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Multimedia artists work in all modes of communcation - web, social media, print, television, radio - to impart messages relating to all aspects of culture, commerce, and business.
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Multimedia Studies

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


Course Catalog

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.

Regional employment
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

Our college
Our university provides a fundamental liberal arts education, giving students the knowledge, skills and values to help them think critically and creatively.

To learn more, visit our Art Department web site. Better yet, schedule a campus visit so we can meet face-to-face and show you around.

Contact Information
Bill Harbort
Program Coordinator
Professor of Art
Art Department
Division of Humanities
Phone: 701-858-3108 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3108