In the last five years, more than 77% of MCAD graduates have found work in the areas they majored in.
This is no accident—MCAD’s web and multimedia environments curriculum gets students focused on their careers early and enables them to successfully transition from student to professional.
New technologies have made it increasingly possible and popular to combine many types of media into a single experience that appeals to audiences on several levels at once. Multimedia design skills are used professionally by web developers, advertisers, video game designers, and others.
There is no better way to describe a multifaceted, contemporary art practice, than multimedia. Multimedia artists utilize a variety of new and traditional materials and technologies to create dynamic, interactive audience experiences. Moving between the internet, screens, and physical spaces, Multimedia Artists critically engage with relevant issues of today.
Broadcast designers create visual 2D and 3D computer images and motion graphics for news broadcasts, weather alerts, television shows, station identification promotions, and sporting event scoreboards and highlights.
Game developers conceive of and execute games for digital platforms, inventing gaming sequences, scripts, sound effects, and environments.
Motion Graphics Designer
Similar to a multimedia designer, these specialists focus on creating visual 2D and 3D computer images and moving images and/or type (motion graphics) for commercials, television shows, movie trailers, and films.
Multimedia designers use a mixture of text, graphics, animations, and sound to produce products such as interactive websites and experiences. They must be creative problem solvers, effective communicators, and flexible project members who have the ability to self-motivate.
These specialists create 3D spaces and environments within a digital realm for computer games, medical use and inventions, and new product environments.
This career requires technical background in programming in several computer languages, concentrating on creating interactivity between visual elements rather than visual creation.