Multimedia Courses

Though they may not be as popular as many other programmes on the university curriculum, multimedia courses can be a path to success, especially with the ever-growing demand (and supply) of digital technologies. This is because of the various important real-life applications of multimedia, be it in journalism, on the internet, or in the education industry, to mention a few. In a nutshell, multimedia courses can guarantee competitive wages/salaries just like the more popular disciplines.

What is Multimedia Course?

A multimedia course is a training program meant to help trainees acquire the knowledge and skills needed to successfully undertake multimedia projects by manipulating various mediums or elements such as text, imagery, audio, video, and animation. It is mainly digital and computer-aided but may also include non-digital components. A multimedia course student is expected to have a strong mastery of many IT concepts, including software and hardware.

Upon completing a multimedia course, the student is faced with a broad scope of job opportunities since multimedia is an aggregation of several related themes. If you are versatile and creative enough, you can decide to work on the several forms of multimedia elements mentioned above. You may also want to specialise in one particular multimedia component (e.g., animation). Whatever you decide, the multimedia industry is viable enough to reward you with a successful, fulfilling career. 

Multimedia Course Details

Course details for multimedia programmes may vary from one institution to another. Here are the details of the "Multimedia Storytelling" course at New York University.

Topic

Introduction to Multimedia

The Photo Essay

Introduction to Video

Pre-Production: Preparing for a Shoot

Production: Interviewing and Prepping Your Edit

Post-Production: Scripting and Polishing Your Edit

Working with Archival Materials, Deep Fakes, & Adobe’s Dynamic Link

Explainers Part 1: Intro to Video Explainer Editing and Scripting

Explainers Part II: Animating Data with Adobe After Effects

Audio Part I

Audio Part II

Feature Multimedia Presentations

Multimedia Course Subjects

Here are they : 

  • Animation
  • Graphic design
  • Multimedia Technologies
  • Digital Photography
  • Web Design
  • Typography

Animation

The Encyclopedia Britannica defines Animation as "the art of making inanimate objects appear to move." In other words, Animation involves the manipulation of still images to create an illusion of movement. It is an old art whose origin dates back to ancient Greece. Today, most animations are accomplished through computer-generated imagery (CGI).

There are different types of Animation, such as 3D Animation, 2D Animation, Stop-motion (Claymation) Animation, motion graphics animation, typography animation, and others. Animations are popular in the film and gaming industries. Those who are professionally involved in generating animations are known as animators.

Graphic design

Graphic design is "the art and practice of planning and projecting ideas and experiences with visual and textual content." This is according to the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). It can also be described as using elements such as imagery, typography, colour texture, form, space, hierarchy, etc., to create visual objects that help convey information to an audience.

Like Animation, graphic design is also an ancient practice that has blossomed with technological advancements and the emergence of software.

Multimedia Technologies

Multimedia technologies are interactive, mostly computer-based applications that enable users to integrate, process, and utilize data from a variety of sources, e.g., text, imagery, audio, video, and Animation on a single hardware platform, e.g., mobile phones, laptops, digital cameras, printers, television, DVD players, etc.

In a nutshell, multimedia technologies facilitate the generation, manipulation, presentation, storage, and communication of independent discrete media, e.g., text and graphics, and continuous media, e.g., audio and video.

Digital Photography

Digital Photography uses digital cameras with electronic photodetectors to capture or create editable and sharable images or pictures without the need for photographic film.

Before the emergence of digital photodetector technology, pictures were produced by processing light-sensitive photographic film and paper in liquid chemical solutions (a process known as wet bath chemical processing).

Web Design

Web design is a vast concept that includes all the procedures used in building and maintaining websites. Some major components of web design include webpage layout, graphic design, user interface (UI) design, user experience (UX) design, content creation, and search engine optimization (SEO). The terms web design and web development are often used interchangeably. Still, the former is merely one of the components or branches of the latter.

Typography

Typography is the arrangement or organisation of typed materials in a manner that makes them easily readable and visually attractive. This arrangement comes in a variety of ways, for instance, selecting typefaces, point sizes, line lengths, line-spacing, and letter-spacing. The term "typography" originates from the Greek words τύπος typos ('impression') and -γραφία -graphia ('writing').

