Multimedia Graphic Design

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Recommended basic skills standards are

This program 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.

Maximizing student success in the Multimedia Graphic Design program is the department goal. The program faculty recommends that students develop the following desirable skill and knowledge foundations to enhance student success:

  • Advanced college level study skills
  • Working knowledge of algebraic principles and basic measurement
  • College-level reading, writing, comprehension and study skills
  • Working knowledge and application of college-level English
  • Demonstrated time management skills
  • Keyboarding, mouse and computer experience (will be taught in MGD 102). It is strongly recommended that students see an advisor for program planning.

Students may complete basic skill deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students must arrange with advisors to remedy deficiencies in program requirements. Please call 502-3143 for advising.

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

General Education Courses

ART 110

Art Appreciation: AH1

3

or

 

 

ART 207

Art History-1900to Present: AH1

(3)

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

COM 217

Group Communication

(3)

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

or

 

 

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

(3)

MAT 107

Career Math

3

or

 

 

MAT 112

Financial Mathematics

(3)

Elective

AAS General Education Elective course

3

 

15

Additional Required Courses

MGD 102

Introduction to Multimedia

3

MGD 103

Production Design

3

or

 

 

MGD 117

Introduction to Visual Communications

(3)

MGD 109

Design & Color

3

or

 

 

ART 230

Color Theory

(3)

MGD 111

Adobe Photoshop I

3

or

 

 

ART 150

Digital Art Foundations I

(3)

MGD 112

Adobe Illustrator I

3

MGD 114

Adobe InDesign

3

MGD 116

Typography I

3

MGD 134

Drawing for Illustrators

3

MGD 141

Web Design I

3

MGD 143

Motion Graphic Design I

3

or

 

 

MGD 165

After Effects I

(3)

MGD 213

Electronic Prepress

3

MGD 221

Computer Graphics I

3

MGD 241

Web Design II

3

or

 

 

MGD 242

Web Architecture: Open Source Design

(3)

MGD 289

Capstone

2

Elective

Choose nine (9) hours from list below

9

 

50

Total Credit Hours

65

Electives

ART 111

Art History Ancient to Medieval: AH1

3

ART 112

Art History Renaissance to 1900: AH1

3

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

COM 217

Group Communication

(3)

MGD 105

Typography & Layout

3

MGD 106

Creativity & Visual Thinking

3

MGD 107

History of Design

2

MGD 108

History of Illustration

2

MGD 110

Lettering for Graphic Design

2

MGD 117

Introduction to Visual Communications

3

MGD 132

Design & Color II

3

MGD 143

Motion Graphic Design I

3

MGD 153

3-D Animation I

3

MGD 164

Digital Video Editing I

3

MGD 165

After Effects I

3

MGD 178

Seminar/Workshop

3

MGD 180

Internship

3

MGD 201

Children’s Book Illustration

3

or

 

 

ART 122

Drawing for the Graphic Novel

(3)

MGD 202

Point of Purchase Packaging Design

3

MGD 207

Illustration I

3

or

 

 

ART 121

Drawing I

(3)

MGD 208

Illustration II

3

or

 

 

ART 221

Drawing II

(3)

MGD 209

Illustration III

3

MGD 210

Illustration IV

3

MGD 211

Adobe Photoshop II

3

MGD 212

Adobe Illustrator II

3

MGD 215

Painting for Illustrators

3

MGD 222

Computer Graphics II

3

MGD 235

Word & Image 1: Comics

3

MGD 241

Web Design II

3

MGD 242

Web Architecture: Open Source Design

3

MGD 259

Management & Production

3

MGD 265

After Effects II

3

MGD 268

Business for Creatives

3

PHO 120

Fundamentals of Photography

3

or

 

 

ART 139

Digital Photography I

(3)

PHO 205

Professional Digital Photo I

3

RTV 108

Principles of Audio

3

RTV 208

Basic Video Production

3

RTV 218

Advanced Video Production

3

Certificates

Design to Print

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MGD 109

Design & Color

3

or

 

 

ART 230

Color Theory

(3)

MGD 111

Adobe Photoshop I

3

or

 

 

ART 150

Digital Art Foundations I

(3)

MGD 112

Adobe Illustrator I

3

MGD 114

Adobe InDesign

3

MGD 213

Electronic Prepress

3

MGD 221

Computer Graphics I

3

MGD 222

Computer Graphics II

3

or

 

 

MGD 211

Adobe Photoshop II

(3)

or

 

 

MGD 112

Adobe Illustrator I

(3)

Total Credit Hours

21

Digital Image

MGD 109

Design & Color

3

or

 

 

ART 230

Color Theory

(3)

MGD 111

Adobe Photoshop I

3

or

 

 

ART 150

Digital Art Foundations I

(3)

MGD 112

Adobe Illustrator I

3

MGD 211

Adobe Photoshop II

3

PHO 120

Fundamentals of Photography

3

or

 

 

ART 139

Digital Photography I

(3)

Total Credit Hours

15

Foundations of Multimedia Graphic Design

MGD 102

Introduction to Multimedia

3

MGD 109

Design & Color

3

MGD 111

Adobe Photoshop I

3

or

 

 

ART 150

Digital Art Foundations I

(3)

MGD 112

Adobe Illustrator I

3

Elective

Choose three (3) credits from list below

3

Total Credit Hours

15

Electives

MGD 114

Adobe InDesign

3

MGD 116

Typography I

3

MGD 117

Introduction to Visual Communications

3

MGD 134

Drawing for Illustrators

3

MGD 141

Web Design I

3

Illustration

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MGD 109

Design & Color

3

or

 

 

ART 230

Color Theory

(3)

MGD 111

Adobe Photoshop I

3

or

 

 

ART 150

Digital Art Foundations I

(3)

MGD 112

Adobe Illustrator I

3

MGD 134

Drawing for Illustrators

3

MGD 207

Illustration I

3

MGD 208

Illustration II

3

MGD 209

Illustration III

3

Total Credit Hours

21

Video Production and Editing

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MGD 109

Design & Color

3

or

 

 

ART 230

Color Theory

(3)

MGD 111

Adobe Photoshop I

3

or

 

 

ART 150

Digital Art Foundations I

(3)

MGD 164

Digital Video Editing I

3

MGD 165

After Effects I

3

MGD 264

Digital Video Editing II

3

RTV 108

Principles of Audio

3

RTV 208

Basic Video Production

3

Total Credit Hours

21

Web Design

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MGD 109

Design & Color

3

or

 

 

ART 230

Color Theory

(3)

MGD 111

Adobe Photoshop I

3

or

 

 

ART 150

Digital Art Foundations I

(3)

MGD 112

Adobe Illustrator I

3

MGD 141

Web Design I

3

MGD 143

Motion Graphic Design I

3

MGD 241

Web Design II

3

MGD 242

Web Architecture: Open Source Design

3

Total Credit Hours

21

Additional information available on the Multimedia Graphic Design Department website at www.ppcc.edu/degrees-certificates/multimedia-graphic-design.