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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
See links to multimedia and design resources and more.
If you have questions about the Multimedia Technology program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.