Madison College Visual Communications – Media Design

The Visual Communications-Media Design program at Madison College trains students to work in the fantastic, creative, exciting field of media. We offer courses from basic storyboard, to advanced level video production. Our students are competitive, and employable all over the country. Take a look!
Enhance your media design skills by adding certificate course work.

Certificates do not require an application to the college. Students register for individual courses during the open registration period each semester.
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Certificates

Video Production Certificate

This certificate is geared toward professionals who have an Associate of Applied Arts Degree in Photography, Graphic Design or Visual Communications, or a degree in art/design/photography/journalism from another accredited college or university, or comparable work experience. Through coursework, students create video communication products featuring advanced level production techniques in lighting, shooting, sound and editing. Examples include video testimonials, news features, documentaries, video documentation of industrial and scientific processes and narrative storytelling. Students acquire knowledge about specific tools of video production and communication strategies that take advantage of videos unique capabilities.


Classes include:

  • Lighting Techniques for Video Production
  • Intro to DSLR Video Production
  • Sound Productions Techniques
  • Video Production
  • Motion Graphics
  • Business and the Visual Arts

 

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Web Page Design Certificate

This certificate is geared toward the student who has an Associate of Applied Arts Degree in Graphic Design or Visual Communications, or a degree in art/design or multi-media from another accredited college or university, or comparable work experience provided by their portfolio.

Through coursework, students create multi-page websites featuring advanced level production techniques in Dreamweaver. Examples include frame-based sites, forms, layers, behaviors, javascript implementation and cascading style sheets. Using vector and raster illustration programs, students create original illustrations for use in web pages. Students also learn advanced-level animation and web interface design using Flash. Students acquire knowledge about project development and site management skills as well as track interactive marketing trends. Web programming fundamentals and techniques will also be explored.


Classes include:

  • Web Animation & Illustration
  • Advanced Web Page Design
  • Social Media/Web Design Strategies
  • WordPress for Designers
  • Web Design Project Management
  • Advanced Interactive Media

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Social Media Certificate

This certificate is intended for professionals in marketing, Web design and development, graphic design, journalism, visual communications/media design, customer service, and others who want to implement social media more effectively.

There are no prerequisite courses for this certificate. Students are required to have basic computer skills.

Students need to complete the curriculum requirements – three (3) required courses and one (1) elective course.

 

 

Classes Include:

  • Social Media Campaigns
  • Social Media/Web Design Strategies
  • Writing for New Media – Liberal Arts Transfer
  • Adapting Social Media Tools
  • Social Media Campaigns Plus
  • Digital Story Telling

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