Communications – Multimedia Transfer Program

The Multimedia program is a transfer program approved ICCB and the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Through theoretical and practical “hands-on” courses, the program prepares students for a successful transfer to a four-year institution. The program features the integration and the manipulation of digital video and audio media and explores various modes of media distribution and packaging. The program consists of selected courses in the Communication & Humanities and Art Departments.


The mission of the Multimedia production program is to prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution by providing an academic foundation through theoretical courses and practical “hands-on” courses featuring current technologies with a major focus on the integration and manipulation of digital video and audio media.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Courses emphasize the ability of students to critically think and write about course subject matter and then express their thoughts through written and oral communication and/or performance using technology. The learning objectives of the program are designed to empower the student to understand and create multimedia productions, enhancing the knowledge of the student in preparation for educational advancement.

  • Write topical papers essay with proficient structure, content and mechanics.
  • Use critical thinking skills to articulate content via written and oral communication.
  • Perform proper historical and cultural research to be used as evidence to support class content.
  • Demonstrate proficient knowledge of multimedia terminology and applications and applicable legal and ethical issues.
  • Understand visual composition theory.
  • Demonstrate proficient operation of digital and still cameras.
  • Demonstrate proficient knowledge of importing digital video and audio media.
  • Demonstrate proficient to integrate and manipulate digital video and audio images and/or clips into computer based, non-linear editing software.
  • Demonstrate proficient skills in story boarding, audience analysis, hardware and software and script writing to create multimedia products.
  • Reveal an understanding of the advantages and limitations of multimedia production conduits for mediated messages.

Recommended AA Transfer Curriculum for Communications – Multimedia

This is only a suggested transfer program and might not be appropriate for every student. Some four-year institutions accept more than 62 credits in transfer to fulfill requirements in communications. Consult the Transfer Center for help in selecting courses appropriate for the program at the college or university where you plan to transfer.

Faculty are available during scheduled office hours to advise students about their courses and programs. Peruse some of the offerings in the Department of Communication and Humanities.

All full-time transfer students are required to take OCS 121.

Overview for College Success Credits
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.

Minimum General Education (39)

Communications (9) Semester Hours
ENG 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
SPE 108 Oral Communication 3
Humanities and Fine Arts (9)
HFA 108

HFA 109

Introduction to Film Appreciation
Introduction to Film History
Select from Group II 3-6
Social and Behavioral Science (9)
Select from Group III 9
Mathematics (3)
MTH 115

MTH 126

General Education Mathematics
Fundamentals of Statistics
Select from Group IV
Physical and Life Science (7-8)
Select from Group V (Must include one lab) 7-8
Area of Concentration/Electives (25-26)
COM 105 Mass Communication 3
COM 220 Multimedia Production 3
Any 2 from:
COM 202 Television Production II 3
ART 230 Web Design 3
ART 270 Computer Animation 3
Suggested electives:
COM 200 Audio Production 3
COM 201 Television Production I 3
COM 202 Television Production II 3
ART 130 Computer Art I 3
ART 265 Computer Art II 3
Minimum for AA Degree 62-64