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Overview

Description

Multimedia design is the art of integrating multiple forms of media. It is used in websites, instructional media design, information kiosks, social media and many other interactive applications. The LSC Visual Communication program offers a Multimedia Designer Certificate and a Multimedia AAS degree for a growing number of industries including advertising agencies, large corporations, film and TV production companies, and self-employment.

Students study a wide range of digital technologies used in multiple areas of media design. Topics integrate classic principles of fine art including fundamental aspects such as line, form, composition and color, and drawing skills. Web design, graphic design, videography, digital sound, file optimization, 3D animation and motion graphics are all part of the Multimedia Designer track. Students learn to work in a team environment as well as individually, and all under reasonable deadlines.

The LSC Visual Communication program trains today’s digital designers in the communication media of the future. The goal of the program is to create a stimulating learning environment where students can pursue their specific interests within six areas of professional study: graphic design, multimedia, web design, video and post production, motion graphics and 3-D animation. Design services, publishing, advertising, public relations, computer systems design and related services contain areas of employment for the visual communication graduate.

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Contact

Please contact the Visual Communications Department for more information.

First Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTC 1317 Design Communication I 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
IMED 1301 Introduction to Digital Media 3
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
IMED 1345 Interactive Digital Media I 3
ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
IMED 1341 Interface Design 3
FLMC 1331 Video Graphics & Visual Effects I 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
IMED 2345 Interactive Digital Media II 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
IMED 2313 Project Analysis and Design 3
FLMC 2331 Video Graphics & Visual Effects II 3
IMED 2311-or-IMED 2380 Portfolio Development2-or-Cooperative Education: Interactive Media2 3
Multimedia Designer Certificate Program Total 45 Credits

Footnotes

  1. Capstone Course

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Career Options

Median wage: $52,1541

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Animator2
  • Multimedia Designer2
  • Interaction Designer2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."

Footnotes

  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

Tuition

Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $792 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.