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Multimedia

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Do you have the knack for creating content? Do you like making your own home videos which you upload online for your friends to view and share? It could be one of the signs for you to take up courses under Multimedia arts and sciences.

This programme will help you become contemporary visual artists and interactive media designers. Multimedia programmes integrate the theoretical, creative, conceptual and technical aspects of design and development through the use of modern technology.

Here you’ll learn to do freehand drawing, computer graphic art, communication, programming for various multimedia applications such as desktop publication, web design, photography and digital imaging, 3D animation, video production and computer games design.

Careers

Presently, there is no lack of talents in the local creative content industry. Malaysia has a wealth of animation producers, game developers, visual effects artists and others. But in order to expand this, the country has to explore global markets to allow these talents secure content partnerships and co-production opportunities. The Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) has made series of attempts to present the country’s talents and services they had to offer.

  • Game Designer: Creates the concept as well as the gameplay of a computer game; Responsible for the design layout including characters, plot, different levels and scoring of the game.
  • Graphic Designer: Creates design solutions that have high visual impact; Listens to clients and understands their needs before making design decisions used in a variety of products.
  • User interface (Ul) Designer: Designs computers, appliances, machines, mobile communication devices, software applications and websites with the focus on user’s experience and interaction.
  • Effects Animators/ Multimedia Artist: Creates animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games and other media; Creates two- and three-dimensional models and animation

The games industry is the one of the fastest growing sectors in Malaysia. To date, the country has about 700 people working in this field, a figure that is hoped to grow considerably in the coming years. The video games market in Malaysia is poised to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8% between 2011 and 2015. The International Game Developers Association (IGDA), Malaysia, lists up to 48 game companies, 10 of which engage in co-production with foreign partners. Employment is on-going both for the technically-inclined as well as for those in design, marketing and business backgrounds.


Salary

  • Senior Executive (min. RM2,500; avg. RM3,000; max. RM3,600)
  • Junior Executive (min. RM1,950; avg. RM2,300; max. RM2,800)
  • Fresh/Entry Level (min. RM1,500; avg. RM1,700; max. RM1,800)

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