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Interactive Media
Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Media and Creative Arts
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-206-3


For Information:

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview —
Prepare for a career in the multimedia, animation, and web design and development fields. MATC's unique facilities, in combination with the program's curriculum, offer you a comprehensive background in multimedia and website production. Coursework covers skills in graphic design, digital audio/video, interface design, web design and development, and animation. Portfolio and internship courses are included to allow you to compile samples of your work and initiate a job search.

You should have normal vision and hearing, normal color and depth perception, as well as a well-developed imagination with a talent for visual problem-solving. Important to your success in this program is your ability to work as part of a team, to work under stress, and to meet deadlines.

 

Career Outlook — Society's growing information orientation has created ongoing employment opportunities for multimedia and web producers. This program is also useful for those who use media in their current occupation, such as teachers, trainers, advertising and marketing specialists.

 

Added Career Value — You can earn the Web Designer technical diploma on the way to completing this degree program. See your advisor for details.


Program Learning Outcomes —
Employers expect program graduates to possess the following skills:

  • Project planning
  • Interactive interface design
  • Multimedia authoring
  • Animation
  • Web page design
  • Web page scripting
  • Photography
  • Digital audio/video production

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment
  • Demonstration of basic computer skills in operating systems, word processing and the internet
 

Possible Careers:
3D Digital Artist
Animator
Audio/Video Production Technician
Creative Director
Interface Designer
Media Specialist
Multimedia Developer
Web Designer
Web Developer


Related Programs:

Animation
eBusiness Technology Analyst
Graphic Design
Mobile Application Designer
Photography
Television and Video Production
Web Designer


Start Dates: August/January

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits


( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students



(1)


VICOM-154

Digital Darkroom Techniques ‡

3

 


(1)


VICOM-150

Introduction to Digital Media ^

3

 


(1)


VICOM-108

Multimedia Scripting Basics ^

3

 


(1)


VICOM-128

Web Development with HTML/CSS ^

3

 


(2)   VICOM-134 Audio Production ‡

     3 

 

(2)


VICOM-152

Interactive Design for Multimedia ‡ ^

3

 


(2)


VICOM-123

Website Development ‡ ^

3

 


(2)   COMART-103
Design Elements and Principles

     3

 

 

(3)


ANIM-156

Broadcast Animation ‡

3

 


(3)


VICOM-105

Multimedia and Web Authoring ‡ ^

3

 


(3)


VICOM-137

Interactive Video ‡

3

 


(4)


VICOM-140

Visual Communications Practices ‡

2

 


(4)


VICOM-145

Visual Communications Portfolio ‡

3

 




           SELECT NINE CREDITS

FROM THE FOLLOWING THREE-CREDIT COURSES:

     9






VICOM-136


Advanced Multimedia Techniques ‡



 


 


VICOM-135

Interactive Multimedia Systems ‡

 

 


 


VICOM-162

Database-Driven Web Design ‡ ^

 

 


 


VICOM-124

Content Management Systems ‡

 

 




VICOM-125

Advanced Website Development ‡ ^


 




VICOM-126

Mobile Web Development ‡ ^


 


    EBUS-118 Social Media Technologies ^
 

 

 
    PHOTO-101 Digital Fundamental Photography
   

 

    COMART-182 Graphic Arts Business Skills
 

 

 
    CAS-143 User Experience UE 2.0
   

 

GENERAL STUDIES





ECON-195

Economics

3





(or) Any 200-series ECON course






ENG-151 and


Communication Skills 1 ‡ ^


3




ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3





(or) ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course



           
   
MATH-107

College Mathematics ‡
      
     3
 

 

       (or) Any 200-series MATH course
   



NATSCI-167


Science of Technology

3





(or) Any 200-series NATSCI course






PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


3





(or) Any 200-series PSYCH course






SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3





(or) Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course






ELECTIVES

Suggested Electives: Three Credits Needed

     3



ANIM-106

Principles of 3D Animation





PHYED-210

An Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness



   

VICOM-127 

Illustrated Storytelling


 


TOTAL CREDITS: 69

‡ Prerequisite required.

^ Counts toward the Web Designer technical diploma.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL EDUCATION courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For course descriptions, times, locations or to register online, visit  INFOnline.

 

Page updated September 2014.