Mass Communication   Media and Communication Arts: Multimedia

A Multimedia program uses digital computer-based technology to write and edit text, design graphics, create animations, and incorporate sound with still and moving images that are integrated in digital format for a multimedia presentation.

Major Directive

Updated: September 28, 2010

The major panel courses recommended will be accepted as credit toward the major at the receiving institutions listed. Credit will either be accepted as a course equivalent or be counted as elective credit toward fulfilling the requirements of the major.

  • Once a transfer institution is chosen, students should consult the appropriate transfer guide as soon as possible for guidance on the most successful transfer path .Click here to view other Articulation Agreements..
  • Note that if the receiving institution does not offer the course or does not offer it at the lower-division level, the student will receive elective lower-division major credit for the course but may be required to take the course at the upper division level.
  • Receiving institutions may still require additional lower division courses to satisfy the major requirements, but students transferring should be able to complete the remaining courses in the same time that a native student can be reasonably expected to do so.
  • Approval of this list of recommended courses does not guarantee that the student will be admitted to the receiving institution or to that major.

The following institutions have agreed to the major courses listed below:

PART I: Multimedia IAI Recommendations
PART II: Multimedia IAI GECC Recommendations

PART I:  Multimedia IAI Major Recommendations 9-15 semester credits
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Multimedia Specialty 9 semester credits
MC 911 - Introduction to Media and Communication Arts (3 semester credits)
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and  2 courses from:
MC 922 - Writing for Multimedia (3 semester credits)
MC 923 - Introduction to Website Development (3 semester credits)
MC 924 - Basic Animation (3 semester credits)

PART II: Multimedia IAI GECC Recommendation Minimum 37 semester credits

Invisible dotThese are the specific courses in the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (IAI GECC) that should be taken for this emphasis.

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Communication: 3 courses (9 semester credits)
Select a two-course sequence in writing (6 semester credits) with a grade of  "C" or better and,
Select 1 course in oral communication (3 semester credits).
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Mathematics: 1 course (3 semester credits)
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Physical and Life Sciences: 2 courses (7-8 semester credits)
Select 1 course from Physical Sciences
Select 1 course from Life Sciences.
Select at least 1 laboratory course.

(Students with the appropriate preparation may substitute an initial course designed for science majors for a more general course.)
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Humanities and Fine Arts 3 courses (9 semester credits)
Select 1 course from Humanities,
Select 1 course from Fine Arts and
Select 1 from either Humanities or Fine Arts. - Courses can be taken from the same identifier as long as the course outcomes are different.
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Soc. & Beh. Science
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 courses (9 semester credits)
Select 3 courses from at least 2 different disciplines (e.g., no more than 2 courses from, for example, psychology). - Courses can be taken from the same identifier as long as the course outcomes are different.
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Find a GECC course
Click here to find what courses to take to fulfill the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (IAI Gen. Ed.) at any participating college or university in the State. Please use the above information when choosing your courses. You may want to write down the information or print a hard copy of this page.

Media and Communication Arts IconIAI Majors: Media and Communication Arts
Click here to see the IAI Media and Communication Arts page.
Grape HandIllinois Baccalaureate Majors' Recommendations (IAI Majors)
Click here to see the list of all IAI majors.

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