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Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design Associate Degree Program

Program Overview

The Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design associate program prepare you for a position in a variety of emerging media and desktop production environments. Develop core visual communication skills, including digital photography and computer graphics. Get hands-on, project-oriented instruction in web design, graphic design, e-publishing, interactive multimedia, and typography.

Career Possibilities

  • Multimedia Developer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Website Designer


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Associate in Science Degree

The Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design (GMW) Technology associate program prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of emerging media and desktop production environments. The underlying goal of visual creativity is central to all of the technological coursework, and each student will produce and design a personal “brand” to package and promote their portfolios.

Starting with the core skills of digital photography, design, and computer graphics, students receive hands-on, project-oriented instruction in website design, graphic design, e-publishing, interactive digital multimedia, branding, and typography. A wide variety of industry standard software is used.

Upon completion of the Associate in Science Degree in Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design, students will have the opportunity to matriculate to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design.


Associate in Science Degree

Program Mission, Goals, and Outcomes

Program Mission

The mission of the Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design Technology (GMW) associate degree program is to prepare students for entry-level positions in a variety of creative new media environments. The program is designed to teach students core design skills, hands-on project-oriented instruction in graphics, web design, multimedia, ePublishing, and web animation.  Students will also design and produce a personal “brand” to package and present their portfolios.

Program Goals:

The GMW program will:

  1. Provide learning opportunities for students to acquire the theoretical knowledge, applicable skills and attitude necessary to function as an entry-level multimedia, web, or graphic designer.
  2. Instill in students the ability to continue with life-long learning, digital desktop creativity, and professional growth.
  3. Prepare students to create projects on their own or in teams with each student assuming responsibility for the production process.
  4. Prepare students to create and maintain their digital portfolio deployed via cloud or web server.

Program Outcomes:

GMW students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of various multimedia, web, and ePublishing software applications to build project-specific content.
  2. Recognize effective vs. ineffective elements of design.
  3. Understand and practice respect for copyright laws and regulations as they pertain to digital creation.
  4. Demonstrate effective oral, visual, and written communication with supervisors, colleagues, clients (e.g. instructors), and the intended audience.
  5. Demonstrate effective planning, strategizing, development and budgeting of project production.

Associate in Science Degree

  • GMW 100 Digital Photography I
  • GMW 102 Digital Illustration
  • GMW 110 Introduction to Web Design
  • GMW 112 Digital Graphics I
  • GMW 122 HTML
  • GMW 123 Design I
  • GMW 129 Project Planning and Estimating
  • GMW 141 Design III
  • GMW 201 Introduction to Typography
  • GMW 205 Digital Photography II
  • GMW 223 Design II
  • GMW 212 Digital Graphics II
  • GMW 215 Web Content Management With WordPress
  • GMW 231 Digital Publishing I
  • GMW 220 UI/UX Design
  • GMW 232 Digital Publishing II
  • GMW 233 Package Design I
  • GMW 272 Associate Portfolio
  • Choose one: GMW 251 Special Topics: GMW or GMW 280 Cooperative Work Experience
  • AR 203 Introduction to Drawing
  • EN 100 Introduction to College Writing
  • EN 200 Workplace Communications
  • EN 211 Oral Communications
  • HU 240 Modern Art and Design
  • MA 110 Introduction to College Math
  • MA 121 Business Math
  • SO 220 Internet and Society