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Why Choose Multimedia Graphic Design at PPCC?

Interested in doing cool stuff like videos, posters, ads, websites and games…and get paid for it? The Multimedia Graphic Design degree provides a variety of courses in print design, web, motion graphics and interactivity. Students learn how to communicate ideas and make money for businesses with colors, words, pictures, layout and design. Become a designer who helps people realize their goals by creating an identity through visual communication and have an artistic impact in the real world.

What will I study?

The Multimedia Graphic Design program provides substantial emphasis in one of three communication options: Print, Multimedia, and Design Illustration. Areas of study include:

  • Color
  • Layout & Design
  • Illustration
  • Electronic image
  • Photo imaging
  • Publishing
  • Production

Explore your interests while building foundational skills for the MGD field.

Example Classes I Might Take

Introduces the cultural significance of the visual arts, including media, processes, techniques, traditions, and terminology.
Covers the design process and creative problem solving; design and color theories, fundamentals, styles; stages area applied to workups; finished art; and presentations. Emphasis will be on line, form, composition, and continuity.
Introduces web site planning, design and creation using industry-standards-based web site development tools. Screen-based color theory, web aesthetics, use of graphics editors and intuitive interface design are explored.
Covers fundamentals skills and theories of drawing and rendering line structure, form, value, texture, and composition. Application of drawing skills with various media for line quality as well as value and texture interpretations are also covered.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Congratulations to our students...again!

Congratulations to our students for winning 18 awards at the American Advertising Federation ADDY's on March 11 at the Pikes Peak Center: Noah Cheney, Dustin Price, Jessica Williams, Shaun Brown, Val Quarles, Arlene Lambert, Nick Nocturne, Brycen McCright, Jerimie Lee, Thomas Reuschlein, and Mindy Thompson who won student Best in Show.

Friday, February 17, 2017


Congratulations to our MGD students

Congratulations to Brycen McCright, Mindy Thompson, Mallory Brownfield, Jessica Williams and Kaitlyn Flagg for winning awards at the Art Institute Design Club Snowboard Design Competition on Friday night


Career Options

The certificates and Associate of Applied Science degree provide training for entry-level occupations such as Graphic Designer, Multimedia Artist, Technical Illustrator, Digital Illustrator, and Web Designer. Career opportunities include:

  • Art Director
  • Cartoonist/Animator
  • Special Effects Technician
  • Digital Illustrator
  • Production Layout/Advertising Artist

Careers in MGD

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