Multimedia artists employ a variety of skills - graphic design, illustration, animation, video, audio, photography, and copywriting - to effectively communicate messages for clients.
Degree and Department
- Bachelor of Science with a Major in Multimedia Studies
- Offered through the Art Department
- General education
- Art - Computer graphics, digital design, graphic design, Interactive Web, and photography
- Communication Arts - Video and broadcast production
- Business Administration - Marketing and advertising
- Capstone Project - Student inspired, faculty monitored, used to demonstrate cumulative knowledge, capstone projects often are career springboards
Software you'll learn and use
Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Premier, and Final Cut Pro
Real world work experience is an essential part of the multimedia studies major and internships are required. Multimedia students intern with local and regional advertising agencies, design firms, radio and television stations, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.
MSU's Multimedia Studies major is designed to meet the demand for multimedia artists with diverse talents who can work seamlessly in regional media for advertising agencies and other organizations.
National job outlook
Nationally, more than half of multimedia artists are self-employed. In 2010, about 11 percent worked in the motion picture and video industries. Multimedia artists also worked in advertising, public relations, software publishing, computer system design and related services.
Harvey and Arlone Twyman Scholarship
Twyman scholarships are available to incoming freshmen, transfer students, and currently enrolled majors. Awards are based on the quality of applications and student portfolios.
Exceptional faculty and students
Members of the art faculty are dedicated educators who have achieved personal success in the fine arts, graphic arts, and photography and work for the success of their students. To see examples of their work and the work of current students visit www.minotstateu.edu/msuart.
Our university provides a fundamental liberal arts education, giving students the knowledge, skills and values to help them think critically and creatively.
Professor of Art
Division of Humanities
Phone: 701-858-3108 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3108