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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

Introduces students to InDesign, a page layout program which integrates seamlessly with other Adobe design programs. InDesign delivers creative freedom and productivity to DTP. Class discussions and independent projects supplement hands-on classroom work.
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.
Explores the use of tools, computer graphics techniques and design layout principles to produce professional graphic designs. Studies include printing basics, typography and digital color systems. Students use creative thinking to solve communication and design concepts for the output process.
Introduces the theories and principles that apply to three-dimensional design graphics for packaging and display; various dimensional marketing solutions to create dynamic visual effects concepts will be developed. Work layout stages and mock-ups will utilize various methods of cutting, folding, and assembly to explore the design concepts and their visual effects.
Addresses the artistic methods and techniques used in the development of sequential art. Course concentrates on developing conceptual and technical skills necessary to produce shorter format comic and comic strip art. Emphasis will be placed on contemporary B&W comic illustration techniques.

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

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

MGD Department Chair

Peter Strand

Contact Department Chair: (719) 502-3730


MGD Lead Advisor

Desiree Williams

Contact advising: 719-502-3232

MGD Faculty PPCC Advisor

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