Typography is a popular and important concept in education, graphic design, web design, book publishing, and any other areas where typing text is frequent. Professionals who engage in the practice are known as typographers.

List of Multimedia Courses

  • Diploma in Multimedia Communication
  • Diploma in 3D Animation
  • Diploma in 2D Animation
  • Diploma in Computing & Systems Development
  • Diploma in Graphic & Multimedia Design
  • Diploma in Graphic Design
  • Advanced Diploma in Multimedia
  • Diploma in Creative Multimedia & Journalism
  • Diploma in Art, Design & Multimedia
  • Diploma in Product Design & Development
  • Diploma in IT & computing
  • BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology
  • Bachelor's in Multimedia Journalism
  • BA Degree in Visual Communication
  • BA in Interactive Digital Media
  • BSc in Multimedia Animation
  • BA Hons in Design (Multimedia)
  • BSc in Digital Communications & Media
  • Bachelor's in Multimedia Engineering
  • Bachelor/Master of Science in Integrated Digital Media
  • BA in 3D Animation & Visual Effects
  • Bachelor in Audiovisual & Multimedia
  • BFA in Digital Arts & Experimental Media
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design & Multimedia
  • BA in Interactive Media Design
  • Bachelor of Cinematography
  • Bachelor of Design in Interdisciplinary Digital Studio
  • BSc in Graphic Design & Advertising
  • BA in Multimedia
  • BA in Multimedia Communication Design Technology
  • Bachelor in Graphic Design & Multimedia Animation
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Graphics & Multimedia)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science: Multimedia & Game Development
  • BSc in Information Technologies & Multimedia
  • MSc in ICT for Internet & Multimedia
  • Master's in Computer Graphics & Multimedia
  • MSc in Multimedia Information Technology
  • Master of Design in Design Studies – Visual Communication Design
  • MSc in Computer Graphics & Multimedia
  • MA in Multimedia Journalism
  • MA in Multimedia Arts & Design
  • MA in Journalism & Multimedia Communications
  • MA in Design (Multimedia)
  • MA Public Relations & Multimedia Communications
  • Master's in Audiovisual Communication & Multimedia
  • MSc in Computing Science (Multimedia)
  • Master's in Design, Visual & Multimedia Communication
  • MSc in Communication Technologies & Multimedia
  • PhD in Multimedia Design
  • PhD in Digital Media Arts
  • PhD in Computing Science and Digital Media
  • PhD in Media & Creative Industries
  • PhD in Information Technology

Multimedia Courses after 12th

  • Diploma in Multimedia Communication
  • Diploma in 3D Animation
  • Diploma in 2D Animation
  • Diploma in Computing & Systems Development
  • Diploma in Graphic & Multimedia Design
  • Diploma in Graphic Design
  • Advanced Diploma in Multimedia
  • Diploma in Creative Multimedia & Journalism
  • Diploma in Art, Design & Multimedia
  • Diploma in Product Design & Development
  • Diploma in IT & computing
  • BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology
  • Bachelor's in Multimedia Journalism
  • BA Degree in Visual Communication
  • BA in Interactive Digital Media
  • BSc in Multimedia Animation
  • BA Hons in Design (Multimedia)
  • BSc in Digital Communications & Media
  • Bachelor's in Multimedia Engineering
  • Bachelor/Master of Science in Integrated Digital Media
  • BA in 3D Animation & Visual Effects
  • Bachelor in Audiovisual & Multimedia
  • BFA in Digital Arts & Experimental Media
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design & Multimedia
  • BA in Interactive Media Design
  • Bachelor of Cinematography
  • Bachelor of Design in Interdisciplinary Digital Studio
  • BSc in Graphic Design & Advertising
  • BA in Multimedia
  • BA in Multimedia Communication Design Technology
  • Bachelor in Graphic Design & Multimedia Animation
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Graphics & Multimedia)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science: Multimedia & Game Development
  • BSc in Information Technologies & Multimedia

