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2017-2018 Course Catalog

Interactive Media for Graphic Design


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This certificate will provide students with the opportunity to develop specific skills to design for a range of interactive media including websites, cellular telephones, personal digital assistants and other technology. The Interactive Media for Graphic Design certificate is designed for students in the Graphic Design  program or for individuals with prior graphic design experience who are looking to update their skills.

For more information about the Interactive Media for Graphic Design certificate, please visit our website at https://www.dmacc.edu/programs/graphicdesign/Pages/welcome.aspx.

Program Details


Location: Ankeny


Students start Fall semester.


Program Entry Requirements


  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Graduation Requirements


To earn an Interactive Media certificate, a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 1


Semester 2


Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 6


These credits are applicable to the AAS degree in Graphic Design .

Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


Costs Semester 1 Semester 2
Books (approximate)  0-30 0-35
Supplies/Equipment 15-100  

Approximate total for certificate: $921-$1,071**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Video production on a crew working on sets and in studios.
  • Define goals and audience content and assets.
  • Structure flowcharts and site maps.
  • Design page comps and production storyboards.
  • Build and test sites using Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Dreamweaver and other adobe software
  • Upload, launch and revise pages and sites.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Ability to learn new procedures and software technical skills quickly and independently.
  • A thorough knowledge of basic computer OS skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Desire and discipline to spend whatever time it takes to complete complicated projects.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?


  • Working in interactive media requires a dedication to keeping current with standards and software that change every year. Continuing self-education is a must.
  • Average starting salary for Graphic Design degree: $35,000 (U.S. Dept. of Labor)

Nondiscrimination Statement


DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6574, dkmckittrick@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2017)

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