Online Associate Degrees in Multimedia Design

An online associate degree in multimedia design may provide students with training and skills needed to produce digital images and graphics. In these two-year programs, students may learn how to create multimedia designs and presentations, as well as implement 3D graphics or interactive media. Program coursework may include select general education courses combined with major-specific courses including graphic design, video editing, and computer art.

Graduates may either seek entry-level employment or enroll in a baccalaureate program. Associate-level graduates may find employment opportunities in advertising, content development, motion pictures, or video production.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Two years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Bachelor’s Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 8% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum within associate-level multimedia design programs may combine general education courses alongside core multimedia courses. These courses may teach students how to understand visual design and develop a strong portfolio. Core multimedia design courses may include the following:

  • Digital Media Production
  • Video Editing
  • Digital Imaging
  • Web Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Computer Art
  • Typography

Career Options

Associate-level multimedia design graduates may explore employment options in motion pictures, video production, software publishing, marketing, advertising, content development, and computers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities may increase by 8% from 2010-2020*.

Possible careers include:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Fine Artist
  • Web Developer
  • Computer Network Architect

Continuing Education

Once students successfully complete an online associate-level program in multimedia design, they may opt to further their education and enroll in a baccalaureate-level program. These four-year programs may provide students additional training on design management, and select programs may offer areas of concentration, such as Web development and administration or Web game programming. Many employers prefer to hire individuals who hold at least a bachelor’s degree in computer graphics, art, or a related field, such as multimedia design.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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