Internships & Careers

Real-world experience is a highly valued commodity. While an optional part of our programs, the Digital Arts Center will provide academic credit for qualified students who wish to participate in internships.  We also frequently receive internship and job leads, and when these opportunities meet our rigorous specifications, we distribute them to students.

"I enrolled in the Graphic & Web Design Professional Certificate because I was ready for a career change. During the program, I was given the opportunity to work with clients in the real world as part of a paid internship, which gave me valuable experience and confidence as I prepared to enter the competitive job market. Since completing the program a few months ago I am employed as a graphic designer for an interactive company in San Diego and couldn't be happier."
"I have been working for an agency, an ad and innovation company, in Hillcrest for about two and a half years now and have worked my way up from an intern, to a freelance designer, to full-time production artist. We are currently working with Starbucks, ESPN Zone, American Eagle, Westfield, Pinkberry, WD40, CMT and Diageo, to name a few. I have been working most closely with American Eagle to launch their younger brand 77kids and helped to develop all their clothing labels, packaging and web site. Things are fantastic!"
"I have found UCSD Extension Digital Arts Center students to be a main resource for our intern needs. One of the graphic & web designers was such an asset, I hired her! They have a nice selection of talent from which we have found a great resource for department. It is a regular recruiting spot for our Museum."
"I was struggling to swiftly rebuild our organization's website and new CRM capabilities, and that's when I received phenomenal support through the DAC program. The DAC student is terrific! I was so impressed with his professionalism, expertise and willingness to work with my time constraints and technical knowledge limitations. The voluntary and affordable internship stipend enabled us to expand our web capabilities for our members. His coordination and implementation of this project saved me countless hours of "high tech" anxiety. I will definitely be using this resource (and hopefully the current student) for future projects."

Career Opportunities

Graphic & Web Design program
  • Advertising/Marketing Director
  • Art/Creative Director
  • Brand Identity Consultant
  • Business Owner
  • Graphic Designer
  • Photographer/Photo Retoucher
  • Print Production Artist/Graphic Artist
  • User Interface Designer
  • Web and Print Publications Coordinator
  • Web Designer
Mobile Applications Development program
  • Advertising/Marketing Director
  • Android OS Programmer
  • Art/Creative Director
  • Business Owner
  • Interactive Designer
  • iOS Programmer
  • Mobile Application Designer/Developer
  • Mobile Web Developer
  • User Interface Designer
Video & Editing program
  • Art Director/Director of Photography
  • Business Owner
  • Filmmaker
  • Gaffer/Grip
  • Motion Graphics Artist
  • Production Assistant (PA)
  • Script Supervisor
  • Sound Engineer/Designer
  • Story Assistant/Story Editor
  • Video Editor
  • Video Producer
  • Videographer

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