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MultiMedia
College of Arts and Humanities

MTM Department Homepage

Multimedia (MTM)
The Multimedia department teaches software-specific solutions used in desktop publishing, Web publishing, computer graphic arts, digital photography, digital video production, interactive applications, and publishing to print, CD, DVD and the World Wide Web. The philosophy of the department is based in an artistic perspective and uses that perspective to help students discover how to expand their creative potential in the ever widening field of Multimedia.

The university also has a streaming server, a dedicated computer and software, and video mixing equipment. We are positioned to offer our students courses and experiences that they will scarcely find anywhere else.  In addition to offering this special mix of courses, this equipment and software will enable the university to reach to all corners of the globe via the World Wide Web.  Our mix of video, computer graphics, Web design and Web editing, combined with the Web streaming potential is a powerful combination.

All university students may take these courses in our fully equipped Multimedia Mac lab which is monitored and accessible to Multimedia students 24 hours a day.

As part of our program, we strive to provide each student with a real-world experience before graduation.  Working with businesses and nonprofit organizations in the region, our students will work on real projects and will have an authentic client-artist relationship.  This special experience will help students be more productive employees or find success much earlier if they decide to freelance their talents.
 
Multimedia majors are encouraged to purchase an Apple® Mac laptop with Final Cut Express, Windows for Mac and Adobe® Design Premium CS4.  This combination of computer and programs allows our students to work on assignments wherever and whenever they choose.  When they graduate they will be able to take their “toolbox” with them to potential employers and be ready to start work immediately. Please contact the Multimedia department if you have any questions about purchasing a computer or software.

Multimedia students should be prepared to work hard doing the things they love to do.

Major

MTM 202 Computer Graphics
3
MTM 247 Web Page Design
3
MTM 342 Flash Design
3
MTM 347 Video I
3
MTM 350 Introduction to 3D Animation and Modeling
3
MTM 450 Practicum
3
MTM 470 Capstone
3
MTM 475 Multimedia Portfolio
3
GDS 101 Introduction to Graphic Design
3
GDS 205 Photography Foundations
3
LAN Language Requirement (two semesters) 6
  Emphasis Requirements 6
6
  Total
42

Multimedia Graphics Emphasis
DWU Multimedia graphics graduates will be prepared for a variety of professional and allied positions in media, Web design, computer graphics, publishing, education and business. Multimedia graphics majors will produce graphics using industry standard programs like Adobe’s Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash and Dreamweaver. They will design and develop standard Web pages and dynamic Web pages. These skills will make them valuable team members in many media businesses but also in education and business.

MTM 447 Video II
3
MTM 449 Advanced Digital Video
3

Minor
Desktop Publishing

Students will be prepared to assist their colleagues in designing and producing a wide variety of printed material such as letterhead and identity products, brochures, catalogs and books.

MTM 202 Computer Graphics
3
MTM 247 Web Page Design
3
MTM 345 Desktop Publishing
3
MTM 450 Practicum
3
GDS 101 Intro to Graphic Design
3
GDS 205 Photography Foundations
3
  Total
18

Multimedia
Students will be prepared to develop, prepare and present a wide variety of Multimedia messages. Students will deliver messages via print, video, CDs, DVDs and on the Internet.

MTM 202 Computer Graphics
3
MTM 247 Web Page Design
3
MTM 342 Flash Design
3
MTM 347 Video I
3
MTM 350 Introduction to 3D Animation and Modeling
3
MTM 450 Practicum
3
  Total
18

Multimedia in Worship
Students completing this program will be prepared to assist their colleagues in developing, preparing and presenting a wide variety of messages in many worship settings. They will have experience in graphics, desktop publishing, Web streaming, Web page design and video – including multicamera operations, editing and audio.

MTM 202 Computer Graphics
3
MTM 247 Web Page Design
3
MTM 342 Flash Design
3
MTM 345 Desktop Publishing
3
MTM 347 Video I
3
MTM 450 Practicum
3
MTM 471 Theology and Practice of Worship
3
  Total
21

Course Descriptions
202 Computer Graphics 3 hours F11

Building on a foundation of graphic design department courses, this course is a studio course in using the computer as an illustrating medium. Using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, students put their graphic design training to work on the computer.

247 Web Page Design 3 hours F11
Students are trained in using the Internet, designing Web pages and developing websites. File transfer, browsers, evaluation of sites, copyright, and principles of layout and design are included. Students will use Adobe Dreamweaver to create Web pages, will learn the basics of CSS and will review the basics of HTML coding.

325 Dynamic Web Pages 3 hours S12
Building on the foundations of MTM 247, students will learn scripting to create interactive, secure, database-driven dynamic Web pages.
Prerequisite: MTM 247.

342 Flash Design 3 hours F11
When one opens a Web page and the graphics are moving, in most instances, this is a Flash movie. Students in this course will learn Flash and develop FLVs and Shockwave movies that can be used in video pieces, DVDs and Web applications. Students will also learn how to use Flash Media Encoder to prepare video for streaming on the Web.

345 Desktop Publishing 3 hours S12
This course provides instruction and experience in desktop publishing. Students will design, create and edit documents using Adobe InDesign.

347 Video I 3 hours F19
Students will concept, script, shoot and edit video productions using Apple Final Cut. Students will also prepare QuickTime movies for use in other programs such as iDVD, PowerPoint and on Web pages.

350 Introduction to 3-D Animation and Modeling 3 hours TBA
Students will use a 3-D authoring program to develop three-dimensional animations for use in videos and on web pages.

399 Special Topics – Advanced 1-3 hours TBA
This course provides a forum in which students and instructors may pursue advanced topics not regularly covered in the Multimedia curriculum. Students interested in arranging a special topics course should contact the Multimedia department.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

447 Video II 3 hours S11
This course provides a continuation of study of still and moving images begun in MTM 347. Students will expand their knowledge of Final Cut and learn the keyframe editor Adobe After Effects. Students will include the resultant After Effects motion graphics pieces in their videos.
Prerequisite: MTM 347.

449 Advanced Digital Video 3 hours F11
Building on procedures and techniques learned in Video I and Video II, students will design and produce several video pieces that integrate all aspects of Multimedia.
Prerequisite: MTM 447.

450 Practicum 3 hrs F
This course provides students the opportunity to integrate computers and technology in a real-world environment.
Prerequisites: Completion of six MTM courses and consent of instructor.

470 Capstone 3 hrs S
This senior level course integrates developed skills and knowledge learned in the major to produce a final project in which the student showcases her/his finest work.

471 Theology and Practice of Worship 3 hrs S12
This capstone course will include practical applications in using technology in worship. Students will produce weekly worship services using what they have learned in the courses in the minor. Students will also visit other churches in the region to research technology use and teach learned concepts.

475 Multimedia Portfolio 3 hrs S
In this course, the senior student selects and refines or produces the elements of a body of work and assembles a portfolio suitable for seeking employment or further study. Job-seeking skills and connecting with potential employers are major emphases.

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