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mcc visual technology program.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ART & ART HISTORY
COOPERATIVE VISUAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM (UNO & MCC)


The University of Nebraska at Omaha and Metropolitan Community College have developed a cooperative visual technology program for studio art majors wanting to study Electronic Imaging, Graphic Communication Art & Design, Photography or Digital Cinema. These students complete the majority of their coursework at UNO and concentration area courses at MCC . Additionally, students who have earned an associate’s degree from MCC in one of the approved Visual Technology areas may transfer to UNO and complete the remaining requirements to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art.

ELECTRONIC IMAGING
A concentration in Electronic Imaging offers three options to the student: Computer Animation, Interactive Media, and Media Integration.

A concentration in Computer Animation provides the student an in-depth experience creating both 2-D and 3-D animation using industry standard software. While the program’s primary focus is 3-D modeling and animation, 2-D animation is thoroughly explored. Character, Narrative, and Storyboard skills are emphasized throughout the program. Career opportunities include: Modeling and animation for game development, motion pictures, television, visualization and special effects.

A concentration in Interactive Media offers the student a comprehensive background in the use of technical and creative tools to produce multimedia programs. Career opportunities: Authoring and scripting, film and video animation, multimedia, interface design, CD-ROM title development, game development, instructional design, training, media coordination, corporate communications, marketing and sales.

A concentration in Media Integration allows students to customize their program of study by choosing from a variety of courses.

Career opportunities will depend on course of study: Authoring and scripting, 2-D animation, multimedia, interface design, CD-ROM title development, game development, instructional design, training, media coordination, corporate communications, marketing and sales.

GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION ART & DESIGN
A Graphic Communication Arts concentration provides the student with creative problem solving skills in the communication of visual ideas applied to print and web media. Interdisciplinary courses in Fine Art provide the necessary foundation for the Graphic Communication Art & Design program. The graduate is prepared for employment as a graphic designer in advertising agencies, design studios, in-house design departments, and printing establishments.

PHOTOGRAPHY

A concentration in Photography offers two options to the student: Commercial/Still Photography and Digital Cinema Video.

A concentration in Still Photography allows students to solve photographic problems through the skillful use of camera, lighting, laboratory and electronic techniques. Included in the concentration are experiences in commercial, general and digital photography. Courses include the theory and application of both black and white and color materials. This concentration will allow students opportunity for employment in a commercial or portrait studio, industrial photo unit, hospital or research laboratory, newspaper or television station, photo-finishing laboratory  or retail photo sales.

A concentration in Digital Cinema (Video) provides the student with a background in various aspects of video and audio production and post-production. This concentration will allow students opportunity for employment in videography for television or film or video production.