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Degree & Certificate Options

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MGD Degree & Certificate Course Maps

Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with a faculty advisor. Below are sample course maps.

MGD AAS Degree Map

MGD AAS Degree Map

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Design to Print Certificate

With the Design to Print Certificate students acquire a blend of knowledge regarding color, layout, and design associated with communication through print media. Students practice using design processes and creative problem solving in workups, finished art, and presentations. Additionally students learn how to use the high-end capabilities of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign as illustration, design, and page layout tools. Students learn about typography and develop electronic drawing skills through practice and the use of state of the art illustration software.

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With the Digital Image Certificate students acquire a blend of knowledge regarding color, layout, and design associated with communication through digital images. Students practice using design process and creative problem solving in workups, finished art, and presentations. Additionally students learn how to use the high-end capabilities of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Students explore visual problem solving using digital tools for fine art. Students are introduced to photography, camera equipment and software used for image capture, management, and manipulation. There is also an emphasis on the creative use of camera controls, exposure, and an overview of film and digital processing.

Foundations of Multimedia Graphic Design Certificate

With the Multimedia Graphic Design Certificate students acquire a blend of knowledge regarding the basic components of multimedia, including text, graphics, animation, sound, and video through the creation of an array of projects and demonstrations. Students practice using design process and creative problem solving, as well as learning about color theories, fundamentals and styles. Additionally students can learn how to use the high-end capabilities of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign as illustration, design, web design, and page layout tools.

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Illustration Certificate

With the Illustration Certificate students acquire a blend of knowledge regarding color, layout, and design associated with communication through design illustration. Students learn how to use the high-end capabilities of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Students acquire the fundamental skills associated with drawing and rendering line structure, form, value, and composition. Additionally students learn about methods and techniques used in the profession of illustration for advertising, brochures, books, and other printed communication forms, with a focus on the development of color art for reproduction and proficiency in technique.

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Video Production and Editing Certificate

With the Video Production and Editing Certificate students acquire a blend of knowledge regarding color, layout, and design associated with communication through video. Students learn how to use Adobe Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere  to create animation and dynamic interactive media for web and multimedia applications to a professional standard as well as the use of digital non-linear video editing and techniques for creating digital motion graphics. Additionally, students will learn basic audio production and editing techniques used in television and videotape production.

User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) Design Certificate

User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) has the highest demand skillset in the design industry and has become more standardized and entrenched in core business practices. Also, the demand for skilled UX/UI designers is on the rise as businesses recognize the importance of a user-friendly and strategic interface in their products. This certificate acts as a valuable asset on a resume, enabling a student to stand out in a competitive job market.
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Web Design Certificate

With the Web Design Certificate students acquire a blend of knowledge regarding color, layout, and design associated with communication through web sites. Students learn how to use Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, HTML/CSS and Wordpress  to create animation and dynamic interactive media for web and multimedia applications to a professional standard. Additionally, students learn about web site planning, design, and creation through industry-standard 146 development tools as well as open sources tools used in the design industry for designing and implementing web architecture