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    interactive media design - animation


      Video: Interactive Media Design - Animation

      Program Number: 10-206-4
      School Year: 2019-2020
      Associate of Applied Science Degree
      Campus: West Bend
      This program is eligible for financial aid

      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

      • $134.20 per credit (resident)
      • $201.30 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

      Visit the Admissions Page for details


      Semester 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
      801-136English Composition 13
      890-101**College 1012
      Semester 2
      152-107Graphics for the Web2
      206-108Motion/Visual Effects3
      206-110Video/Sound Editing3
      207-124Animation 13
      207-126Introduction to 3-D Animation2
      804-1xxMathematics Course3
      Semester 3
      206-114Animation Application3
      207-1283-D Animation 23
      207-130Animation 23
      809-1xxSocial Science Course3
      809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
      Semester 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
      Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements63

      Institutional Requirements

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

      Program Guide

      For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

      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.