Design Media Art – Interactive Art & Design – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

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Interactive Art & Design is a field where art and design practices meet technology. Entry-level employment in fields like web design, interaction design, graphic design, game design, creative coding, entertainment, and mobile apps. Emphasis on interdisciplinary teamwork and collaboration. Students will develop a portfolio and participate in a shared incubator course with all Design/Media Arts students.

Required: Students must select 3 courses (9 units) from any of the emphases to complete the certificate.

All courses in this certificate require literacy and proficiency in writing and math. Projects require written, oral, and visual presentations as well as the application of basic math principles and skills.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Develop original interactive art and design content using foundational creative process, principles of interactivity, and appropriate techniques.
  2. Identify essential industry competencies and explore applications and learning resources to identify practical approaches to problem-solving.
  3. Strategize and manage efficient design and production workflows.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to work in teams effectively.
  5. Communicate interactive art and design projects effectively through appropriate verbal, written and visual techniques.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Required Foundation Courses
DMA 002HISTORY OF DESIGN AND MEDIA ARTS3
or DMA 004 HISTORY OF DIGITAL GAMES
DMA 012DIGITAL ART: PAINTING & DRAWING3
DMA 070MOTION GRAPHICS3
or DMA 072 2D ANIMATION
Emphasis
Select three courses from any of the following:9
Options for Web Design & Development
WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
INTERACTION DESIGN
CREATIVE CODING FOR THE INTERNET
Options for Interaction Design & User Experience (UX)
INTERACTION DESIGN
USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN (UX)
CREATIVE CODING FOR MOBILE DEVICES
Options for Game Design & Development
GAME DESIGN I
GAME DESIGN II: GAME ENGINES
3D MODELING & SCULPTING
3D ANIMATION & SIMULATIONS
Options for Creative Coding
CREATIVE CODING
CREATIVE CODING FOR THE INTERNET
CREATIVE CODING FOR MOBILE DEVICES
Required Capstone Course
DMA 098DESIGN/MEDIA ARTS INCUBATOR3
or ART 075 EXHIBITION AND PRESENTATION OF VISUAL ART
Total Units21

Recommended Electives

ART 011AFOUNDATION DRAWING3
ART 015SKETCHING FOR DESIGN3
ART 031ACOLOR AND COMPOSITION-TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
BUS 116ENTREPRENEURSHIP3
CINE 026ABEGINNING ELECTRONIC FILMMAKING3
DMA 020AGRAPHIC DESIGN I3
SPCH 001FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH3
or SPCH 001H HONORS FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH
SPCH 010INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION3
TVR 002ABEGINNING AUDIO PRODUCTION3
TVR 019INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA AESTHETICS AND CINEMATIC ARTS3

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree