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.
(One of four)Film and Society; Film and Society: World Cultures;
Psychology; Adulthood: or Relationships, Wellness, Stress and Longevity
(One of three) Advanced Anatomy; Introduction to Science Labs; or Vision, Light and Color
(One of four) Film and Society; Film and Society: World Cultures; Psychology; or Adulthood: Relationships, Wellness, Stress and Longevity
(One of two) Web Design II or Multimedia Scripting:
Advanced Interactive Programming
Studio Elective 200/300 or 400 level
(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
Portfolio: Visual Communications
(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
College Composition II
122 Total Credits Required for the BFA Degree in Multimedia Design