Interactive Media Design - Motion Graphics

Interactive Media Design - Motion Graphics video

Program Number: 10-206-4
School Year: 2015-2016
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.

Approximate Costs

  • $128.40 per credit (resident)
  • $192.60 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

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.   
  • Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Number Title Crs
Term 1
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
152-106 Web Site Design 3
204-100 Imaging Editing 2
204-102 Digital Illustration and Design 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 17
Term 2
152-107 Graphics for the Web 2
204-112 Digital Graphic Design 3
206-108 Motion/Visual Effects 2
206-110 Video/Sound Editing 3
207-126 Introduction to 3-D Animation 2
801-136 English Composition 1 3
804-107 College Mathematics 3
Total 18
Term 3
204-116 Digital Graphic Imaging 3
206-122 Video Camera and Lighting Techniques 3
207-128 3-D Animation 2 3
801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication 3
809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application 3
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total 18
Term 4
206-118 Designing for Mobile Applications 3
206-120 Team Production 3
206-126 Post Production 3
207-132 Virtual Worlds and Game Applications 3
801-198 Speech 3
809-195 Economics 3
Total 18
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 71

Exit Assessment

Successful completion of a capstone project is the exit assessment graduation requirement for this program.

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.

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.

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