Associate in Arts (Transfer)
Master the media that move our world. Get behind the camera and inside the software to tell stories, launch new ideas, and build brands. Make the messages that matter.
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Explore the element of time to tell a story. Screen-based solutions are a growing field with outputs such as cinematography and film, animation and motion graphics, social media, audio, title scenes, and more. You will gain hands-on experience and skills as you move through the film-making process and build a demo reel to share with potential clients and schools.
Students leave with a professional-level demo reel to support transfer, internships and entry-level employment.
Opportunities to visit local production agencies, studios, and locations.
Videographer, Cinematographer, Producer, Director, Mobile Media Designer, Animator, Presentation Designer, Sound Engineering Technicians, Audio Production, Web Designer and Developer, Game Designer
if Full Time
60 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.
+ supplies & fees
Based on 2023-24
What financial assistance can I receive?
Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
average per class
Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
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A bit of theory, some design, and a lot of practice. Our students build awareness of the multimedia profession and roles while developing professional-level skills.Dustin Wyse-Fisher, Assistant Professor
How Do I Get Into the Multimedia Program?
Put your talents and creativity to work with a Multimedia degree. Start creating your future here. Talk to one of our Admissions representatives to learn how to get started.
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
- Good verbal and written communications skills are a plus.
- An innate creative sense and artistic ability are essential traits.
What Can I Expect As a Multimedia Student?
- An introduction to key multimedia theory and technologies
- A foundation in the components of good design
- Hands-on experience in production and publishing
- On-campus printing labs, studios and production spaces.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.