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Web and Multimedia Design and Development
College of Media Arts & Technology
Careers That Fit You
Design your career around
your talents
Do you have some creative design skills and hope to turn your passion into a career? The evolving media
arts and interactive media industry can be a great place to put your interests to work. Many industries
utilize web and media design professionals to create and deliver digital and web-enabled content. A
focused education could lead you to advertising agencies and marketing firms across the nation, who
create digital content. Or you could use your creative skills to help government agencies, retailers and
the entertainment industry further their business objectives. If you are an entrepreneur by nature, you
could even start your own design, production or development shop and be your own boss.
Let nothing stand in your way of pursuing a career in web
and multimedia design and development
New opportunities can emerge every day in this field. Consider these statistics reported from
respected sources:
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I t is estimated that over 2 billion people – 30.2% percent of the world’s population – use the
Internet.1
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rowth in Internet advertising is expected to increase the demand for graphic designers as
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advertising firms create print and web marketing and promotional materials for a growing number of
products and services.2
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emand for website designers and animators who can create and integrate dynamic content for
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interactive media – websites, mobile phones and other technology – is expected to grow by 13
percent by 2018.2
Internet World Stats- Usage and Population Statistics .(2011). Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Internet World Stats:
www.internetworldstats.com
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2
ureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Graphic Designers,
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Retrieved May 23, 2011 From www.bls.gov/oco/ocos090.htm
DeVry University can help you turn your talents into a career
If you have an eye for design, tend to think outside the box and have a knack for computers, you can turn your talents into
the career of your dreams. We can help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to succeed. With a career-focused
education, you can be prepared to pursue these careers in the web and multimedia design and development field.
Multimedia Artists/Animators use their creative
design skills and proficiency in various computer
design software programs to create graphics,
animation and special effects for computer games,
websites, commercials, forensic animation, virtual
walkthroughs and banner ads.
Multimedia Producers/Publishers manage the
business aspects of the industry, including negotiating
financing, organizing staff and supervising budgets.
An understanding of web design, project management,
marketing and consumer behavior, coupled with the ability
to lead a team, is essential.
Multimedia Designers create the overall look of
media, be they websites, interactive kiosks, CD-ROMs
or even television. They must be skilled in performing
complex manipulation of images and information from
a variety of sources, including audio, video, still images,
animation, physical objects, text, soundtracks and digital
data using computer applications and related visual and
sound techniques.
Web Game Programmers possess both creative and
technical skills that help them design interactive
web-based games and web pages that integrate
movie clips, sound effects, images and animations.
Knowledge of interactive programming and design
software is essential.
Graphic/Web Designers – also called Web Graphic
Designers – plan, analyze and create visual solutions
to communications problems. They find the most effective
ways to get messages across in a variety of media using
methods such as color, type, illustration, photography,
animation, and various print and layout techniques.
Graphics software knowledge is a must – particularly
knowledge of website design and animation.
Multimedia/Web Developers are involved in development
of entire projects. They interact with clients and with
graphics, production and engineering experts on a
day-to-day basis. Therefore, business, interpersonal
and team skills are essential. In addition, computer skills
are required to generate and manipulate graphics, images,
sound, animation, text and video to create integrated
multimedia programs, and stream live and
on-demand audio and video.
Tool Programmers put their coding expertise into
practice, writing software for artists, designers and sound
designers to use in development studios to convert art,
sound and game play into data that will work in games.
In addition, they create tools to help developers edit their
work and see how it will look when games are finished.
Curriculum Training Specialists develop online training
tools for various industries, including education,
healthcare, homeland security and the military, using
simulations as a primary instructional vehicle. Coding
knowledge is required.
Resources
Make an educated decision about your career. You can learn more about the careers we’ve featured by visiting these websites.
Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
www.interactive.org
Career search
www.findjobsnet.com
AIGA
www.aiga.org
Salary information
www.salary.com
The Art Directors Club
www.adcglobal.org
Society of Illustrators
www.societyillustrators.org
The Association of Medical Illustrators
www.ami.org
World Wide Web Artists’ Consortium
www.wwwac.org
Bureau of Labor Statistics
www.bls.gov
Websites current at time of publication.
Earn a degree
that can work
for a lifetime
We can help you every step of the way at
DeVry University
At DeVry University, you can find what you need to succeed – flexible schedules, personal
attention, hands-on learning and professors with real, practical experience. Plus, you can
obtain the ongoing support you need to pursue a career path that’s right for you.
