Multimedia Design

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The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Multimedia Design Program complements the student’s traditional training with digital skills. Students learn to use various software programs to create interactive and time-based media that target a specific market and objective.

Students in the Multimedia Design area develop expertise in the use of computers to manipulate images, prepare print layouts and create web designs. Through the projects assigned, students apply graphic design concepts using typography, photography, illustration, web programming, interface design, video and animation. Students are also trained in image processing, color correction and three-dimensional model building.

All of these skills are applied to class assignments that require students to identify a target market, develop a concept for that market and clearly communicate that concept both visually and verbally. The ability to manage workflow and multiple deadlines is essential in progressing from concept to output.

During their studies, students will produce a body of work that demonstrates their expertise in developing interactive and time-based presentations displaying awareness of context of display, non-linear linking structures, time-based media and user-oriented navigational systems.

Multimedia Design Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:
  • Create a body of work that applies graphic design concepts using typography, photography, illustration, web programming, interface design, video and animation.
  • Verbally and visually articulate design concepts using professional business communication.
  • Be able to identify a target audience, conceptualize a solution and develop an appropriate design for the problems presented.
  • Develop interactive and time-based presentations applying the following concepts and tools: context of reception; non-linear linking structures/information architecture; time-based media; web and interactive programming and user-oriented navigational systems. 
  • Manage workflow to facilitate deadlines with multiple projects.
  • Apply the ethical guidelines of the professional community.
 

Career Opportunities

  • 2-D Animation for Web, Film, and Television
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Web Page Designer
  • UX Designer
  • Interaction Designer

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Multimedia/Design

Sample Program

Semester 1

Fundamentals of Art I 5 Semester Credit Hours
Beginning Life Drawing I 5 Semester Credit Hours
College Composition I 3 Semester Credit Hours
College Success Seminar 1 Semester Credit Hour

 

Semester 2

Fundamentals of Art II          5 Semester Credit Hours
Beginning Life Drawing II 5 Semester Credit Hours
Anatomy 3 Semester Credit Hours

 

Semester 3

Typography I 5 Semester Credit Hours      
Web Design I 5 Semester Credit Hours
College Composition II 3 Semester Credit Hours
Art History I 3 Semester Credit Hours

 

Semester 4

Typography II 5 Semester Credit Hours 
2-D Computer Animation and Digital Video I 5 Semester Credit Hours
Oral Communication 3 Semester Credit Hours
Art History II 3 Semester Credit Hours

 

Semester 5

Web Design II 5 Semester Credit Hours 

(One of Thirteen) Introduction to 3-D Modeling/Animation, Digital Pre Press and Production, Packaging Design, Internship, 2-D Computer Animation II, Multimedia Scripting, Multimedia Web Video, Advertising, Corporate Design Branding, Environmental Design, Editorial/Book Design, Introduction to Photographic Imaging, Studio Lighting and Techniques       

5 Semester Credit Hours

Quantitative Literacy

3 Semester Credit Hours

(One of two) Film and Society or Introduction to Psychology

3 Semester Credit Hours

 

Semester 6


Interactive Design

5 Semester Credit Hours
(One of Thirteen) Introduction to 3-D Modeling/Animation, Digital Pre Press and Production, Packaging Design, Internship, 2-D Computer Animation II, Multimedia Scripting, Multimedia Web Video, Advertising, Corporate Design Branding, Environmental Design, Editorial/Book Design, Introduction to Photographic Imaging, Studio Lighting and Techniques         5 Semester Credit Hours

(One of three) Advanced Anatomy; Introduction to Science Labs; or Vision, Light and Color

3 Semester Credit Hours

(One of four) Film and Society; Film and Society: World Cultures; Psychology; or Adulthood: Relationships, Wellness, Stress and Longevity

3 Semester Credit Hours

 

Semester 7

Advanced Multimedia/Web Design

5 Semester Credit Hours

(Two of Thirteen) Introduction to 3-D Modeling/Animation, Digital Pre Press and Production, Packaging Design, Internship, 2-D Computer Animation II, Multimedia Scripting, Multimedia Web Video, Advertising, Corporate Design Branding, Environmental Design, Editorial/Book Design, Introduction to Photographic Imaging, Studio Lighting and Techniques        

10 Semester Credit Hours
   

Semester 8

(One of Thirteen) Introduction to 3-D Modeling/Animation, Digital Pre Press and Production, Packaging Design, Internship, 2-D Computer Animation II, Multimedia Scripting, Multimedia Web Video, Advertising, Corporate Design Branding, Environmental Design, Editorial/Book Design, Introduction to Photographic Imaging, Studio Lighting and Techniques        

5 Semester Credit Hours

Portfolio: Visual Communications

5 Semester Credit Hours

(One of five) Survey of American Illustration; History of Graphic Design; 20th Century and Contemporary Art History; Art History: Renaissance and Baroque; or World Art

3 Semester Credit Hours

(One of four) Film and Society; Film and Society: World Cultures; Psychology; or Adulthood: Relationships, Wellness, Stress and Longevity

3 Semester Credit Hours

 

122 Total Credits Required for the BFA Degree in Multimedia Design

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