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Multimedia

Cascade Campus, MAHB 218 | 971-722-5201 | multimedia@pcc.edu | Faculty

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Multimedia specialists design and produce dynamic content for business, marketing, education, training, and entertainment applications.

The Oregon Employment Department forecasts that Portland area employment of multimedia artists and animators is estimated to 10.1% through 2027.

Why choose Multimedia at PCC?

Salary

The Oregon Employment Department reports Portland area multimedia artists and animators earn from $18.98 to $70.56 per hour. The average annual salary is $81,336.

Portland Community College’s Multimedia program provides an affordable alternative with numerous resources. We offer you cutting-edge technology, knowledgeable guidance through the world of multimedia, and the ability to master industry-standard applications. With several open labs, two of which have 50 state-of-the-art Apple workstations, and a variety of course concentrations, you’ll find the resources and individualized attention you need to build a solid foundation in contemporary multimedia authoring.

Learn more about the program on our overview page, frequently asked questions page, and multimedia resources page.

Real-world experience

We offer you work experience while enrolled in the Multimedia program. Through our cooperative education program, you’ll intern with professionals to learn the skills demanded in today’s multimedia industry.

Degrees and certificates

PCC offers many options to meet your goals: short-term certificates, two-year degrees, and university transfer options.

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Associate Degree: Multimedia2 years
Associate Degree: Video Production2 years
Certificate: Multimedia1 year
Certificate: Video Production1 year
Career Pathway Certificate: MultimediaLess than 1 year

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What will you learn?

You develop fundamental skills in design, production, and project management, including real-world assignments that engender collaboration. Our emphasis on acquiring proficiency in multimedia applications is reflected in the broad array of available courses, which include:

  • Digital video editing and production
  • Electronic media
  • 2D and 3D animation
  • Immersive technology
  • Interactive storytelling
  • Multimedia design
  • Multimedia graphics
  • Visual effects (VFX)

What will you do?

Our program will prepare you for entry-level employment as a:

  • Animator
  • Art director
  • Audio production
  • Graphic designer in electronic media
  • Digital video editor
  • Desktop publisher
  • Media artist
  • Producer
  • Programming
  • Video production
  • Web designer

Who will hire you?

Some recent graduates of the PCC Multimedia program found employment as:

  • Production assistants
  • Freelance videographers
  • Grip and electric equipment tech
  • Editor
  • Film art department
  • Camera operator
  • VFX project coordinator
  • Video production specialist
  • Art instructor at Portland State University
  • Web developer for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Web specialist at PCC

Next steps

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