Digital Arts

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Digital Arts

The overarching goal of our Digital Arts program is to teach students how to create and present art and design that is technically sound, conceptually rich, and visually powerful. While computers have opened up a seemingly limitless amount of creative options for artists and designers, making truly effective work requires a mix of technical capabilities and creative intelligence.

The Digital Arts Program at MCC is designed for the student who wishes to develop marketable skills in digital photography, digital illustration, and graphic design. Our program allows aspiring digital artists to develop their area of interest and can prepare them for employment or transfer to a four-year institution. For those already working in the field, our classes are a great way to continue building knowledge and skills.

For the convenience of our students, we offer both day and evening classes. Students in our program have access to three Mac labs loaded with the Adobe Master Suite and other media production software. Designated lab hours with optional software tutoring in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are also available to all Digital Arts students.

Career Profile

Quick Stats

Example Titles
Graphic Designer
Multimedia Artist
Digital Photographer
Types of Employers
Graphic Design Firms
Advertising Agencies
Post Production Houses
Photo Studios

The demand for digital artists is expected to follow the growth of the Internet.  In addition, businesses will continue to want visually appealing ideas for their products, publications, and videos.

Digital artists are also involved in the creation of multimedia projects, putting into practice their skills in video production, animation, interactive installations, software design, and more.

Digital artists:

  • Create logos, ads, brochures, layouts, and other designs
  • Create art prints, videos, or interactive installations for galleries and museums
  • Create animation and motion graphics
  • Manipulate and retouch digital photographs
  • Design interactive graphics and data visualizations
  • Design graphical user interfaces

Available Associate Degree and Certificates

A list of available degrees and certificates offered in the Digital Arts program
Degree / Certificate Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Digital Arts Track I Digital Illustration Course Sequence
Associate in Applied Science AAS Digital Arts Track II Digital Photography Course Sequence
Associate in Applied Science AAS Digital Arts Track III Graphic Design Course Sequence
Certificate of Completion CCL Digital Arts: Digital Illustration Course Sequence
Certificate of Completion CCL Digital Arts: Digital Photography Course Sequence
Certificate of Completion CCL Digital Arts: Graphic Design Course Sequence

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Digital Arts program is available through the Art department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.