Interactive Media Productions - Certificate Program
If you're interested in making interactive art for your career, the Interactive Media Productions College Credit Certificate (CCC) from Eastern Florida is a great way to start your journey in digital design!
This certificate consists of eight courses and is a part of the Graphics Technology A.S. degree program.
If you're a full-time student, you can complete the Interactive Media Productions CCC in about two semesters. Part-time students may take a bit longer. The classes cover topics like website construction, web animation, nonlinear editing, and creating digital graphics for the web. Throughout the program, you'll have the opportunity to create your own websites, animations, and movies.
Modern graphic designers combine art, design, and technology to bring ideas to life through various visual platforms such as print, digital media, websites, videos, and animations. By earning this certificate, you'll be prepared for entry-level positions in graphic design, commercial art, illustration, web design, film and television animation, and more.
Interactive Media Productions - Certificate Program
Interactive Media Productions Certificate - Course Curriculum
The curriculum teaches you the necessary skills for work as a graphic designer or digital artist, with a focus on developing your skills in multimedia design, website design, and using popular software applications.
Classes are held in-person on EFSC's Cocoa and Melbourne Campuses, giving you the chance to learn hands-on in classrooms and computer labs equipped with modern design technology.
As you explore the curriculum you might need to meet certain requirements, such as completing prerequisites or obtaining permission from an instructor, before you can take specific courses for this certificate. Reach out to the program advisor, who can provide you with the necessary information and assistance.
Interactive Media Productions Certificate - Admissions Information
You can enroll in the Interactive Media Productions Certificate program by following the regular admissions process at EFSC. The program is open-access and accepts applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply and start classes in any term.
Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility
If you're a resident of Florida, the tuition cost for the Interactive Media Productions Certificate is around $2,500, excluding lab fees or any extra materials you might need for certain courses. You will have access to software used in the course on campus. Keep in mind that you might be eligible for financial aid or scholarships that can help lower your out-of-pocket expenses.
If you are a Brevard Public Schools student who has taken Digital Design 1 and 2 at your high school, you have the potential to save money and time by earning graphic design course credit through the H.S. advanced standing program. Check with the program advisor for details if this might apply to you.
College Courses You Would Take
The knowledge and credits you earn in this CCC program can be applied toward EFSC's Graphics Technology A.S. degree if you choose to pursue further education, or you can immediately start using them in your professional career.
Throughout the program, you'll complete creative assignments that allow you to learn by doing, plus that help you build a portfolio, crucial for attracting and impressing potential employers.
Here are some of the classes you'll take:
Learn to make professional videos! Includes non-linear video editing software, animating illustrations, combining graphics and movie clips, special effects, and more.
Develop web skills including the use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to format page content, responsive web design, and scalable vector graphics (SVG).
Use popular web animation applications to explore cartoon animation concepts including cell animation, inbetweening, morphing, and more.
Explore page design, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), remote servers, and how to create web pages using industry-standard WYSIWYG interfaces.
Why Study Interactive Media at Eastern Florida?
Modern Software, Modern Skills
As an EFSC graphic design student, you'll gain hands-on experience with the latest computer graphics software — using digital tools to create various types of projects, such as web pages, advertisements, packaging, and print-related assignments. In addition, you'll have the chance to explore illustration for cover art and ads, create multimedia projects for communication and instruction, delve into 3-D modeling for animation, examine demonstrations and prototypes, and even work with video for business purposes.
Enhanced Learning Opportunities & Career-Boosting certifications
At Eastern Florida, you have multiple ways to get involved and enhance your career through clubs and activities. As an interactive media and design student, you can join digital media clubs and take part in design competitions, among other opportunities.
To become a skilled and effective digital designer, it's crucial for you to be proficient in using industry-standard software, such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. EFSC is a testing site for Adobe certification exams, allowing you to earn professional certifications, which can greatly enhance your value in today's competitive job market.
Related Graphic Design and Media Programs
If you find the Interactive Media Productions program intriguing, there are other programs at EFSC that you might also want to explore!