Multimedia & Interactive Technology

Where creativity and technology meet

Multimedia & Interactive Technology

Where creativity and technology meet

Multimedia & Interactive Technology

Where creativity and technology meet

Returning Student Registration starts Feb. 6

New Student Registration starts Feb. 27

Spring Quarter 2018 Begins April 3

Consumers are demanding a wide array of interactive online products and services. Today’s businesses need skilled professionals to meet this growing demand. If you’re someone who’s both creative and analytical then our Multimedia & Interactive Technology program could be the right fit for you.

Program Options

Multimedia & Interactive Technology (MIT) is a two-year program that leads to an Associate in Technical Arts (ATA) degree. Consumers are demanding a wide array of interactive online products and services. To meet this growing demand and prepare students with media-rich web design, graphic arts, digital photography and videography, or game and app development skills, the MIT program offers a Web Designer degree; a one-year Web Assistant certificate; a Graphic Arts certificate; an Adobe certificate; a Game, App & Web Development certificate; a Digital Media Marketing certificate; a Digital Video certificate; and a Digital Photography micro-certificate. The Web Designer ATA degree and five of the certificates as well as the micro-certificate are available online.

Degree Paths

Multimedia-Web Designer, ATA
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Certificate Options

Adobe Certificate
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Digital Media Marketing Certificate
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Digital Video Certificate
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Game, App & Web Development Certificate
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Graphic Arts Certificate
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Multimedia & Interactive Technology Individual Technical Certificate
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Multimedia-Web Design Certificate
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Program Courses

Courses List
MIT 105 - Video Game Development I

MIT 105 - Video Game Development I

(5) Introduction to the art and science of applied two-dimensional game design. Covers how and why design decisions impact both players and gameplay. None

MIT 115 - Video Game Development II

MIT 115 - Video Game Development II

(4) Introduction to programming environments for students who are not experienced programmers. Covers simple logic, programming flow, and the use of variables. Introduction to the history of programming and the basic vocabulary of the programming industry. None

MIT 125 - Introduction to Interactive Multimedia

MIT 125 - Introduction to Interactive Multimedia

(5) Introduction to digital media terminology, concepts and trends. Use a variety of industry-leading software applications and technologies to create and design digital media. Prerequisite: Strongly recommended: Computer literacy and file management skills. Strongly recommended: Computer literacy and file management skills.

MIT 135 - Multimedia Design

MIT 135 - Multimedia Design

(5) Introduction to the design factors that apply to multimedia. Includes basic design components for text, graphics, screen layout, color and the use of metaphor. Covers digital design for computers through a series of tasks and projects. Prerequisite: Strongly recommended: computer literacy and file management skills. Strongly recommended: computer literacy and file management skills.

MIT 149 - Introduction to Web Page Design

MIT 149 - Introduction to Web Page Design

(5) Introduction to the technologies and concepts associated with website design and development. Create and design websites using HTML5 and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3). Student websites will be published and critiqued. Prerequisite: Strongly recommended: Computer literacy and file management skills. Strongly recommended: Computer literacy and file management skills.

MIT 199 - Cooperative Educational Experience

MIT 199 - Cooperative Educational Experience

(1-15) Supervised work experience in the field. Includes a weekly seminar. Prerequisite: instructor permission.

MIT 205 - Video Game Development III

MIT 205 - Video Game Development III

(5) Builds and expands upon the design theory and concepts taught in MIT 105. Apply the understanding of two-dimensional game design through the creation of fully functional levels for a professional real-time strategy game. Topics include various issues in level design such as aesthetics, resource balancing, and supporting game mechanics. Prerequisite: MIT 105.

MIT 212 - Digital Videography

MIT 212 - Digital Videography

(5) Introduction to digital videography. Essential techniques and hands on training on digital video equipment to capture quality digital video footage. Prerequisite: Strongly recommended: computer literacy and file management skills. Strongly recommended: computer literacy and file management skills.

MIT 215 - Introduction to Scripting and Programming II

MIT 215 - Introduction to Scripting and Programming II

(4) Serves as a foundation for higher level programming courses and projects. Provides the fundamentals in programming and culminates in a series of hands-on exercises using this knowledge to solve problems. Instructor may cover special topics in programming or scripting. Prerequisite: MIT 115.

MIT 220 - Adobe InDesign

MIT 220 - Adobe InDesign

(5) Introduction to basic and advanced page layout techniques. Use Adobe InDesign to design professional page layouts with graphics and typography. Prerequisite: Strongly recommended: computer literacy and file management skills. Strongly recommended: computer literacy and file management skills.

