Multimedia & Web Design
(Courses 7552 - 7562) Pennsylvania Department of Education CIP Code 11.0801
Students are expected to:
1. Be self-motivated and have a good work ethic
2. Be creative and willing to put effort into the creative process
3. Possess good organizational skills
4. Be able to work independently or with others
5. Focus on computer tasks for long periods of time
6. Read and write at grade level or above
Multimedia and Web Design is a graphic design program that prepares individuals in print, website and video production. Students master the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and work with professional photography and videography equipment. Students also learn to use video and audio editing software.
Every student is provided a work station in our computer lab that is equipped with the latest Apple technology. Each week students participate in class critiques where they collaboratively learn to speak about their projects and make revisions.
Students not only produce marketing materials for the school, but have the opportunity to work with real clients from the community. Through this hands-on experience they learn the elements and principles of design, how to prepare files for print and the web, project management, typography, idea generation, logo design, poster design and much more.
Students may seek entry-level employment as a graphic, web or freelance designer. Many graduates articulate into classes at local two-year and four-year postsecondary schools. Graduates are presently employed as graphic and web designers and photographers.
For information on this occupation’s description, required knowledge, job tasks and related job titles, state/national wages and employment trends, visit the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s site for this career field click here.
Opportunities for college credit
GACTC graduates can get a jump start on post-secondary education by taking advantage of the various articulation and/or dual enrollment opportunities. Click here to review the college credit opportunities for the Multimedia and Web Design program.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Mike Zolnoski
Instructor of Multimedia & Web Design