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Media & Communication Arts - Design & Layout

Making it Shine

Spatial unity

The sharpest digital image, carefully rendered illustration or eye-popping font depend upon the unity of a work’s design and layout to really make them shine.

It’s what helps ads win awards, advertising agencies win clients and commercial artists win accolades from employers.       

If you get excited about developing the spatial element in a graphic design until the desired effect is achieved, specializing in this area of Media and Communication Arts is a great way to make your talents shine!

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Media & Communication Arts - Design & Layout

A faculty of designers

The faculty in our program come from corporate advertising departments and outside advertising agencies. 

Their insight and knowledge will be your introduction to an industry that offers much to those who can incorporate a variety of elements into a cohesive and eye-catching design.    

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Illustration Fundamentals
  • Typography and Spatial Development
  • Advertising Art
  • Digital Layout with Adobe
  • Previsualization
  • Digital Illustration
  • Web Page Design with Dreamweaver
  • And many more!

For a complete list of courses and their descriptions, visit the College Catalog.

Ready to lay out your career?

Professor Shaun Sarcona, our program advisor, is waiting to hear from you. Call him at 586.445.7443.

Career creds

Earning either a certificate or associate degree in our program will get you in the door for your first job in the industry. Earning a bachelor’s degree, will increase your opportunities for career advancement.

And the credits you earn in our program will easily transfer.

Use this handy tool to explore positions available locally and what they pay.

When you’re ready, our Career Services team is here to help with the job search and interview preparation, including developing a resume to complement your portfolio.