MIT 226 - Adobe Photoshop

MIT 226 - Adobe Photoshop

(5) Introduction to basic and advanced image editing techniques. Use Adobe Photoshop to create graphics, manipulate photographs, edit video, and prepare files for the web and print. Prerequisite: Strongly recommended: computer literacy and file management skills. Strongly recommended: computer literacy and file management skills.

MIT 227 - Adobe Premiere Pro

MIT 227 - Adobe Premiere Pro

(5) Introduction to basic and advanced video editing techniques. Use Adobe Premiere Pro to create import, edit and export digital video using transitions, compositing and other advanced effects. Prerequisite: Strongly recommended: computer literacy and file management skills. Strongly recommended: computer literacy and file management skills.

MIT 228 - Adobe Animate

MIT 228 - Adobe Animate

(5) Use Adobe Animate to create animation and interactivity for the web and video game programming. Prerequisite: Strongly recommended: computer literacy and file management skills. Strongly recommended: computer literacy and file management skills.

MIT 229 - Adobe Illustrator

MIT 229 - Adobe Illustrator

(5) Introduction to basic and advanced digital illustration. Use Adobe Illustrator to create vector-based graphics and artwork. Prerequisite: Strongly recommended: computer literacy and file management skills. Strongly recommended: computer literacy and file management skills.

MIT 235 - User Experience Design (UX)

MIT 235 - User Experience Design (UX)

(5) Introduction to user experience (UX) design principles and patterns. Prerequisite: Strongly recommended: computer literacy and file management skills. Strongly recommended: computer literacy and file management skills.

MIT 236 - Adobe Experience Design

MIT 236 - Adobe Experience Design

(5) Use Adobe Comet to design and prototype websites and mobiles apps. Prerequisite: Computer literacy and file management skills.

MIT 240 - Adobe Dreamweaver

MIT 240 - Adobe Dreamweaver

(5) Use Adobe Dreamweaver to design, develop and publish media-rich, dynamic websites that are responsive and accessible. Prerequisite: Strongly recommended: computer literacy and file management skills. Strongly recommended: computer literacy and file management skills.

MIT 249 - Advanced Web Page Design

MIT 249 - Advanced Web Page Design

(5) Introduction to the technologies and issues associated with advanced website design and development. Create and design dynamic, accessible, responsive websites using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and other advanced web development technologies. Prerequisite: computer literacy and file management skills as well as some experience with HTML and CSS strongly recommended.

MIT 260 - Search Engine Optimization

MIT 260 - Search Engine Optimization

(5) Learn essential tips and search engine optimization techniques. Improve the number and quality of visitors to a Web site as well as the Web site’s ranking on the most popular search engines. Prerequisite: Strongly recommended: Computer literacy and file management skills. Strongly recommended: Computer literacy and file management skills.

MIT 270 - CMS Fundamentals

MIT 270 - CMS Fundamentals

(5) A detailed look at the history, dynamics and types of Content Management Systems (CMS). Students will also be given hands-on experience setting up a CMS site, one of which will focus on the development of blogging skills. Prerequisite: Strongly recommended: Computer literacy and file management skills as well as some experience with HTML and CSS. Strongly recommended: Computer literacy and file management skills as well as some experience with HTML and CSS.

MIT 280 - Digital Portfolio

MIT 280 - Digital Portfolio

(5) Design a web-based digital portfolio to be used as an interactive resume, an archive of work, and a demonstration of aptitude, skill and proficiency. The digital portfolio will serve as a marketing tool that showcases ability and preparation for a career in graphic design, photography, web design, and/or video game design. Prerequisite: This is the capstone course within the MIT program. For students pursuing a certificate or degree in MIT, it is highly recommended that this course be taken during the student’s final quarter. Strongly recommended: Computer literacy and file management skills as well as experience with Web-based multimedia applications and tools is essential. Strongly recommended: Computer literacy and file management skills as well as experience with Web-based multimedia applications and tools is essential.

Courses List

 

Outcomes

Graduates of the Multimedia and Interactive Technology program will be able to:

  • Be prepared for entry-level jobs in the digital media industry in­cluding graphics arts, digital photography, web design, and game development.
  • Use contemporary and industry standard media design tools, appli­cations, technologies, processes and techniques to produce quality digital media products and solutions.
  • Design and produce a professional web-based digital media port­folio featuring an archive of work over time demonstrating student aptitude and proficiency.
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