MART Degrees & Certificates

A Media Arts degree can launch you into a rewarding career
that combines the best of the art and tech worlds.

 

Computers, digital imaging, the Internet – all have created the field of media arts, blending high tech with art and design. If you’re a techie with a budding artist inside or an artist seeking digital skills, then a degree in media arts might be perfect.

The Media Arts program at SFCC is not just for degree-seeking students. You may wish to update your current skills or enhance an already successful artistic practice with digital skills in the areas of photography or media production. You might come to the program wanting to acquire the skills to produce a particular project like a web site, a brochure, a documentary or other film project.

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Associate in Arts (AA)

This program is for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution and obtain a bachelor’s degree in any of
the broad range of media arts concentrations. It includes transferable general education requirements as well as
media arts core courses. These core classes are designed to give students basic design, computer and production skills as well as transfer as introductory-level classes at a four-year institution. Students must work closely with their transfer institutions and their SFCC advisers to ensure the best transition to four-year schools.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in written, oral and visual communication within a variety of electronic media.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in communication design and electronic color theory principles.
  • Create professional presentations of their own work.

64 credits minimum

PDF of Course Requirements for a Associate in Arts (AA) degree

 


Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

A.A.S. degrees in media arts are available in three concentrations: graphic and interactive design, audio production
and Web design. An A.A.S. degree in Media Arts provides students with employable skills in web design, multimedia, and digital layout design. They also receive a general education foundation. Emphasis is placed on mastery of industry software and hardware applications.

NOTE: A.A.S. degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in written, oral and visual communication within a variety of electronic media.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of electronic media.
  • Develop professional portfolios.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in project management.

67 credits minimum

PDF of Course Requirements for an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree

 

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Audio Production

Students acquire basic skills related to audio recording in the studio and/or field as well as digital audio creation and editing. Students will have the necessary skills for entry-level positions at professional audio, film, radio or multi-media studios.

18 credits.

PDF of Course Requirements for an Audio Production Certificate

Graphic Design

Students acquire basic skills in graphic design, print media and web design. Students will be positioned for entry-level careers in advertising and news agencies, print and graphics businesses and web design companies.

22 credits minimum

PDF of Course Requirements for an Graphic Design Certificate

Web Design

Students will learn basic skills in HTML and CSS planning, design and production of web pages. They will learn best practices in current web design trends and technologies and be positioned for entry-level careers in web design/graphic design studios or advertising agencies.

22 credits minimum

PDF of Course Requirements for an Web Design Certificate

 


Which Degree or Certificate do you want to pursue!

Feel free to speak to Peter for more information as to how you can achieve your degree or certificate!

Peter Taussig, Department Chair – peter.taussig@sfcc.edu – (505) 428-1887