Degree & Certificates

The Digital Multimedia Design Program at Harold Washington offers an AAS degree and two certificates.

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The Associate in Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) in Digital Multimedia Design (67 Credit Hours) is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the field of interactive and multimedia design and for possible transfer into a four-year institution. Requirements for a major in Digital Multimedia Design will equip students with the necessary skills, both technically and aesthetically, to create digital multimedia presentations; output can be delivered on CD, DVD, video, or in the form of web pages over the Internet.

The following are required for an AAS degree in DMD

  • Associates in Applies Science DMD 67 Credit Hours
    • English 101 Composition 3
    • English 102 Composition 3
    • Biology or Physical Science 3
    • Any IAI approved course Math 118 General Education Math or higher 4
    • Fine Arts 107 History of Architecture, Painting, and Sculpture I or 108 History of Architecture, Painting, and Sculpture II 3
    • Philosophy 225 Philosophy of Art or Humanities 105 3
    • Social Sciences 3 (Students should meet with a college Academic Advisor for selection of one course from this discipline which must meet the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement. See A.A.S.
    • Required Foundation Courses 15 CH


    • Art 131 General Drawing or Art 142 Figure Drawing & Composition 3
    • Art 144 Two Dimensional Design 3
    • DMD 105 Two-Dimensional Animation 3
    • DMD 130 130 Principles of Design and Development for Digital Media 3
    • DMD 168 Computer Art I 3

    • Required Core Courses 27 CH


    • Art 176 Graphic Design I 3
    • DMD 121 3D Graphics I 3
    • DMD 131 Beginning Multimedia Design & Development 3
    • DMD 179 Digital Video 3
    • DMD 231 Intermediate Multimedia Design & Development 3
    • DMD 233 Advanced Multimedia Design & Development 3
    • DMD 268 Advanced Computer Art 3
    • DMD 279 Digital Video II 3
    • DMD 279 Digital Video II 3
    • DMD 299 Portfolio and Professional Practice Seminar 3

    • Electives 3 CH


      Choose one of the following:
    • DMD 115 Digital Audio 3
    • DMD 205 Advanced Animation 3
    • DMD 221 3D Graphics II 3
  • Advanced Certificate in Interactive Design & Development 30 Credit Hours

    Required Classes for Advanced Certificate in Interactive Design & Development

    • Art 176 Graphic Design I 3
    • Art 131 General Drawing 3
    • DMD 130 130 Principles of Design and Development for Digital Media 3
    • DMD 168 Computer Art I 3
    • DMD 131 Beginning Multimedia Design & Development 3
    • DMD 231 Intermediate Multimedia Design & Development 3
    • DMD 233 Advanced Multimedia Design & Development 3
    • DMD 268 Advanced Computer Art 3
    • DMD 299 Portfolio and Professional Practice Seminar 3

    • Electives 3 CH

      Select one course from the following elective courses:
    • 105 Animation 3
    • 121 3D Graphics I 3
    • 179 Digital Video I 3
  • Basic Certificate in Interactive Design & Development 18 Credit Hours

    Required Classes for Basic Certificate in Interactive Design and Development

    • Art 176 Graphic Design I 3
    • DMD 130 130 Principles of Design and Development for Digital Media 3
    • DMD 168 Computer Art I 3
    • DMD 131 Beginning Multimedia Design & Development 3
    • DMD 231 Intermediate Multimedia Design & Development 3
    • DMD 233 Advanced Multimedia Design& Development 3