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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Multimedia Studies

Career/Technical
AS Degree in Multimedia Studies
Certificate of Achievement in Multimedia Studies
Certificate in 2D Animation and Games

Multimedia Studies Program
Daniel Donnelly, Chair (530) 895-2880
Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378

About the Program
Multimedia Studies is a comprehensive program that recognizes the need to prepare the student for the world of work in today's high performance organization. This program delivers a dynamic, multidisciplinary, interactive, project-based curriculum designed to foster creativity, teamwork, and professionalism.

While providing laboratory experiences for the development of skills in multimedia and related technical areas, the student will also develop competencies in workforce preparation, such as in portfolio development, communications, and high performance organization workplace skills.

The Multimedia Studies Program New Media Lab is a state-of-the-art Macintosh-based multimedia lab equipped with industry standard computer and state-of-the-art multimedia applications.

All students will build a strong foundation of skills and knowledge in image design and sequencing, idea presentation, portfolio development, and an overview of the opportunities in Multimedia.



Career Opportunities
All areas of the multimedia industry are experiencing unprecedented growth in order to meet the industry's needs. At present, there is more demand for skilled, qualified, and knowledgeable workers than is available in the current labor pool.

Gainful Employment Information
Certificate of Achievement in Multimedia Studies:
www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0958200CA.html

To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.


AS Degree in Multimedia Studies 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Employ critical thinking and conceptual problem-solving skills to create a portfolio and body of work to be used for promotion, client and project acquisition as a freelance designer, and to be used for obtaining employment in the design industry.
  • Demonstrate expert use of equipment, materials and software when creating multimedia projects.
  • Discuss, write about, organize and produce works for presentation to clients, employers and implementation based on project needs.
Required courses for the major: 33 Units

Complete 33 units from the courses listed below. These courses are grouped according to Skill Sets to reflect specific interest areas. Students are encouraged, but not required, to complete at least one Skill Set as part of the 33 units required for the major.
MSP Skill Sets
Digital Photography
PHO 4 Color Photography Has prerequisite(s)3
PHO 8 Commercial Photography Has prerequisite(s)3
Graphic Design for Print and Digital Media
Three-Dimensional Arts
Interactive Web Design and Digital Authoring
MSP 75 Multimedia Production II Has prerequisite(s)3
Digital Audio and Video


Certificate of Achievement in Multimedia Studies 24 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Employ critical thinking and conceptual problem-solving skills to create a portfolio and body of work to be used for promotion, client and project acquisition as a freelance designer, and to be used for obtaining employment in the design industry.
  • Demonstrate expert use of equipment, materials and software when creating multimedia projects.
  • Discuss, write about, organize and produce works for presentation to clients, employers and implementation based on project needs.
Required courses for the certificate:
A Certificate of Achievement in Multimedia Studies will be awarded upon completion of 24 or more units from any courses listed above.24


Certificate in 2D Animation and Games 9 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Edit and create graphics for animation and gaming applications.
  • Create 2D animations using industry standard software.
  • Discuss the principles of animation and game design.
  • Create game assets and control them with Actionscript.
Required courses for the certificate:

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