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 109 Design & Color I or ART 131 Visual Concepts 2-D Design (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

ENG 121 English Composition I or ENG 131 Technical Writing I (3)
MAT 107 Career Math or MAT Financial Mathematics (3)
MGD 103 Introduction to Production Design (3) or MGD 117 Introduction to Creative Visualization (3)
MGD 112 Adobe Illustrator I (3)
MGD 114 Adobe Indesign (3)
1 Elective (3)

Semester three

MGD 116 Typography I (3)
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)

Semester four

MGD 221 Computer Graphics I (3)
MGD 241 Web Design II (3) or MGD 242 Web Architecture (3)
MGD 289 Capstone (2)
1 Elective (3)
1 Elective (3)
1 AAS General Education Elective (3)

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