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Interactive Media:
Digital Media (Multimedia) Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Students are introduced to the role of a digital media specialist by learning about the essential components of how to create a Web site, produce a training video or design a computer game. Students will create interactive computer applications using the elements of text, 2-D and 3-D graphics, animation, sound, video, and digital imaging. These skills prepare students for entry-level positions and other occupational/educational goals.

You Will Learn
  • How to determine the look and feel of a Web site or interactive CD/DVD.
  • How to select colors that will create visual interest to a Web site or interactive CD/DVD.
  • How to create a visually appealing layout using pictures and graphics.
  • Multimedia terminology, tools and strategies.
  • Basic computer functions on a standard platform (PC and or MAC).
  • Principles and elements of visual design while creating multimedia projects.
  • How to produce various forms of media such as, graphics, animation, digital video and digital audio.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Digital Media (Multimedia) - PDF

Industry Certification
Earn industry certification in this Pathway.
-Digital Media (Multimedia) Industry Certification - PDF

  • Adobe Visual Communication Using Photoshop
  • Adobe Rich Media Communication Using Adobe Flash

Student Leadership Organization
IT students who want to participate in a student leadership organization can choose between the following organizations.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
FBLA provides students with opportunities for leadership, community involvement, business partnerships, and competition with other students in events ranging from Public Speaking to Job Interview to Parliamentary Procedures.

SkillsUSA
SkillsUSA provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. The organization builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes, and communication skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education, and pride in the dignity of work.

Technology Student Association (TSA)
TSA is the only student organization dedicated exclusively to students enrolled in technology education classes in grades K-12. Students participate in chapter fund-raising activities and community service projects. Leadership training is offered to student officers at the local, state or nation levels.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training

 

Sample Occupations
  • 3D Animator
  • Instructional Designer
  • IT Education Teacher
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Multimedia Engineer
  • Product Manager
  • Web Administrator
  • Web Developer

Workforce Trends
Multimedia is the field of the future and is rapidly growing. Because our global economy is driven by technology, multimedia has become one of the most in-demand fields around. With nearly 75% of Americans using the Internet and over 107 million domains registered worldwide, the need for individuals skilled in interactive media is high.

Utah Wage
For information on salary projections, labor market demand, and training options, log on to www.utahfutures.org.


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