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Integrated Media Design Option

Associate in Science

This curriculum map contains the new General Education Requirements and applies ONLY to students entering the program beginning fall 2019. Current students should log in to BHCC Self-Service to review their specific program requirements or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
VMA-100 VMA Freshman Seminar
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Satisfies Learning Community Seminar requirement

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and MAT-093 or placement

VMA-132 Typography I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and MAT-093 or placement

VMA-104 Drawing from Observation
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Creative Work.

(Formerly Area 6)

Prerequisites: ENG-095 or placement

VMA-261 Digital Photography Techniques
3

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and MAT-093 or placement

ENG-111 College Writing I
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Academic Discourse.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG-095 and ENG-095 or placement

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
ENG-112 College Writing II
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Academic Discourse.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisite: ENG-111

VMA-133 Typography II
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: VMA-132

VMA-129 Visual Design with HTML and CSS
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: VMA-132

VMA-106 Digital Imaging for Artists and Designers
3

Do not take VMA-105

Prerequisite: ENG-095 and MAT-093 or placement

VMA-102 Visual Design: Composition and Color
3

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and MAT-093 or placement

Total Credits:
Semester 3 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
VMA-262 Video Techniques Lab
3

Prerequisite: ENG-095 and MAT 093 or placement

VMA-263 Video Concepts Lab
3

Prerequisite: ENG-095 and MAT-093 or placement

 

VMA-232 Visual Design Lab I
VMA-275 Interactive Design I
3

Fall only

Prerequisite for VMA-232: VMA-133
Prerequisite for VMA-275: VMA-129

GenEd-E General Education Elective
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for General Education Elective.

Choose a course from the General Education Scientific Reasoning, Creative Work or Elective Menus.

VMA-110 Audio for Media
3

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and MAT-093 or placement

VMA-111 Introduction to Mass Media
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

(Formerly Areas 2 and 3)

Prerequisite: ENG-095 and MAT-093 or placement

Total Credits:
Semester 4 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
VMA-140 Media in Motion
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: VMA-132

VMA-130 Social Media Strategy
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ENG-095 or MAT-093 or placement

GenEd-QPS Quantitative Problem Solving
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Quantitative Problem Solving.

(Formerly Area 4)

Choose one course from Quantitative Problem Solving Menu. Take in summer if possible.

Prerequisites: MAT-097 or MAT-098 or placement

VMA-115 The Moving Image
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: ENG-095 or MAT-093 or placement

GenEd-SR Scientific Reasoning
4

This course meets the General Education requirement for Scientific Reasoning.

(Formerly Area 5)

Choose one course from Scientific Reasoning menu.

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 22, 2019

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

Upon the successful completion of the requirements of this option, graduates will be able to:

  • Approach multimedia design as a responsive process of problem identification, ideation, creation and iteration.
  • Apply basic skills in video, still images, visual design, typography, web/interactive design, storytelling and social media strategy to produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates their preparedness in industry-standard technical and critical-thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in software applications for image editing, and layout and content creation.
  • Produce content using industry standard procedures for publication of content on electronic devices, websites and print.
  • Use social media platforms for social media interaction and public relations and marketing strategy.
  • Work within a team.
  • Plan and execute projects to meet deadlines and design objectives.
  • Practice effective communication and presentation skills necessary to engage in professional practice.
  • Engage in creative and analytical discourse in order to communicate concepts to colleagues and clients.
  • Produce portfolio content that is suitable for applying to four-year design programs, internships, and entry-level employment.
  • Cultivate habits of independent learning and creativity.

Career Outlook

The Integrated Media Design program addresses current demands for cross-disciplinary skills in the contemporary job market. Visual designers, interactive designers, social media specialists and many other professions require people to understand various aspects of content creation in video, web, and visual design, and social media strategy. People with a multimedia portfolio find work in advertising agencies, visual design firms, web design companies, publishing companies, game design companies, pre- and post-production houses, public relations firms, colleges, and many kinds of private, public, and non-profit companies.

Examples of occupations that require cross-disciplinary skills are:

  • The visual designer who needs to know web content management, social media, video, and motion graphics.
  • The promotions manager who needs to know web architecture, video production and editing, social media strategy, and storytelling skills.
  • The communications specialist, or journalist, who needs photography, video, sound and social media strategy
  • The videographer who needs to know social media, typography and web content management.
  • Interactive designer who needs to know animation, storyboarding, and content management.

Further, more concentrated study can lead to jobs such as animator, motion graphic designer, art director, advertising account manager, public relations specialist, communications specialist, journalist, multimedia designer, multimedia production artist, multimedia developer, illustrator, videographer, filmmaker, film video editor, sound designer, 3-D artist, web designer, multimedia coordinator, technical artist, multimedia developer, experience designer, game designer, storyboard artist, interface designer, virtual reality specialist. art director/creative director, web designer, broadcast designer, software application designer, interface designer, information designer, product designer, environmental designer, broadcast design, educator, instructional designer, artist, and special effects designer.