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Interactive Multimedia Design Major

The Interactive Multimedia Design Major provides students with the knowledge and skills to generate and manipulate graphics, animations, sound, text, and video into consolidated and seamless multimedia presentations for use in developing products or creations, such as advanced business presentations and performance pieces, video games, movies, music videos, commercials, CD-ROMs, DVDs, touch screen computer kiosks, and Web-based rich media.

The demand for individuals with multimedia design skills to produce rich media content is growing, since more and more businesses and companies are hiring designers to create rich media content for employee training, Web sites for sales and promotion, and for information and presentations. These positions are found not only in Web design companies, but also in many organizations that need people who can produce in house the kinds of CDs, videos, sales, promotional, and employee training materials with rich media content that is rapidly becoming the standard in industry.

Regardless of whether the trend is to outsource or produce in house the rich media content required to develop presentations of all types, most companies are developing content non textually to meet 21st century information needs. This program of study is also available as a Career Certificate option.

Interactive Multimedia Design Requirements - complete 34.0 units
Course # Course Name Units Delivery
      CL OL
first semester course of study 13.0 CL OL
ART 3 Introduction to Art & Design 3.0 X  
CS 50.11A Creating Web pages Using HTML & CSS 1 1.5 X X
CS 50.11B Creating Web pages Using HTML & CSS 2 1.5 X X
CS 70.11A Adobe Photoshop 1 3.0 X X
CS 74.11 Introduction to Digital Media 3.0 X  
LIR 10

LIR 30 
Introduction to Information Literacy
or
Information Literacy for Research Projects
1.0 X X
second semester course of study 12.0 CL OL
CS 50.11C Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) 3.0   X
CS 53.11A Dreamweaver, Introduction 3.0 X X
CS 74.21A  Digital Video Production Techniques 1 1.5 X  
CS 74.21B Digital Video Post-Production Techniques 2 1.5 X  
CS 74.31A  Intro to Web-Based Animation with Flash 3.0 X X
third semester course of study 12.5 CL OL
APGR 72
Principles of Screen Design 1.5   X
CS 50.32  Interactive Multimedia Project Development 4.0 X X
CS 53.11B  Intermediate Concepts and Action Scripting with Flash 3.0 X  
CS 71.11A Dreamweaver Intermediate 3.0 X  
CS 99I  Computer Studies Occupational Work Experience Intern 1.0    
  Total Units 37.5