Digital Design Program
Shakopee CAPS Creative Media is ideal for students who are interested in developing the professional and technical skills required to explore areas within marketing. This industry is a playground for anyone wishing to pursue a career in creative services, written communications, digital marketing, or traditional media. Do you have an interest in graphic design, illustration, photography, or videography? Are you a wordsmith and want to enhance your skillset in creative and professional writing, public relations, or marketing copy? Is your focus web development, digital marketing, or social media? The Creative Media program encompasses all things marketing within the Arts & Communication Academy.
This program will educate students in design methods, theory, professional communication, and creative problem-solving utilized in the industry today. Students will create visual concepts and learn how those concepts are perceived, interpreted, and communicated.
Students will be fully immersed at our leading business partner, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, where they will gain insight to the inner-workings within several departments of a self-sustaining community and organization. Students will create a wide array of digital, print, and communication pieces in a professional-based learning environment. This will provide opportunities to collaborate with mentors and business clients on a variety of media projects. The program will be led by a creative educator and supported by diverse professionals visiting the classroom as guest lecturers and mentors. Students may be exposed to various degrees of Dakota culture, including history, traditions, and language. By networking with guest speakers and business partners, students will deliver real products to their clients, create a professional portfolio that illustrates their creative talent, and explore career opportunities in the area of creative media.