Moraine Valley's prepares students to enter the world of graphic arts in as little as two years. Graphic designers influence how we view the world using colors, illustrations, photos and fonts. Through a combination of typography, visual arts and page layout, graphic designers are able to enhance the user experience, brand products and create cohesive web pages, publications or advertising campaigns. The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S) degree in Digital Art and Design is designed to demonstrate proficiency with tools and technologies in information technology industries related to the visual arts. Students will learn to create, reproduce, and distribute visual messages and collaborate in an environment with project team members and clients to organize and complete design solutions.

What Can I Do With An A.A.S. Degree In Digital Art and Design?

As a graphic designer, you will learn a variety of valuable and transferable technological skill sets that can be used in a number of job settings. Career opportunities for graphic designers include advertising agencies, design and television studios, publishing houses, corporate communication departments, and more. Graphics designers can also work as freelance designers by starting their own business

Job Outlook

Employment of graphic designers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations. Graphic designers are expected to face strong competition for available positions.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics

Digital Design Certificate

Enhance your skill set and advance your career. The Digital Design certificate program provides persons who have experience, either on-the-job or in post-secondary degree programs, with a means to upgrade or add to their job skills. Based on studio art/design projects, students are given the opportunity of working with Adobe Creative Cloud software as a means to achieve experience for entry-level employment in graphic design and graphic design production. 

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name: Digital Design - Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 12 months.

This program will cost $5,470 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with N/A* of debt.

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Illinois

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To provide you with the best learning experience, Moraine Valley has several art studios with modern equipment that will let you be your most creative.

Ceramics Studio
The ceramics studio features pottery wheels, a glazing room, gas and electric kilns, and an outdoor ceramics area. The studio’s numerous windows provide ideal natural light.

Painting Studio
The painting studio accommodates students working in a variety of media. Natural light flows through the studio’s all-glass western wall, overlooking the center’s courtyard.

3-D Design Studio
The three-dimensional design studio houses a range of sculpture tools and construction equipment, allowing you to create three-dimensional work in a variety of media.

2-D Design Studio
The two-dimensional design studio accommodates a variety of art classes and features an expansive art display wall and 12 Macintosh computers.

Photo Studio

Digital Art Studio
The digital studio is state-of-the-art and features Macintosh computers and industry-standard software.

Program Details

Program NameType of CredentialCurriculum CodeDepartment or Division
Digital Art/DesignA.A.S.1428Art
Digital DesignCertificate1429Art



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