Careers in Web and Multimedia
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 by web developers, advertisers, video game designers, and others.
Computer Graphics Specialist
These specialists combine knowledge of computer graphics with media and work for television, film and video production houses and advertising agencies. They create computer graphics and computer-generated layout and design.
Broadcast designers create visual 2D and 3D computer images and motion graphics for news broadcasts, weather alerts, television shows, station identification promotions, sporting event scoreboards and highlights.
Game developers conceive and execute games for arcades and computers, inventing gaming sequences, scripts, sound effects and environments.
Motion Graphics Designer
Similar to multimedia designer, these specialists focus on creating visual 2D and 3D computer images and moving images and/or type (motion graphics) for CD-ROMs, DVDs and movie trailers.
Multimedia designers use a mixture of text, graphics, animations, and sound to produce products such as interactive Web sites, CD-ROMs and DVDs. 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 on the computer 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.
Web and Multimedia Alum Spotlight
Brett Terpstra ’00, a man with a mighty resume, is currently an author, Mac/iOS developer, speaker, blogger, and podcaster.
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