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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

    • $136.50 per credit (resident)
    • $204.75 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


    Number Title Crs
    Semester 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
    801-136 English Composition 1 3
    890-101 **College 101 2
    Total 17
    Semester 2
    152-107 Graphics for the Web 2
    206-108 Motion/Visual Effects 3
    206-110 Video/Sound Editing 3
    207-124 Animation 1 3
    207-126 Introduction to 3-D Animation 2
    804-1xx Mathematics Course 3
    Total 16
    Semester 3
    206-114 Animation Application 3
    207-128 3-D Animation 2 3
    207-130 Animation 2 3
    809-1xx Social Science Course 3
    809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
    Total 15
    Semester 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 63

    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.