Visual Media Production and Design majors can pursue many career paths. Explore your options here!
Visual Media Production and Design Concentrations
Students can choose from a concentration in Animation and Design or Media Writing and Design.
Animation and Design Classes
Fundamentals of Web Design
Students develop a website as they learn how the Internet works and how to use common software tools to develop electronic ministry resources. They explore how to use the Internet for information consuming, sharing, and publication, while creating hypertext documents using HTML language.
Advanced Web Design
A project-oriented course where students use a range of tools to develop solutions for the web and interactive media, including HTML, CSS, Java, Actionscript, and various versions of C.
Students are introduced to the history, technology, and business of animation, including techniques, workflow, conceptual development, storyboarding, 2D animation, stop motion, motion graphics, and 3D animation.
Students experiment with three-dimensional design, motion, and animation.
Students complete a self-directed study using a combination of animation techniques. Possible focuses include character animation, motion graphics, or information video. Students will create a finished animated piece based on research interests.
Students continue to work with three-dimensional animation techniques and focus on scenic and character development.
Media Writing and Design Classes
Reporting for Mass Media
Students develop skills for clear and concise communication to mass audiences in a variety of written formats. Emphases include writing for print and electronic media, gathering accurate information, presenting a clear written message, and basic style for professional media writing. Students submit work to an online publication.
Introduction to Public Relations
Students are introduced to the profession of public relations and strategic communication. Students demonstrate writing ability, examine strategies for publicity campaigns, and study the history and foundations of the field.
A combination of four courses (12 credits) focused on visual production, graphic design, writing, or Web design.