The Multimedia Arts Online Training course gives you the conceptual, technical, and visual design skills required to create multimedia applications and environments. You'll explore Adobe Photoshop, Flash, and After Effects, as well as digital video editing.
What you will learn
- Learn the fundamentals of digital imaging and color theory
- Create standards-compliant web page layouts with HTML
- Understand various kinds of typography and how to create your own font
- Develop an entry-level understanding of video editing techniques
- Create motion graphic work in After Effects
How you will benefit
- Develop proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects, which you need to know for most design-related jobs
- Use the multimedia items you create during class as portfolio pieces upon completion
- Jump-start your career in the world of multimedia design
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- A digital video camera with appropriate storage media.
- PC: Windows XP or later.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Photoshop (or Creative Cloud) (not included in enrollment).
- Adobe After Effects (or Creative Cloud) (not included in enrollment).
- Adobe Premiere (or Creative Cloud) (not included in enrollment).
- Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Looking to launch your career in multimedia art and design? The Multimedia Design Online Training course equips you with the fundamental technical and conceptual skills for this challenging interdisciplinary environment. You'll gain proficiency in the core tools for interactive development: Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects, and you'll learn to shoot and edit digital video. You'll also discover how to create images, pages, and motion graphics for web-based multimedia.
Hands-on projects focus on essential skills and provide you with experience in working in a broad range of media. Class assignments include digital image retouching and compositing, web pages and interfaces, scripted and documentary video-making, color and typography studies, video and audio editing, and motion graphics.
- Photoshop Basics
- Intro to Motion
- HTML and CSS Essentials
- Fundamentals of Typography
- Digital Video Production
- Digital Video Editing I
- After Effects I
Andrew Shalat is an author, designer/illustrator, educator, and Mac expert. Since 1985, he has written hundreds of articles about Macintosh and has published three books: "How to Do Everything with Online Video," "Do It Yourself Mac Projects," and "MacDesign Out of the Box." He has been a speaker and faculty member of the Macworld Expo since 2001. Shalat is also a regular contributor to design and Macintosh related sites including Inside Mac Radio, InDesign Magazine, and Creativepro.com, and MacWorld.
Margaret Penney is a teacher, designer, writer and media artist. Margaret developed the digital media curriculum at The Masters School, an independent school outside New York City. As a Web and motion graphic designer, Margaret has worked with Simon & Schuster, TIAA-Cref, Nike, Delia's girls clothing, MTV, and Sol Lewitt. As a new media artist, she has exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London; the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City; and around NYC. Her artwork has been reviewed globally online, in print magazines, and included in the book Eye Candy from the Underground: Fresh Styles for Web Designers. She has lectured on new media art at Purchase College, the School of Visual Arts Annual Conference for Educators, and the Pratt Institute. As a writer, she has been published in New York Arts magazine, Rhizome.org, and the Baltimore City paper. Margaret has a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and M.F.A. from Columbia University.
Bruce Bicknell is an instructor, illustrator, animator, web and graphic designer, and video editor. In his career, he has worked on projects for Adobe Systems, ATI, PhotoShop Elements Techniques, MacTribe, Yellow Machine, and Mac Design, to name a few. Bicknell holds degrees in Computer Animation and Web Development from the International Academy of Design and Technology.