This program is part of the Art Department.
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.
The Right Pathway for You
MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or degrees is the fastest way to realize your dreams.
The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Digital Arts: Digital Illustration||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Digital Arts: Digital Photography||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Digital Arts: Graphic Design||Pathway Map|
MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Digital Arts Track I Digital Illustration||Pathway Map|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Digital Arts Track II Digital Photography||Pathway Map|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Digital Arts Track III Graphic Design||Pathway Map|
The Digital Arts program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.
|Occupation / Title||Annual Median Wage|
|Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary||$76,460|
|Artists and Related Workers, All Other||$39,660|
|Commercial and Industrial Designers||$65,510|
|Designers, All Other||$20,820|
|Multimedia Artists and Animators||$58,940|
|Set and Exhibit Designers||$31,740|
|Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.|
You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.
Meet with an Advisor
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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.