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Media Design Technology

Associate Degree Program - 66 Credits

Media Design Technology is a deadline-oriented field that will let your creativity show. Do you enjoy translating an idea or words into a visual concept? In just two years, you could be on the job combining art and technology to create websites, advertisements, business reports or brochures. 

As a Graphic Designer, you will be skilled at various industry design software as well as a strong communicator. 

Your other duties might include:

  • Collaborating with writers / web developers
  • Presenting design concepts to stakeholders
  • Incorporating changes from clients or art director
  • Reviewing materials before print / online publication
  • Translating complicated concepts to concise designs 

Strong design is key to selling and marketing, making graphic designers essential to industries such as advertising and promotions, marketing and public relations. As an in-demand graphic designer, you also will need to understand cross-platform issues, print preflighting standards, and design solutions for a variety of media and audiences.

Job Placement Rate


Southeast Tech's Media Design Technology program boasts a 100% job placement rate among its 2023 graduates.*

* View details and methodology of the Graduate Outcome Report.


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Why Study Media Design Technology at Southeast Tech?

During your Media Design Technology training in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, you will learn industry software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver and XD. In George S. Mickelson Center, you will study and master design principles that propel your work to the professional level. In addition, you will learn to use printers, iPads, scanners, tablets, projectors and cameras.

Your coursework also helps you: 

Complete a Capstone Project: You will present your work at a Portfolio Show, which draws local and regional industry professionals. 

Chart a different path: You could use your STC training to teach at a design school or college. But the opportunities don’t stop there. Other graphic designers choose to combine more diverse passions into their career by working with landscape architects, interior or industrial designers, or architects. 

Strengthen your best qualities: As a top Graphic Designer from Southeast Tech, you will have great attention to detail, exhibit accountability and understand deadline management. 

Where Will You Work as a Graphic Designer?

With your STC degree, you will find employment in a range of settings, including magazines, websites, app developers, big and small businesses, and user interface design companies.

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Southeast Tech’s Media Design Technology curriculum includes classes in Design Fundamentals, Media Writing, Portfolio Design, Motion Graphics and Design Development. 



Costs are calculated based on a charge of $255 per credit hour, plus applicable fees.

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Media Design Technology
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Media Design Technology
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"I've been exposed to so many new things I never knew I would be capable of: logo design, composition, animation, web design - the list goes on. It opened many doors for me and has created a future I didn't think was possible for myself."

– James Haight, 2018 Graduate

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