Multimedia Design

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This program gives students the freedom to be creative, imaginative, and inspired artistically to design presentations for entertainment, industrial and commercial use. Students will learn to use hardware such as digital and video cameras, and projectors in conjunction with the computer and the internet.
The course content is designed to create animations, manipulate photographs, create pictures, presentations podcasts and web sights using state-of-the-art Illustrator software. Both platforms of personal computers and Apple Macs are taught. Finally, students complete a digital portfolio showcasing their “best works”.
Median annual wages of Web Developers, Multimedia Artists and Animators were were $62,500 in 2012Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Courses of Study

• Visual Communication Skills
• Print Publishing
• Web Design
• Color Theory
• Animation
• Digital Photography
• Videography
• Advanced Software Training

Career Paths

• Multimedia Artist
• Animator
• Web Designer
• Photographer
• Videographer
• Visual Designer
• Interactive Designer

Employment of web developers is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and ecommerce.
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Certifications

• WOW Certified Apprentice Webmaster, Web Designer
• Microsoft Office Certified Web Developer Apprentice
• Adobe Software Certifications

Post-Secondary Opportunities

• Art Institute of Pittsburgh
• CCAC
• Edinboro University
• Indiana University of PA
• Oakbridge Academy of Arts
• Pittsburgh Technical Institute
• Point Park University
• Robert Morris University

*Gainful Employment Disclosure for Adult Students