Associate of Applied Business in Visual Media Technology
The Visual Media Technology Program offers practical and theoretical instruction for students interested in the print and multimedia industries. As electronic media in business and industry continues to grow, so will employment opportunities within these fields. Creative talents are exercised through extensive hands-on computer laboratory experiences and supplemented with theoretical lectures. Two majors are offered in the degree program: interactive media and print media. After successful completion of the associate of applied business in visual media technology, students may continue their education at BGSU Firelands by pursuing the bachelor of science in technology with a major in visual communication technology. This degree is granted through the College of Technology.
The interactive media major allows students the opportunity to study a number of different types of media, including multimedia and Web design, digital imaging, photography and video editing. The major embraces traditional aspects of communication such as written and visual communication while at the same time providing instruction in the implementation of new media technologies. Career opportunities for graduates include job titles such as imaging specialist, multimedia/Web designer, interactive digital designer/specialist, graphic designer, videographer, photographer and project manager.
Print media is everywhere. Newspapers, directories, magazines, newspaper inserts, catalogs and business forms are encountered everyday in our professional and personal pursuits. The print media major provides an understanding of the processes used in the design, preparation and printing of product. Graduates will be prepared for employment in pre-production processes, such as page layout and graphic design. In addition, students will be employable as press operators and, with experience, may advance to front line supervision. Graduates may also be employed in jobs related to the sale of printing equipment and supplies.