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Multimedia Specialization Courses

Description: The IT specialization in Multimedia offers students significant opportunities to build on fundamental principles of computer-aided graphic design, audio and video production as they are used in streaming media, web-based commerce, entertainment, education and public information services.

Potential careers for students interested in Multimedia: 

Graphics Designer, Video Editor, Graphics Artist and Animation

Choose 8 courses for the Specialization.

Course ID

Course Name

Normally Offered

Pre-requisites (if necessary)

IS 270 Multimedia Info Systems Fall and Spring CS 115/115A
COM 350 Digital Video Production Spring ONLY
STS 347 Intro to Music Technology Fall ONLY

Students then select 5 of the following courses:

Course ID

Course Name

Normally Offered

Pre-requisites (if necessary)

STS 349 Advanced Music Technology Spring ONLY STS 347
COM 303 Video Narrative Fall ONLY
COM 352 Photojournalism Spring ONLY
IT 265/CS 265 Game Arch. and Design Fall and Spring IT 201
IT 266/CS 266 Game Mod. Development Fall ONLY
IT 386 3D Modeling and Animation Spring ONLY
IT 388 Character Modeling Spring ONLY
ARCH 434 Simulated Environments Fall ONLY High GPA
AD 150 Color and Composition Fall ONLY
ENG 353 Composing Docs for Print Fall ONLY HUM 101, HUM 102 and HUM 211/212/HIST 213
ENG 354 Composing Docs for the Web Spring ONLY ENG 353
IS 447 Human Computer Interfaces Spring ONLY IS 390 (General or CCS Elective)

Below are some suggested sequences that students can follow based on their interests:

Music Technology STS 347 STS 349 STS 345**
Video/Documentary COM 350 COM 303 COM 351
3D Modeling COM 335/IT 386 COM 345 IT 485**
Communication ENG 353 ENG 354 ENG 355
Game Production IT 265 COM 266/IT 286
Game Programming IT 266 IT 276 IT 366
Multimedia IS/HCI IS 270 IS 390 IS 447

** Course in development

*Students may substitute concentration courses in consultation with the advisor

Please visit the NJIT Undergraduate Catalog for all IT course descriptions.

Other Optional Specialization Substitutions: 

Rutgers courses in drawing, sculpting, graphic design, photography and music make excellent additions.  Such as: R080-121 Introduction to Drawing, R080-223 Figure Drawing, R080-231 Graphic Design, R965-313 Theater Technology, R700-135 Music and Film

Other courses in the specialization may be substituted in consultation with the advisor.