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Digital Media: Web and Multimedia Certificate Computer Studies Total Units: 19
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Term Effective: Fall 2019


The Digital Media: Web and Multimedia Certificate of Achievement provides students with the knowledge and skills to generate and manipulate graphics, animations, sound, text and video into consolidated and seamless website and multimedia presentations.

Web and Multimedia Developers should have a good understanding of multimedia design principles including interface design, principles of interaction design, foundations of image, video, and audio content creation, color theory, and typography. Designers need to understand how to optimize media content in a variety of scenarios as well as knowledge of website development. The program stresses a thorough understanding of HTML, CSS framework, 2-D Animation, JavaScript, video and audio editing and best practices. Students will design and deploy websites and multimedia content to meet the standards in the field and of clients from the community.

This program stresses the practical application of multimedia development skills in real life projects. Student projects focus on collaborative efforts 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 Web and Multimedia Developer exhibits strong work ethics, high standards, patience, strong people skills, and an attention to detail.

Job titles include: Web Multimedia Specialist, Interactive Designer, User-interface Designer, UIX Specialist, Multimedia Content Creator.

This program of study is also available as an Associate degree major option.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Complete professional projects, products, and other assignments using industry-standard web and multimedia applications.
  2. Demonstrate analytical, critical thinking and decision-making skills as they apply to web and multimedia design.
  3. Understand, apply, and integrate knowledge of the principles and standards of web and digital media design and demonstrate this in professional projects and assignments that rely on best design practices, software, programming and markup language expertise.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Digital Media: Web and Multimedia Certificate program are:

  • Complete 19 units from
    • Web Development Core Requirements
    • Web and Multimedia Emphasis Requirements

Web Development Core Requirements - complete 9.00 units
CS 50AWeb Development 13.00
CS 50BWeb Development 23.00
CS 50CWeb Development 3- JavaScript3.00
Web and Multimedia Emphasis Requirements - complete 10.00 units
CS 50.32Web and Digital Media Projects4.00
CS 70.11AAdobe Photoshop 13.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
CS 74.11Introduction to Digital Media3.00
CS 74.21ADigital Video Post-Production Techniques 11.50
CS 74.21BDigital Video Post-Production Techniques 21.50

Term Effective: Fall 2019

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.

Term Inactive: Fall 2022

Previous Versions:

Digital Media: Web and Multimedia - effective Fall 2017
Digital Media: Interactive Multimedia - effective Fall 2014
Digital Media: Interactive Multimedia - effective Spring 2012
Digital Media: Interactive Multimedia - effective Summer 2011
Digital Media: Interactive Multimedia - effective Fall 2010
Digital Media: Interactive Multimedia - effective Fall 2008
Digital Media: Interactive Multimedia - effective Fall 2007

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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