Multimedia and Web Design A.A.S.

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.

Occupation Overview

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.

Career Services

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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.

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.

Sources: FOCUS Online Career and Education Planning Systems.

Degree Name: Multimedia and Web Design A.A.S.
Degree or Program: Computer Science
Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Description:
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.
General Education Requirements
Must Include:
24-25
  COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
Mathematics Any MAT 105,121, or higher Applied Math, Intermediate Algebra or higher 3-4
Communication ENG 101
ENG 115  
SPE 101
English Composition I
Technical Writing
Oral Communication
3
3
3
Social Science HIS 101
HIS 102
HIS 115
HIS 270
POL 101 or
POL 102
U.S. History to 1877
U.S. History Since 1877
U.S. History Since 1945
History of Missouri
American Government
State & Local Government
3
Natural Science   Any BIO, CHM or PHY 3
Humanities CPT/BUS 105 Computer/Business Ethics 3
Elective CPT 115 Introduction to Data Processing 3
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE: 33
  CPT/BTC(BAS)103 Microcomputer Applications 3
  CPT 106 PC Operating Systems 3
  CPT 121 Basics of Data Communications 3
  CPT 165 Programming Logic 3
  CPM 120 Windows Multimedia 3
  CPM 170 Computer Graphics (Adobe Illustrator) 3
  CPM 160 Introduction to HTML 3
  CPM 210 Digital Photo Editing (Adobe Photoshop) 3
  CPM 250 Web Animation (Adobe Flash) 3
  CPM 251 E-Learning Development Capstone 3
  CPM 260 Content Management Systems (Word Press) 3
ELECTIVE COURSES-choose three 8-9
  CPM 190 Dynamic Programming Languages 3
  CPM 215 Fireworks 2
  CPM 220 3 D Animation (Sketchup) 3
  CPM 230 Social Media Marketing for the Web 3
  CPM 240 Web Design (Adobe Dreamweaver) 3
  CPM 270 Digital Video Editing (Premiere/AfterEffects) 3
  CPM 280 JavaScript 3
  CPM 290 Topics in Multimedia 3
  CPT 160 Mobile Apps Development 3
  CPT 250 Database Programming (SQL) 3
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 65-67

Courses by Semester

FALL SEMESTER 15
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
CPT 115 Introduction to Data Processing 3
CPT 106 PC Operating Systems 3
CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications Using MS Office 3
ENG 101 English Composition I* 3
MAT 121 or
MAT 105
Intermediate Algebra* or
Applied Mathematics
3
SPRING SEMESTER 15
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
CPT 121 Basics of Data Communication *1 3
CPM 170 Computer Graphics (Illustrator) 3
CPT 165 Computer Programming Logic 3
CPM 160 HTML# 3
CPM 120 Windows Multimedia 3
FALL SEMESTER 18
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
CPT 105 Computer Ethics 3
CPM 210 Digital Photo Editing 3
CPM 250 Web Animation (Flash) 3
ENG 115 Technical Writing* 3
  CPM Electives 6
SPRING SEMESTER 18
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH
SPE 101 Oral Communications 3
  HIS or POL** 3
  Natural Science** 3
CPM 251 E-Learning Development*4 3
CPM 260 CMS (WordPress) 3
  CPM Elective 3

Choose Three of the Following:

CPM 240 Web Design (Dreamweaver) 3
CPM 220 Animation & Design (SketchUp)*l*3 3
CPM 215 Fireworks (8 week course-2nd 8 weeks)*3 2
CPM 190 Dynamic Programming Languages*l*3 3
CPM 230 Social Media Marketing*2 3
CPM 270 Digital Video Editing (Adobe Premiere) 3
CPT 250 Database Programming* 1*4*6 3
CPM 280 Multimedia Programming (Java Script)*l*4 3
CPM 290 Topics in Multimedia+ 3
CPT 160 Mobile Apps Development*4 3

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.

*1 online course only

*2 nights only

*3 FA only

*4 SP only

*5 not available at this time

*6 odd years only

*7 even years only

Contact Information: Jane O'Donnell iodonnell@stchas.edu, 636-922-8594

If you have specific questions about additional computer information, contact the Computer Science Department in TECH 105.