Visual Communication AAS Degree: Multimedia Track
- Two year program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- Credits earned in the Multimedia Designer Certificate Level II program may be applied to this degree.
- Full program offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood and LSC-North Harris
- Partial program offered at LSC-Montgomery and LSC-Tomball
- Visual Communications Department
The goal of the Visual Communication program is to create a stimulating learning environment for students where they can pursue their specific interest within five areas of professional study: graphic design, multimedia, web design, video and post production 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.
The Multimedia Design program introduces students to the different facets of digital media technologies. Instructional topics include exposure to graphic design, web design, animation, and visual effects with video production. Students learn to apply creativity and technical skillsets to produce visual communication across a variety of media types. Additionally, instruction allows students to gain insight into marketing methodologies, user interface design, and technology project management, preparing them for various professional settings.
The Visual Communication Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded for successful completion of 60 credit hours that include a common core of academic and a selection of technical courses. A certificate in Visual Communication is structured to be completed in 2-3 semesters and is designed to provide a core understanding of a specific area.
Credits earned in the Multimedia Designer Certificate Level II program may be applied to this degree.
|First Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|ARTC 1302||Digital Imaging I||3|
|ARTC 1317||Design Communication I||3|
|IMED 1301||Introduction to Digital Media||3|
|ARTC 1353||Computer Illustration||3|
|Second Semester Courses||15 Credits|
|IMED 1341||Interface Design||3|
|IMED 1345||Interactive Digital Media I||3|
|ARTV 1351||Digital Video||3|
|ARTS 1316||Drawing I||3|
|ARTC 2305||Digital Imaging II||3|
|Third Semester Courses||9 Credits|
|ENGL 1301||Composition & Rhetoric I||3|
|Elective||Math (1314 or Higher; MATH 1332 Suggested)1||3|
|First Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|IMED 2345||Interactive Digital Media II||3|
|FLMC 1331||Video Visual Effects I||3|
|IMED 1316||Web Design I||3|
|Elective||Creative Arts/Language, Philosophy & Culture1||3|
|Second Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|IMED 2313||Project Analysis and Design||3|
|FLMC 2331||Video Visual Effects II||3|
|IMED 2311-or-IMED 2380||Portfolio Development2-or-Cooperative Education: Interactive Media2||3|
|Elective||General Education Elective1||3|
|Visual Communication AAS (Multimedia Track) Program Total||60 Credits|
Median wage: $67,3861
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Multimedia Designer2
- Interaction Designer2
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Lone Star College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College to award Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.