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Multimedia Graphic Design

Multimedia Graphic Design

Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS

Pathway: Technical and Professional Studies

More Options: Classroom Based, Remote Real-Time, Hyflex, Online, Hybrid

Program Length: 4 semesters

Location: Centennial, Rampart Range, Downtown Studio, Studio West

Transferability: Transferable

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Why choose multimedia graphic design at PPSC?

PPSC’s Multimedia Graphic Design program educates you on the best practices, trends and software needed to pursue a career in print design, web, video and motion graphics.

Principles of design including color theory, layout, illustration and production are taught by qualified instructors with real-world experience.

Upon graduation, you are equipped to provide strong visual communication and problem solving skills to clients and employers. You can pursue a variety of careers including art director, illustrator, UX/UI designer and special effects technician. Join over 300 PPSC students who declared their degree as multimedia graphic design.
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Multimedia Graphic Design Welcome Event

New and continuing students are invited to meet faculty, 
visit MGD students, hear about MGD programs, and
learn what steps to take to start the semester strong. 

Share food, drink, and get yourself an MGD t-shirt! 

Friday, January 12, 1:00-2:00PM in B307
Centennial Campus
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What do PPSC MGD students 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, Web Design/UX Design, Video Editing, Photo imaging, Publishing, and Production.

Explore your interests while building foundational skills for the MGD field. 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. Explore the world of Multimedia Graphic Design.

MGD Classes You Might Take

MGD offers a variety of classes in print design, web design, video editing, and illustration. Check out some of the courses you may take.
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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.

Typography I Promotion

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.

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Voices of PPSC

Rachel Francis

Voices of PPSC

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.

Rachel Francis
PPSC MGD Graduate | Graphic Designer, Pikes Peak Library District


Program Learning Outcomes

  • 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
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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.

  • Design to Print Certificate
  • Digital Image Certificate
  • Foundations of Multimedia Graphic Design Certificate
  • Illustration Certificate
  • Video Production and Editing Certificate
  • Web Design Certificate
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