Multimedia Technology

The Occupations

Video Editor

Multimedia Artists & Animators

Web page Designer

Graphic Designer

Audio/Visual Production Technician

2D-3D animator

Computer Game Specialist

Story Board Artist

About The Occupations

Multimedia professionals combine the use of audio, video, graphics, and text to provide and disseminate information to others in an aesthetic manner. Often, their final output is distributed on CD ROMs or DVD as catalogs, training sessions, books on disk, and tutorials. By combining graphics, audio files, animation, and video components, the product of multi- media specialists can often make stronger impacts than printed guides or tutorials.

Multimedia artists must have an understanding of the production of audio files, video, 2-D and 3-D animation design, and computer graphics, as well as how to edit and enhance these files for use in a multimedia presentation. They must also be competent with computer hardware and software, not only on the production side, but on the user side as well, to help ensure the product will be cross platform. As multimedia moves to the Internet, many multimedia artists may do work comparable to that of a webmaster.

Graphic designers use a variety of print, electronic, and film media to create designs that meet client needs. Most graphic designers use computer software to generate new images. They design promotional displays and marketing brochures for products and services, develop distinctive company logos for products and businesses, and create visual designs for annual reports and other corporate literature. Additionally, graphic designers, usually under the supervision of a design or art director, develop the overall layout and design of magazines, newspapers, journals, corporate reports, and other publications. Many graphic designers develop the graphics and layout of Internet Web sites. Graphic designers also produce the credits that appear before and after television programs and movies.

Work Environment


Multimedia agencies

Business, industry, and government agencies

Educational and health care institutions

In-house Art Departments

Entertainment Industry

Typical Schedule:

Flexible work schedule

40+ hours per workweek

Tools and Equipment:

Computers, scanners, printers, digital cameras, servers, digital and analog audio and video equipment, multimedia software

Worker Portrait

Skills and Aptitudes:

Communicates well

Works under pressure

Knowledge of design techniques

Dependable and responsible

Knowledge of media production


Likes to work with computers

Enjoys generating new approaches to problems

Interested in a variety of media

Outlook Career

Outlook Occupation
Excellent Multimedia Artists & Animators
Excellent Webmaster
Position Salary per Year
Multimedia Artists & Animators $33,840 – 44,020
Webmaster $22,800 – 34,800

(Note: Individual earnings may vary based upon the job set- ting and position. These are ranges and not guarantees of earnings.)

Degree Plans

Multimedia Technology – A.A.S.

Multimedia Technology Level I Certificate

Multimedia Technology Level II Certificate