Graphic Design & Illustration 

The Graphic Design & Illustration program offers degree and certificate options designed to prepare students to be graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, production or layout artists, publication artists, print advertising artists, desktop publishers, interface designers, or content designers.

Students take courses in creativity, design, typography, drawing, motion graphics, illustration, digital photography and more. After building a portfolio at Mt. San Antonio College, they either transfer to a four-year design program or begin a career in graphic design, web design, print design, advertising, TV, film, game design, digital effects and animation.

Why choose our program?
  • INDUSTRY-CONNECTED FACULTY: You’ll learn from top-notch faculty with real-world industry experience. 

  • GREAT FACILITIES: Our new Design Technology Center will give you access to the latest technology, software and equipment in a hands-on lab that’s always open and always staffed with one-on-one tutors. 

  • OUR STUDENT CLUB: Participating in our student club will give you an opportunity to grow your real-world work experience and design portfolio.

  • CAREER SKILLS: Not only will you expand your design and illustration skills, but you’ll learn career skills such as collaborating in teams and strong project management (using Basecamp software).

  • AFFORDABLE: Our program is competitive with other prestigious design colleges, but it’s also more affordable.

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Join Our Student Club!


Grid LogoImprove yourself and stand apart from your peers by gaining real world work experience. Grid is a professional development club that serves to provide students with the opportunity to get experience by serving the Mt. San Antonio College community. Grid collaborates with campus departments and clubs to provide them with quality graphic design and illustration work as students develop their skills. Our club also organizes events with speakers aimed at providing students with as much insight about the industry before hitting the job market.

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NOTE: Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information; however, students should consult
the College Catalog for the most current and accurate information regarding courses.