The IMD program allow students to be creative while perfecting their technical skills in video production, animation, web content, instructional design, and the production workflow process. All classes provide students hands-on experience while creating multimedia projects, by completing pre-production, production, and post-production tasks.
Interactive Multimedia Design offers a technical certificate and associate of applied science degree option. Classes are available online or face-to-face.
The technical certificate is a one-year program. The courses provide students with a foundation in multimedia development fundamentals including animation, video productions, and creation of digital graphics for a variety of purposes.
The associate of applied science degree is a two-year program that offers students a wide variety of training in various areas of producing interactive digital content including video production, animation, content for the internet and digital media for electronic devices/platforms. Students completing the program will gain cross-platform skills and a complete understanding of the production pipeline (workflow process) including digital video production, interactive presentations and media for multiple formats/devices and content for the web.
Small businesses to large corporations often hire multimedia experts to develop content for marketing or training purposes. The educational industry presents instructional design, training, and marketing opportunities. Governmental agencies also employ multimedia specialists to create presentation and promotional materials. Television and radio stations also provide employment opportunities. Whether your interests focus on digital video production, animation, motion graphics, instructional design, or web content, the employment opportunities are endless.
Career opportunities include:
I began my career at FHTC in 2011, and we established the IMD program in August 2012. I have always enjoyed teaching and have had many part-time teaching positions for the past 15 years, as well as coaching. I just thought it was the right time to move into a full-time teaching position after I finished my masters in Instructional Design and Technology. I get to teach others to create cool motion graphics on the computer. It’s like playing on the computer all day.
Before coming to FHTC, I worked as a graphic designer at Emporia State University for 19 years. During that time I have served many years as an adjunct instructor in related topics at ESU and FHTC, as well as a freelance instructional designer and documentary director for “A Welsh Farmstead: The Howe Family from 1858”. I was also a soccer coach at Emporia High School for 14 years.
In the Interactive Multimedia Design program, we train students on the latest, industry-standard technology including both Mac and PC computer platforms. Classroom projects provide hands-on, real-world problems that each student must solve in their own creative voice. We also provide many opportunities to work with real-world clients and produce projects that will actually be used by those clients.
If you like computers and have a creative mind, this is the program for you. Professionals in this industry get to take an idea and make it come to life by creating animations and video productions. Today’s consumers demand rich media content instead of just the printed word and static pictures.
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