BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — South Louisiana Community College plans to offer an associate degree program in digital media design starting in the fall to replace its technical graphic design program.

College officials tell The Advocate that students in the graphic design program can transfer into the associate degree program or complete the technical diploma option.

The Louisiana Board of Regents has approved the program and the college is awaiting final approval from its accrediting agency.

The program will teach technical skills in digital media, including courses in print and web design and digital video production.

It will include two tracks: an associate of applied science and a technical diploma track. Four certificate options will be offered in digital printer design, web design, digital video editing for 3-D art and a 3-D artist certificate.

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