Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Graphic and Multimedia Design

Visualize Your Talents, and Your Success

Graphic and multimedia design is all around us: streaming videos, apps, games, websites and social networks. Learn how to create interactive online experiences with DeVry University’s Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Graphic and Multimedia Design. The Graphic and Multimedia Design Specialization will help you master the artistic and coding skills that marketing departments, advertising agencies and animation studios often seek. It will also prepare you for valuable industry certifications, including the Adobe® Certified Associate exam. Learn online or in our hybrid format, whichever works best for you.

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Our Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Graphic and Multimedia Design will help you explore the way media, can be more interactive and provide richer and more customized user experiences (UX). The Graphic and Multimedia Design Specialization can help you master visual design applications in Adobe® Creative Cloud®, understand how to design for different media types, and learn to translate user needs into functionality. Our curriculum was designed with concepts from the Adobe® Certified Associate (ACA) exam, providing students with the preparation they need to sit for the ACA exam to earn additional credentials.

Choose to specialize in Graphic and Multimedia Design when you earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Design and Development.

Adobe® Certification Exams

The knowledge and skills embedded in the Undergraduate Certificate in Website Design provide students with a basis for taking external industry certification exams, including the Adobe® Certified Associate exams1.

An Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification validates that you have basic, entry-level skills in digital communication, creation, and design using Adobe software. Certification by Adobe is an immediate way for you to stand out and be noticed.

The ACA exam is offered in six areas:

  • Visual Communications using Adobe® Photoshop®
  • Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe® Illustrator®
  • Web Authoring Using Adobe® Dreamweaver®
  • Video Communication Using Adobe® Premiere®
  • Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe® InDesign®
  • Interactive Media Using Adobe® Flash® Professional

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Multimedia Design and Development with Graphic and Multimedia Design Specialization in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.



What You'll Learn

The Graphic and Multimedia Design Specialization covers the following:

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    Multimedia Integration

    Use multimedia authoring tools and techniques to create interactive websites and dynamic web applications by integrating assets such as video, audio, images and animation.
  • database methodology icon

    Database Methodology

    Study concepts and methods fundamental to database development and use, including data analysis, modeling and structured query language (SQL) Explore the basic functions and features of database management system (DBMS).
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    Content Creation and Management

    Write, design or edit web page content, or direct others producing content.
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    Web Technology

    Understand current web technologies and web development practices.
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    Code Review

    Learn to evaluate code to ensure that it is accessible, valid and properly structured; meets industry standards; and is compatible with browsers, devices or operating systems.
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    Software and Programming Proficiency

    Understand and use web programming languages, such as HTML5 and CSS3 as well as industry-specific software, such as Adobe Creative Cloud®.
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    Web Development

    Learn to use cascading style sheets (CSS), databases and code to improve the operation of front- and back-end website development.

Your Financial Aid Options

Learn about scholarships, grants and loans that can help make your tuition more affordable.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Graphic and Multimedia Design Specialization may consider careers such as:

  • Multimedia Artist Animator

  • Multimedia Designer

  • Multimedia Producer

  • Multimedia Specialist

  • Web Animator

  • Web Graphic Designer

Specialized Courses

Graphic and Multimedia Design

GMD311 Web Video Fundamentals with Lab
GMD341 Advanced Imaging with Lab
GMD371 Advanced Illustration with Lab
GMD451 Animation with Lab
WBG340 Programming Multimedia for the Web with Lab

Program Courses

Business and Computing

BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab

Multimedia Core

CIS363B Web Interface Design with Lab
MDD310 Multimedia Standards
MDD340 Business of Graphics
WGD201 Visual Design Fundamentals
WGD205 Advanced Design and Rapid Visualization
WGD210 Digital Imaging Fundamentals
WGD229 Information Design
WGD235 Web Animation
WGD242 Advanced Web Design
WGD251 Responsive Web Design

Career Preparation

MGMT404 Project Management
TECH460 Senior Project
WGD260 Media Portfolio

General Education Courses

Communication skills2

ENGL1123 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication

Humanities4, 5

LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

One of:

ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
ETHC445 Principles of Ethics

One of:

HUMN303 Introduction to the Humanities
HUMN304 Multi-Ethnic Humanities

Social Sciences

ECON3126 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society

One of:

SOCS325 Environmental Sociology
SOCS350 Cultural Diversity in the Professions

Mathematics and Natural Sciences7

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI2288 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

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Related Programs

Note: Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must take an additional six semester-credit hours of general education coursework from among the following course areas: communication skills, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Courses selected in humanities or social sciences should be upper-division coursework (DeVry courses are numbered 300-499).
1Adobe Certification Programs,,, visited January 11, 2016. Adobe, the Adobe logo, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
214 for students enrolled at a New Jersey location.
3Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
4Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
512 for students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location.
6Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.
711 for students enrolled at a New Jersey location.
8Students enrolled at a New Jersey location may take SCI200 to fulfill this requirement.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.