Digital Arts

Digital Arts

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Department Phone

480-461-7524

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 web design, 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
Web Designer
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. Digital artists will be needed to design and lay out web pages and websites. 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
  • Develop websites and web pages
  • Create animation and motion graphics
  • Manipulate and retouch digital photographs
  • Design interactive graphics and data visualizations
  • Design graphical user interfaces

Available Associate Degrees and Certificates

Degree / Certificate Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Digital Arts Track I Web Design Course Sequence
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Digital Arts Track II Digital Illustration Course Sequence
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Digital Arts Track III Digital Photography Course Sequence
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Digital Arts Track IV 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
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Digital Arts: Web Design Course Sequence

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 a program and career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Digital Arts program is available through the Art department. You can also contact Academic Advisement for general advising. Both will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.