Digital Design

Next class starts: March 4, 2024

View full schedule here.

Registration Eligibility: Adults & High School Seniors

High school students must be age 16 or older. Learn more.

Transfer Credit Opportunity

Credit hours for completing this program can be transferred to UVU. Learn more.

Locations

Lehi Campus - Building B

65%

Completion Rate

74%

Placement Rate

In the digital design profession, designers combine art and technology to communicate ideas through images and the layout of web screens and printed pages. Designers may use a variety of design elements to achieve artistic or decorative effect to develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports. 

The Digital Design program provides a strong foundation in the diverse fields of graphic design, digital /audio/video. You will learn both theory and hands-on application in the production of electronically-generated media that can be used in print, television, film, websites, and mobile computing.

In your coursework, you will have the opportunity to design creative collateral for companies and/or clients. Course topics include UI/UX, Design Principles, Photography, Video Production, Image Manipulation, Vector Illustration, Desktop Publishing,  Motion Graphics, Web Design, Small Business Marketing, and a Final Portfolio. You will gain the skills necessary for entry-level employment in Digital Design careers and will learn industry practices graphic design, illustration, photography, motion graphics & animation, and front-end web design. 

You will also  work with the Adobe Creative Suite of software to develop  literacy and production skills in:

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • After Effects
  • Premiere Pro
  • HTML and CSS

This program is eligible for Financial and Veterans Aid! Learn more

For more information, contact the Program Lead.
Employee photo Ryan Davis
Ryan Davis

rdavis@mtec.edu

Adults and high school seniors. High school students must be age 16 or older.

Registration is open on the last Monday of each month. Students usually start the first Monday of the following month. To check seat availability, create a new student account in the MTECH Student Portal and check seat availability or call Student Services at 801-753-6282.

  • Students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration.
  • Students enrolling in this program must meet with an MTECH Academic and Career Counselor prior to registration. To schedule an appointment please visit mtec.edu/counseling.
  • Students must satisfy the entrance requirements with the testing center.
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March 2024Lehi Campus – Bldg B2103/4/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
11:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
6:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
June 2024Lehi Campus – Bldg B2106/3/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
11:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
6:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
August 2024Lehi Campus – Bldg B2108/15/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
11:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
6:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
October 2024Lehi Campus – Bldg B21010/4/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
11:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
6:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
January 2025Lehi Campus – Bldg B2101/6/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
11:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
6:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
March 2025Lehi Campus – Bldg B2103/3/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
11:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
6:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
June 2025Lehi Campus – Bldg B2106/2/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
11:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
6:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Schedule Notes:This program is a HYBRID program. Students attend class Monday through Thursday at their registered time. On Friday, students will be assigned a HYBRID assignment to complete outside of class. All Hybrid assignments must be completed and submitted by 7:30 am on the following Monday for credit, otherwise the student will receive an absence.
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Total hour: 900

Course Descriptions
 
Course NameCourse HoursCourse CreditsExternship/Clinical/ WBL CreditsTuition ($120/credit)Course Fees
Beginning Graphic Design9030$360.00$60.00
Intermediate Graphic Design12040$480.00$0.00
Advanced Graphic Design12040$480.00$0.00
Motion Design12040$480.00$0.00
Interactive Design12040$480.00$0.00
Web Essentials9030$360.00$0.00
UX Design12040$480.00$0.00
Professional Development12040$480.00$0.00
TOTALS:780260$3,120.00$60.00
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Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.
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Tuition/FeesCost
Tuition:$3,600.00
Application Fee: $0.00
Registration Fee:$40.00
Total Course Fees:$60.00
Required Materials:$60.00
Industry Exam Fee:$0.00
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Course-by-course cost breakdowns can be found on the “Courses” tab above. Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. Fees and materials may be required upfront, while some may be paid later throughout the program. While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.
Required MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
Online (internet) connectivity for at home learning1 This program is a hybrid program and requires online learning as well as virtual attendance each Friday. Access to a internet connectivity is required. $0.00
32gb Flashdrive1Included in Course Fees
Website Hosting and Domain Fees1Personal WordPress website hosting and domain fee for one (1) year$60.00
Total Cost of Required Materials$60.00
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  • MTECH Program Certification in Digital Design

At MTECH, you will join an exclusive group of graduates who benefit from a commitment to excellence shared by everyone at the school. From instructors who deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum to academic counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student.

No, but they leave able to demonstrate valuable Adobe skills. We have found that Adobe Certification is not important to employers.

We focus on projects to learn the skills needed in the industry. While the tutorials and instruction is there to learn the software, its important that students apply what they learned to projects.

Students are not required to complete an internship. However, while they are enrolled in Digital Design, they are part of our student run design agency, Peak Creative. Students work on various design projects for partnered companies in the area. This gives them experience working with real clients on real projects.

MTECH does provide an Adobe Creative Cloud license for all adult students. This gives students the option of having the software tools to work on projects at home, if they choose. Students will have enough time in class to complete all of their projects in the program.

Program length
20 months
Total cost
$3,760
Lehi Campus - Building B
Program length
20 mos
Total cost
$3,760
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Course Descriptions

Beginning Graphic Design
In the Beginning Graphic Design course, students establish foundations in design principles, photography, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. This course introduces how to operate current industry software and how to analyze design using basic design principles and theory taught in the course. Students who complete this course are able to perform basic functions in graphic design software, such as sections, layers, program hotkeys, and shortcuts.
Intermediate Graphic Design
In the Intermediate Graphic Design course, students build on knowledge from the Beginning course and practice in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign by completing portfolio quality projects. This course introduces the skills necessary for students to be successful in industry leading graphic design applications and tools. Students who complete this course are able to use a current industry computer application for graphic manipulation, such as combining images and graphics and how to capture those images from digital devices.
Advanced Graphic Design
In the Advanced Graphic Design course, students go through the process of branding an imaginary business from creation of collateral to marketing. This course builds on and develops advanced skills in the leading graphic design applications and tools, such as natural media effects and special effects. Students who complete this course are able to perform fundamental techniques and principles of a variety of unique special effects associated with the enhancement of digital images.
Motion Design
In the Motion Design course, students learn the power of motion in visual communication through video production, animation, and motion graphics. This course introduces the fundamentals of video editing and detailed instruction in the use of non-linear editing programs on desktop computers. Students who complete this course are able to work at the current industry standard 3D modeling, rendering, and animation software.
Professional Development
In the Professional Development course, students learn soft skills including managing a creative business, building portfolios, setting up a freelance business, working as a team, and marketing themselves as a graphic designer.
Interactive Design
In the Interactive Design course, students learn to design for interactivity using basic coding for screens of various devices. The course introduces the basic of HTML and covers commonly used tags, forms, and how to embed and format media. It also introduces students to commonly used HTML editors. The course also teaches how to publish a variety of content types to the internet. Students who complete this course are able to operate current industry web page design software to develop and publish HTML web pages.
Web Essentials
The UX Design course teaches basic principles and techniques of interface design for the Web. Includes discussion of usability and information architecture to solve client needs. Includes learning HTML tags and CSS styling, image preparation for the Web, and using industry software to create and upload web-ready files.
UX Design
The Web Essentials course provides the fundamentals necessary to plan, design, develop, deploy, and critique a website which includes images, sound, video, forms, and separates content from presentation. Focuses on the fundamentals of web programming languages.
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