Media design, Production, and Technology

The Multimedia Design minor is available with the BS, BA, and BAA degrees. This 25 hour minor is designed to work in tandem with existing majors in Art and Design, Journalism, Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, and Computer Science, but may be used with any other university major as well. 

  • Students may apply up to 6 hours of coursework from their declared major to this minor. 
  • A grade of C or better in each of the required courses is required. 
  • Prerequisites for the required courses are waived for signed Multimedia Design minor students. A list of advisors and course offering details with prerequisites are listed on subsequent pages of this document.
  • Multimedia Design Course Listing & Advising Worksheet (PDF)

Required courses (13 hours)

  • ART 231 – Introduction to Graphic Design (3) (Formerly ART 135)
  • BCA 223 – Video Production (3) 
  • CPS 282 – Introduction to Multimedia Design (3)
  • JRN 220 – Basic Media Photography (3)
  • MMD 495* – Multimedia Design Capstone (1)

Electives (12 hours)

Select from the following in consultation with an advisor. No more than 3 credits of ART 342 or ART 441 may count as elective credits. Other electives may be substituted with consent of advisor.

  • ART 207 – Introduction to Animation: Traditional Media 3 (0-6)
  • ART 235* – Logo and Identity Design (3)
  • ART 241 – Introduction to Photography (3) (Formerly ART 140)
  • ART 258 – Everyday Web Design (3)
  • ART 308* – Storyboarding for Animation 3 (0-6)
  • ART 342* – Alternative Photographic Processes (3-6)
  • ART 349* – Typography (3)
  • ART 441* – Photography Lighting Studio (3-6)
  • BCA 222 – Audio Production (3) 
  • BCA 421* – Advanced Audio Production (3)
  • BCA 440* – Introduction to Cinematic Production and Post Production (3)
  • BCA 521* – Advanced Electronic Cinematography (3)
  • BCA 522* – Multimedia Audio Post-Production (3)
  • BCA 532* – Advanced Video/Multimedia Post-Production (3)
  • CPS 165 – Modern Website Design (3)
  • CPS 382* – Advanced Multimedia Design (3) (Formerly CPS 482) 
  • ITC 320* – Web Application Development - Client-Side Scripting (3)
  • ITC 383* – Computer Game Design 3(3-0)
  • JRN 302 – Introduction to Graphics and Visual Communication (3)
  • JRN 320* – Photo Editing (3)
  • JRN 340* – Introduction to Digital Journalism 3(3-0)
  • JRN 402* – Advanced Media Graphics and Visual Communication (3)
  • JRN 422* – The Photographic Process (3)
  • MUS 309* – Electroacoustic Music I (3)
  • Students may also select an internship experience through a participating department (3)

Total: 25 semester hours

*classes with prerequisites