Bachelor of Arts
Multimedia majors are full of ideas, and they have the skills to make them reality. As a student, you will evolve creative concepts into practically applied works across multiple mediums, preparing you for the career of your choice.
So whether your future lies in web design, film, animation, digital music, graphic design, or video games, you’ll be prepared to master the medium.
Bring your ideas to life
If you have an artistic flair and a knack for computer programs, a career in multimedia may be the right choice. Multimedia majors are full of ideas, and they have the skills to make them reality. As a student, you will evolve creative concepts into practically applied works across multiple mediums, preparing you for the multimedia career of your choice.
Express creativity through technology
We create a supportive and engaging environment where you’ll have the opportunity to discover, shape and express your creative voice through dynamic media. You’ll learn the theory and practice of how a single premise is developed into a creative concept and practically applied across:
- Digital cinema
- Immersive experiences
- Gaming platforms
- Emerging technologies
Build a foundation in liberal arts
California Lutheran University’s Core-21 provides a solid base in the liberal arts. The multimedia core courses and classes drawn from the entire University curriculum enhance that foundation. These include classes in art, theater, music, communication, business, computer science and education.
You’ll acquire a fundamental creative, technical and administrative competency across these disciplines. You’ll develop ideas into concepts, characters and stories. You’ll acquire cross-platform computer skills and in-depth knowledge of software applications. You’ll gain essential interpersonal skills and a collaborative attitude to function well in a professional, team oriented business environment.
Learn the business of multimedia
Moving beyond media literacy, you’ll understand industry theories and processes, best practices and the tools and techniques to create and develop entire media franchises. So whether your future lies in web design, film, animation, digital music, graphic design, or video games, you’ll be prepared for real world application.
Work in a brand new facility
Our new two-story, 20,000-square-foot William Rolland Art Center houses both the Multimedia and Art departments. Inside you’ll find a screening room, multipurpose computer labs, and dedicated video and sound production and editing spaces. Filled with beautiful natural light, the building features high ceilings with exposed beams and ducts and many environmentally friendly features.
Apply for the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Scholarship
If you have superior talent in music, theatre, or art, then you should apply for a VAPA Scholarship. This scholarship awards up to $30,000 and requires an audition.
Offered as a major (BA) and a minor.
- Digital Gaming
- Graphic Design / Print
- High Definition Digital Cinema
- Interactivity, Web & Mobile Devices
- Visual Effects, Motion Graphics & Animation
Popular Minor Pairings
Due to the many emphases Multimedia has to offer, I am able to collaborate with classmates who may be studying motion graphics, graphic design, and video game animation. This has also given me the opportunity to create a variety of projects from a comic book cover to cartoon caricatures.Eliza Weber '20
I had an internship with Teamwork Athletic in San Marcos, California. It was everything and more that an undergraduate student could wish for. They gave me the opportunity to create and conceptualize my own designs. This internship did everything to complement my studies here at Cal Lutheran.Zack Vanderzel
This program is sound preparation for careers in a broad range of media fields including animation, concept design, computer games, creative development, digital cinema, directing, e-commerce, gaming, high definition (HD) and interactive television production, project management, Web development, and visual effects.
Our alumni study at:
- Video Symphony
- Musician’s Institute
- San Francisco Academy of Arts
- University of Connecticut
- Simmons College
- Gnomon 3D Modeling & Animation School
Our alumni work for:
- Aim & Fire Music Group, LLC
- CBS Paramount
- Go West Events & Multimedia
- Magaurn Video Productions
- Mechnology Visual Effects
- Paradox Development
- Marketing Maven Public Relations
- Avodah Publishing
- Web Designer
- Multimedia Specialist
- Lead Designer
- Production Artist
- Music Coordinator
- Graphic Designer
- Assistant Editor
- Art Director
of Cal Lutheran graduates find a job or enroll in graduate school within nine months