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Interactive Media Design - Animation


Video: Interactive Media Design - Animation

Program Number: 10-206-4
School Year: 2017-2018
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: West Bend

Program Description

Interactive Media Design program students develop knowledge and skills to design and manipulate graphics, animations, sound, text and video into multimedia presentations used in developing products or creating advanced business presentations. Program graduates will be capable of creating animated and live videos, virtual worlds and commercials, applications used in mobile devices and touch screen kiosks, digital signage and other Web-based media.

This program is ideal for individuals seeking entry-level careers as interactive multimedia designers and animators or for those who are already working as Web developers, graphic designers and artists who are seeking to update and expand their skills. The program includes alternative courses. The Animation emphasis, for those having strong artistic talent, involves conceiving and designing two- and three-dimensional images and manipulating characters to interact with audio and video elements while the Motion Graphics emphasis includes courses that focus on animated graphics.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

  • $47,500

Approximate Costs

  • $132.20 per credit (resident)
  • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply the principles of design and storytelling to develop media products and services.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of media software, tools and technology.
  • Implement creative solutions from concept through completion.
  • Communicate creative rationale in formal and informal settings.
  • Implement project management skills to meet customer and market demands.
  • Apply effective and ethical business practices.

Career Opportunities

  • Animator
  • Digital Artist
  • Digital Media Designer
  • Interactive Media Designer
  • Motion Graphic Artist
  • Video Production Assistant
  • Multimedia Production Assistant
  • Freelance Digital Media Producer

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
  • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
  • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Number Title Crs
Term 1
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
204-100 Imaging Editing 2
204-102 Vector Illustration 1 2
206-104 Interactive Design and Authoring 3
206-106 Introduction to the Interactive Media Industry 1
207-122 Basic Drawing for Animation 3
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 14
Term 2
152-107 Graphics for the Web 2
206-108 Motion/Visual Effects 2
206-110 Video/Sound Editing 3
207-124 Animation 1 3
207-126 Introduction to 3-D Animation 2
801-136 English Composition 1 3
804-1xx Mathematics Course 3
Total 18
Term 3
206-114 Flash Animation Application 3
207-128 3-D Animation 2 3
207-130 Animation 2 3
801-1xx Communication Course 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
Total 18
Term 4
206-120 Team Production 3
207-132 Virtual Worlds and Game Applications 3
207-136 Advanced Image Manipulation (2D) 3
 - OR - 
207-138 Introduction to Maya (3D) 3
801-1xx Communication Course 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
Total 15
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 65

General Education Options

View the Interactive Media Design General Education Course Options.

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

Academic Planner

Current students, please see your Advisor for your academic planner.

Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

Students must own or purchase an approved laptop and software.

For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.