You can learn the creative and technical skills that can provide you an edge in your
career. And you can develop the critical business skills that can help you succeed in
many business environments. Our career-focused learning can prepare you with the
knowledge and skills that employers are looking for – and an education they respect.
Coursework in our bachelor’s degree programs culminates with the completion of a
Senior Project, which addresses real world business needs.
As a student, you can learn key software applications, fundamental design principles
and business skills you will need for a successful career. And you can build a professional
portfolio that can help you in your job search. When you land your dream career, you can
be prepared with the skills and experience you need to jump right into your new role.
Holding a DeVry University diploma also means you can earn a degree from an
institution that is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central
Association (ncahlc.org), a significant mark of institutional quality and integrity.
Intrigued by the possibilities? Learn as much
and make an
Begin your path to a successful career at DeVry University
DeVry University offers a variety of degree programs* and specializations through our College of Media Arts &
Technology and College of Engineering & Information Sciences, to help start you on the right path to a successful
career in web and multimedia design and development.
Web Graphic Design
Associate Degree Program
Computer Information Systems
Bachelor’s Degree Program
Learn the principles of design and the skills needed to
develop graphic media, such as web pages, animations,
advertising and multimedia projects.
Learn how to design, build and implement software
solutions for various industries – from business to
not-for-profit to government organizations. Focus your
education with one of these CIS areas of specialization:
Multimedia Design & Development
Bachelor’s Degree Program
• Web Development and Administration — Learn the
technical aspects, as well as the design of websites.
Explore the planning, problem-solving, organization
and programming skills necessary to examine site
functions including e-commerce, ratings and reviews
and more. Examine and develop site architecture and
wireframes to address user needs.
Study multimedia standards, business fundamentals
and emerging technologies, and learn how to create and
distribute web-enabled and other digital media. Focus
your skill set with one of four MDD areas of specialization:
• Graphic and Multimedia Design – Learn how to create
exciting, engaging and interactive online experiences
by implementing the principles of graphic and
multimedia design, 3D-model construction, lighting
and animation.
• Graphics and Multimedia Management – Develop
the skills to create digital images and animation and
learn how to manage multimedia projects of any size
or complexity.
• Web Design and Development – Learn advanced
principles of web page layout, website architecture,
database integration, streaming media and web
standards that help you create and integrate dynamic
content, such as animations, video and imag es.
• Web Game Programming — Learn the programming
skills needed to create web-based games and
simulations. Study coding, style sheets, database
integration and specialized scripting languages like
XML and ActionScript.
Game & Simulation Programming
Bachelor’s Degree Program
Study coding languages, visual design principles
and software methods used to develop video games,
simulations of real-world events, corporate training
software and more.
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eb Game Programming – Study how to create
dynamic web pages using multimedia tools and
techniques, plus learn the design and development
of web-based games and how to install, configure
and maintain game-server software.
DeVry University and Adobe® Systems Incorporated
have partnered to bring the Web Game Programming
specialization students innovative learning via Adobe’s
industry leading design and interactive media software
applications. DeVry University’s partnership with Adobe
Systems Incorporated provides anytime/anywhere
accessibility to these software programs, because the
power of creativity is more than 9 to 5!
*P rogram availability varies by location.
Some coursework may be available online only.
Adobe is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
as you can,
informed decision about your career path.
Choose a course of study that’s right for your career goals
Use this quick-reference chart to find which DeVry University degree program and specialization is right for your career
choice in the field of web and multmedia design and development.
Degree Programs
Web Graphic
Design
Computer Information
Systems
Multimedia Design & Development
Specializations Specializations Specializations Specializations
Career Opportunities
Graphic and
Multimedia
Design
Graphics and
Multimedia
Management
Web Design
Web Game
and
Programming
Development
Multimedia
Artist/Animator
x
x
Multimedia
Designer
x
x
Graphic/Web
Designer
x
Specializations
Web
Development
Web Game
and
Programming
Administration
x
Multimedia/
Web Developer
x
Multimedia
Producer/
Publisher
x
Web Game
Programmer
x
x
x
x
Tool
Programmer
Curriculum
Training
Specialist
Specializations
Game &
Simulation
Programming
x
x
x
x
x
Ready to design your career in web design and development?
Visit devry.edu or call 888.DEVRY.04 to learn how you can make it happen.
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