Multimedia Design Technology


The Multimedia Design Technology (MMDT) program at Ridgewater College provides students with design and software skills that will enable the developer to design in any application and for any client. Students gain the ability to mix in animation, illustration, photo-editing, image creation and interactivity to produce amazing products.​

Using a project-oriented approach, the Multimedia Design and Web Design programs aim to develop and nurture the creativity, passion, and industry knowledge required for meaningful employment in computer-aided multimedia design.

Students enrolled in this program will benefit from:

  • Personalized attention
  • Comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for learning
  • Real-world community projects
  • Group activities to develop teamwork skills
  • Education that evolves with technology
  • Development of a portfolio to share with prospective employers at the MMDT Portfo​lio Show

Students who earn Ridgewater’s AAS Degree in Multimedia Design Technology have the option to a seamless transfer of those credits through a 2+2 partnership to Bemidji State University to work toward a bachelor’s degree.

This program is Online Possible 

Our flexible delivery methods, including broadcasting and recording class sessions via WebEx, helps students with scheduling difficulties. We use various distance learning technologies to allow students to take classes from home or work. Most lectures and demonstrations are recorded so students can view them at their convenience for more clarification or review.

Multimedia is transforming the world of information communication as design, video, audio and photography technologies move into the digital realm. This is an emerging, evolving, and exciting industry being used to produce interactive touch screens, generate dynamic presentations, design web pages, and present information in its most creative and stimulating forms.​

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Students who enroll in the Computer Support Technology Program and Multimedia Design programs are required to purchase a laptop computer with the following specifications:  



  • Intel® Core i5 as a minimum. Core i7 suggested. See note below regarding AMD.
  • BIOS must support virtualization
  • Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows 8, 8.1, or Windows 10
  • 8GB of RAM minimum
  • 500GB free hard disk space 

Mac OS​

  • Intel® Core i5 as a minimum. Core i7 suggested.
  • Mac OS X v10.10, or v10.11
  • 8GB of RAM minimum
  • 500GB free hard disk space 

  • Under no circumstances, can there be less than 8GB of RAM. 
  • BIOS must support virtualization. Most do today, but the student must verify.
  • Intel processor required for Android programming course.  AMD does NOT work for HAXM virtualization in this course.

Students are free to buy any laptop that meets the above requirements. The college does offer students the ability to purchase HP laptops at educational pricing through BusinessWare.  Apple computers can be ordered through the Apple Educational store for current students.  

Required accessories

  • Headset with microphone
  • 6’ Ethernet cable

Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.