What Coursework is Included in a Typical Multimedia Arts & Design Program? ACR Takes a Look.
|3D Digital Art and Design Fundamentals|
|Digital Art and Design Criticism|
|Emerging Technologies in Media Arts|
|Idea Development and Media Writing|
|Photography for Communications|
|Web Design and Visual Web Development|
|Writing for Media|
What is Multimedia Arts & Design?
Multimedia arts & design is the creation of images and content using the latest design techniques and technology. Multimedia art includes animation, audio, interactivity, still images, text, and video. Multimedia artists and designers may combine traditional forms of art such as painting or sculpture with any of the mediums mentioned above.
What are the Types of Courses for Multimedia Arts & Design Programs?
A typical multimedia art & design program curriculum consists of a combination of general education courses, core courses, electives, and studios. General education courses may fall into a number of categories such as the arts, humanities, natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, writing and speaking, health and wellness, integrative studies, and quantification.
Examples of core courses and electives include:
- 3D Digital Art and Design Fundamentals
- Animation Fundamentals
- Application Development Design Studio
- Design Concepts
- Digital Art and Design Criticism
- Digital Arts: Computer Graphics
- Digital Imaging
- Emerging Technologies in Media Arts
- Idea Development and Media Writing
- Interactive Design
- Intermediate Object-Oriented Application Development
- Logo Design
- Motion Graphics
- Photography for Communications
- Visual Studies
- Web Commerce
- Web Design and Visual Web Development
- Writing for Media
In their senior year, multimedia arts & design majors will complete a final project such as a portfolio, demo-reel, or other work. In addition, students will have the opportunity to enroll in the school’s internship program. Some internships are paid, while others offer school credit. Either way, an internship is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field and make valuable contacts in the industry.
What Can I Do With a Degree in Multimedia Arts & Design?
Multimedia arts & design graduates work in the entertainment industry, advertising, graphic design, web design, design, publishing, at museums, and in education. Possible job titles include animator, motion graphics artist, art director, advertising account manager, multimedia design engineer, flash designer, production designer, environmental & exhibit designer, multimedia production artist, multimedia developer, illustrator, 3-D artist, web artist, multimedia coordinator, technical artist, multimedia developer, and game artist.
Schools to Consider: