Bachelor of Arts
Multimedia majors are full of ideas, and they have the skills to make them reality. As a student, you will evolve creative concepts into practically applied works across multiple mediums, preparing you for the career of your choice.
So whether your future lies in web design, film, animation, digital music, graphic design, or video games, you’ll be prepared to master the medium.
Express creativity through technology
We create a supportive and engaging environment where you’ll have the opportunity to discover, shape and express your creative voice through dynamic media. You’ll learn the theory and practice of how a single premise is developed into a creative concept and practically applied across:
- Digital cinema
- Immersive experiences
- Gaming platforms
- Emerging technologies
Learn the business of multimedia
Moving beyond media literacy, you’ll understand industry theories and processes, best practices and the tools and techniques to create and develop entire media franchises. So whether your future lies in web design, film, animation, digital music, graphic design, or video games, you’ll be prepared for real world application.
Create a strong portfolio or demo reel and showcase your work
Over the course of your studies, you will produce a solid body of work that will enable you to create a professional portfolio and/or demo reel, depending on your concentration, which you will assemble in your final year. Your portfolio/reel will showcase both your creative problem solving skills, as well as your technical expertise. In addition, as a senior, as part of your capstone class, you will collaborate with your classmates to plan, design, implement and install an exhibition, entitled CLUFest, in the William Roland Art Center gallery. This themed showcase highlights the multidisciplinary skills acquired via the curriculum and internships.
Work in a brand new facility
Our two-story, 20,000-square-foot William Rolland Art Center houses drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture and watercolor/design studios along with lecture classrooms, a screening room, and computer, multimedia and editing labs. Filled with beautiful natural light, the building features high ceilings with exposed beams and ducts and many environmentally friendly features.
Apply for the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Scholarship
If you’re talented in music, theatre, or art, then you should apply for a VAPA Scholarship. This scholarship awards up to full tuition!
- Digital Gaming
- Graphic Design / Print
- High Definition Digital Cinema
- Interactivity, Web & Mobile Devices
- Visual Effects, Motion Graphics & Animation
Offered as a major (BA) and a minor.
Popular Minor Pairings
- Computer Information Systems
- Computer Science
- Film and Television
The Multimedia department offers a variety of unique courses, like Maxon Cinema 4D and Typography, that help us build skills in a wide range of fields such as film, graphic design, and animation. This grants me more opportunities to find a job. In addition, Cal Lutheran’s small class sizes ensure that I get all the help and feedback I need from my professors to succeed.Katie Dizon '20
Due to the many emphases Multimedia has to offer, I am able to collaborate with classmates who may be studying motion graphics, graphic design, and video game animation. This has also given me the opportunity to create a variety of projects from a comic book cover to cartoon caricatures.Eliza Weber '20
Connect with Cal Lutheran Students
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This program prepares you for careers in a broad range of media fields including animation, computer games, digital cinema, directing, e-commerce, high definition (HD) and interactive television production, project management, web development, and visual effects.
Our alumni study at:
- Gnomon 3D Modeling & Animation School
- Musician’s Institute
- San Francisco Academy of Arts
- Simmons College
- University of Connecticut
- Video Symphony
Our alumni work for:
- CBS Paramount
- Creative Artists Agency
- Dark Burn Creative
- Fox Network Group
- Magaurn Video Productions
- Mechnology Visual Effects
- Nickelodeon Animation
- Paradox Development
- Walt Disney
- Warner Media
- Art Director
- Assistant Editor
- Graphic Designer
- Web Designer
- Multimedia Specialist
- Music Coordinator
- Production Artist
- Visual Effects Designer
of Cal Lutheran graduates find a job or enroll in graduate school within nine months