Nov 26, 2022  
2021-2022 SLCC General Catalog 

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

Associate of Applied Science | 66-68 credits minimum

Visual Art & Design Division
South City Campus
SCM 2-059
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-3041
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
See program website

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:
Books: $ 800
Supplies: $ 200
Course Fees: $ 200

Estimated Time to Completion
Time to completion is four semesters based on a full-time minimum of 15 credits per semester. Less than 15 credits per semester will increase time to completion.

Program Entry Requirements
High School Diploma or equivalent.

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

Illustrate competent mastery of current multimedia production and authoring software.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

Engage in collaborative production development practices and interdisciplinary experiences.

1, 2, 4, 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.