May 28, 2023  
2017-2018 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
2017-2018 Arapahoe Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Multimedia, Graphic Design, and Illustration, AAS

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CIP 500409 (GDI)

This program prepares students for entry-level work in the field of print design with additional weight given to either illustration or web design. The curriculum consists of lecture and lab participation involving design theory, typography, production, advertising, and portfolio development. Training in the latest design software is emphasized throughout the degree. Restricted electives allow the student to further explore areas of design they may enjoy. Students entering this program can expect an additional cost of approximately $2,000 for books, drawing and design materials, computer storage media and color printing. Please see the department’s advising guide for a recommended sequence of coursework.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College
  • Proficiency with Macintosh operations is required for classes in MGD labs. Students without these skills must enroll in either MGD 101  or MGD 102  prior to taking other MGD computer classes.
  • Typing and basic math skills are also highly recommended.

Program Requirements

Elective Courses (3 credit hours)

Total: 60 credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

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