Multimedia Programming and Design

Department: Computer Science – Multimedia and Web Design

Total Credit Hours: 66-67 credits

This degree gives you a thorough knowledge of various multimedia software and scripting languages including graphics development, photo editing, video editing, creating 2D/3D animations, Web page design using HTML, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, content management systems and social media.

Our degree in Multimedia and Web Design focuses on integrating various up-to-date software and scripting languages to create a broad base in the field, preparing you for multiple career opportunities.

What Is Multimedia and Web Design?

This program option provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of multimedia and Web design. Students will be able to choose from courses that focus on Web page design and development, multimedia programming, 2D and 3D graphics and animation for the Web, video and sound editing, and dynamic scripting (programming) languages to create vibrant websites. Students will learn how to integrate different types of content (script, design, video, audio, etc.) into an artistically powerful whole multimedia project.

Web designers determine the look and feel of an entire website. Web art directors have a degree in commercial art or fine arts with a strong course background in graphic design, computer science or information systems. Specialized coursework in Internet and website technology is very helpful. Courses should include Internet software languages, website design using graphics and audio-visual techniques, website setup and maintenance and information security. Courses in marketing and advertising will strengthen your credentials. When seeking an entry-level position in this field, it is important to have a portfolio containing samples of your best work.

Occupational Outlook

Employment of Web and multimedia professionals is projected to grow 20 percent through 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and e-commerce.

Local/regional placement and outlook have been higher than average compared to the national outlook.

Salary Outlook

Nationally, established Web and multimedia professionals generally earn between $33, 130 and $58, 140 per year. Exceptional performers can earn in excess of $76, 450.

Opportunities for advancement and promotion after entry-level employment are typically higher with an A.A.S. degree compared to certificates.

Web and Multimedia Careers

SCC graduates are employed in a broad range of careers, including, but not limited to: multimedia developer, webmaster, Web programmer, game developer and creative director.

Required Courses

Subject Course Title Credits
General Education Requirements (24-25 credits)
Mathematics Applied Math or 3-4
Intermediate Algebra or higher
Communication English Composition I
Technical Writing
Oral Communication
Social Science U.S. History to 1877 or
U.S. History Since 1877 or
U.S. History Since 1945 or
History of Missouri or
American Government or
State & Local Government
Natural Science Any BIOLOGY Course or
Any CHEMISTRY Course or
Humanities Computer/Business Ethics
Elective Introduction to Data Processing
Core Course Requirements (33 credits)
Microcomputer Applications
PC Operating Systems
Basics of Data Communications
Programming Logic
Windows Multimedia
Computer Graphics (Adobe Illustrator)
Introduction to HTML
Digital Photo Editing (Adobe Photoshop)
Web Animation (Adobe Flash)
Beyond HTML/Portfolios Capstone
Content Management Systems (Word Press)
Electives (9 credits) - Choose three
Dynamic Programming Languages
3-D Animation (Sketchup)
Social Media Marketing for the Web
Web Design (Adobe Dreamweaver)
Digital Video Editing (Premiere/AfterEffects)
Topics in Multimedia
Mobile Apps Development
Database Programming (SQL)
Total Required Hours: 66-67 credits

* The Academic Skills Assessment is required before enrolling in math or English courses. If a student places into lower-level courses than are required for his/her degree, then the student needs to first enroll in lower-level courses before enrolling in the courses needed for graduation.

The student earning an Associate of Applied Science degree needs to be aware that the courses taken for the degree are specifically designed to help in obtaining employment after earning the degree and are not designed for transfer to a four-year institution. If the student wants to transfer courses, then the Associate of Arts degree should be pursued.

** Courses that will fulfill the graduation requirements for general education electives, social science, natural science and humanities are listed in the "Associate of Applied Science Degree Graduation Requirements" in the college catalog.

+ CPM 290 (Topics in Multimedia) independent study course for students who want to study multimedia in depth, needs appropriate prerequisite and instructors permission.

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