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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 basic components of multimedia: text, graphics, animation, sound, and video. Students gain an introductory knowledge of various multimedia and design software programs. Students gain hands-on, technical, conceptual and aesthetic experience pertaining to the creation of multi-dimensional design and time-based media via an array of projects and demonstrations. Students will be introduced to career opportunities within multimedia fields.
Presents a selected overview of the origins and development of narrative illustration as it relates specifically to the genre of comics. Students will explore the fundamentals of developing and illustrating comics, encompassing single panel comics, and word + image based comics.
Surveys visual communications, its history and impact on society. A foundation course for graphic design and illustration majors and a survey for non-majors who are interested in the field. Assignments require minimal artistic talent.
Stresses creation of animation and dynamic interactive media for web and multimedia applications to a professional standard. Students will learn how develop projects for time-based media, key-frames, tweens and symbols. Students will learn how to use actions to trigger timeline events to create interactive behaviors.
Introduces the visual thinking skills necessary to understand and use the creative process, develop innovative concepts and forms, and to produce and analyze creative works. The underlying components of creative thinking, the creative process, and the creative economy are of primary concern in this class. This class is about concept development and sketching.

Featured Courses

Featured Course - Word and Image: Comics

Monday, April 30, 2018


Congratulations to our students...again!

Congratulations to PPCC students who earned 22 ADDYs with 12 gold awards in a variety of areas including digital, print, and photography,


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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