Course Description

Do you enjoy taking photos and playing with those fun filters? Ever think about designing those yourself? Media Production & Visual Design is the course for you! During your first year of this 2-year program, students learn and apply the fundamentals of various software applications including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator. Focus is on photo taking, editing and graphic illustration. Students also have the opportunity to work with the community and be a part of real-world projects.

The second year of this course will teach students the basics of video editing, media analysis, and filmmaking. Students will work individually and in groups to write, shoot, and edit their own projects with access to a variety of camera equipment. Sample student projects during the semester include commercials, short films, music video and news stories. Students are also required to run and maintain their own YouTube channel. Students will work with Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere.


Level I ~ Lab 2 credits ~ Academic 1 credit

  • Media Design
  • Digital Imaging
  • Instructional Application
  • Interactive Digital Media
  • Product Design for Clients
  • GUI Interfaces
  • Planning a Project
  • Developing a Project


Level II ~ Lab 2 credits ~ Academic 1 credit

  • Animation
  • Advanced Software Applications
  • Audio/Visual Production
  • Designing a Project
  • Implementing a Project
  • Evaluating a Project
  • Authoring Languages

This is a College Credit Plus class – If you are interested in receiving college credit, your parents should attend your home school meeting to learn more about College Credit Plus and complete required paperwork. Contact your counselor to find out the dates and times of this meeting.

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Courses Which Will Be Helpful

  • Math
  • Multimedia, Art or Graphic Design
  • Keyboarding or Computer Applications
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Math
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • English
  • Sciences

Program Completion Incentives

  • Career Passport – with documented skills
  • Articulation & college credit with two- and four-year colleges
  • Scholarships
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Skills USA - Champions At Work

As an Interactive Multimedia student, you will be a member of the SkillsUSA organization. SkillsUSA is a student-oriented organization designed to expand your citizenship, leadership, teamwork, and employability skills. As a member, you will be encouraged to participate in competitive events at the local, district, state, and national levels in both leadership and occupational skills.

In addition to SkillsUSA at Millstream Career Center, you may participate in many student activities at your home school such as music, sports, and club activities.

Career Opportunities

  • Animator
  • Imagining Specialist
  • Audio/Visual Specialist
  • Media Designer
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Production Assistant
  • Interactive Digital Media Specialist
  • Virtual Reality Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Programmer
  • Graphics Technician
  • Visual Design Consultant

  • Web Content Designer
  • Instructional Designer
  • Writer
  • Project Manager
  • Multimedia Technician
  • Quality Assurance Technician
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Character Designer
  • Special Effects Artist
  • Broadcast Graphics Designer
  • Background Painter
  • Clean-up Artist
  • Video Post-Production

Career-Based Opportunities

Students who exhibit knowledge and skills in the Interactive Multimedia Technology program and meet the requirements for early placement may participate in early placement in a related field during the second semester of their senior year.

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Salary Information

Earnings vary by the worker’s experience, reputation, and employer. Nationally, the mean salary for multimedia artists and animators is $78,230 per year. Half of all multimedia artists and animators earn between $34.87 and $59.77 per hour.

In Ohio, the mean wage is $55,670 per year. Half of all multimedia artists and animators earn on average $25.71 per hour.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018