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Applied Design/Media: Multimedia Arts and Communication

Award Type: Associate in Science

The Multimedia program provides a comprehensive foundation in the electronic arts at the core of our increasingly audio-visual culture. Our project-based Multimedia training fosters artistic and technical skills in the digital media including imaging, video, audio, animation, and interactive interface design. Multimedia students can build their own emphasis in web design, video post-production or animation through their choice of electives. The A.S. degree in Multimedia prepares students for transfer to four-year programs in the digital media, and for entry-level employment in the creative industries.

The graduate of the Associate in Science in Applied Design/Media: Multimedia Arts and Communication will:

  • Analyze and explain diverse multimedia products in terms of design, techniques, and point of view.
  • Employ a range of software programs to create and manipulate digital imagery, audio, animation, and video.
  • Design, build, test and present websites, animations, motion graphics sequences, interactive disks.
  • Plan and budget a project for presentation to a client.
  • Produce a website or electronic portfolio that showcases individual multimedia competencies.

Program Requirements

A major of 35 units is required for the degree. Required core courses (26 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
ART 101 Art Appreciation 3.0
or
ART 104 Art History Renaissance to Modern 3.0
or
FILM 101 Film as Art and Communication 3.0
ART 108 Design 1 on the Computer 3.0
or
GRPH 108 Design 1 On The Computer 3.0
FILM 110 Introduction to Motion Picture and Video Production 4.0
GRPH 111 Digital Imagery Lab 1.0
GRPH 112 Digital Imagery 3.0
MMAC 101 Introduction to Multimedia 2.0
MMAC 102 Introduction to Multimedia Lab 1.0
MMAC 112 Web Page Design 3.0
MUS 118 Intro to Electronic Music 3.0
PHTO 170 Digital Photography 3.0

Plus a minimum of 9 units selected from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
ART 107 Computer Fine Art 3.0
ART 115 Introduction to Animation 3.0
or
MMAC 115 Introduction To Animation 3.0
FILM 111 Intermediate Motion Picture and Video Production 4.0
FILM 117 3D Computer Animation 1 3.0
or
MMAC 117 3D Computer Animation 1 3.0
FILM 118 3D Computer Animation 2 3.0
or
MMAC 118 3D Computer Animation 2 3.0
FILM 125 Computer Video Editing 3.0
or
MMAC 125 Computer Video Editing 3.0
FILM 126 Introduction to Motion Graphics 3.0
or
MMAC 126 Introduction to Motion Graphics 3.0
FILM 127 Digital Video Post-Production 3.0
or
MMAC 127 Digital Video Post-Production 3.0
FILM 128 Intermediate Motion Graphics 3.0
MMAC 128 Intermediate Motion Graphics 3.0
MMAC 114 Dynamic Internet Design 3.0
GRPH 116 Digital Portfolio 3.0
GRPH 118 Introduction to Web Graphics 3.0
GRPH 360 Applied Design Graphics Lab 1 0.5 - 1.0 units
MUS 116 Sound Production Techniques 3.0
MUS 117 Electronic Music MIDI Recording 3.0

General Education Requirements

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