The Multimedia minor
offers students an opportunity to learn about and to participate in the development
of multimedia products.
The minor is intended for students with a wide range
of interests and expertise. It prepares students for jobs in which they can
apply their particular expertise to the development of multimedia products.
Multimedia products range from web sites and CD's to interactive videos—even rides at amusement parks. In general, a product is considered multimedia if it is interactive, i.e., if it gives the user some control over how the product is experienced.
Development of a multimedia product almost always requires
a team. No one person has the skills necessary to develop a multimedia product
on his or her own. Each member of a multimedia team brings his or her special
competencies to the team; and each member of the team must be able to work
with other team members who have other skills.
Students who minor in multimedia are exposed to many
of the skills represented on a multimedia team. This exposure will give the
student an appreciation of the capabilities embodied in these various skill
In addition, each participant is required to develop at least one skill to a sufficient level of competence that he or she can contribute that skill to the development of a multimedia product.
For breadth, each student must complete at least 3 units from each of three of the skill areas listed below.
For depth, each student must complete the full requirements for a fourth skill area.
Business: management and marketing