Jun 07, 2020  
2018-2019 SLCC General Catalog 

Visual Art & Design - Multimedia Emphasis: AAS (CTE)

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Associate of Applied Science | 65 credits minimum

Visual Art & Design Division
South City Campus
General Information
Program Information 801-957-3361
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor SCC, 1.061ME, 801-957-3114
Academic Advisor SCC, 1.061MD, 801-957-3125

Program Faculty
See program website

Visual Art & Design Department Concurrent Enrollment Liaison(s)
RICHARDSON, Trudy - Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, Instructor, BFA Drawing & Painting

Program Description
Students with an aptitude in creative problem solving, drawing, design, photography and/or computer related visual communication should consider this rapidly expanding and competitive field. The Visual Art & Design Department allows students to specialize in the following areas: Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration, Multimedia, Photography, Web Design, and Graphic Communications Technologies.

Students who elect to pursue an AAS Degree in Multimedia will prepare themselves for entry-level work using industry applications for authoring multimedia content for diverse delivery mediums, including internet, mobile devices, HDTV content and turn key applications. In addition, students will become adept at using computers to edit sound and video, create 3D graphics, animation and digital artwork, as well as designing/producing printed collateral and developing websites. These technical skills are complimented by courses that will provide the opportunity to acquire solid art and design abilities. Those with a propensity for learning technical concepts and a creative and artistic aptitude will enjoy the exciting field of multimedia.

Career Opportunities
Multimedia artists create digital 2D and 3D art and animation and use authoring tools to build digital applications for use on the World Wide Web and in corporate, educational or entertainment titles. Students who follow this track will earn an AAS Degree in Visual Art & Design/Multimedia Emphasis.

Transfer/Articulation Information
This AAS Degree is currently not transferable to four year institutions; however, some of the General Education components are transferable. The Visual Art & Design Department is committed to general and pre-professional programs and some credit may be granted by receiving institutions on a per case basis.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
In addition to tuition and fees, and depending on chosen electives, Multimedia students may expect to pay an estimated $800 for books, hosting and supplies needed for class projects and portfolio development in this two-year program.

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

Program Entry Requirements

Required: High School Diploma or equivalent.
Recommended: Artistic and technical aptitude, familiarity with traditional drawing, computers, and Photoshop.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy
Demonstrate substantive knowledge of the principles and elements of design. 1, 2, 4, 7
Demonstrate competent application and execution of current multimedia development, design and  production equipment and technologies. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
Illustrate competent mastery of current multimedia production and authoring software. 1, 2, 4, 7
Engage in collaborative production development practices and interdisciplinary experiences. 1, 2, 4, 6, 7
Prove proficiency in delivering media rich applications via the Internet, bluRay DVD or internal memory for mobile devices, PC’s and HDTV systems. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

General Education Requirements

Core Skills

Composition (EN) 1 course

Quantitative Studies (QS) 1 course

Communication (CM) 1 course

Human Relations (HR) 1 course

Distribution Areas

1 course from the Distribution Areas. Students may wish to consult with a Faculty Advisor for assistance when selecting a Distribution Course.

Advising Notes


Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

Additional Program Notes

Students or professionals wishing to register for a class in which a prerequisite class is required but has not been taken, should contact the instructor about acquiring possible approval to register for the class.

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