Digital Multimedia Design, Associate in Applied Science


Harold Washington

Program Code: 0350

Program Requirements

General Education Coursework
ENGLISH 101Composition3
ENGLISH 102Composition3
MATH 118General Education Math (or higher)4
FIN ART 107History of Architecture, Painting & Sculpture I3
or FIN ART 108 Hist Of Arch Paint Sculp II
HUM 105The New World Of Mass Media3
or PHIL 225 Philosophy Of Art
Physical Sciences or Life Sciences course3
Social and Behavioral Sciences course3
Required Program Core
ART 131General Drawing3
or ART 142 Figure Draw & Composition
ART 144Two Dimensional Design3
ART 176Graphics Design I3
DMD 1052D Animation3
DMD 1213D Modeling3
DMD 130Principles of Design and Development for Digital Media3
DMD 131Beg Multimedia Design & Dev3
DMD 168Computer Art I3
DMD 179Digital Video I3
DMD 231Intermediate Multimedia Design & Development3
DMD 233Advanced Multimedia Design & Development3
DMD 268Advanced Computer Art3
DMD 279Digital Video II3
DMD 299Portfolio & Professional Practice Seminar3
Program Electives
Select one of the following:3
Digital Audio
Advanced Animation
3D Animation
Total Hours67

One course must fulfill the Human Diversity (HD) requirement.


This is an example course sequence for students interested in pursuing Digital Multimedia Design. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn a Basic Certificate (BC), an Advanced Certificate (AC) and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Digital Multimedia Design.

Semester-by Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
History of Architecture, Painting & Sculpture I 1
or Hist Of Arch Paint Sculp II
ART 144 Two Dimensional Design 3
DMD 130 Principles of Design and Development for Digital Media 3
DMD 168 Computer Art I 3
DMD 105 2D Animation 3
Semester 2
DMD 131 Beg Multimedia Design & Dev 3
ART 176 Graphics Design I 3
ART 131
General Drawing
or Figure Draw & Composition
MATH 118 General Education Math (or higher Mathematics) 1 4
PHIL 225
Philosophy Of Art 1
or The New World Of Mass Media
Semester 3
DMD 231 Intermediate Multimedia Design & Development 3
DMD 121 3D Modeling 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences course (HD) 1 3
Physical Sciences or Life Sciences course 1 3
DMD 268 Advanced Computer Art 3
DMD 179 Digital Video I 3
Semester 4
DMD 233 Advanced Multimedia Design & Development 3
ENGLISH 102 Composition 1 3
DMD 299 Portfolio & Professional Practice Seminar 3
DMD 279 Digital Video II 3
Select one of the following: 3
Digital Audio 2  
Advanced Animation 2  
3D Animation 2  
 Total Hours67

General Education Requirement


Program Elective

Choose your courses with your College Advisor.


This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.

Special Effects Artists and Animators

Job Description

Create special effects or animations using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$28,990
Median 50th Percentile$56,955
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$134,594

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$14
Median 50th Percentile$27
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$65

Annual Job Openings

74 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less5.53%
A certificate0.00%
Some college39.68%
An Associate degree1.70%
A Bachelor's degree52.75%
A Master's or Professional degree0.34%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

53.09% continue their education beyond an associate degree