Multimedia Courses after Graduation

  • MSc in ICT for Internet & Multimedia
  • Master's in Computer Graphics & Multimedia
  • MSc in Multimedia Information Technology
  • Master of Design in Design Studies – Visual Communication Design
  • MSc in Computer Graphics & Multimedia
  • MA in Multimedia Journalism
  • MA in Multimedia Arts & Design
  • MA in Journalism & Multimedia Communications
  • MA in Design (Multimedia)
  • MA Public Relations & Multimedia Communications
  • Master's in Audiovisual Communication & Multimedia
  • MSc in Computing Science (Multimedia)
  • Master's in Design, Visual & Multimedia Communication
  • MSc in Communication Technologies & Multimedia
  • PhD in Multimedia Design
  • PhD in Digital Media Arts
  • PhD in Computing Science & Digital Media
  • PhD in Media & Creative Industries
  • PhD in Information Technology

TOP Universities to Persue Multimedia Courses in Abroad

Name of University

QS Ranking

Location

Degree

Course

Duration

Tuition

University of Queensland

47

Australia

BA/BSc

Communication - Major in Digital Media

3 years

US$ 24,725

New York University

42

US

BSc

Integrated Digital Media

4 years

US$54,394.00

University of Washington

85

US

BSc

Human-Centered Design and Engineering

4 years

US$39,114.00

Monash University

58

Australia

BSc

Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Science (Double Degree)

4 years

US$ 32,320

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

66

Hong Kong

MSc

Multimedia and Entertainment Technology

1 year

US$ 22,182

University of Alberta

126

Canada

MSc

Computing Science with a Specialization in Multimedia

2 years

US$ 7,257

University of Sussex

226

England

BSc (Hons)

Games and Multimedia Environments

3 years

£22,500.00

Brown University

60

US

BA

Modern Culture and Media

4 years

US$ 62,471.44

McMaster University

140

Canada

BA

Multimedia

 

US$ 23,958

University of Leeds

92

England

MSc

High Performance Graphics and Games Engineering

1 year

£25,000.00

City University of Hong Kong

53

Hong Kong

MSc

Multimedia Information Technology

1 year (1 year and 6 months for IR and BM options)

US$ 19,307

Uppsala University

124

Sweden

MSc

Digital Media and Society

1 year

US$ 20,474.00

Carnegie Mellon University

53

US

BFA

Animation & Special Effects

4 years

US$ 35,240

Newcastle University

134

England

PhD

Digital Media

36 months

£18,000.00

Northeastern University

342

US

Graduate Certificate

Digital Media Management

6 months

US$18,900.00

Friedrich Alexander Universitat

322

Germany

MSc

Communication and Multimedia Engineering

4 semesters

Free

University of East Anglia

307

England

BA

Broadcast and Multimedia Journalism

3 years

£18,000.00

Columbia University

19

US

MSc

Multimedia

9.5 months

USD $66,306

University of Leicester

236

England

MA

Digital Media and Society

1 year

£ 19,000.00

Georgia Institute of Technology

88

US

PhD

Digital Media

60 credit hours

USD $1,215/hr for 1-11 credit hours; US$14,570 for 12 or more credit hours

Macquarie University

200

Australia

BA

Media and Communications

3 years

US$ 24,046

University of Florida

173

US

BA

Media Production, Management, and Technology

4 years

US$16,596.43

University of Technology, Sydney

133

Australia

Certificate/Diploma

Create: Creating Interactive Multimedia Objects

6 weeks

US $983.18

University of Southern California

112

US

MSc

Computer Science - Multimedia and Creative Technologies

Not specified (A minimum of 32 units)

USD $2,075 per unit

The expansion in digital technologies has made the study of multimedia courses even more necessary. And because the use of multimedia cuts across many industries, multimedia students will not lack rewarding job opportunities. There are several quality destinations you can head to for those who wish to study multimedia courses abroad (such as those mentioned above). For further study abroad details and advice, feel free to contact AECC Global 24/7.

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