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Multimedia Courses

Register for classes using WebAdvisor. Review the searchable online Class Schedule for class dates and times. Course descriptions are available in the Catalog. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and/or have questions answered.

A sampling of courses for this discipline includes (not a complete list):

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MM-102A Introduction to Multimedia
Explore technical, artistic, and creative ways to produce animations, digital imagery and interactive multimedia projects using industry standard software such as Photoshop and Flash. Topics include typography, design principles, image and sound manipulation, video production and building augmented reality applications.
Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.

MM-105 Web Site Design
Learn design principles to create web sites using the latest software applications. Topics include Cascading Style Sheets and HTML5, JavaScript and slideshows, typography, color, accessibility, and techniques to display sound, video and animations.
Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.
Plan A - District General Education, III-B. Humanities.

MM-106 Advanced Web Site Design
This course introduces you to advanced techniques in Web site design. In addition to industry standard software like Dreamweaver and rapid prototyping applications, this course focuses on CSS for layout, user experience design, and navigation. Other topics include forms; Ajax, JQuery, and Spry; dynamic image galleries; building accessible and flexible layouts for screen, tablets, and mobile devices; and professional practices in Web site design.
Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.

MM-107 Introduction to Dreamweaver
This is an introductory course in creating web pages using Dreamweaver software. This course is usually taught in three weekends. By the end of this class you will know how to create web sites that include graphics, and basic CSS.
Credit, Degree Applicable.

MM-109 2D Animation
Learn the essential tools in Flash, Adobe Edge and Adobe After Effects for creating graphics, character animations, interactive interfaces, games, interactive content for the Web and post-production Video.
Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.

MM/BRDC-110 Digital Video for Web and DVD
This course is a hands-on introduction to digital video to develop media production skills. The course will combine hands-on demonstrations, technical workshops, discussion, and critiques. Topics include preproduction, storyboards, camera shots, composition, editing (Final Cut), post-production and special effects, video file formats, compression, and producing video for YouTube, Websites, and DVD.
Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.

MM 113 Mobile Application Development
This course is a practical and project-oriented introduction to creating Web and native applications for mobile platforms, specifically for Apple iOS and Android devices. Topics include user interface design, software design patterns, application architectures, Dreamweaver's mobile templates, jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap.
Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.

MM-114 Textures for 3D
In this class you will learn different techniques to enhance 3D objects and environments using 3D modeling software. The topics covered are: painting textures, manipulating digital images, texture mapping, lighting techniques, camera shots, applying principles of art and design to 3D imagery, and rendering images for multimedia and games.
Credit, Degree Applicable.

MM-118 Introduction to Video Game Design
This class focuses on the process of planning, developing, and creating content for video games. Not only will you gain an understanding of the video game industry, you will also learn how to design characters, levels, and design documents.
Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.

MM-119 Video Game Development
This class focuses on producing video games using 3D software and game engines (unity). You will work in a team environment and follow production practices employed in the video game industry such as character development, building games levels and assets and trigger elements. By the end of this class you will be able to build an executable game.
Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.

MM-121A 3D Modeling
Learn different techniques to model virtual objects and environments using 3D modeling software. The topics covered in this class are designing characters, modeling, texture mapping, lighting techniques, camera shots, 3D scene layout, and rendering images for different multimedia applications. Introduction to basic 3D animation techniques included.
Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.

MM-121B 3D Animation
This course will focus on how to use 3D Computer Animation Software to create 3D animations. Topics include: storyboards, principles of animation, function curves, bones, introduction to inverse kinematics, camera motion, scene direction, and exporting animations in different file formats.
Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.

MM-121C Advanced 3D Modeling and Animation
This class is a continuation of MM-121B and teaches advanced techniques in modeling and animation using 3D animation software. Topics include advanced modeling tools, texture mapping, lighting and reflection effects, function curves, particle systems, camera effects, scene direction, adding sound, basic video editing, and advanced animation using inverse kinematics.
Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.

MM-160 Multimedia Portfolio Development
This course assists you in the development of your web portfolio and prepares you for employment. Explore the multimedia industry, review job roles and responsibilities, and get advice from professionals in the industry. Topics covered include creating a digital portfolio for the Web, evaluating your work, building a freelance practice, preparing a resume, designing and producing business cards, preparing freelance contracts, job hunting techniques, and preparing for a job interview.
Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.

MM-161 Business Basics for Multimedia
This course is for you if you are interested in starting a successful self-employed career. The course will cover the basics of opening and running a business in the multimedia industry (graphic design, web development, etc.), working with clients, time management, marketing strategies, and contracts.
Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.

Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore.

Students may go to the Ohlone College Bookstore website to find the textbook(s), access codes (keys), or supplies for their class(es). Students may be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with your instructor.

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