Digital Arts

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Contact the Program Director

Brenda Newhouse

Residential Faculty - Computer Graphics

Office: AC 30 - Room: AC11

This program is part of the Art Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Visual and Performing Arts
Digital Arts

With fast-changing technology at the forefront of everything we see and do, the role of visual communication is now more important than ever. Graphic design, animation, digital and print-based media, and illustration professionals use the latest principles, technology, and industry standards in their craft to get their message across. If you're interested in a career in the digital arts or just looking to upgrade your skills, the Digital Arts program will provide you with the essential skills to succeed in the digital world.

Our expert instructors will teach you fundamental design principles, imaging techniques, graphic design, layout, sequential art, typography, creative branding, web and interactive design, video production, and more. You’ll receive hands-on experience with the latest multimedia and production devices and industry-standard software. Capstone courses will help you hone your critical, collaborative, and creative skills and provide the work-based experiences that prepare you for entry into the digital arts field.

Join the revolution today — enroll in the Digital Arts program!

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.

A list of available certificates offered in the Digital Arts program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Animation
Certificate of Completion CCL Digital Arts: Digital Photography
Certificate of Completion CCL Graphic Design
Certificate of Completion CCL Illustration
Certificate of Completion CCL Sequential Art
Certificate of Completion CCL Time-Based Media

Associate Degrees

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.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Digital Arts program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Animation and Time-Based Media
Associate in Applied Science AAS Graphic Design
Associate in Applied Science AAS Illustration and Sequential Art

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Digital Arts program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Painters, Sculptors, Illustrators, and Other Fine Artists


Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers


Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators


* Career and wage information provided by Lightcast using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Lightcast’s proprietary analytical processes. Lightcast’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

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.

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