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Multimedia Communications (A.A.)

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About the Degree
Career Information
General Education Requirements 
Program Requirements  

The Multimedia Communications program blends creativity and technology in dynamic and rewarding work. You will create and design materials with moving and still images, text and audio in order to reach and engage varied audiences. Through coursework that combines hands-on technological savvy with opportunities for inventive and analytical thinking, you’ll develop skills in prioritizing, planning, and producing digital projects. In developing your abilities to use media as a transformative tool for self-expression, learning, persuasion, entertainment and interaction, this program will prepare you for a variety of exciting employment opportunities or continued study at the bachelor’s degree level.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Multimedia Communications program will be able to:

  • demonstrate strong and varied skills in all aspects of communication including oral, written, visual, and web-based contexts;
  • develop high quality, effective products that engage audiences with sound, music, text, still or moving images, and interactivity;
  • reflect critically and cogently on the use of multimedia technology as a powerful tool for self-expression, learning, persuasion, and collaboration;
  • develop a portfolio of finished work that is displayed in a professional manner and effectively integrates content and form;
  • demonstrate academic skills required of all CCV graduates including competency in writing, information literacy, oral communication, and quantitative reasoning; and
  • explore pathways for educational and career development in the student’s field of study

The Multimedia Communications program is great for you if: 

  • you want to turn your passion for interactive media into a career;
  • you enjoy working with your hands to create digital media;
  • you currently work or have experience working in web or other interactive design;
  • you are comfortable using computer-based tools to create visual, time-based and interactive art; and
  • you are preparing for a career in media communication, technology for teaching & learning, or interactive design.

Key information and advice for students in the Multimedia Communications program:

  • Transfer agreements facilitate moving on to a four-year program.
  • The Multimedia Communications degree provides hands-on experience in a variety of digital media.
  • Students will learn foundational skills that support their work in web-based communication.
  • The required Portfolio & Project Development  course will expose students to the multimedia development process.
  • Students will create a portfolio of work that can be used to support application into a bachelor’s degree program or direct employment.
  • The associate of arts degree in Multimedia Communications is the perfect balance of liberal arts courses and workplace preparation that will allow students to further their education in a four-year program or enter the workforce at an entry level.

The Multimedia Communications program prepares you for careers such as:

  • Content Editor/Developer
  • New Media Developer
  • Online Producer
  • Web Publisher
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Multimedia Educational Specialist

Job outlook in Multimedia Communications in the state of Vermont:

Median Salary
Projected Growth (10 Yrs)
Multimedia Artists and Animators* $34,990 no trend data
Instructional Design/Technologist* $47,100  0.7%
Graphic Artist Video Editor** $45,000 no trend data
Audio/Visual Technician* $35,000 no trend data


Sources: *Vermont Department of Labor, http://www.vtlmi.info/oic3.cfm

              **Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, http://www.bls.gov

Transfer Options:

For more information about special transfer agreements between CCV and other colleges, visit our transfer page.

Visit www.vtcolleges.org to learn about additional bachelor degree options in Vermont.

General Education Requirements

All associate degrees include completion of general education requirements which, together with program requirements, constitute a minimum of 60 credits. In some cases program requirements also fulfill general education requirements. You may not use a single course to meet two general education requirements.

Core Competencies

Complete at least one course in each of the following:

Areas of Inquiry

Complete at least one course in each of the following:

Integrative Approaches

Complete at least one course in the following:

Complete the following:

Electives: 9 credits


* You may use a course to meet both a program requirement and a general education requirement; however, you may not use a single course to meet two general education requirements.

Minimum Total Credits in Degree: 60

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