to grant a Professional Certificate of Competency in Digital Media to all successful graduates. http://digitaldesigninstitute.com

The Digital Design Institute is comprised of a group of professional, experienced, award-winning graphic and web designers, as well as University of California educators that have come together to develop an AFFORDABLE, EFFECTIVE, and PERSONALIZED design training program online. We have been developing unique Online Programs for Digital Media throughout the UC System for over 12 years. They have become the benchmark of success for online education.

Students work directly with their assigned Design Team Mentors for a 12-week period of time as they develop refined skill sets, marketing portfolios, and interactive websites completely online.

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We are asking for your support funding so that we can accomplish the following:

1) Increase marketing of this program to a broader audience, offering it to potentially skilled, motivated individuals throughout the country for under $1000 tuition cost. A primary area of focus is the High School Senior upon graduation. This program is well-suited for the individual with the creative passion for design development and social media and marketing, but not the academic enthusiasm required of collegiate institutions.

2) Expand our Digital Server capability to accommodate a seamless distribution of instructional material.

3) Continue to contemporize our Instructional Content on a daily basis, reflecting new technologies and digital media trends. 

Your funding support will subsidize this quality program, allowing it be be made available to all for a modest investment by comparison; under $1000 for a comprehensive 12-week program.

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Thank you in advance for your support. Together, we can make this a great success.

Please check out the funding incentives being offered with this Kickstarter offering.

http://digitaldesigninstitute.com

Risks and challenges

With successful funding, we foresee one of our challenges to be choosing the appropriate Marketing approach to expose this quality program to the most individuals. We anticipate approaching areas of the country, not in close proximity to a major learning institution.

The online construct of the Academy of Digital Media can facilitate distance learning for this potential graphic design market.

In addition, we currently accommodate a maximum number of 40 students per Academy session due to our limited instructional staff, and under-powered servers.

Should we exceed that, we will be faced with the challenge of accommodating the larger numbers while maintaining the boutique, personalized aesthetic of the Academy of Digital Media.

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    Pledge $36 or more About $36 USD

    With a $36 pledge you will receive 6 WEEKS OF UNLIMITED ACCESS to our highly-acclaimed ONLINE DIGITAL MEDIA RESOURCE LIBRARY.

    LEARN the PRINCIPLES OF GRAPHIC AND WEB DESIGN, along with the entire Creative Suite Software.

    PHOTOSHOP • ILLUSTRATOR • INDESIGN • DREAMWEAVER, and much more.

    ACCESS will be made available online approximately 2 weeks after our funding goals are met. Thank you for your support.

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    Pledge $90 or more About $90 USD

    With a $90 pledge you will receive 16 WEEKS OF UNLIMITED ACCESS to our highly-acclaimed ONLINE DIGITAL MEDIA RESOURCE LIBRARY.

    LEARN the PRINCIPLES OF GRAPHIC AND WEB DESIGN, along with the entire Creative Suite Software.

    PHOTOSHOP • ILLUSTRATOR • INDESIGN • DREAMWEAVER, and much more.

    ACCESS will be made available online approximately 2 weeks after our funding goals are met. Thank you for your support.

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    Pledge $600 or more About $600 USD

    As a $600 pledger, you will receive FULL ENROLLMENT in the [12]wk. ACADEMY OF DIGITAL MEDIA. (reg tuition, $945).

    Earn the State of California approved Professional Certificate in Digital Media while working directly with your Design Team Mentors.
    http://digitaldesigninstitute.com

    Our next Online Academy of Digital Media begins on Monday, March 2, 2015.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT of this program. Hope to see you there.

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