Top School in San Francisco for Multimedia Degrees

Multimedia refers to any type of media that combines different forms. For example, it could refer to a combination of video and text or a combination of animation and still images. With a main campus located 22 miles from San Francisco, CA, in the neighboring city of Hayward, California State University - East Bay offers a multimedia arts certificate and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Multimedia.

California State University - East Bay

This 4-year, public university overlooks the San Francisco Bay and has a student population nearing 13,000 individuals. It offers 52 undergraduate degree programs and 39 master's degree programs, the most popular of which fall into the subjects of liberal studies, business, nursing, psychology and sociology. In 2010, the school was named a 'Best in the West' college by the Princeton Review for the seventh year in a row.

The multimedia graduate program at is offered through the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. The college provides 38 different degree programs that focus on humanities and the arts. Students enrolled in one of these programs often have access to visiting artists, lecturers and relevant guest performers. They can also frequent the university's galleries and art centers to view student multimedia works. California State University - East Bay offers 70 continuing education degree and certificate programs across three campuses as well as online, including the multimedia arts certificate. Students enrolled in these programs have access to the same resources as traditional students, including counseling, advising and the university library.

Multimedia Programs

Multimedia Arts Certificate

The certificate program is meant to provide adult or working students with the specific skills necessary to design websites, edit videos for visual and sound quality, create storyboards and work with various multimedia interfaces. Students may complete this online-only program at their own pace and will learn to use multimedia computer programs like Photoshop, Adobe, Final Cut Pro and Flash.

Master of Arts in Multimedia

This 52-credit-hour M.A. in Multimedia is designed to provide students with the ability to further specialize in interactive content development. Students are required to work together to create large-scale multimedia projects. They also gain a theoretical background of interactive media. Required core courses cover the topics of multimedia network development, digital multimedia, multimedia learning theories, multimedia software development and business basics.

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