Associate in Science Degree

The Multimedia degree program prepares students for careers in the field of interactive multimedia production used in business, marketing, education, entertainment and the World Wide Web. Students learn interactive multimedia design, authoring and production including graphics, audio, video and animation. Graduates leave with a portfolio of work and internship experience that prepares them for careers as multimedia producers, web designers, project managers or media production specialists. The following sequence of courses is strongly recommended. Both full-time and part-time students should contact a multimedia faculty member before registering.

Students should take foundation courses first then choose other courses as desired or necessary.

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 Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Integrate text, graphics, images, audio, video and animation within interactive multimedia production environment based on sound fundamental design principles. This includes common technology, terminology, production techniques, and software applications as they relate to the digital arts and multimedia fields.
  2. Apply technical and aesthetic techniques involved with digital image editing for the commercial graphics, video production and multimedia industries. This includes scanning, masking, retouching, digital color theory, common file formats, typographic effects, image processing adjustment and filtering, and performance options.
  3. Apply technical and aesthetic techniques involved with the production of digital illustrations for the commercial graphics, video production, and multimedia industries. This includes the exploration of spline-based drawing tools and the various techniques used to create vector-based artwork; path construction and editing; color theory; gradient and pattern construction; typographic and filter techniques; and various output options.
  4. Apply technical skills involved with the successful acquisition, editing, manipulation and distribution of digital video as it relates to the multimedia production field. In addition, digital video theory and standards coupled with its use within interactive media, web streaming, conferencing, DVD and digital devices.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the techniques and technologies used in creative sound production within the digital environment. This includes acquisition methods, mixing, editing and the fundamental operations of various software applications.
  6. Apply production techniques and technologies involved with the fundamentals of effective web site publishing. Using industry standard applications, the process of planning, mapping, interface design, programming, graphic production, and multimedia integration involved with common web page construction.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental technical and aesthetic techniques involved with the authoring of interactive multimedia productions.
  8. Apply creative and technical processes behind the production of animated image sequences. This includes 2-dimensional digital techniques; motion graphics; rotoscope techniques; compositing; basic sound production, sound synchronization; basic editing asethetics; and DVD portfolio production.

Graduation Checklist

Multimedia Degree – Graduation Checklist

A Graduation Checklist is a printable list of course requirements you will use when you meet with your academic advisor each semester.  The checklist helps you keep track of your progress from when you first enter MxCC to when you are ready to graduate.


Multimedia by Degree Requirements

Foundation Courses(The following courses must be taken prior to other requirements) 15 Credits
+ ENG*101 Composition 3
ART*121 Two-Dimensional Design  3
DGA*101 Introduction to Digital Arts  3
DGA*110 Computer Graphics  3
+ DGA*120 Digital Imaging I  3
General Education Requirements 15-16 Credits
Math Elective (MAT*137 or MAT*104)++  3
Science Elective 3-4
Humanities Elective  3
Social Science Elective   3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
Additional Program Requirement 15-16 Credits
Multimedia Software Applications  3
Choose 1:+ DGA*223 Digital Illustration,

+ DGA*260 Animation,

+ DGA*231 Digital Page Design I,

+ DGA*182 Digital Video Technology

+ DGA*250 Interactive Multimedia Production   3
+ COM*287 Advanced Media Production 3
+ COM*295 Internship I  3
+ GRA*150 Intro. to Graphic Design  3
Additional Program Electives 12 Credits
Choose 12 credits from among the following:COM*131 Audio Production (3)

COM*142 Television Production (3)

+ COM*264 Advanced Editing Workshop (3)

+ GRA*246 Digital Pre-Press I (3)

GRA*251 Advanced Graphic Design (3)

Web Design and Related Courses

+ DGA*241 Internet Web Design I (3)

+ DGA*242 Web Design II(3)

+ CSC*220 Object Orientation Programming using Java (3)

12
Open Elective 3 Credits
 Total Credits:
 60-61

 

Multimedia (Digital Arts) by Semester

Full-time students should follow the four-semester sequence listed below in order to graduate from this program in two years.

First Semester (Fall) 15 Credits
ENG*101 Composition 3
ART*121 Two Dimensional Design   3
DGA*101 Introduction To Digital Arts  3
DGA*110 Computer Graphics  3
Math Elective (MAT*137 or MAT*104)++   3
Second Semester (Spring)   15 Credits
DGA*120 Digital Imaging I   3
DGA*250 Interactive Multimedia Production   3
Program Elective (DGA*/COM*/ART*)   3
Humanities Elective  3
Social Science Elective  3
Third Semester (Fall) 15-16 Credits
GRA*150 Introduction to Graphic Design  3
Program Elective(DGA*/COM*/ART*)  3
Program Elective (DGA*/COM*/ART*)  3
Multimedia Software Application (DGA*)   3
Science Elective   3-4
Fourth Semester (Spring)  15 Credits
COM*287 Advanced Media Production  3
COM*295 Internship I   3
Program Elective (DGA*/COM*/ART*)   3
Liberal Arts Elective   3
Open Elective  3
Total Credits:
 60-61

 

Any additional Art/Communications/Information Systems/Digital Arts course may fulfill a Program Elective with permission of a multimedia faculty member. Please see complete listings in the course catalog or contact a multimedia faculty member for more information. Multimedia Program Coordinator, 860-343-5795 — Records & Admissions, 860-343-5719

+ This course has a prerequisite.
++ Placement testing is required.