Jul 16, 2024  
2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Multimedia Communications, Associate of Applied Science

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Multimedia Communications prepares students for careers in the fields of multimedia design and production. The program is interdisciplinary in nature, integrating specialized knowledge and skills from three academic areas at Raritan Valley Community College: computer information systems, communications and commercial art.

Graduates are able to:

  • define multimedia and relate its components to traditional presentation techniques
  • identify hardware and software used in multimedia
  • discuss the features of well designed multimedia presentations
  • discuss the use of text, graphics, sound, video, and animation in multimedia
  • create and present multimedia presentations in multiple mediums using appropriate text, graphics, sound, video and animation software
  • identify the system resources required for various types of multimedia presentations
  • interpret current copyright laws concerning multimedia
  • locate resources on the Internet that are used in creating multimedia presentations
  • open, convert, and transfer electronically computer files with various file extensions and sizes
  • demonstrate proficiency in using the computer to collect, prepare and present documents that summarize and synthesize information used in making decisions
  • apply knowledge of other disciplines to problem solving and decision making
  • recognize the ethical issues surrounding the use of computers in creating multimedia presentations
  • analyze data and create presentations and other documents that communicate ideas effectively
  • recognize the commonalities and differences in values, perspectives and behaviors of diverse people in the development of multimedia presentations

Curriculum – A.A.S. Degree

Third Semester

  • General Education 3 Credits 1

Fourth Semester

Total Credits 60 - 62

1 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education  list.

2 Choose from the following: Color Theory (ARTS 132 ), Two-Dimensional Animation (ARTS 248 ), Digital Artmaking (ARTS 249 ), Web Page Design for the Graphic Artist (ARTS 274 ), Introduction to Digital Photography (ARTS 112 ), News Production for the Web (ARTS 284 ), Fundamentals of Game Design (CISY 106 ), Extensible Markup Language (XML) (CISY 227 ), JavaScript (CISY 244 ), Computer Science Cooperative Education (CISY 292 ), Speech (COMM 101 ), Writing for the Media (COMM 251 ), or Introduction to Mass Communication (COMM 120 ).

3 Art of the Movies: Film Appreciation and Analysis (FILM 101 ) is recommended.

4 Students who are focusing on an art emphasis are recommended to take Computer Literacy (CISY 102 ). 

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs