Multimedia Communications

Degrees and Certificates

Courses

MEDIA 110: Introduction to Multimedia Graphic

Credits 5

This course concentrates on the creative and practical exploration of computer graphics and page layout design. Students will explore basic concepts of digital media, terminology and acquire hands-on experience working with industry standard page layout and illustration software. This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 111: Introduction to Multimedia Web

Credits 5

Learn fundamental concepts and skills of multimedia content development and website design. Students will create multimedia elements with Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and open-source applications. Manipulate photographs, design animated web banners and graphic rollover buttons. Explore interface design and embed multimedia presentations in a webpage. Good computer file management and typing skills is recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 114: Audio and Lighting Technology

Credits 5

Learn technical and artistic sound recording and lighting for theater and live stage performances.  Students will explore theories, techniques, and equipment for stage lighting and audio production.  Students will learn how to use lighting and sound systems and consoles and apply theories of light and sound in a final project.  This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 115: Introduction to Digital Video

Credits 5

This course introduces students to digital video, audio, motion graphics, and digital filming techniques. Students will plan, film, edit, and stream short digital videos on the internet. Students enrolling in this class must supply their own digital video camera and have good computer skills. This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 116: Video and Live Projection

Credits 5

Learn practical and aesthetic concepts of filming and syncing audio, video, and light for projections at live theater and events. Students will use video cameras and projection technologies for screens and projection mapping.  This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 145: Directing & Production

Credits 5

Introduction to documentary styles, filmmaking, directing, and production management, web promotion, broadcast, and screening. Students will learn the critical production decisions involved in documentary digital video production while producing short films. An overview of production methods such as idea development, research, proposal and scriptwriting, budgeting, and working with cast and crew with innovative collaborative tools. Students will discuss rights clearances, common challenges, and ethical issues. This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 155: E-Book Design and Publishing

Credits 5

Design, publish and promote e-books and interactive publications for multiple devices on the web. Use digital publishing software to create and implement effects such as page rotation, scrolling text, and interactive images. Learn how to distribute an e-book or e-publication to an app store. Good computer and typing skills is recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 170: Introduction to Graphic Design

Credits 5

Introduction to the formal elements of graphic design. Explore contemporary design issues and examine the history and psychology behind design communications. Use page layout software to create materials for publication and produce a final printed portfolio of student work.  This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 175: Principles of Digital Photography

Credits 4

Designed to teach students the principles of digital photography with an emphasis on the discovery of solutions for artistic challenges to composition, lighting, color and photographic technology. Students will explore the cultural influences of visual communication and the evolution of traditional photography into the digital age. Good computer and file management skills are recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 195: Infographic and Data Visualization

Credits 5

Learn the foundational elements of digital storytelling and infographics in various media for education, training, information and promotion. Create immersive, interactive, and engaging narratives that deliver moving and enduring messages through multimedia techniques. Develop persuasive and visually attractive graphics that communicate information more effectively in various digital media that deliver data audiences remember. Good computer file management skills is recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 196: Intro to 3D Design

Credits 5

Explore the fundamental techniques of 3D creation, capturing, and rendering. Create objects and characters that can be used for 3D environments, interfaces and printing. Good computer file management skills is recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 201: Digital Image Editing I

Credits 5

Provides fundamental digital imaging skills. Learn to scan, optimize, enhance, colorize, and combine photographs. Emphasis will be placed on editing photographs, color management, and acquiring a basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop. Good computer and file management skills are recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 202: Advanced Image Editing

Credits 5

Use practical techniques to professionally manipulate photographs and automate digital image production tasks. Create special effects for type, photos, and web graphics with industry standard software (Photoshop). Students will produce an informational multimedia presentation on the topic of a global issue, and design a webpage portfolio to showcase course projects. This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 203: Advanced Digital Photography

Credits 5

Course takes students beyond the basics of digital photography as they increase the depth of their aesthetic expression and photographic technique. Students will complete a series of directed projects designed to stimulate creative ideas, expand visual communication skills, improve composition, and develop their own unique body of work using digital cameras and photographic technologies. Students supply their own camera. This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 204: Digital Illustration

Credits 5

Introduction to computer illustration with Adobe Illustrator. Learn basic through intermediate computer drawing skills, and use precision digital art production tools. Create professional quality vector graphics for printed materials, multimedia projects, and web presentation. This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 206: Database Driven Websites

Credits 5

This course introduces the fundamentals of database driven website development using the PHP programming language and MySql relational database management system. Students will learn web application programming fundamentals by developing a relational database and PHP web applications. Students will also gain hands-on experience working with web application security and common web application features like create, read, update and delete. Basic understanding of HTML recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 212: Digital Portfolio

Credits 5

Students will produce a website portfolio of digital media and artwork that showcases creative and technical skills. This capstone course is to guide students through the process of creating multimedia web portfolios for the need for college transfer applications and employment in related fields. Students will select, organize, develop, and present a collection of work that exhibits individual efforts, progress, and achievements. This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 215: Digital Video Projects

Credits 5

Learn advanced digital video production, editing, filming, and lighting in field situations. Explore multiple documentary genres, community outreach, video logging, and video podcasting. Work in teams to produce and edit video documentary shorts that capture a story to achieve informational or emotional ends. Basic digital video editing skills recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 224: Digital Storytelling

Credits 5

Emerging technologies and new digital literacies require content creation that is retentive, absorbing, interactive, and social. Learn about media such as augmented reality that includes digital input overlapping the real-world environment, virtual worlds, and experiential projection spaces. Good computer file management skills recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 235: Multimedia Production for Performances

Credits 5

Project based class teaches students how to create visual effects that enhance live performances through video, projection mapping, sequencing, lighting, music, and imagery.  Apply special effects, best practices, and real-world considerations of integrating digital media and projections for theater, concerts, or live performances.  This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 240: Business for Photography

Credits 5

Learn the business skills needed to succeed as a professional photographer in today's competitive marketplace. Develop a professional photography portfolio and use social media to promote a photography business. This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 245: Nature and Macro Photography

Credits 5

Learn the tools and techniques required for succeeding in capturing stunning nature and macro photography. An introduction to the equipment, exposure, focus, subjects, light, composition, and photographic process needed for expertise in nature photography. Fields trips when possible. This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 250: Photographic Lighting

Credits 5

Learn how to capture, create, and place the proper lighting to capture timeless and classic imagery.  Learn how to work with both natural and studio lighting.  Field trips when possible. This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 260: Internship

Credits 1 5

Thirty-three hours per credit. Internship in a workplace setting of the student’s choice, based on needs and interests. This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 275: Social Media Marketing

Credits 5

Develop and market a business presence and webpage on the Internet with social media and open source web applications. Explore online consumer behavior and Internet marketing campaigns. This class may include students from multiple sections.

MEDIA 299: Integrated Study-Honors

Credits 2

In this capstone honors course, students will complete a project relevant to their career pathway and program. The project will integrate at least two Business and IT programs (Business Administration, Administrative Office Systems, Computer Applications Technology, Multimedia Communications, Cybersecurity & Computer Forensics, or Information Technology) to provide breadth and relevance to the project.  This class may include students from multiple sections.