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Media and Communication Arts – Collaborative Media Program

I don’t think there’s a boundary between digital media and print media. Every magazine is doing an online version.
-Bill Gates, Co-Founder and Former CEO and Chairman of Microsoft

What is Collaborative Media?

Graphic artists, web page designers, photographers, digital illustrators and videographers live in a collaborative culture that is dependent upon a continual flow of skill and talent from one platform to the next. With a multitude of media venues capable of carrying information to both select and wide audiences, a diverse set of skills has never been more critical in the field of Media and Communication Arts. Those who are responsible for designing web pages are often expected to create compelling social media content. Photographers must be adept at video and designers at 3D, and, usually, vice versa. Collaboration that cuts across areas of expertise isn’t cutting edge anymore, it’s the industry standard.

The Media & Communication Arts – Collaborative Media Program at Macomb

In Macomb’s Media & Communication Arts – Collaborative Media Program, you will acquire both a broad view of Media and Communication Arts and specific skills in illustration, photographic, design, interactive web animation and digital video. You will learn about photographic composition, design concepts, rendering techniques and perspective, draftsmanship, digital layout, storytelling through visual communication, attributes of type, theories of image creation and manipulation, and much more.

Media & Communication Arts – Collaborative Media Courses at Macomb

In the Collaborative Media Program at Macomb, you will take a variety of courses specific to your selected major, including:

  • Introduction to Photography
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Illustration Fundamentals
  • Digital Layout Adobe
  • Previsualization
  • Introduction to Photoshop
  • Advertising Art
  • Digital Illustration
  • Introduction to Digital Video
  • Web Page Design: Dreamweaver
  • Advanced Photoshop
  • Introduction to 3D
  • Flash Multimedia 1
  • Digital Editing
  • Typography & Spacial Development
  • Concept Illustration
  • Compositing & 2D Animatics
  • Advanced After Effects

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Collaborative Media

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Collaborative Media, you will be qualified for positions that include multimedia artists and animators.

The credits earned in Macomb’s Media & Communication Arts – Collaborative Media Program will transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Media & Communication Arts – Collaborative Media Program?

For more information on the Media & Communication Arts – Collaborative Media Program Macomb, contact the Department of Engineering and Advanced Technology, 586.445.7435.

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