Multi-Media Graphic Design Degree and Certificates

The Multimedia Graphic Design program provides substantial emphasis in one of three communication options: Print, Multimedia, and Design Illustration. You will acquire a blend of knowledge in color, layout and design, electronic image, photo imaging, publishing, and production.

Associates of Applied Science in Multimedia Graphic Design

This degree prepares the students for entry-level work in some of the following creative and exciting areas: graphic design, photo enhancement, digital illustration, interactive media digital video production, web design, animation, and production layout. Students receive a blend of knowledge in color, design, computer software, typography, and drawing. Students will also choose from a variety of course electives to specialize in areas of interest.


  • Design to Print
  • Digital Image
  • Illustration
  • Video Production and Editing
  • Web Design

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Below is a suggested course sequence for the optimal learning experience

Semester one

MGD 102 Intro to Multimedia (3)
MGD 112 Adobe Illustrator I (3)
MGD 111 Adobe Photoshop I (3)
ART 110 Art Appreciation or ART 207 Art History 1900 to Present (3)
COM 115 Public Speaking or COM 217 Group Communication (3)

Semester two

MGD 114 Adobe Indesign (3)
MGD 116 Typography I (3)
MGD 103 Introduction to Production Design (3) or MGD 117 Introduction to Creative Visualization (3)
MGD 109 Design & Color I or ART 131 Visual Concepts 2-D Design (3)
ENG 121 English Composition I or ENG 131 Technical Writing I (3)


Semester three

MGD 134 Drawing for Illustrators (3)
MGD 141 Web Design I (3)
MGD 213 Electronic Prepress (3)
MGD 143 Motion Graphic Design I or MGD 165 After Effects I (3)
1 Elective (3)
1 Elective (3)

Semester four

MGD 221 Computer Graphics I (3)
MGD 241 Web Design II (3) or MGD 242 Web Architecture (3)
MGD 289 Capstone (2)
MAT 107 Career Math or MAT Financial Mathematics (3)
1 Elective (3)
1 AAS General Education Elective (3)

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