Multimedia Graphic Design

Center for Arts & Humanities
CCD.edu/Graphics

Graphic Design

The Associate of Applied Science in graphic design provides the skills necessary for entry into the field of graphic design. The graphic design profession involves graphic and advertising design, illustration, and digital media production. The CCD graphic design program helps you develop the basic skills for entry into the profession.

As a successful graduate of this program, you will enjoy a career in branding, publication design, Web design, advertising, package design, or environmental graphic design, where creative typography and images are needed to move ideas and information.

As a student, you will be expected to buy your own tools and materials. The beginning program courses require an original investment of between $100 and $300 and you are expected to add needed tools and materials as the program progresses.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
MGD 101 Introduction to Computer Graphics 1 3
MGD 116 Typography I 1 3
ENG 131 Technical Writing I GT-CO1 3
ART 131 Visual Concepts 2-D Design 3
ART 112 Art History Renaissance to Modern: GT-AH1 3
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
MGD 105 Typography and Layout 1 3
ART 121 Drawing I 3
ART 207 Art History 1900 to Present: GT-AH1 3
ART 139 Digital Photography I 3
MGD 114 Adobe InDesign 3
 Subtotal15
Third Semester
MGD 141 Web Design I 3
MGD 213 Electronic Prepress 3
COM 125 Interpersonal Communication 3
MGD 111 Adobe Photoshop I 3
MGD 112 Adobe Illustrator I 3
 Subtotal15
Fourth Semester
MGD 289 Capstone 3
ACC 101 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
ART 134 Visual Concepts 4-D Design 3
MGD 241 Web Design II 3
MGD 203 Design and Concept 3
 Subtotal15
 Total Credits60

Graphic Design Transfer 

The Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design transfer agreement with Metropolitan State University of Denver is designed to prepare you for seamless transfer into Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design. This unique agreement allows for easy transfer of all 62 course credits within the degree. The coursework is designed to provide you with art and graphic design skills as well as theory-based knowledge that will be built upon at the university level. This guaranteed course transfer agreement only applies to Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. 

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 3
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
ART 121 Drawing I 3
ART 131 Visual Concepts 2-D Design 3
MGD 116 Typography I 3
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
MAT 120 Math for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1 4
ART 111 Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1 3
ART 132 Visual Concepts 3-D Design 3
HIS 101 Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: GT-HI1 3
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
PSY 101 General Psychology I: GT-SS3 3
AST 101 Astronomy I with Lab: GT-SC1 4
ART 112 Art History Renaissance to Modern: GT-AH1 3
ART 134 Visual Concepts 4-D Design 3
MGD 105 Typography and Layout 3
 Subtotal16
Fourth Semester
PHI 111 Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3 3
BIO 103 Principles of Animal Biology: GT-SC2 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3 3
MGD 203 Design and Concept 3
ART 207 Art History 1900 to Present: GT-AH1 3
 Subtotal15
 Total Credits62

Center for Arts & Humanities
CCD.edu/Graphics

Graphic Design

This certificate provides you with the skills necessary for entry into the field of graphic design. The graphic design profession involves graphic and advertising design, illustration and digital media production. The CCD graphic design program teaches you to develop basic skills for entry into the profession.

As a successful graduate of this program, you may enjoy a career in branding, publication design, Web design, advertising, package design, and environmental graphic design, where creative typography and image are needed to move ideas and information.

This certificate is fully transferable to the Associate of Applied Science in graphic design.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ART 131 Visual Concepts 2-D Design 3
MGD 101 Introduction to Computer Graphics 1, 2 3
MGD 116 Typography I 1 3
MGD 114 Adobe InDesign 3
MGD 141 Web Design I 3
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
MGD 105 Typography and Layout 1 3
MGD 112 Adobe Illustrator I 3
MGD 111 Adobe Photoshop I 3
MGD 213 Electronic Prepress 3
MGD 241 Web Design II 3
 Subtotal15
 Total Credits30