Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS
Pathway: Arts & Humanities
More Options: Classroom Based, Remote Real-Time, Hyflex, Online, Hybrid
Program Length: 4 semesters
Location: Centennial, Rampart Range, Downtown Studio, Studio West
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3 Credit Hour(s) • 67.5 Contact Hours (Lecture/Lab Combination) Prerequisite: MGD 102, MGD 109, MGD 111, MGD 112, MGD 114, MGD 116 Expands the investigation of typographic form, function and meaning within the context of contemporary visual language. Students will learn to effectively use typography as a solution to many diverse visual language applications. Students will build conceptualization skills while further experimenting with the aesthetic, formal and functional role typography plays in the creation of meaning. Students will learn how type is applied to grid systems and will explore an increasing complexity of content organization, encompassing multipage formats, websites, and systems design considerations.
3 Credit Hour(s) • 67.5 Contact Hours (Lecture/Lab Combination) Presents a selected overview of the origins and development of narrative illustration as it relates specifically to the genre of comics. Students will explore the fundamentals of developing and illustrating comics, encompassing single panel comics, and word + image-based comics.
3 Credit Hour(s) • 67.5 Contact Hours (Lecture/Lab Combination) Introduces the history and concepts of typography as applied to graphic communications. Explores appropriate use of typography in a variety of design applications, emphasizing the basic design principles of typographic compositions and typesetting. Covers type recognition and typographic terms.
3 Credit Hour(s) • 67.5 Contact Hours (Lecture/Lab Combination) Explores techniques and approaches in the latest delivery methods for web, mobile, and emergent media communication. Students explore digital media outlets such as blogs, podcasts, e-zines and social networks. Concepts in video production, photography, journalism, marketing, advertising, public relations, editing and relevant skills necessary for agile mass communication are introduced. Students create communication pieces for internet-based, mobile, and emergent media.view in catalog
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My experience in the PPLD MGD program not only changed my life, but changed my perspective on the unmatched value of community college. I learned every facet of the industry and made personal and professional connections that have opened up amazing opportunities and created lasting imprints on my career. I will always be grateful to PPSC for providing this program that took a life-long passion and turned it into a future.
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Many students can earn a certificate along with the AAS MGD degree by taking required electives along their areas of interest. Please contact one of our advisors for more information:
You can enroll and take only one or two classes per semester and finish your degree over time depending on your schedule. You can also enroll to take a single class without seeking a degree or certificate.
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