Graphics and Digital Media

Overview

Graphics and Digital Media

From logos and layouts to game sprites and immersive environments, the Graphics and Digital Media programs at Long Beach City College provide students with valuable design and development skills to for the creative jobs of the future. In addition to preparing students for extended programs of study, we offer two certificate programs in both Graphic Design and Interactive Design and Animation. Our program of study provides students with both practical skills in learning to use the latest technology and software, paired with traditional making techniques and profession skills in concept development and presentation.

Graphic Design courses cover: branding and identity, layout and publication, packaging, typography in addition to courses in web and interaction design, motion graphics, and explorations into augmented reality and 3D printing.

The Interaction and Animation track prepares students for careers in comics, gaming, character design, post production and special effects, and 3D modeling and world-building.

Our LAC location includes a 26 station digital MAC lab with the adobe creative suite along with prototyping, motion and imaging software. The lab is equipped with scanners, a 3D printer, AR/VR gear, and gaming interfaces. The campus also offers a printmaking and silkscreening studio.

Our PCC location includes a 24 station digital MAC lab, a multi-station large studio for production.