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About the Multimedia Technology Program

How to Get Started

To get started in the Multimedia Technology program, complete the admissions process at Richland College. When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in the Multimedia Technology program. He or she can help you determine which courses you should take.

If you are planning to earn an award in Multimedia Technology, please note that you must complete 25 percent of your degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.


Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that is $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.​​

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

Our catalog provides detailed information about our courses and the degrees and certificates we offer. Learn more about our Multimedia Technology courses and degree and certificate options.

Accreditation and Affiliations

The colleges of Dallas County Community College District — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — are individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The official statement of accreditation for each college is published on the college’s accreditation Web page.

Other Degree and Certificate Options

Together, the colleges of the Dallas County Community College District offer more than 350 career and technical degrees and certificates, plus more than 50 academic degrees. For more information, see a chart of our degree plans by location or visit our credit programs home page.

Related Programs

Not sure exactly what you want to study? Check out our other computer-based arts and design programs. The catalog notes which of our seven colleges offer a particular degree or certificate.

student artwork

Developing Skills for Success

Learn about:

Digital Imaging. Learn digital imaging and illustration techniques is essential to develop original artwork that combines photography, design and other multimedia talents. Output your art to Web, video, print and animation applications.

Illustration. Use vector tools to create effective and eye-catching illustrations, logos, Web art and animation.

Web Design. Develop websites that include compelling animation, graphics, video and interactivity. Our advanced classes teach the sought-after skills of XHTML, CSS, XML and JavaScript PHP. Be in control of site design by learning to hand-code Web pages.

Animation, Motion Graphics and Video. Work in both Mac and PC environments to output video and animation to Web, DVD and game applications. Develop skills with nonlinear video editing and special-effects software to create documentary, training simulation, creative storytelling or music videos. Instruction includes motion graphics, rotoscoping, character animation and digital audio editing.

Because we understand that the majority of our students work part or full time in addition to attending college, many of our classes are available not only in the daytime, but also in the evening, on weekends and online. Our Multimedia Learning Center is an open lab facility offering students access to computers and software, along with additional audio and video tools.

The Multimedia Technology program includes comprehensive hands-on training, an advantage for our students since employers strongly favor hiring employees with real-world experience. Internships, required in the fourth semester of our associate degree or certificate programs, provide an excellent way to transition from the classroom to the workplace.

Our annual Computer Arts Festival brings professionals and prospective employers to campus each spring and offers a dynamic opportunity for students to showcase their Multimedia portfolios. We also sponsor student clubs and use of the Second Life Virtual DCCCD Island.

Faculty Profiles

Our Multimedia faculty members not only have relevant degrees, they also have real-world experience in the industry, which makes them able to relate to the challenges you face at work. Our instructors work with you one-on-one, encouraging you and helping you to succeed in school and on the job.

See profiles of some of our Multimedia Technology faculty.

Transfer Information

Multimedia Technology courses are designed for entry into the workforce. However, many of our students have transferred courses into similar programs at the University of Texas at Dallas and the Dallas Art Institute.

Students seeking to transfer should check with advisors in the programs at their destination college or university to see what articulation agreements are in place.

If you are interested in completing a bachelor's degree after you leave our colleges, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Links to Additional Information

See links to multimedia and design resources and more.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Multimedia Technology program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.