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Graphic Design (AAS)

Picture of artwork created by a Graphic Design (AAS) student at CMC.The Graphic Design program will prepare graduates for careers in the field of visual communication. The program focuses on traditional and computer graphics, advertising and digital prepress. Employment opportunities are found in print shops, advertising agencies, newspapers and publications, and marketing departments in other businesses and industries.

Students must demonstrate college-level proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics as prerequisites for courses within this program. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence of courses in which you can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details, see the Academic Placement and Testing  section. Graphic Design (MGD) courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better to move to the next course in sequence or to satisfy graduation requirements.

The Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College has many scholarships available.  See the scholarships  section for more information.

Graduates of the program will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design.  CMC also offers certificates in Graphic Technology and Web Technology.

The Graphic Design degree is offered at Roaring Fork Campus - Glenwood Springs/Spring Valley. 

Please see your advisor for a recommended sequence of courses to develop your schedule.

The Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College is devoted to preparing students to be competitive in the rapidly changing fields of Photography, Digital Media, and Graphic Design.  These three fields span the creative process from ideation, visualization, content creation, delivery, and promotion.  Our students are working together to tell media-rich stories across all three curricula.  

Learn more about the Graphic Design program and related certificates  and the Isaacson School for New Media's other programs (Digital Media and Professional Photography.)


General Education Requirements

(18-19 credits)

Minimum Hours Required

Minimum Credit Hours Required (65-67)
Minimum Contact Hours Required (1357.5-1410)



◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course

✽ Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Note:  Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via distance learning (IVS, hybrid, or online).

For more information see Degree & Certificate Descriptions & Requirements  .