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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

    • $130.35 per credit (resident)
    • $195.53 per credit (out-of-state resident)
    • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
    • Fees shown are 2016-2017 fees; 2017-2018 fees will be available as soon as they are approved.

    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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    Courses

    NumberTitleCrs
    Term 1
    103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    204-100Imaging Editing2
    204-102Vector Illustration 12
    206-104Interactive Design and Authoring3
    206-106Introduction to the Interactive Media Industry1
    207-122Basic Drawing for Animation3
    890-101**College 1012
    Total14
     
    Term 2
    152-107Graphics for the Web2
    206-108Motion/Visual Effects2
    206-110Video/Sound Editing3
    207-124Animation 13
    207-126Introduction to 3-D Animation2
    801-136English Composition 13
    804-1xxMathematics Course3
    Total18
     
    Term 3
    206-114Flash Animation Application3
    207-1283-D Animation 23
    207-130Animation 23
    801-1xxCommunication Course3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
    Total18
     
    Term 4
    206-120Team Production3
    207-132Virtual Worlds and Game Applications3
    207-136Advanced Image Manipulation (2D)3
     - OR - 
    207-138Introduction to Maya (3D)3
    801-1xxCommunication Course3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    Total15
     
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements65

    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

    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.