Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia

Course Descriptions

MULT 100 - Introduction to Multimedia
4 credits

Introduces students to the concept of multimedia and presents the latest developments in the field. Designed as the gateway to the major, the course will model in simplified form the way the major will function. Students will be introduced to basic skill competencies - both computer and non-computer - necessary for the major. General concepts relating to multimedia will be introduced including social, ethical and legal issues, among others. Collaborative work and group exercises will develop creative and non-linear thinking, team building and written and oral communication skills. Guest lecturers and workshop leaders will discuss and demonstrate the state of the current technology. Small multimedia projects will focus students on creating real-world products.

MULT 200 - Intermediate Multimedia
4 credits

All students will master basic skill and knowledge competencies in a number of areas. This mastery is accomplished within formal class structure but also may be gained externally in a number of alternative learning modes. The course centers on collaborative, active learning and is project-based. Team building methods are explored and teamwork is primary to all aspects of the course.

MULT 210 - Programming for Interactive Design
1 credit

MULT 211 - Web/Interactive Authoring: Tools and Techniques
1 credit

MULT 212 - Flash/Action Scripting and Shockwave: Tools and Techniques
1 credit

MULT 213 - Digital Imaging for the Internet: Tools ad Techinques
1 credit

MULT 214 - Digital Video/Visual Effects: Tools and Techniques
1 credit

MULT 216 - 2D Animation: Tools and Techniques
1 credit

MULT 217 - 3D Modeling and Animation: Tools and Techniques
1 credit

MULT 218 - Digital Sound: Tools and Techniques
1 credit

MULT 219 - Virtual Reality: Tools and Techniques
1 credit

MULT 220 - Media Theory, History and Criticism
4 credits

This course examines the shifts from linear to non-linear communication and the demand that places on the author and audience. Students will explore how the technology of computer-based new media communication brings freedoms and limitations and how traditional communication elements of design and color theory must be reconsidered in light of those challenges. Discussions will include how social and economic factors have created a technological-divide and how this divide has become a critical aspect of new media communication.

MULT 240 - Multimedia Community
1 credit

Hosted by the multimedia program, the Multimedia Community is a weekly series of one-hour sessions that include workshops, seminars, panel discussions, roundtables on internship experiences and client interaction, and other forms of presentations given by students, faculty and guest speakers. Many of the seminars and panel discussions focusing on the global connections of multimedia are open to the general campus community. The Multimedia Community's objective is to present technical, design, business, employment, legal and social issues that affect multimedia and other disciplines. Enrollment and attendance is mandatory for all prospective and declared majors and minors.

MULT 241 - Multimedia Community
1 credit

Hosted by the multimedia program, the Multimedia Community is a weekly series of one-hour sessions that include workshops, seminars, panel discussions, roundtables on internship experiences and client interaction, and other forms of presentations given by students, faculty and guest speakers. Many of the seminars and panel discussions focusing on the global connections of multimedia are open to the general campus community. The Multimedia Community's objective is to present technical, design, business, employment, legal and social issues that affect multimedia and other disciplines. Enrollment and attendance is mandatory for all prospective and declared majors and minors.

MULT 300 - Advanced Multimedia I
4 credits

Concentrates on developing each student's specialty in multimedia as well as assessing higher levels of skill and knowledge competency. Team projects focus on broader uses of more advanced multimedia technology. Emphasis is placed on user interface, advanced communication skills and content development.

MULT 301 - Advanced Multimedia II
4 credits

Continuation of 300.

MULT 313 - Advanced Programming for Game Development
1 credit

MULT 314 - Advanced Digital Video / Digial Effects
1 credit

MULT 317 - Advanced 3D Modeling and Animation
1 credit

MULT 340 - Multimedia Community
1 credit

Hosted by the multimedia program, the Multimedia Community is a weekly series of one-hour sessions that include workshops, seminars, panel discussions, roundtables on internship experiences and client interaction, and other forms of presentations given by students, faculty and guest speakers. Many of the seminars and panel discussions focusing on the global connections of multimedia are open to the general campus community. The Multimedia Community's objective is to present technical, design, business, employment, legal and social issues that affect multimedia and other disciplines. Enrollment and attendance is mandatory for all prospective and declared majors and minors.

MULT 341 - Multimedia Community
1 credit

Hosted by the multimedia program, the Multimedia Community is a weekly series of one-hour sessions that include workshops, seminars, panel discussions, roundtables on internship experiences and client interaction, and other forms of presentations given by students, faculty and guest speakers. Many of the seminars and panel discussions focusing on the global connections of multimedia are open to the general campus community. The Multimedia Community's objective is to present technical, design, business, employment, legal and social issues that affect multimedia and other disciplines. Enrollment and attendance is mandatory for all prospective and declared majors and minors.

MULT 350A - Professional Internship
4 credits

Internships are arranged with companies producing or specializing in multimedia-related materials. Each student applies, if possible, for an internship with a company that most closely fits with his or her special area of interest. A significant journal and work portfolio will be assessed at the end of the internship.

MULT 350B - Professional Internship
4 credits

Internships are arranged with companies producing or specializing in multimedia-related materials. Each student applies, if possible, for an internship with a company that most closely fits with his or her special area of interest. A significant journal and work portfolio will be assessed at the end of the internship.

MULT 440 - Multimedia Community
1 credit

Hosted by the multimedia program, the Multimedia Community is a weekly series of one-hour sessions that include workshops, seminars, panel discussions, roundtables on internship experiences and client interaction, and other forms of presentations given by students, faculty and guest speakers. Many of the seminars and panel discussions focusing on the global connections of multimedia are open to the general campus community. The Multimedia Community's objective is to present technical, design, business, employment, legal and social issues that affect multimedia and other disciplines. Enrollment and attendance is mandatory for all prospective and declared majors and minors.

MULT 441 - Multimedia Community
1 credit

Hosted by the multimedia program, the Multimedia Community is a weekly series of one-hour sessions that include workshops, seminars, panel discussions, roundtables on internship experiences and client interaction, and other forms of presentations given by students, faculty and guest speakers. Many of the seminars and panel discussions focusing on the global connections of multimedia are open to the general campus community. The Multimedia Community's objective is to present technical, design, business, employment, legal and social issues that affect multimedia and other disciplines. Enrollment and attendance is mandatory for all prospective and declared majors and minors.

MULT 475 - Capstone A
4 credits

The capstone course maintains and expands on the work done in previous classes. The capstone experience will also involve the yearlong development of contracted multimedia projects. The projects involve students in intense research and application of all that they have learned in the major, culminating in the delivery of an acceptable professional product.

MULT 476 - Capstone B
0 credits

Continuation of 475 The capstone course maintains and expands on the work done in previous classes. The capstone experience will also involve the yearlong development of contracted multimedia projects. The projects involve students in intense research and application of all that they have learned in the major, culminating in the delivery of an acceptable professional product.

MULT 482 - Developing Internet Content
4 credits

MULT 482-04: Introduces students to the concepts of creating modern Web pages using Web Standards such as XHTML and CSS. Topics include: HTML, XML, XHTML, CSS, usability and accessibility, web server configuration, search engine optimization, information architecture, visual design conventions and principles, server-side processing with PHP, HTML forms and Web traffic analysis.

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