Graphic & Interactive Design

Inspiring Designers, Designing Leaders

Become an innovative designer and creative thinker at MWCC, where today’s learners become tomorrow’s design leaders. Our Graphic & Interactive Design (GID) program offers you the tools, skills, and knowledge to express creativity and develop ideas through the latest design techniques.

This program is for anyone looking to enter into the graphic design field or for those already employed who wish to upgrade and add to their current skill set. No matter what path you are on, our GID faculty provides you with the hands-on, one-on-one attention you need to engage and inspire your creative spirit.

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Transfer to a 4-Year College or University

You will save thousands by starting your GID education at MWCC. In as little as two years, you will be ready to transfer to a public 4-year college or university into one of many graphic design or art design bachelor’s degree programs to learn new skills and improve your potential job placement.

Challenge Your Creative Spirit in Your Classes

You will learn how to use the latest design tools, such as:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Basic Javascript
  • jQuery

Some of your classes include:

  • Design Theory
  • Web Design
  • Digital Imaging
  • Typography
  • Digital Illustration
  • Motion Graphics

All of MWCC’s design labs are equipped with state-of-the-art iMac computers and the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite to enhance your skills-based and project-based learning using the best available software.

Job Outlook for Graphic Designers

As a graphic designer with an associate’s degree, you can make an average of $48,000* annually. Graphic designers with a strong portfolio, technical skills, and thorough understanding of design theory will stand out in a competitive market.
With a bachelor’s degree in graphic design or art design, you can work towards becoming an art director to earn up to $92,500** annually!

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Begin Designing Your Future Career

After you graduate, and if you do not choose to further your education, you will be prepared to begin an entry-level career in one of many design fields, including:

  • Advertising
  • Promotional Design
  • Business Marketing
  • Publication Design
  • Brand and Corporate Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Web Design

Create a Professional Portfolio of Your Work

The final course in the GID program gives you the opportunity to collect all of your best projects and refine them into a personal and visually dynamic display of your work in a professional graphic and interactive design portfolio.

Your portfolio will become a key piece in your career placement, allowing you to show your best skills for self-promotion in job interviews. You will be ready to find a job and enter into the field with confidence.

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

**Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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