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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.

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Example Classes I 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

Upon completion of the Multimedia Graphic Design program, students should be able to:

  • Discuss and implement design and industry skills using appropriate techniques
  • Convey a message through a design medium based on client requirements, the target audience and using typographic principles to create an information hierarchy
  • Produce a design that shows a mastery of technical knowledge in Typographic design principles
  • Identify current trends and technologies as well as being well versed in a multitude of creative styles
  • Critically analyze and interpret client requirements
  • Assemble a strong portfolio and produce a professional level body of design work


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,


Saturday, February 18, 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


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