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Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 66
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.

About this Program

MCTC's Web and Interactive Media and Web Design program will prepare you to use a variety of specialized computer software to create, prepare and produce printed or interactive Web design productions. The program's core set of classes will allow you to specialize in Web design or electronic publishing, or migrate to the Graphic Design program. The Web and Interactive Media certificate or diploma coursework will concentrate on current industry standard programs and prepress skills needed to successfully guide a job from concept to print. The Web and Interactive Media certificate, diploma and A.A.S. degrees feature current Web design studies in the Internet technologies and design profession. In addition, the program offers specialized courses to accommodate both degree-seeking students and current industry professionals. Overall, coursework will cover visual problem-solving, art and design principles, and Web or electronic production standards, using the computer and current software standards extensively to prepare creative visual solutions for student projects. Experienced faculty will teach you how visual elements such as type, illustration, graphics, photography and animation work together to make a design more effective. To simulate a professional creative environment, you will work under tight deadlines to design, compose and produce work using current software. Your finished projects will create a well-rounded portfolio necessary for entry into the design profession. Program faculty will help you prepare your portfolio and give you guidelines on job seeking. Students are required to exhibit their work in the program portfolio show. Faculty have developed numerous award-winning partnerships within the industry and community, and students benefit in numerous ways from these alliances. To successfully complete the program and work in this profession, you will need to own, or have access to, a computer and current design software. You also will need to purchase a large-format portable storage device. MCTC has an articulation agreement with Metropolitan State University. Where You Could Work, Advertising agencies, Animation companies and studios, Corporate creative departments, Electronic publishing departments, Freelance businesses, Government and education institutions, Graphic design firms, Marketing firms, Public relations firms, Web design studios

1) Making a case for 66 credit A.A.S. Degree: Asked the committee, working with our students in the industry, preparing for also 4-year transfers �very prepared to come into an internship and/or job within the industry, many students have previous college preparation � with the A.A.S. Degree � our students are set apart from other students, take the process very seriously, genuinely ready and prepared to enter the work environment. � PASSED!

Program Locations

  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College 55403

Labor Market Information

  • Web Developers

  • Median wage: $30.56/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Multimedia Artists and Animators

  • Median wage: $31.52/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Graphic Designers

  • Median wage: $23.61/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
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Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 Toll-Free: (800) 247-0911 Local: (612) 659-6200 Email: