Multimedia

2014-15 Edition

Cascade Campus
Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building (MAHB), Room 218
971-722-5398 or 971-722-5672

http://www.pcc.edu/multimedia/

Career and Program Description

This program is designed to provide individuals with the entry-level skills and experience needed for employment in a wide variety of professional opportunities such as a multimedia associate producer, interface designer, digital video specialist, motion graphic artist, digital compositor, 3D artist, multimedia graphic production artist, multimedia project manager, and more.

The program also provides ongoing skill development to members of the interdisciplinary multimedia team entering from related professions, such as graphic design, film/video, publishing, art, and more.

Multimedia specialists are employed by companies that produce digital media projects destined for screen delivery. Multimedia projects include those focused on business, marketing, education, training, presentations, and entertainment applications.

The program is located at the Cascade Campus. The 100 level multimedia courses are generally offered each term and students begin taking classes during any term. A variety of advanced, 200 level courses are also offered. Degree and certificate students must receive a C or better in all required multimedia courses and general studies courses.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Multimedia
Video Production

One-Year Certificate

Multimedia

Less than One-Year Certificate

Video Production

Prerequisites and Requirements

Students entering the program must possess strong Macintosh or Windows computer management skills and be familiar with essential software such as word processing and draw/paint programs. Recommended prerequisites: ART 115, ART 116, ART 117 and CAS 111D.

Associates of Applied Science Degree

Multimedia
Video Production

Multimedia AAS Degree

Minimum 97 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. Some courses specified within the program may be used as General Education. Math/computation competency is met through the math course(s) required in the program of study. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Multimedia Degree Credit Summary

MM31
ART16
BA8
COMM4
CS4
MTH4
WR4
Multimedia Program Electives18
Remaining General Education8
Total Credits97

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
CS 160*Exploring Computer Science4
MM 110Introduction to Multimedia1
MM 120Multimedia Design2
MM 130Multimedia Graphic Video and Audio Production3
MM 140Multimedia Authoring I3
Second Term
MM 150Multimedia Project Review, Testing and Delivery1
MM 160Marketing Yourself as a Multimedia Professional2
MM 230Graphics for Multimedia4
MM 235Digital Video Editing and Production3
Multimedia Program Electives3
Third Term
ART 103*Understanding New Media Arts4
BA 131Introduction to Business Technology4
MM 220Multimedia Design II3
MM 232Multimedia 3D Modeling and Animation3
Fourth Term
BA 205Business Communication Using Technology4
COMM 130Business & Professional Communication4
MM 270Writing for Multimedia3
Multimedia Program Electives3
Fifth Term
ART 115*Basic Design - 2D Foundations3
ART 131ADrawing I3
Multimedia Program Electives8
Sixth Term
ART 116*Basic Design - Color Foundations3
WR 122English Composition4
Multimedia Program Electives4
General Education4
Seventh Term
ART 117*Basic Design - 3D Foundations3
MTH 105*Explorations in Mathematics4
General Education4
Eighth Term
MM 250Advanced Multimedia Project Development I3
 Total Credits: 97
*

Could be used as General Education

Multimedia Program Electives

Video Production AAS Degree

Minimum 93 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. Some courses specified within the program may be used as General Education. Math/computation competency is met through the math course(s) required in the program of study. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Video Production Degree Credit Summary

MM48
BA7
MTH4
Art Electives6
Film Studies Electives8
Multimedia Program Electives12
General Education8
Total Credits93

Video Production Degree Courses

BA 205Business Communication Using Technology4
BA 223Principles of Marketing3
or BA 250 Small Business Management
MM 160Marketing Yourself as a Multimedia Professional2
MM 230Graphics for Multimedia4
MM 235Digital Video Editing and Production3
MM 236Video Compression and Streaming on the Internet3
MM 237Video Compositing and Effects4
MM 239Digital Video Edit/Post Production II4
MM 246Post-Production Sound for Video2
MM 250Advanced Multimedia Project Development I3
MM 258Video Composting and Editing II4
MM 259Screenwriting/Preproduction4
MM 260Video Production I4
MM 261Video Production II4
MM 262Video Production III4
MM 280Cooperative Work Experience in Multimedia3
MTH 105Explorations in Mathematics *4
Art Electives6
MM Electives12
Film Studies Electives8
General Education8
Total Credits93
*

 Could be used as General Education

Art Electives

ART 103Understanding New Media Arts4
ART 116Basic Design - Color Foundations3
ART 140ADigital Photography I3

Film Studies Electives

ENG 195Film Studies: Film as Art4
ENG 196Film Studies: Directors4
ENG 197Film Studies: Contemporary Themes and Genres4

Multimedia Program Electives

MM 110Introduction to Multimedia1
MM 140Multimedia Authoring I3
MM 141Incorporating Multimedia Elements in Presentation Software2
MM 146Directing Actors for Recording4
MM 150Multimedia Project Review, Testing and Delivery1
MM 160Marketing Yourself as a Multimedia Professional2
MM 220Multimedia Design II3
MM 231Vector Graphics & Animation for the World Wide Web3
MM 232Multimedia 3D Modeling and Animation3
MM 2333D Character Modeling and Animation3
MM 2343D for Interactivity3
MM 236Video Compression and Streaming on the Internet3
MM 237Video Compositing and Effects4
MM 238Creating Professional DVD-Video4
MM 239Digital Video Edit/Post Production II4
MM 240Multimedia Authoring II-Scripting4
MM 241Multimedia Authoring III - Scripting4
MM 244Creating Interactive Web Pages3
MM 245Internet Delivery Methods3
MM 246Post-Production Sound for Video2
MM 247Field Sound for Video2
MM 250Advanced Multimedia Project Development I3
MM 251Advanced Multimedia Project Development II3
MM 252Advanced Multimedia Project Development III3
MM 253Intermediate Modeling and Texturing3
MM 254Character Rigging and Animation3
MM 2553D Lighting and Texturing3
MM 256Graphics for Multimedia II4
MM 258Video Composting and Editing II4
MM 259Screenwriting/Preproduction4
MM 260Video Production I4
MM 261Video Production II4
MM 262Video Production III4
MM 263Cinematography/Lighting3
MM 264Broadcast I4
MM 265Broadcast II4
MM 280Cooperative Work Experience in Multimedia1-3

One-Year Certificate

Multimedia

Less than One-Year Certificate

Video Production

Multimedia One-Year Certificate

Minimum 60 credits. Students must meet comprehensive certificate requirements. The Multimedia Certificate is a related certificate. All courses are contained in the Multimedia AAS Degree.

Multimedia Certificate Credit Summary

MM25
CAS6
Multimedia Program Electives20
Multimedia Support Electives9
Total Credits60

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
MM 110Introduction to Multimedia1
MM 120Multimedia Design2
MM 130Multimedia Graphic Video and Audio Production3
MM 140Multimedia Authoring I3
CAS 111DBeginning Website Creation: Dreamweaver3
Second Term
CAS 175FIntroduction to Animation: Flash3
MM 150Multimedia Project Review, Testing and Delivery1
MM 160Marketing Yourself as a Multimedia Professional2
MM 230Graphics for Multimedia4
MM 235Digital Video Editing and Production3
MM Program Electives4
Third Term
MM 270Writing for Multimedia3
MM Program Electives8
MM Support Electives3
Fourth Term
MM 250Advanced Multimedia Project Development I3
MM Program Electives8
MM Support Electives6
 Total Credits: 60

Multimedia Program Electives

MM 110Introduction to Multimedia1
MM 140Multimedia Authoring I3
MM 141Incorporating Multimedia Elements in Presentation Software2
MM 146Directing Actors for Recording4
MM 150Multimedia Project Review, Testing and Delivery1
MM 160Marketing Yourself as a Multimedia Professional2
MM 220Multimedia Design II3
MM 231Vector Graphics & Animation for the World Wide Web3
MM 232Multimedia 3D Modeling and Animation3
MM 2333D Character Modeling and Animation3
MM 2343D for Interactivity3
MM 236Video Compression and Streaming on the Internet3
MM 237Video Compositing and Effects4
MM 238Creating Professional DVD-Video4
MM 239Digital Video Edit/Post Production II4
MM 240Multimedia Authoring II-Scripting4
MM 241Multimedia Authoring III - Scripting4
MM 244Creating Interactive Web Pages3
MM 245Internet Delivery Methods3
MM 246Post-Production Sound for Video2
MM 247Field Sound for Video2
MM 250Advanced Multimedia Project Development I3
MM 251Advanced Multimedia Project Development II3
MM 252Advanced Multimedia Project Development III3
MM 253Intermediate Modeling and Texturing3
MM 254Character Rigging and Animation3
MM 2553D Lighting and Texturing3
MM 256Graphics for Multimedia II4
MM 258Video Composting and Editing II4
MM 259Screenwriting/Preproduction4
MM 260Video Production I4
MM 261Video Production II4
MM 262Video Production III4
MM 263Cinematography/Lighting3
MM 264Broadcast I4
MM 265Broadcast II4
MM 280Cooperative Work Experience in Multimedia1-3

Multimedia Support Electives

ARCH 126Introduction to AutoCAD3
ARCH 127Introduction to Google SketchUp3
ARCH 136Intermediate AutoCAD3
ART 115Basic Design - 2D Foundations3
ART 116Basic Design - Color Foundations3
ART 117Basic Design - 3D Foundations3
ART 119Basic Design-4D Foundations3
ART 119DBasic Design - Digital Arts Foundations3
ART 131ADrawing I3
ART 140ADigital Photography I3
ART 214History of Graphic Design4
ART 240ADigital Photography II3
ART 293AFigure Sculpture3
BA 101Introduction to Business4
BA 205Business Communication Using Technology4
BA 207Introduction to E-Commerce4
CAS 106Introduction to HTML1
CAS 109Beginning PowerPoint1
CAS 110Introduction to Web Graphics1
CAS 111DBeginning Website Creation: Dreamweaver3
CAS 118Beginning Photoshop3
CAS 175FIntroduction to Animation: Flash3
CAS 181Web Site Creation using CMS - Content Management Systems3
CAS 181DCMS Website Creation: Drupal3
CAS 181JCMS Website Creation: Joomla3
CAS 181WCMS Website Creation: WordPress3
CAS 206Principles of HTML4
CAS 213JavaScript and JQuery for Designers4
CAS 215Cascading Style Sheets - CSS4
CAS 222Intermediate Website Creation3
CAS 232Desktop Publishing: InDesign3
CAS 275Intermediate Flash3
CIS 122Software Design4
CIS 133BIntroduction to Visual Basic.NET Programming4
CIS 133JJava Programming I4
CIS 178Applied Internet Concepts4
CIS 233BIntermediate Visual Basic.NET Programming4
CIS 233JJava Programming II4
CIS 234BAdvanced Visual Basic.NET Programming4
CIS 234JJava Programming III4
CS 133GIntroduction to Computer Games4
CS 140UIntroduction to UNIX4
CS 233GGame Programming4
DRF 1263
DRF 1363
DRF 2463
DRF 2563
ED 103Desktop Publishing for Educators3
ED 104Multimedia for Educators3
ED 171Computers in Education II3
ENG 195Film Studies: Film as Art4
ENG 196Film Studies: Directors4
ENG 197Film Studies: Contemporary Themes and Genres4
GD 114Introductory Typography3
GD 120Graphic Design I3
GD 122Graphic Design 23
GD 124Graphic Design 33
GD 221Graphic Design 43
GD 222Graphic Design 53
GD 228Professional Graphic Design Practices3
GD 229Portfolio Preparation3
GD 242Combined Graphic Programs3
GD 249Design Studio3
MUC 123Electronic Media I2
MUC 124Electronic Media II2
MUC 125Electronic Media III2
MUC 222Introduction to Recording Technologies2
MUC 223Studio Recording Technology I3
MUC 224Studio Recording Technology II3
MUC 225Studio Recording Technology III3
MUC 226Digital Recording 13
MUC 227Digital Recording 23
MUC 228Digital Recording 33
WR 227Technical and Professional Writing 14
WR 243Creative Writing - Script Writing4
WR 247Advanced Creative Writing - Scriptwriting4
WR 9599Professional Editing3
WR 9600Technical and Professional Writing II3
WR 9601Graphics for Technical and Professional Writers3

Video Production Less Than One-Year Certificate

Minimum 44 credits. Students must meet comprehensive certificate requirements.

Video Production Certificate Credit Summary
 

MM35
Video Production Cert Electives9
Total Credits44

Video Production Certificate Courses

MM 120Multimedia Design2
MM 130Multimedia Graphic Video and Audio Production3
MM 230Graphics for Multimedia4
MM 235Digital Video Editing and Production3
MM 237Video Compositing and Effects4
MM 260Video Production I4
MM 261Video Production II4
MM 262Video Production III4
MM 280Cooperative Work Experience in Multimedia3
Video Production Certificate Electives13
Total Credits44

Video Production Certificate Electives

MM 110Introduction to Multimedia1
MM 140Multimedia Authoring I3
MM 141Incorporating Multimedia Elements in Presentation Software2
MM 150Multimedia Project Review, Testing and Delivery1
MM 160Marketing Yourself as a Multimedia Professional2
MM 220Multimedia Design II3
MM 231Vector Graphics & Animation for the World Wide Web3
MM 232Multimedia 3D Modeling and Animation3
MM 2333D Character Modeling and Animation3
MM 2343D for Interactivity3
MM 236Video Compression and Streaming on the Internet3
MM 238Creating Professional DVD-Video4
MM 239Digital Video Edit/Post Production II4
MM 240Multimedia Authoring II-Scripting4
MM 241Multimedia Authoring III - Scripting4
MM 244Creating Interactive Web Pages3
MM 245Internet Delivery Methods3
MM 246Post-Production Sound for Video2
MM 250Advanced Multimedia Project Development I3
MM 251Advanced Multimedia Project Development II3
MM 252Advanced Multimedia Project Development III3
MM 253Intermediate Modeling and Texturing3
MM 254Character Rigging and Animation3
MM 2553D Lighting and Texturing3
MM 256Graphics for Multimedia II4
MM 258Video Composting and Editing II4
MM 259Screenwriting/Preproduction4
MM 260Video Production I4
MM 261Video Production II4
MM 262Video Production III4
MM 280Cooperative Work Experience in Multimedia1-3

Courses

MM 110. Introduction to Multimedia. 1 Credit.

Explores the different roles, skill sets, jobs and equipment associated with the development of digital media. Examines the processes involved in producing content to meet a specific communication goal toward a target audience. Audit available.

MM 120. Multimedia Design. 2 Credits.

Introduces the multimedia development and design process. Includes identifying the functions and skills of a multimedia team, defining project goals and target audience, utilizing information architecture and user experience design principles, evaluating projects to determine deliverables and resource needs. Prerequisite/concurrent: MM 110, or instructor permission. Audit available.

MM 130. Multimedia Graphic Video and Audio Production. 3 Credits.

Introduces graphic, audio and video development for multimedia. Includes use of industry standard tools to produce digital media elements composed of graphics, audio and video to communicate an idea to a targeted audience. Prerequisites/concurrent: MM 120, or instructor permission. Audit available.

MM 140. Multimedia Authoring I. 3 Credits.

Covers production of an interactive multimedia project incorporating graphics, text, video, and audio using multimedia industry standard authoring software. Incorporate the principles and practices from MM110, MM120, and MM130. Prerequisite/concurrent: MM 130 or instructor permission. Audit available.

MM 141. Incorporating Multimedia Elements in Presentation Software. 2 Credits.

Plan and produce a multimedia presentation using industry level presentation software (Microsoft PowerPoint[TM]). Incorporate design theory, clip-art, video clips and sound into a Microsoft PowerPoint(TM) presentation. Emphasis on quality, presentation flow and program design. Audit available.

MM 146. Directing Actors for Recording. 4 Credits.

Explores the process of directing for camera and voice recording work within the multimedia profession. Focuses on industry standards and principles. Promotes the process for the collaboration by both performers and directors. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

MM 150. Multimedia Project Review, Testing and Delivery. 1 Credit.

Covers the final steps of a multimedia project including, quality assurance, beta testing, group evaluation and debugging techniques. Examines the different ways multimedia is currently being used. Covers tips and techniques for successfully promoting multimedia work. Prerequisite/concurrent: MM 140 or instructor permission. Audit available.

MM 160. Marketing Yourself as a Multimedia Professional. 2 Credits.

Explores the employment and independent market for multimedia professionals, including job qualifications for various positions in small to large organizations, as well as the general business environment for multimedia production. Provides an overview and opportunity to apply methods and practices used in finding and obtaining employment in the multimedia industry. Prerequisite/concurrent: MM 130 and MM 140 or instructor permission. Audit available.

MM 220. Multimedia Design II. 3 Credits.

Emphasizes design concepts including layout, typography, color theory, and information architecture with the goal of creating interactive designs that balance aesthetics and function. Students participate in "real-world", client focused design projects. Prerequisites: MM 120, MM 130, CAS 175F, and CAS 111D or CAS 206 or instructor permission. Audit available.

MM 230. Graphics for Multimedia. 4 Credits.

Continues to develop skills using multimedia industry standard graphic software to create, edit and optimize graphic images for use in multimedia and interactive computer applications. Explores graphic creation, color, composition and compositing of multiple graphics for use in multimedia presentations and other multimedia formats. Prerequisite: MM 130 or instructor permission. Audit available.

MM 231. Vector Graphics & Animation for the World Wide Web. 3 Credits.

Provides instruction and practice in creating short animations, long-form animations with synchronized sounds, interactive walkthrough animations and navigation controls using multimedia industry standard vector graphics and animations software. Prerequisites: MM 130, MM 140, CAS 175F and CAS 111D or CAS 206 or instructor permission. Audit available.

MM 232. Multimedia 3D Modeling and Animation. 3 Credits.

Covers how to create, edit, and take apart 3D models and animations using industry standard 3D modeling and animation software. Develops foundational skills to work, create, and navigate utilizing the features of the digital 3D modeling workspace. Explores basic elements of the 3D development of objects, environments and animations. Prerequisites: MM 130, MM 140; or instructor permission. Audit available.

MM 233. 3D Character Modeling and Animation. 3 Credits.

Continues the study of 3D emphasizing the creation of animated characters. Involves sophisticated techniques for creating organic shapes and natural motion, matching facial expressions and lip movement to dialog and using kinematics for character movement. Provides the opportunity to individually experience all aspects of production. Includes group production projects. Prerequisites: MM 232. Audit available.

MM 234. 3D for Interactivity. 3 Credits.

Includes how to design, create, and display high-quality, interactive 3D graphics and animations using industry standard 3D modeling tools. Explores and tests delivery options, limitations, and quality issues. Prerequisites: MM 232. Audit available.

MM 235. Digital Video Editing and Production. 3 Credits.

Explores the post-production process for non-linear editing of digital video for use in video production and multimedia applications. Focuses on industry standard editing software to develop the foundation grammar of editing including continuity and montage principles. Prerequisite: MM 130 or instructor permission. Audit available.

MM 236. Video Compression and Streaming on the Internet. 3 Credits.

Introduces preparing video and audio for Internet playback, incorporating the principles of quality video and audio streaming techniques and technology. Introduces adaptation of video and audio segments for streaming using industry-standard digital editing and compression software. Covers cross-platform/cross-browser projects on both PCC-provided and publically available user-generated content (UGC) hosting services to be tested for performance on Macintosh and Windows computers using various browsers and players. Prerequisite: MM 235; CAS 111D or CAS 206; or instructor permission. Audit available.

MM 237. Video Compositing and Effects. 4 Credits.

Introduces the creation of motion graphics using industry standard software. Illustrates the basic concepts of motion graphics, as well as the functions and capabilities of the software tools including their extensive compositing, keying, animation, and special effects capabilities. Prerequisites: MM 230, MM 235. Audit available.

MM 238. Creating Professional DVD-Video. 4 Credits.

Introduces creation of custom DVD-Video using professional level authoring software. Integrates video with audio, graphics, and other assets. Develops custom navigation, menus, chapters, and interactivity. Encodes uncompressed audio into highly compressed Dolby digital AC-3 streams, and incorporates it into the DVD authoring software. Prerequisite: MM 140 and MM 235, or instructor permission. Audit available.

MM 239. Digital Video Edit/Post Production II. 4 Credits.

Continues to develop and explore post-production design and delivery of digital video and audio for multimedia projects and television. Continues to build upon the basic techniques of video editing, color correction, audio development, media compression formats and codecs for video delivery using industry standard software. Analyzes, evaluates, and critiques existing video projects. Prerequisite: MM 235. Audit available.

MM 240. Multimedia Authoring II-Scripting. 4 Credits.

Covers industry standard web application tools to author interactive projects. Covers essential and foundational authoring languages, concepts and practices. Includes assembly of digital media elements, made interactive through authoring, and then tested for function, design, usability, and bugs. Prerequisites: MM 140, 231; or instructor permission. Audit available.

MM 241. Multimedia Authoring III - Scripting. 4 Credits.

Continues to develop the essential and foundational authoring languages, concepts and practices. Includes advanced assembly of digital media elements will be assembled, made interactive through authoring, for web or mobile phone delivery and then tested for function, design, usability, and bugs. Prerequisite: MM 240; or instructor permission. Audit available.

MM 244. Creating Interactive Web Pages. 3 Credits.

Covers integrating multimedia content on websites using industry standard web development tools such as HTML5, CSS, and Content Management Systems. Explores the incorporation of multimedia elements on websites to optimize delivery of content on a variety of devices. Prerequisites: CAS 111D or CAS 206, and MM 140 or instructor permission. Audit available.

MM 245. Internet Delivery Methods. 3 Credits.

Covers methods and strategies to optimize and expand the delivery of still graphics, animations, audio, and video streaming to various devices. Includes evaluation of media performance, codec efficiency, image quality and cross platform functionality, interactivity, accessibility, and digital design standards. Recommended: CAS 112D and CAS 113. Prerequisites: MM 230 and CAS 111D or CAS 206 or instructor permission. Audit available.

MM 246. Post-Production Sound for Video. 2 Credits.

Introduces the practice of sound editing for video projects. Examines multiple methods and workflows including: synchronization of sound with picture, modification to maximize intelligibility, dialog replacement, the creation, collection and use of sound effects and music, mixing, and conforming sound to distribution standards. Prerequisites: MM 235 and MM 260. Audit available.

MM 247. Field Sound for Video. 2 Credits.

Provides overview, exploration and practice of field sound recording for video projects. Examines multiple concepts, methods and techniques including preproduction, microphone use, signal routing, mixing and improving sound recording in challenging acoustical environments. Prerequisites: MM 235 and MM 260. Audit available.

MM 250. Advanced Multimedia Project Development I. 3 Credits.

Explores the connection between creative and technical skills required to develop digital multimedia projects. Covers planning, producing and implementation of interactive projects using industry standard software. Prerequisites: MM 230, MM 235 and MM 270. Audit available.

MM 251. Advanced Multimedia Project Development II. 3 Credits.

Continues to develop digital multimedia skills used in planning, producing and implementing interactive projects using industry standard software. Prerequisites: MM 250. Audit available.

MM 252. Advanced Multimedia Project Development III. 3 Credits.

Further develops the project created in MM 251. Prepare an interactive multimedia project using industry standard software tools. Project development will include planning, production, project review and, implementing the evaluation suggestions. Final projects will be submitted for faculty and peer critiques and then placed on the World Wide Web. Prerequisite: MM 251 or instructor permission. Audit available.

MM 253. Intermediate Modeling and Texturing. 3 Credits.

Continues exploring 3D modeling and texturing through hands-on exercise and assignments. Explores relevant modeling tools, advanced modeling theory, and intermediate texturing techniques. Prerequisite: MM 232. Audit available.

MM 254. Character Rigging and Animation. 3 Credits.

