Media Arts

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The exciting and rapidly developing technologies, skills and applications taught within the Media Arts programs prepare students for careers in the film industry and in graphic and commercial arts, publishing, advertising, and communications.

Three Media Arts tracks are available: Film Technology, Animation, and Graphic Design.

Each track has two completion options:

  1. Certificate of Employability
  2. Associate of Applied Science

The Graphic Design track (Certificate of Employability or Associate of Applied Science) prepares students for the competitive digital production marketplace by developing artistic mastery in various areas of Media Arts. Graphic designers create visual concepts, by hand or using computer software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

The Film Technology track (Certificate of Employability or Associate of Applied Science) prepares students for careers in the film industry. The training is a three semester program in partnership with the State Film Office and International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 480. The classes are application based leading to actual film production in the third semester. Once students have completed the courses, the student may submit an application to IATSE Local 480 for union membership.

The Game Design track (Certificate of Employability) prepares students for the rapidly developing field through the application of cutting edge software.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

In addition to supporting institutional learning outcomes and building upon the foundational general education outcomes, upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of foundational knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to be successful in media-design professions.
  • Communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences, orally and in writing.
  • Apply critical thinking and aesthetic judgments in creating computer graphics and digital media.
  • Utilize knowledge of text and graphics to communicate ideas and information visually.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in design software.
  • Create a portfolio showing proficiency in digital media.

In addition to supporting institutional learning outcomes and building upon the foundational general education outcomes, upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Employ active-listening techniques and knowledge of technical nomenclature to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with clients, colleagues, and other professionals.
  • Demonstrate proper business etiquette, appearance, and teamwork.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of legal regulations, industry ethics, production schedules, and budgets.
  • Use industry-standard motion-media editing software applications to professionally edit projects.
  • Apply knowledge of mission and story structure to produce a treatment and storyboards for a motion-media production.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create a production plan and a schedule that meet client needs, use resources appropriately and are on time and within budget.