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Students who choose the Technology Management major, with the Computer and Multimedia Graphics option, study the communications industry, with an emphasis in multimedia graphics and photography. A variety of computer-related applications and hardware are introduced and studied. Students will learn the basics of graphic design, web design, multimedia animation, & photography.

What Will I Study in This Major and Option?

The Computer and Multimedia Graphics option is designed to provide you with a background in the technical communication industry.  The program emphasizes

  • 2-D and 3-D design
  • webpage design, video editing
  • video editing
  • multimedia design
  • computer graphics and animation
  • graphic design
  • digital photography
  • commercial photography

Program Curriculum

Computer and Multimedia Graphics Curriculum
University Studies Curriculum (General Education)

In certain instances, specific University Studies courses are required for a degree. Courses are updated regularly, so be sure to meet with your advisor to design your academic plan.

Curricular Activities

In the Computer and Multimedia Graphics option, students will:

  • 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, screen printing and other non-print communications.
  • Use electronic equipment and software for the preparation of copy, including deign, editing, 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, sound, animation, webpage design, and CD/DVD publishing.
  • Be introduced to the digital video camera and video editing suite, and produce personal and corporate videos in individual and group settings.
  • Be exposed to the following software:
    • Dreamweaver
    • Director
    • Flash
    • Fireworks
    • Freehand
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • PhotoShop
    • Premiere
    • Insight
    • Maya 
    • Microsoft FrontPage
    • Final Cut Pro
    • Sound Editing Software such as Cake Walk and Acid Works.

Career Opportunities

  • Design Supervisor
  • Graphic Developer
  • Graphic/Flash Designer
  • Photographer
  • Process Safety Engineer
  • Product Development and Testing
  • Technology Coordinator
  • Video Production/Editor
  • Web Designer