Explores 3D character rigging and animation through lectures and assignments. Covers the creation of a professional bipedal character rigging, character animation and lip-syncing facial animation. Prerequisite: MM 232. Audit available.

MM 255. 3D Lighting and Texturing. 3 Credits.

Covers lighting techniques with an in depth focus on the technical aspects of both lighting and shadows. Includes UV unwrapping and layout skills, and advanced graphic tool techniques into order to create professional quality textures. Prerequisite: MM 232 or instructor permission. Audit available.

MM 256. Graphics for Multimedia II. 4 Credits.

Continues to develop skills using multimedia industry standard graphic software to create, edit and optimize graphic images for use in multimedia and interactive computer applications. Explores techniques to manage workflow of graphics production essential for use in multimedia presentations and other multimedia formats. Prerequisite: MM 230. Audit available.

MM 258. Video Composting and Editing II. 4 Credits.

Continues development of essential foundation skills needed to create motion graphics using industry standard software. Illustrates intermediate concepts of motion graphics, and the functions and capabilities of the software tools including their extensive compositing, keying, animation, and special effects capabilities. Prerequisite: MM 237. Audit available.

MM 259. Screenwriting/Preproduction. 4 Credits.

Focuses on the pre-production phase of narrative video projects. Provides story structure, character development, and formatting for screenwriting. Covers the transition from script to screen including shot lists, location scouting and floor plans, and other pre-production variables. Prerequisite: WR 121 and MM 260. Audit available.

MM 260. Video Production I. 4 Credits.

Introduces digital video production, with a focus on the fundamentals of project planning, basic camera functions, shooting techniques, lighting principles, and audio recording fundamentals. Includes preproduction issues, production terminology, and evaluation of industry etiquette. Prerequisites: MM 130 and MM 235. Audit available.

MM 261. Video Production II. 4 Credits.

Continues video production at an intermediate level; includes digital camera, lighting, audio, and preproduction techniques. Focuses on narrative production techniques. Focuses on narrative production workflow, including an overview of industry crew positions, directing actors and scene coverage. Prerequisite: MM 235 and MM 260. Audit available.

MM 262. Video Production III. 4 Credits.

Explores documentary video making through hands-on exercises and assignments. Covers relevant preproduction methods and materials, the small-crew field production model, interviewing techniques, and further development of camera, lighting, audio, and editing skills. Prerequisites: MM 235, MM 260, MM 261, or instructor permission. Audit available.

MM 263. Cinematography/Lighting. 3 Credits.

Develops skills in lighting and camerawork for field and studio video production. Explores all light fixtures, safety, theory and techniques. Covers camerawork, composition, lens, techniques and theory. Explores the roles of cinematographer and gaffer. Prerequisites: MM 235 and MM 260. Audit available.

MM 264. Broadcast I. 4 Credits.

Covers broadcast television workflow and techniques, including studio production, live events and multi-camera set-up productions. Explores the roles of directing, production switching and studio crew roles. Prerequisites: MM 235 and MM 260. Audit available.

MM 265. Broadcast II. 4 Credits.

Produces productions for PCC-TV and Portland community. Extended development in broadcast television workflow and techniques. Prerequisite: MM 264. Audit available.

MM 270. Writing for Multimedia. 3 Credits.

Introduces creating and adapting technical information and linear narratives for non-linear, interactive multimedia applications. Includes developing ideas into multimedia scripts, incorporating text with other media, writing narration, and writing for voice-over, writing for interactivity, presenting text on-screen, and writing concisely. Prerequisites: MM 120; WR 121, 122, 123 or WR 214; or instructor permission. Audit available.

MM 280. Cooperative Work Experience in Multimedia. 1-3 Credit.

Practice and enhance skills gained in the Multimedia 100 and 200 level classes. Spend 4 to 12 hours per week working in the multimedia industry (public/private sector organizations) working at an approved multimedia development company doing cooperative work. Develop career objectives by linking course work with out-of-classroom experiences by becoming part of the "multimedia team" learning cooperation, team building, communication skills and project development. Prerequisites: MM 230, 231, 235, 236, 240, 241, 245 or instructor permission. Audit available.