Digital Multimedia Design, Basic Certificate


Harold Washington

Program Code: 0354

Program Requirements

Required Program Core
ART 176Graphics Design I3
DMD 130Principles of Design and Development for Digital Media3
DMD 131Beg Multimedia Design & Dev3
DMD 168Computer Art I3
DMD 231Intermediate Multimedia Design & Development3
DMD 233Advanced Multimedia Design & Development3
Total Hours18


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) 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
DMD 130 Principles of Design and Development for Digital Media 3
DMD 168 Computer Art I 3
Semester 2
DMD 131 Beg Multimedia Design & Dev 3
ART 176 Graphics Design I 3
Semester 3
DMD 231 Intermediate Multimedia Design & Development 3
Semester 4
DMD 233 Advanced Multimedia Design & Development 3
 Total Hours18

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