Multimedia Design and Development Degree Courses
Through targeted coursework, you can learn key software applications in Adobe Creative Cloud, learn design principles, animation skills, web video editing, multimedia management, graphic media and production skills.
Multimedia Design and Development Course Descriptions
Business of Graphics
Emerging Multimedia Technologies
Visual Design Fundamentals
Advanced Design and Rapid Visualization
Digital Imaging Fundamentals
Advanced Web Design
Responsive Web Design
MDD310 Multimedia Standards
This course focuses on generally accepted usability and accessibility standards that are global, industry-wide, or legal for web and other media. In addition, students apply these standards to develop practices, policies and standards for effective management of multimedia projects and assets.
MDD340 Business of Graphics
This course focuses on issues critical to leading successful multimedia projects and businesses. Topics include scoping work for clients, legal considerations and financial aspects. In addition, the course introduces management principles applied to creative production. Students develop a pro forma media project plan that uses multiple resources.
MDD410 Emerging Multimedia Technologies
This course explores emerging and advanced topics in multimedia. Students explore advances in technology and their implications for design and development of multimedia.
WGD201 Visual Design Fundamentals
In this course students examine the foundation of visual design. Topics include the design process; elements of design, such as line, color, form, function and space; and combining elements for enhanced visual design. Students explore these topics through various projects and by applying concepts using appropriate software.
WGD205 Advanced Design and Rapid Visualization
Students in this course develop skills in creating graphic media. Students explore design and use of type, and the process of using rapid visualization for design concept and idea formulation, as well as create media that enhance user understanding.
WGD210 Digital Imaging Fundamentals
Students in this course learn concepts of digital imaging, including editing, optimizing and preparing images for web-based delivery. Topics such as color, special effects and compression formats are examined.
WGD229 Information Design
This course addresses principles of analyzing, explaining and communicating instructions, as well as ideas and information used in integrated text and graphics. Using a collaborative approach, students use real-world examples to explore user-centered design.
WGD232 Web Design
This course introduces fundamentals of web design principles and web content management. Topics include the user interface, web page conceptualization, page structure, extensible hypertext markup language (XHTML), cascading style sheets (CSS), WYSIWYG editors, scripting and web accessibility standards.
WGD235 Web Animation
This course focuses on design and production of animation within the constraints of web applications. Topics include file-size optimization, timing, formatting requirements and scripting. Automated animation techniques as well as user-mediated animation are addressed.
WGD242 Advanced Web Design
In this course, students work in teams to develop a web design for a fictitious company. Students research the company’s industry, evaluate competitors’ web designs and explore emerging web development tools that enhance production capabilities.
WGD251 Responsive Web Design
This course focuses on advanced web design techniques using hypertext markup language (HTML), cascading style sheets (CSS) and other scripting methods. Topics include current trends in web design and development, and planning and producing digital projects for various types of devices.
WGD260 Media Portfolio
This capstone course culminates in a professional portfolio that showcases students’ web graphic products, including component examples and web designs.