Multimedia Computing

Multimedia computing is the key to developing and maintaining action-oriented software.

The computer you’re using right now has come a long way from the earliest models. Thanks to the talents of those in the field of multimedia computing, the capabilities of computers — from animation to Web design, from audio and video compression to instant messaging — have expanded at a remarkable rate, and there’s no end in sight. You can become an integral part of this phenomenon. The program includes basic computing background, mathematical training especially geared to multimedia design and production, and courses in multimedia computing and digital arts. You’ll be instructed by a faculty of almost 30 full-time professors in one of the largest college computer and information science departments in the metropolitan New York area. And with more than 1,000 computers available for your use on campus, you’ll always find a place to practice and hone the skills that will make you a leader in this burgeoning field.

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Quick Facts

  • Multimedia components include text, graphics, audio, video, animation and interactivity.
  • Multimedia computing can be found everywhere, from home entertainment systems to university classrooms and labs to the boardrooms of the most successful companies in the world.
  • The Commodore Amiga 1000, released in 1985, was the earliest computer designed to perform multimedia functions.

Possible Careers

  • Web designer at an online game marketing firm
  • Programmer at an electronic advertising agency
  • Chief information officer at a military training facility