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 Animation track (Certificate of Employability or Associate of Applied Science) prepares students for the rapidly developing field through the application of cutting edge software.