Multimedia Studies, A.A. Degree
The purpose of the Multimedia Studies associate degree program is:
• to provide a multimedia transfer program in the area of digital design with an emphasis on the computer as a tool for the creation of animated and interactive presentation;
• to offer a degree program for those considering an entry level position in fields related to digital composition (animation, interactive programming, digital illustration, three-dimensional modelling, digital video production).
• to provide greater technical knowledge of the creative visual arts as they apply to multimedia design and production.
The course of study demands students’ time and dedication, and will provide them with transfer and career choices based upon ability and achievement.
The program is structured to equip students with a sound foundation in technical skills, design concepts, aesthetics, terminology and vocabulary and to provide awareness of the application of creative and critical thinking in the use of technical knowledge. A strong emphasis has been placed on the use of the computer as a production and composing tool.
Multimedia Studies Requirements
|Gen Ed||ENG* 101: Composition||3|
|ART* 121||Two-Dimensional Design||3|
|DGA* 111||Introduction to Computer Graphics||3|
| COM* 166
|Gen Ed||ENG* 110 : Introduction to Literature||3|
|Gen Ed||Mode 4||3|
| ART* 103
| Art History III or
Contemporary Art History
|DGA* 212||Advanced Computer Graphics||3|
|DGA* 261||Computer Animation||3|
|Gen Ed||Mode 6||3|
|GRA* 271||3-D Computer Modeling||3|
| DGA* 262
|Computer Animation II or
Game Design with Flash
|DGA* 283||Digital Video Editing||3|
|Gen Ed||Mode 5||3-4|
|Gen Ed||Mode 3||3|
|DGA* 287||Digital Short Films||3|
|DGA* 240||Web Page Design I||3|
|Elective||Liberal Arts & Science||3|
|Total Credits Required: 63-65|
‡ History elective: choose from any of the Mode 6 history choices: HIS* 101, HIS* 102, HIS* 121, HIS* 122, HIS* 201 or HIS* 202
‡‡ Computer studio electives include:
DGA* 214: Advanced Computer Graphics II
DGA* 216: Advanced Computer Graphics III
DGA* 273: 3D Computer Modeling II
DGA* 274: Computer Games Design with Flash
ART* 250: Digital Photography
ART* 281: Digital Photography II
Upon successful completion of all Multimedia Studies degree program requirements, graduates will
1. Demonstrate practical skills in computer-based multimedia production including animation, 3-D modelling, digital video, and interactive design and production.
2. Demonstrate an ability to plan multimedia and interactive projects and produce all the elements involved in such projects (graphics, sound, animations and video).
3. Demonstrate an awareness of a variety of software used in multimedia production and the ways that this software can be integrated in the development of projects.
4. Use their training to pursue employment in digital media development including, but not limited to, digital animation, 3-D modeling, digital sound engineering, digital video production and editing, CD-ROM and computer game development, digital graphic arts and special effects production.
In addition, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified with the General Education Core.
Division of Liberal Arts: 860-512-2663
Source: 2011-2012 Course Catalog
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