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Multimedia Program

2016-2017

Description

This program is designed to provide students of multimedia the opportunity to develop necessary foundation skills, master the tools and processes, and undergo industry standards production experiences. The program provides students with a comprehensive approach to the field of multimedia. The program curriculum is structured so as to provide students with a balance between aesthetic and practical design application. Upon completion of this program, students will be qualified for entry-level employment in the multimedia industry.

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Program Goals

The Multimedia program provides educational instruction and career opportunities to students electing majors and /or courses in multimedia through a fully transferable Associate degree and for certificates in specialized multimedia fields.

Career Options

Multimedia Certificate of Performance: Sales/ Advertising Presentation Developer, Flash Developer

Multimedia Associate of Science: Animator, Interactive Writer, Web 2D/3D and Video Content Producer, Sales/Advertising Presentation Developer

Award Type Units
Certificate of Performance:
Digital Video 14
Flash 16
Multimedia Survey 17
New Media Publishing 12
Video Game Development 16
Certificate of Achievement:
3D Animation and Modeling 32
Interactive Media Production 30-31
Associate of Science Degree:
Multimedia 32-34*

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

program learning outcomes

Students who complete the Multimedia Program will be able to:

  • Technological Awareness: Students will develop interactive websites using Flash software and Dreamweaver software.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will be able to analyze specific multimedia problems or situations and identify possible solutions, including predictive analysis, synthesis of information, resourcefulness, and troubleshooting.
  • Communication: Students will be able to choose the appropriate mode of communication for a specific situation and then communicate ideas, concepts, and solutions through effective written and oral communication.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Certificate of Performance

Digital Video*

Successful completion of this program qualifies individuals for entry-level employment as digital video producers in the multimedia industry.

Courses: Units
MULT 101 Introduction to Multimedia 4
MULT 112 Beginning Flash 4
MULT 123 Digital Video 3
MULT 137 3D Animation I: Introduction to 3D Animation 3
Total Units = 14

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Flash*

Successful completion of this program qualifies individual for entry-level employment as an animator, web site designer and creator of web applications using Flash in the multimedia industry.

Courses: Units
MULT 101 Introduction to Multimedia 4
MULT 112 Beginning Flash 4
MULT 114 Intermediate Flash 4
MULT 116 Flash Game Development 4
Total Units = 16

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Multimedia Survey*

Successful completion of this program qualifies individuals for entry-level multimedia positions as authors, product designers, and web page designers.

Courses: Units
MULT 101 Introduction to Multimedia 4
MULT 112 Beginning Flash 4
ARTF 150A Two-Dimensional Design 3
Select two courses from:
ARTF 152 Color Theory or
ARTF 150B Beginning Graphic Design or
ARTF 210A Life Drawing I or
MULT 122 Vector Image Editing or or
MULT 123 Digital Video or
MULT 127 Creating User-Centered Content or
MULT 137 3D Animation I: Introduction to 3D Animation or
MULT 139 3D Animation II: Character Design for Film and Video Game Production or
MULT 141 3D Animation III: Realism, Physics and Particle Systems or or
MULT 143 3D Animation IV: 3D Short Film Production 
3
Total Units = 17

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

New Media Publishing*

Successful completion of this program qualifies individuals for entry-level employment in the multimedia industry in multimedia publishing.

Courses: Units
MULT 101 Introduction to Multimedia 4
MULT 112 Beginning Flash 4
MULT 121 Digital Image Editing I: Introduction to Photoshop 3
MULT 161 Digital Image Editing I: Introduction to Photoshop 1
Total Units = 12

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Video Game Development*

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for entry-level design and development positions in the video game industry.

Courses: Units
MULT 116 Flash Game Development 4
MULT 120 Video Game Development I: Introduction to Game Design 3
MULT 137 3D Animation I: Introduction to 3D Animation 3
MULT 139 3D Animation II: Character Design for Film and Video Game Production 3
MULT 141 3D Animation III: Realism, Physics and Particle Systems 3
Total Units = 16

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Certificate of Achievement: Multimedia

3D Animation and Modeling

Courses Required for Major: Units
MULT 101 Introduction to Multimedia 4
MULT 112 Beginning Flash 4
MULT 121 Digital Image Editing I: Introduction to Photoshop 3
MULT 123 Digital Video 3
MULT 127 Creating User-Centered Content 3
MULT 137 3D Animation I: Introduction to 3D Animation 3
MULT 139 3D Animation II: Character Design for Film and Video Game Production 3
MULT 141 3D Animation III: Realism, Physics and Particle Systems 3
MULT 143 3D Animation IV: 3D Short Film Production 3
Select three units from:
ARTF 150A Two-Dimensional Design or
ARTF 150B Beginning Graphic Design or
ARTF 152 Color Theory or
ARTF 155A Freehand Drawing I or or
ARTF 210A Life Drawing I
3
Total Units = 32

Interactive Media Production

Courses Required for Major: Units
MULT 101 Introduction to Multimedia 4
MULT 112 Beginning Flash 4
MULT 114 Intermediate Flash 4
MULT 121 Digital Image Editing I: Introduction to Photoshop 3
MULT 123 Digital Video 3
MULT 127 Creating User-Centered Content 3
MULT 137 3D Animation I: Introduction to 3D Animation 3
MULT 165 Webpage Creation with Dreamweaver 3
Select one course from:
MULT 116 Flash Game Development or
MULT 122 Vector Image Editing or
MULT 139 3D Animation II: Character Design for Film and Video Game Production or
MULT 141 3D Animation III: Realism, Physics and Particle Systems or
MULT 143 3D Animation IV: 3D Short Film Production or 3
ARTF 150A Two-Dimensional Design or 3
ARTF 150B Beginning Graphic Design or
ARTF 151 Three-Dimensional Design or
ARTF 152 Color Theory or
Total Units = 30-31

Associate of Science Degree

Multimedia

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree.

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommend Electives: Art - Fine Art 100 , 150A , 210A ; Communications Studies 135 ; Computer and Information Science 190 ; English 101 ; Multimedia 114 , 127 , 137 , 139 , 141 , 143 ; Computer Business Technology 161 , 126 ; Psychology 101.

Courses Required for Major: Units
MULT 101 Introduction to Multimedia 4
MULT 112 Beginning Flash 4
MULT 121 Digital Image Editing I: Introduction to Photoshop 3
ARTF 123 Digital Video 3
Select 18 to 20 units from:
ARTF 150A Two-Dimensional Design 3
ARTF 151 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ARTF 152 Color Theory 3
ARTF 210A Life Drawing I 3
MULT 114 Intermediate Flash 4
MULT 116 Flash Game Development 3
MULT 120 Video Game Development I: Introduction to Game Desi0 3
MULT 122 Vector Image Editing 3
MULT 127 Creating User-Centered Content 3
MULT 137 3D Animation I: Introduction to 3D Animation 3
MULT 139 3D Animation II: Character Design for Film and Video Game Production 3
MULT 141 3D Animation III: Realism, Physics and
Particle Systems
3
MULT 143 3D Animation IV: 3D Short Film Production 3
CBTE 161 Learning the Internet 1
CBTE 126 Document Processing 3
Total Units = 32-34

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.