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The Digital Media:Interactive Multimedia 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.
This program stresses the practical application of multimedia development skills in real life projects. Students work in teams to create content for non-profit organizations in Sonoma County. The ability to work in a group, communicate with a client, resolve problems, meet deadlines, and understand the content development cycle is just as important as understanding the software and programming aspects of multimedia. This hands-on approach ensures that as students complete the program, they will have practical experience, as well as finished multimedia projects to feature in an electronic portfolio.
A successful Multimedia Developer exhibits strong work ethics, perfectionist standards, patience, strong people skills, and an attention to detail.
Job titles include Interactive Designer, User-interface Designer, UIX Specialist, Multimedia Content Creator, Interface Architect, Video Editor, Web Multimedia Specialist.
This program of study is also available as a Career Certificate option. For more information, see the Computer Studies website.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:
Recommended Sequence of Courses
- Complete professional projects, products, and other assignments in applications such as Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, and various other video editing and web-design software applications;
- demonstrate analytical, critical thinking and decision-making skills as they apply to interactive media design;
- 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; and
- complete professional projects, products, and other assignments in applications such as Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop and various other video editing and web-design software applications.
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 32 units from
- Web Development Core Requirements
- Interactive Multimedia Emphasis Requirements
- Information Learning Resources Requirement
|Web Development Core Requirements - complete 12.00 units|
|CS 50A||Web Development 1||3.00|
|CS 50B||Web Development 2||3.00|
|CS 50C||Web Development 3||3.00|
|CS 57.11||Introduction to Social Media||3.00|
|Interactive Multimedia Emphasis Requirements - complete 19.00 units|
|CS 50.32||Web and Digital Media Projects||4.00|
|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|
|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||Introduction to 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.