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Why choose Multimedia Graphic Design at PPCC?

PPCC’s Multimedia Graphic Design program educates students on the best practices, trends and software needed to pursue a career in print design, web, video and motion graphics. Principles of design including color theory, layout, illustration and production are taught by qualified instructors with real-world experience. Upon graduation, students are equipped to provide strong visual communication and problem solving skills to their clients and employers. They can pursue a variety of careers including art director, illustrator, UX/UI designer and special effects technician.

What do PPCC MGD students 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.

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Classes You Might Take

Be a part of the team that designs and produces the yearly student artist's spotlight – Parley Magazine. Transform conceptual designs into actual projects.
Expands the investigation of typographic form, function and meaning within the context of contemporary visual language. Students will learn to effectively use typography as a solution to many diverse visual language applications. Students will build conceptualization skills while further experimenting with the aesthetic, formal and functional role typography plays in the creation of meaning. Students will learn how type is applied to grid systems and will explore an increasing complexity of content organization, encompassing multipage formats, websites, and systems design considerations.
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

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
  • Production Layout/Advertising Artist
  • Web Designer
  • Digital Illustrator
  • Special Effects Technician

Careers in MGD

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Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies.

Program Learning Outcomes


Congratulations to our students...again!

Congratulations to 2020 student ADDY winners!

Carolyn Boyce - 2 Silver, 2 Gold, Jacob Ady - Gold, Best in Show, Ciara Abayta - 2 Silver, Jake Cowdrey - Silver, Brad Barrett - 2 gold, Judges Choice, Jennifer Roberson - 1 silver, Amber Borata 1 silver, 2 gold, Kenneth Snyder - silver



MGD Faculty Contact

Peter Strand

(719) 502-3730

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