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Multimedia Technology

Offered at: Boulder, Larimer, Westminster

Multimedia Degrees

A.A.S. in
Multimedia
Technology

60 credits
(4 semesters)

This digital media degree gives students the foundation to go into a variety of fields, from traditional advertising agencies to design agencies to video production companies to web production companies. You'll learn how to use industry-standard design software and learn about typography, images, and the creative process involved in designing graphics that clearly present information. Our digital media degree program also includes a series of art courses to give students a solid foundation in the core of graphic design.

See course descriptions.

Students choose from the following four digital media degrees. See required courses for:

  • Digital Animation – Focuses on basic design concepts, basic and advanced drawing techniques, story boarding, and 3D animation technology.
  • Graphic Design – Focuses on the traditional aspects of graphic design and print materials, including digital illustrations, photography, and dynamic page layouts.
  • Web Design – Focuses on web and multimedia design, including web design, web programming, web animation, and video editing.
  • Video Production & Editing – Focuses on video editing for television and commercial applications, production of interactive CDs, and original video production.

Digital Media Certificates

Digital Animation

30 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program prepares you for entry-level positions dealing with the production of interactive presentations, medical illustration, gaming, web animation, and cartooning.

Animation certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.

Offered at Boulder and Westminster campuses only.

Digital Imaging

30 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program prepares you for entry-level positions in digital photo labs, newspaper photo departments, and graphic design production.

Digital Imaging certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.

Offered at Larimer campus only.

 

Fundamentals in Multimedia Technology

15 credits 
(1-2 semesters)

This certificate provides a basic overview of the field and teaches basic multimedia skills. To enhance skills, students are advised to pursue an additional certificate and/or an AAS degree in Digital Animation, Graphic Design, Video Production and Editing, or Web Design.

Fundamentals in Multimedia Technology certificate: See required courses. 

Graphic Design Technician

30 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program prepares you for entry-level positions in print production, graphic design, and newspaper production.

Graphic Design Technician certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.

Multimedia

30 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program prepares you for entry-level work as a generalist in digital media.

Multimedia certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.

Offered at Boulder and Westminster campuses only.

Graphic Design

30 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program prepares you for entry-level positions in digital and graphics firms.

Graphic Design certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.

Offered at Boulder and Westminster campuses only.

Video Production & Editing

30 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program prepares you for entry-level positions in companies involved in video production, editing, and designing.

Video Production & Editing certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.

Offered at Westminster campus only.

Web Design

30 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program prepares you for entry-level positions with companies involved in web design. Students learn current web coding languages and techniques and create a website. See a student-produced site.

Web Design certificate: See required courses.

See gainful employment information.

Transfer Options

If you intend to transfer into a graphic design-related major at a four-year college or university, consult your FRCC faculty advisor.

State-of-the-Art Digital Media Facilities

Students work with the latest design software (including the Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, and Cinema 4D) in our state-of-the-art labs, gaining practical experience that they’ll use in the industry. Students at the Boulder County Campus run a graphic design agency, while students at the Westminster Campus show their work at a Student Video Expo each year.

The instructors in the Multimedia Technology Program have won at film festivals, earned Emmy, Clio, and other awards, and have a breadth of professional experience.

Multimedia Jobs & Salaries

Entry Average Experienced
Graphic Designers $32,749
$52,752
$62,753
Web Developers $38,017
$64,847
$78,262
Multimedia Artists & Animators $40,147
$60,761
$71,067
Film & Video Editors $28,877
$61,917
$78,437

Colorado Labor Market Information (2015)

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