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MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION

  • fast-tracked diploma program, complete it in as little as 16 months
  • starts in September, January and May.

 

The capacity to communicate utilizing audio, text, graphics, animation and video mixed in a digital format has expanded beyond expectations. The source of these changes is the revolution in digital electronics or as it is commonly known, multimedia.

Computer-based multimedia is exploding as a new communication technology. New products both in hardware and software have created a new industry with opportunities for exciting careers in advertising, marketing, development, sales, education, business and corporate communications.

The Multimedia Production program at LCC emphasizes industrial, business, marketing, communications and educational applications, including development on the World Wide Web.

This diploma program builds on LCC’s current Communication Arts options in print journalism, advertising and public relations, broadcasting and television. The Multimedia Production program runs in 60 consecutive weeks, allowing students to complete their education in less time than the traditional two years.

IMPORTANT DATES

 
Fall

Winter

Spring / Summer
Fees Due August 4, 1999 Nov. 29, 1999 April 4, 2000
Lectures Begin Sep. 1, 1999 Jan. 4, 2000 May 3, 2000
Add/Drop Period Sep. 1-9, 1999 Jan. 4-11, 2000 May 3-5, 2000
Last day to Withdraw Nov. 17, 1999 March 28, 2000 June 7, 2000
Last Day of Lectures December 13, 1999 April 20, 2000 June 21, 2000
No Classes Sep. 6, Oct. 11, Nov. 11 Feb. 21-25, 2000 May 22, July 3, Aug. 16
Field Trips n/a n/a n/a
Practicum Placement varies varies varies
Final Exams Dec. 14-17, 1999 April 24-27, 2000 Last lecture

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

New students are accepted into the Multimedia Production program for the Fall or Winter terms.

Academic Requirements
Applicants are required to have an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum 60% in English 30 or English 33 or equivalent. Applicants are also required to achieve a minimum 60th percentile in Reading and Sentence Skills sections of Computerized Placement Test or equivalent.

Alternate Admission applicants are assessed on past education and work experience. Communication Arts places high emphasis on history, government and current affairs.

  1. All program assignments must be typed. Lack of keyboarding skill could inhibit achievement.

Professional Suitability
Applicants are interviewed by the department to assess personal motivation and work attitudes. During the interview, all Applicants must write a 500 word composition demonstrating knowledge of the media area they intend to study. The paper is assessed by the department on research content, organizational and grammar skills, word usage, sentence construction and transitions.

PROGRAM FEES

 
ALL 4 TERMS
Tuition
$5067
Studentsı Association
$ 171
Books and Supplies
$1300
TOTAL FEES
$6538

All fees are approximate and are based on a full credit load for each program (the number of credits may depend upon the elective courses selected) and is subject to change. Costs of books and supplies are estimated. Supply costs include only the specialized materials and equipment needed for the program and not basic stationery supplies. The LCC Studentsı Association fees are subject to change. For more detailed information on tuition fee calculation and other fees, students are advised to consult the FEES section of this Calendar.

PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT

Students accepted into this program have the opportunity to apply related employment, volunteer, educational or training experiences toward the completion of the program. For information on Prior Learning Assessment, students should contact the Registrarıs Office.

GRADUATION

Students are awarded a Multimedia Production Diploma upon successful completion of 88 credits

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Multimedia Production program will provide business and industry with trained employees and consultants to meet their training, marketing, and advertising objectives. Graduates will find employment in the rapidly expanding marketplace which includes video and multimedia production companies and graphic and imaging centres. As well, students will develop skills to be successful entrepreneurs in their own enterprises and as consultants to business and industry.

TRANSFER AGREEMENTS

None available at this time.

CURRICULUM

(Some courses may be offered in different sequence)
Term I Hours/Week Credits.
CAP 151 Media Research and Writing (4-0) 4
CAP 173 Introduction to Computer Fundamentals (1-2) 3
CMM 121 Basic Television and Audio (1-1) 2
CMM 150 Introduction to Graphics Design (1-3) 4
CMM 152 The Influence of Communication (3-0) 3
CMM 155 Introduction to Digital Video (1-3) 4
CMM 156 Introduction to Digital Audio (1-3) 4
Total 24 Credits

Term II Hours/Week Credits.
CAP 158 Communication Process (3-0) 3
CAP 161 Producing & Script Writing (3-0) 3
CMM 154 Introduction to Multimedia Programming (2-2) 4
CMM 160 Introduction to Multimedia Principles and Design (2-2) 4
CMM 170 Web Development & HTML Programming (1-2) 3
CMM 250 Advanced Computer Graphics (1-3) 4
ORG 251 Entrepreneurship and Small Business (3-0) 3
Total 24 Credits

Term III Hours/Week Credits.
CAP 280 Marketing & PR in Multimedia (3-0) 3
CMM 275 Animation and 3D Modelling (4-0) 4
CMM 276 Advanced Multimedia Programming (1-3) 4
CMM 277 Introduction to Computer-based Training (1-3) 4
CMM 280 Integrating Authoring (1-3) 4
CMM 281 Portfolio Design (1-2) 3
CMM 290 Contemporary Issues in Multimedia (2-0) 2
Total 24 Credits

Term IV Hours/Week Credits
CMM 216 Practicum I (0-8) 8
CMM 217 Project Integration (2-0) 2
CMM 218 Practicum II (0-8) 8
Total 18 Credits

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