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.
Today’s businesses and organizations need skilled professionals to design media-rich online content and responsive websites, edit digital photos and video and develop games and applications. Students graduating with a degree or certificate in Multimedia & Interactive Technology will be trained to manipulate text, graphics, photos, animation, and video to design and develop content for online delivery. Students will be prepared for entry-level employment in web design and development, graphic arts, digital media marketing, digital photography, digital videography or game and app development. Coursework includes web design, digital photography, image manipulation, illustration, user interface design, digital marketing, digital videography as well as programming and scripting basics. Position titles include webmaster, web designer, web developer, web programmer, web assistant, media assistant, media planner, interactive media specialist, interface designer, animation specialist, computer programmer, programmer, graphic artist, computer specialist, modeler, game designer, game programmer, game developer, photographer, videographer, video editing specialist, digital marketing specialist, social media and marketing coordinator, digital media specialist, social media manager, social media director, social media analyst, social media developer, online advertising manager, and online advertising salesperson.
Work Experience in the Field
Students will participate in Cooperative Education (MIT 199 ), which is supervised work experience in an approved job. Credits and grades are based on job hours worked, work performance, and completion of the learning objectives specified in the learning contract. Concurrent enrollment in the Cooperative Education seminar or arranged seminar is required. A special project may be substituted for Cooperative Education with the approval of the Department Chair.
Program Learning 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, digital video, web design, and game and app 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 that demonstrates student aptitude and proficiency.
You May Study:
- Web Design & Development
- Digital Photography
- Content Management Systems (CMS)
- Image Creation & Manipulation
- Digital Video Editing
- Page Layout & Desktop Publishing
- Adobe Dreamweaver
- Adobe Animate
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Experience Design (XD)
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Premiere
- Multimedia Design
- User Experience (UX) Design
- Search Engine Optimization Techniques
- Video Game and Application Programming
Entry into the Program
Please apply at Enrollment Services. Students enter the program at the beginning of any quarter. Please be aware that some classes/sequences are not offered every term. Advanced standing may be requested for prior education or experience. For further information, please contact the Department Chair or Enrollment Services.
Associate in Technical Arts Degree
An Associate in Technical Arts degree (ATA) is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 90 credits in courses numbered 100 or above with an accumulated grade point average of 2.0. Courses must include completion of the technical major and general education requirements.
Within the MIT program, there is a Web Designer degree that is targeted to students who are interested in learning to develop and design media-rich, responsive websites.
Individual Technical Certificate
An Individual Technical Certificate may be developed in conjunction with other programs to meet marketable objectives and goals with Department Chair approval.
Micro-Certificates of Completion are designed for taking courses over a short period of time focusing on enhancement or development of a specific skill or set of skills. Micro-Certificate courses can help enhance employability skills or provide preparation for continuing education in the program area. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA or above in all required course work.
Multimedia & Interactive Technology Degrees and Courses
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