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Multimedia Design

Whether you're looking for a career change or are new to the working world, Fremont College understands your unique situation. Our Multimedia Design students come from many different backgrounds, and are extremely talented and have busy schedules - just like you. This is why we offer online Multimedia Design classes as part of an accelerated degree program that can be completed in just 15 months, allowing you to earn an associate's degree and advance on your career path in a short amount of time. Since the Multimedia Design degree program takes place 100% online you can complete coursework day or night - whenever it is convenient for you.

O1 Career Overview

Are Multimedia Designers in demand?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of Multimedia Artist / Design jobs is expected to increase 6% from 2012 to 2022.*

How to become a Multimedia Designer

  • Most entry-level positions within the multimedia inustry require an associate's degree.
  • Some Multimedia Designer jobs require a bachelor’s degree in multimedia design, computer graphics, or a related field.

Important Qualities of a Multimedia Designer

  • Artistic talent

    Animators and artists should have artistic ability and a good understanding of color, texture, and light. However, they may be able to compensate for artistic shortcomings with better technical skills.
  • Communication skills

    Multimedia artists and animators need to work as part of a complex team and respond well to criticism and feedback.
  • Computer skills

    Many multimedia artists and animators use computer programs or write programming code to do most of their work. Those with artistic talent, however, may be able to find work that does not require strong computer skills.
  • Creativity

    Artists and animators must be able to think creatively to develop original ideas and make them come to life.
  • Time-management skills

    The hours required by most studio and game design companies are long, particularly when there are tight deadlines. Artists and animators need to be able manage their time when a deadline approaches.

What do Multimedia Designers do?

Create graphics and animation using computer programs and illustrations

  • Work with a team of animators and artists to create movies, games, or visual effects
  • Research upcoming projects to help create realistic designs and animations
  • Develop storyboards that map out key scenes in animations
  • Edit animations and effects based on feedback from directors, other animators, game designers, or clients
  • Design, code, and develop websites

Where do Multimedia Designers work?

  • Motion picture and video industries
  • Computer systems design and related services
  • Software publishers
  • Advertising, public relations, and related services

Career outlook of a Multimedia Designer*

Projected Employment from 2012 to 2022

Average Annual Salary

Top Paying States

  1. California: $84,590
  2. New York: $71,960
  3. District of Columbia: $71,940
  4. Washington: $68,480
  5. New Mexico: $67,900
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014

O2 Fremont Difference

The Multimedia Design program at Fremont College offers extensive graphic design, web design, and web development training allowing graduates to pursue a career in any of these growing fields. Upon graduation, participants of the program are equipped with thorough Adobe Creative Suite software training. Since the program takes place online, students can complete coursework when it’s convenient for them - day or night. Discover what sets the Multimedia Design program apart from other programs below and find out how the program can prepare you for a rewarding Multimedia Design career in a little over one year.

Essential courses

  • Audio, Video, Images
  • Design Concepts and Color Theory
  • Video Editing
  • Digital Imaging
  • Layout & Typography
  • Digital Illustration
  • Visual Communications
  • Digital Photography
  • Web Development
  • Web Design
  • Branding and Advertising

O3 Admissions and Aid

Fremont takes the stress out of enrolling in college by working with you every step of the way to determine your career goals and help you find a way to pay for school. If you have concerns that you won't be able to afford college, our financial aid team will help you apply for grants and student loans to fund your education. We are committed to making sure that nothing stands in the way of obtaining the career you have always wanted.

O4 Fremont Graduates

Your time at Fremont doesn't end at graduation. Alumni are invited back for workshops, networking mixers, and other events that provide an opportunity for career enhancement. Fremont alumni also receive career planning assistance from our career services team and have access to numerous resources to help them achieve their career goals. In addition, our employer network consists of well-known companies that have been employing our graduates for years. We have numerous graduate success stories to prove that earning a degree at Fremont College is a wise investment in your future.