Visual Communication AAS: Multimedia Track
- Two year program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- Full program offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood and LSC-North Harris
- Partial program offered at LSC-Montgomery and LSC-Tomball
- Visual Communications Department
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.
Please contact the Visual Communications Department for more information.
|First Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|ARTC 1302||Digital Imaging I||3|
|ARTC 1317||Design Communication I||3|
|IMED 1316||Web Design I||3|
|IMED 1345||Interactive Digital Media I||3|
|Second Semester Courses||15 Credits|
|IMED 1301||Introduction to Digital Media||3|
|ARTS 1316||Drawing I||3|
|IMED 2345||Interactive Digital Media II||3|
|ARTC 2305||Digital Imaging II||3|
|ARTC 1353||Computer Illustration||3|
|Third Semester Courses||9 Credits|
|ENGL 1301||Composition & Rhetoric I||3|
|First Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|IMED 1341||Interface Design||3|
|ARTV 1351||Digital Video||3|
|IMED 2313||Project Analysis and Design||3|
|Second Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|FLMC 1331||Video Graphics & Visual Effects I||3|
|FLMC 2331||Video Graphics & Visual Effects II||3|
|IMED 2311-or-IMED 2380||Portfolio Development2-or-Cooperative Education: Interactive Media2||3|
|Visual Communication AAS (Multimedia Track) Program Total||60 Credits|
Median wage: $52,1541
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Multimedia Designer2
- Interaction Designer2
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