The Bachelor of Science Degree in Media Arts Program prepares you in a broad range of design and technology skills for a career in digital media and design fields.
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Media Arts with an area of study in digital video production program will offer solid knowledge to you, enabling you to solve complex video production problems and to create professional artistically unique products. The program will introduce a wide range of pre-production, production, post-production, and sound design techniques. You will become proficient in industry standard programs: FinalCut Pro® in HD format for editing, AfterEffects® for compositing and motion graphics, and Pro Tools® for sound design and engineering.
The program starts with overview of a multimedia field with introductory courses in web design (HTML/CSS) and animation (Maya®) offering the video students full understanding of a platform in digital media field.
The program will also offer elements of cinema, storytelling, or how to apply material to commercial video, short documentary and narrative films. You will create original infomercials and will explore advanced projects in narrative to master the workflow for single and multiple camera editing, compositing and effects. You will learn about contemporary and emerging video formats and will be familiarized with live switcher equipment, setup and controls, as well as efficiency to direct, shoot and finish professional quality projects. An inseparable part of the program is writing an original screenplay, budgeting, producing and marketing of completed original project.
Sound design and engineering will offer an understanding of sound theory in its acoustic, digital and analog properties. To fully comprehend sound design, you will be editing sound for media such as DVDs, Motion Graphics, Film/Video, Radio and Gaming using the industry standard software, Pro Tools®.
You must complete all course requirements for the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design as well as Introduction to Multimedia courses of Term Four. In the second academic year, you will specifically concentrate on disciplines of Video Production and Advanced Video Production. As is the case with the Associate Degree programs, you are required to take 4 credits in each of four disciplines: Art, Mathematics / Science, Social Sciences / Humanities, and English / Language. You may select from the below offerings. Never, may the same credit be used for the Associate and the Bachelor of Science Degree. In addition, you will be enrolled in IPP200, Independent Portfolio Project (digital).
The program will prepare you for entry-level positions such as video editors, motion graphics artists, sound technicians and digital compositors.