Bachelor in Multimedia

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Program Description

BA in Multimedia

Multimedia majors are full of ideas, and they have the skills to make them reality. As a student, you will evolve creative concepts into practically applied works across multiple mediums, preparing you for the career of your choice.

So whether your future lies in web design, film, animation, digital music, graphic design, or video games, you'll be prepared to master the medium.

Concentration Options
  • Digital Gaming
  • Graphic Design / Print
  • High Definition Digital Cinema
  • Interactivity, Web & Mobile Devices
  • Visual Effects, Motion Graphics & Animation
Popular Minor Pairings
  • Art
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Music
  • Theatre Arts
  • Film and Television

The Curriculum

Bring your ideas to life

If you have an artistic flair and a knack for computer programs, a career in multimedia may be the right choice. Multimedia majors are full of ideas, and they have the skills to make them reality. As a student, you will evolve creative concepts into practically applied works across multiple mediums, preparing you for the multimedia career of your choice.

Express creativity through technology

We create a supportive and engaging environment where you’ll have the opportunity to discover, shape and express your creative voice through dynamic media. You’ll learn the theory and practice of how a single premise is developed into a creative concept and practically applied across:

  • Web
  • Print
  • Digital cinema
  • Immersive experiences
  • Animation
  • Gaming platforms
  • Emerging technologies
Build a foundation in liberal arts

California Lutheran University's Core-21 provides a solid base in the liberal arts. The multimedia core courses and classes drawn from the entire University curriculum enhance that foundation. These include classes in art, theater, music, communication, business, computer science and education.

You’ll acquire a fundamental creative, technical and administrative competency across these disciplines. You’ll develop ideas into concepts, characters and stories. You’ll acquire cross-platform computer skills and in-depth knowledge of software applications. You’ll gain essential interpersonal skills and a collaborative attitude to function well in a professional, team oriented business environment.

Learn the business of multimedia

Moving beyond media literacy, you’ll understand industry theories and processes, best practices and the tools and techniques to create and develop entire media franchises. So whether your future lies in web design, film, animation, digital music, graphic design, or video games, you’ll be prepared for real world application.

Work in a brand new facility

Our new two-story, 20,000-square-foot William Rolland Art Center houses both the Multimedia and Art departments. Inside you'll find a screening room, multipurpose computer labs, and dedicated video and sound production and editing spaces. Filled with beautiful natural light, the building features high ceilings with exposed beams and ducts and many environmentally friendly features.

The Experience

Developing visual educational materials for the medical community emphasizes the demand for continuing education in both subject matter and technical skills. This serves as a real world model for students as they pursue careers in service and entertainment industries.

Timothy Hengst, Professor

Opened in 2017, the William Rolland Art Center provides modern facilities for the Cal Lutheran Art and Multimedia departments. This venue contains computer labs, video and audio editing suites, a cinema screening room, as well as a virtual reality and video production studio. Also included are spaces for visual arts such as painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, and sculpture. A gallery space displaying student work is located at the entrance.

Your Future

This program is sound preparation for careers in a broad range of media fields including animation, concept design, computer games, creative development, digital cinema, directing, e-commerce, gaming, high definition (HD) and interactive television production, project management, Web development, and visual effects.

Our alumni study at:
  • Video Symphony
  • Musician's Institute
  • San Francisco Academy of Arts
  • University of Connecticut
  • Simmons College
  • Gnomon 3D Modeling & Animation School
Our alumni work for:
  • Aim & Fire Music Group, LLC
  • CBS Paramount
  • Go West Events & Multimedia
  • Magaurn Video Productions
  • Mechnology Visual Effects
  • Paradox Development
  • Marketing Maven Public Relations
  • Avodah Publishing
Career paths:
  • Web Designer
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Lead Designer
  • Production Artist
  • Music Coordinator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Assistant Editor
  • Art Director

Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

California Lutheran University is a selective, comprehensive institution offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences and professional fields. Rooted in the Lutheran tr ... Read More

California Lutheran University is a selective, comprehensive institution offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences and professional fields. Rooted in the Lutheran tradition, Cal Lutheran encourages critical inquiry into matters of faith and reason. Mentored by dedicated and accomplished faculty members, students pursue their passion and discover their purpose as they seek to grow as individuals. California Lutheran College was founded in 1959 on a ranch donated by Richard Pederson, the son of Norwegian immigrants. The college opened its doors to 330 students in September 1961 and held its first Commencement in May 1964. Read less
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