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School of Communication

Multimedia Major

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Associate Professor Heather Starr Fiedler teaches students in the multimedia capstone class. | Photo by Andrew Weier

Major in Multimedia

You want a program that combines your love for technology and the flexibility to learn the multiple skills you need today to have a successful career in multimedia. Our multimedia major includes classes in a rich variety of new technologies and traditional storytelling to teach you to be adept at graphic design, web design, digital photography and audio and video technology.

Students select a concentration as a course of study:

Graphic design concentration: Gain hands-on experience exploring graphic design illustration, typography, branding and identity design and motion graphics.

Multimedia concentration: Select from a variety of courses in radio production, social media, web publishing, reporting and others.

Students can work with the print or web editions of The Globe, The Cavalcade and other student media. They can also join the campus chapters of professional organizations like the Public Relations Student Society of America, Society of Professional Journalists and the American Institute for Graphic Artists.

Multimedia students can also produce design, video and photo pieces for non-profit organizations through work with Wood Street Communications as well as stories for our wire service, The Point Park News Service. These professional opportunities make it possible for students to publish their work in professional settings starting from their first day of class.

Multimedia Course Offerings

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in your major. Some of the courses in the multimedia major include:

  • Social Media
  • Web Publishing
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Digital Photography
  • Information Graphics
  • Video Production and Editing
  • Graphic Design Illustration
  • Typography

For a comprehensive list of program requirements, see the degree requirements and the School of Communication course descriptions.

Multimedia Internships

Internships are available at a number of media, nonprofit, agency, governmental and corporate locations in the Pittsburgh area and beyond.

Careers in Multimedia

With a B.A. degree in multimedia, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Multimedia Reporter/Producer
  • Web Content Producer
  • Web Editor
  • Video Producer