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Multimedia design A.A.s.

Certificate of Applied Science • 61 Credit Hours

The Mountwest Community and Technical College Multimedia Design Program will teach you how to bring your creativity to life!

What is Motion Design?

Motion design is the art of bringing graphic design to life through animation. Your only limit is your imagination!

Animation is a key part of Motion Design, but having unpleasant visuals can ruin your composition. We try to focus on design just as much as the animation. Thank you to the wonderfully talented studio Coat of Arms for the style frames!


Multimedia Designer

2019 Median Pay
$75,270 per year

Number of Jobs
71,600 in 2018

Job Outlook
2018-2028 4%

Average employment

For the most current salary information, please refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “Occupational Outlook Handbook” found online at

Admission Requirements

The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Potential Job Types

  • 2D/3D Animator
  • Motion Graphics Artist
  • 3D Modeler
  • Graphic Designer
  • Freelance Artist

What will I Learn?

  • Learn about the Elements of Design
  • Build your creativity
  • Learn industry software
  • Learn the Principles of Animation
  • Create a professional portfolio

Career Outlook: projected to grow 4 percent from 2018 to 2028

Employment of multimedia artists and animators is projected to grow 4 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Projected growth will be due to increased demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, and television.

Most multimedia artists and animators need a bachelor’s degree in computer graphics, art, or a related field to develop both an impressive portfolio of work and the strong technical skills that many employers prefer.

Want to learn more about this program?
Interested in learning more about the MCTC program? Send us a message and talk to our program coordinator.
Alesa Martin
Assistant Professor of Multimedia Design

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