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Graphic Design: Digital and Print Media

What it is


Graphic Design: Digital & Print Media, A.A.S.

Minneapolis College’s Graphic Design: Digital & Print Media program centers on the place where words meet images, where clear and purposeful communication meets aesthetic impact and where a range of human needs and desires reside. You will get hands-on experience from experienced instructors in a program that will open up a world for you in a fast-paced Graphic Design career.

Graphic Design: Digital & Print Media Certificates

  • Graphic Design: Digital & Print Media, Certificate
  • Graphic Design: Digital & Print Media Core, Certificate

Do you want an exciting career that merges creativity with technology?  Training from experienced faculty in the program will help you open up a world of possibilities for your graphic design career.


  • Our college is located in downtown Minneapolis, which has one of the largest creative and advertising industries in the country.  
  • Students become part of a tight-knit community that develops a lasting network which can sustain them throughout their design career.  
  • With our innovative teaching and curriculum, faculty members combine years of industry experience with their strong academic backgrounds.  
  • Our advisory committee includes representatives from major ad agencies, Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, and local design firms.
  • Our graduates have gone on to successful careers at organizations such as: Adobe, Target, Best Buy, Periscope, General Mills, Clockwork, and 3M. 

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Award Requirements and Course Descriptions & Outlines

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Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the knowledge gained through the study of the history of graphic design, typography and the visual arts, and apply this knowledge to today's diverse cultures and media marketplaces.
  2. Develop production skills necessary to work within the environment of media industries: create error free data and documents, work within commercial workflows, time management skills, project planning, image production and valid web documents.
  3. Apply the elements and principles of design and user experience, demonstrate visual literacy by strategically reinforcing visual messaging and typography.
  4. Articulate design solutions and communicate effectively in verbal and written responses using the language of graphic and web design.
  5. Apply problem-solving, critical thinking and a personal and professional obligation to their local and global communities as well as social and moral responsibilities.
  6. Demonstrate competence with graphic, print, web and interactive media applications and technologies.