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Majors & Degrees

Multimedia Certificate

Bring your stories to life

Whether you’re reading a physical or digital book, the words, characters, and plot emulate real-life feelings. What if those story elements had faces? What if they had sounds? What if you could bring your stories to life?

Multimedia awakens your stories through animation, sound, and interactivity. Use multifaceted equipment to discover sound effects. Illustrate your stories with artistic software while also creating 2D and 3D graphics. Familiarize yourself with fundamentals of design. Develop a digital portfolio and demo reels.


Share your stories with the world

With a well-developed digital portfolio and demo reels in hand, your employer will marvel at your heightened design and production capabilities.  

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the Certificate in Multimedia, students will be able to:

  • Apply the fundamental principles of visual design to their projects in a way that enhances its communicative potential
  • Communicate narratives, concepts, identities, and emotions across a variety of media
  • Exhibit a thoughtful application of color and typographic design to electronic communications
  • Contribute effectively to a team or organization where the planning, design, and production of visual communications are key activities and integral parts of organizational strategy

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