Multimedia/Web Authoring Option Degree | Naugatuck Valley Community College

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Liberal Arts and Behavioral/Social Sciences Division

Multimedia/Web Authoring Option

Program Description

The Multimedia/Web Authoring Option will focus on the detailed study of the development of interactive multimedia systems, multimedia authoring, programming/scripting languages, and project development and management. Students will be qualified to seek positions in the fields of advertising, electronic publishing, interactive design, multimedia software authoring, and Web design and development.

General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on pages 54-57. Placement testing will determine the sequencing of courses. Additional courses may be required.

Program Requirements

Competency or Program Requirement Course Number and Title Required Credits
Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics DAT*H101 Introduction to Digital Arts 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication listed (Prefer COM*H100) 3
Quantitative Reasoning ◊ MAT*H135 or higher than MAT*H137 (Prefer MAT*H146 or higher) 3
Program Requirement ART*H121 Two Dimensional Design or
DAT*H102 Intro to Photography or
GRA*H150 Introduction to Graphic Design
Scientific Reasoning ◊◊ Choose any Scientific Reasoning listed (Prefer DAN*H175) 3-4
Written Communication Choose any Written Communication listed (Prefer ENG*H102) 3
Program Requirement DAT*H104 Multimedia Authoring I 3
Program Requirement DAT*H108 Digital Imaging I 3
Program Requirement DAT*H110 Digital Video I 3
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication listed (Prefer ART*H101 or 102) 3
Scientific Knowledge ◊◊ Choose any Scientific Knowledge listed (Prefer BIO*H105) 3-4
Program Requirement DAT*H116 Interactive Media Design 3
Program Requirement DAT*H205 Multimedia Authoring II 3
Program Requirement CSC*H205 Visual Basic I 3
Historical Knowledge Choose any Historical Knowledge listed (Prefer HIS*H101 or 102) 3
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed (Prefer COM*H101) 3
Program Requirement DAT*H215 Multimedia Web Authoring 3
Program Requirement DAT*H240 Multimedia Authoring III 3
Program Requirement DAT*H290 Digital Arts Project (Will require waiver) (To take concurrently with DAT*H240) 3

Total Credits: 61-62

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

◊ MAT*H137 and courses numbered lower than MAT*H137 will not transfer to Connecticut State Universities as Quantitative Reasoning courses.

◊◊ At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.


Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Utilize current design and delivery techniques to design advanced multimedia systems.
  2. Utilize the phases of the project development life-cycle to assist in the design and completion of software development projects.
  3. Storyboard, design, and implement multimedia systems.
  4. Design and implement accessibility-compliant user interfaces.
  5. Design World Wide Web Interactive technologies.
  6. Complete significant projects terminating in deliverable software/media products with technical documentation.

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