Design Media Art – Design/Media Arts Foundation – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

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The Design/Media Arts Foundation certificate lays the foundation for student-success in PCC’s Design/Media Arts and Photography departments. It is the first step toward successful entry into the labor market. Geared toward students interested in creative coding, graphic design, interaction design, web design, motion graphics, photography and game design. Skills covered will be basic coding (HTML/CSS), production processes, design thinking, project management and collaborative teamwork.

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. Apply the elements and principles of design in finished digital images and time-based works.
  2. Produce digital images and time-based work through various digital media input and output methods.
  3. Examine and describe contemporary approaches, language, and aesthetics in digital media.
  4. Evaluate and critique digital images and time-based media works utilizing relevant terminology and concepts.
  5. Demonstrate competence in the use of tools, materials, and concepts for creating original art and design projects.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Semester I
COLL 001FIRST YEAR SEMINAR3
ART 011AFOUNDATION DRAWING3
ART 031ACOLOR AND COMPOSITION-TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
DMA 010DIGITAL ART: DESIGN FOUNDATION3
Semester II
DMA 020AGRAPHIC DESIGN I3
DMA 012DIGITAL ART: PAINTING & DRAWING3
DMA 050WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT3
Total Units21

Recommended Electives

DMA 002HISTORY OF DESIGN AND MEDIA ARTS3
DMA 004HISTORY OF DIGITAL GAMES3
BUS 116ENTREPRENEURSHIP3
SPCH 001FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH3
or SPCH 001H HONORS FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH
SPCH 010INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION3

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree