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The Interactive Media Design Major provides students with the knowledge and skills to generate and manipulate graphics, animations, sound, text and video into consolidated and seamless multimedia presentations for use in developing products or creations such as advanced business presentations and performance pieces, video games, movies, music videos, commercials, CD-ROMs, DVDs, touch screen computer kiosks, and web-based rich media.
The demand for individuals with multi-media design skills to produce rich media content is growing because increasingly more business and companies are hiring designers to create rich media content for employee training, on websites for sales and promotion, and for information and presentations.
These positions are found not only in web design companies but also in brick and mortar companies of all kinds that need people who can produce in-house the kinds of CDs, videos, sales and promotional and employee training rich media content that is rapidly becoming the standard in industry.
Regardless of whether the trend is to outsource or produce in house the rich media content required to develop presentations of all types, most companies are developing content non-textually to meet 21st century information needs.
This program of study is also available as a Career Certificate option. For more information, see the Computer and Information Sciences website.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:
Recommended Sequence of Courses
- Demonstrate analytical, critical thinking, and decision-making skills as they apply to interactive media design; and
- integrate knowledge of the principles and standards of rich-media design and demonstrate this in professional projects and assignments that rely on software, programming and markup language expertise.
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.
The requirements for the Digital Media: Interactive Multimedia (AA) program are:
Complete 37.5 units from
- Interactive Media Design Requirements
- Information Learning Resources Requirement
|Interactive Media Design Requirements - complete 36.50 units|
|APGR 72||Principles of Screen Design||1.50|
|ART 3||Introduction to Art and Design||3.00|
|CS 50.11A||Creating Webpages Using HTML and CSS 1||1.50|
|CS 50.11B||Creating Webpages Using HTML and CSS 2||1.50|
|CS 50.11C||Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)||3.00|
|CS 50.32||Web / Interactive Media Projects||4.00|
|CS 53.11A||Dreamweaver, Introduction to||3.00|
|CS 53.11B||Advanced Dreamweaver Topics||3.00|
|CS 70.11A||Adobe Photoshop 1||3.00|
|CS 74.11||Introduction to Digital Media||3.00|
|CS 74.21A||Digital Video Post Production Techniques 1||1.50|
|CS 74.21B||Digital Video Post Production Techniques 2||1.50|
|CS 74.31A||Intro to Web-Based Animation with Flash||3.00|
|CS 74.31B||Intermediate Concepts and Action Scripting with Flash||3.00|
|CS 99I||Computer Studies Occupational Work Experience Intern||0.50-8.00|
|Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:|
|LIR 10||Introduction to Information Literacy||1.00|
|LIR 30||Information Literacy for Research Projects||1.00|
The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.