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Graphic Design with Digital Tools Certificate


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The field of graphic design is continually evolving. MC’s certificate in graphic design with digital tools ensures that you will stay up-to-date with industry trends.

The certificate curriculum will prepare you for immediate employment in the field. Courses include digital tools for the visual arts, publication design, graphic design for the web, and more.

You will use MC’s state-of-the-art facilities to gain the training you need to succeed as a professional in this industry.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate solid foundation skills and competency in a range of media, techniques, and knowledge of associated processes.
  • Demonstrate visual problem solving that employs appropriate technical skills and techniques.
  • Use a creative process to express ideas and concepts.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans. The program advising guide outlines the certificate requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process.


For some positions listed, a bachelor's degree or higher may be required. Use the Career and Program Explorer to see a full report for this career field. See links below chart for further guidance and/or connect with a Program Advisor to discuss career goals.

Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

  • MC Student Employment Services: Speak with the Student Employment Specialist for help with resume writing, interviewing, setting up a College Central Network (CCN)new window account and other job search topics.
  • Career Coach: Explore Career Coach to learn more about this career and/or discover related majors and in-demand careers based on your current interests! Take a Career Assessment and then browse careers and job opportunities in the area.


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