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Bachelor of Science in Commercial Multimedia: Computer Multimedia Graphics

B.S. in Commercial Multimedia: Computer Multimedia Graphics

Commercial Multimedia: Computer Multimedia Graphics is designed for students interested in animation, design, games, and interactive media.The Computer Multimedia Degree emphasizes in the areas of web, motion graphics, UI design, 3D modeling, and animation. The program consists of 120 credit hours covering multimedia design, software as a tool, management, and general education courses. Upon completion of the degree, students will have developed a diverse and competitive portfolio. Students leave well prepared for careers within the multimedia community.

Curricular Activities

  • Learn how to operate a commercial photography business, including issues concerning image licensing, copyright, specialties in commercial photography, and business promotion
  • Be introduced to professional photography equipment, including digital single lens reflex cameras, studio lighting equipment, and computer software for editing and manipulating digital images
  • Be exposed to a dual platform for graphics so you will have experience in both PC and Macintosh environments.
  • Be introduced to communication technologies, philosophy of reproduction choices, methods of printing, photography and darkroom applications, electronic publishing, presswork, and other non-print communications.
  • Use electronic equipment and software for the preparation of digital images, copy, including design, editing, printing, and typography.
  • Acquire and edit digital images. The digital still camera and its operation are stressed along with computer image editing software.
  • Be introduced to multimedia software, hardware, the integration of text, technical graphics, and photography
  • Be introduced to the digital video camera and video editing suite, and produce videos for the commercial arena
  • Utilize the following software:
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe InDesign
    • Adobe Flash
    • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
    • Adobe Premiere
    • Final Cut Pro
    • Adobe Acrobat

Core Courses

  • CH 180 Chemistry in Our World (3)
  • GM 180 Introduction to Technical Graphics (3)
  • GM 200 Vector/Bitmap Graph for Industry (3)
  • GM 282 Vector Graphics (3)
  • GM 320 Graphic User Interface Design (3)
  • GM 326 Interactive Multimedia (3)
  • GM 385 HDSLR Video Capture (3)
  • GM 490 Advanced Graphics Projects (3)
  • IM 300 Technical Communication (3)
  • PG 284 Photography Fundamentals (3)
  • PG 285 Commercial Photographic Lighting (3)
  • PG 286 Commercial Studio Photography (3)
  • PG 382 Commercial Photography I (3)
Choose 3 hours from:
  • MA 117 Precalculus (3)
  • MA 223 Elementary Statistics (3)

Computer Multimedia Graphics Option

  • GM 320 Graphic User Interface Design (3)
  • GM 326 Interactive Multimedia (3)
  • GM 380 3D Modeling and Animation Prod (3)
  • GM 385 HDSLR Video Capture (3)
  • GM 386 Interactive Multimedia and Animation (3)
  • GM 480 3D Animation Pipeline (3)
  • GM 490 Advanced Graphics Projects (3)

General Education Requirements

Some requirements may be fulfulled by coursework in major program

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 3 hours
  • Constitution requirement – 3 hours
  • US History requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities and Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)

Sample Four Year Plan

Fall Semester (15 hours)

  • UI 100 First-Year Seminar (3)
  • EN 100 English Composition (3)
  • GM 180 Introduction to Technical Graphics (3)
  • MA 116 Precalculus A (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring Semester (15 hours)

  • GM 200 Vector and Bitmapped Graphics for Industry (3)
  • IM 300 Technical Communication (3)
  • IM 301 Industrial Safety (3)
  • MA 17 Precalculus B (3)/MA223 Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)
  • General Education (3)

Fall Semester (15 hours)

  • GM 282 Vector Graphics (3)
  • GM 380 3D Modeling and Animation Prod (3)
  • PG 284 Photography Fundamentals (3)
  • TN 255 Microcomputer Maintenance and Troubleshooting (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring Semester (15 hours)

  • CH 180 Chemistry in Our World (3)
  • GM 386 Interactive Multimedia and Animation (3)
  • MN 260 Technical Computer Programming Applications (3)
  • PG 285 Commercial Photographic Lighting (3)
  • PH 106/006 Physical Concepts (3)

Fall Semester (15 hours)

  • GM 385 HDSLR Video Capture (3)
  • IM 311 Statistical Process Control (3)
  • PG 286 Commercial Studio Photography (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • Elective (3)

Spring Semester (15 hours)

  • GM 320 Graphic User Interface Design (3)
  • MN 220 Engineering Econ Analysis (3)
  • PG 384 Commercial Photography I (3)
  • SW 207 Understanding Cultural and Social Diversity (3)
  • Elective (3)

Fall Semester (15 hours)

  • GM 326 Interactive Multimedia (3)
  • GM 480 3D Animation Pipeline (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • Elective (3)

Spring Semester (15 hours)

  • GM 490 Advanced Graphics Projects (3)
  • IM 419 Industrial Supervision (3)
  • IM 506 Projects in IET (3)
  • UI 410 Manufacturing Research in a Global Society
  • General Education (3)

Student Work

Contact

573.651.2143
acasey@semo.edu
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