Media Arts - Associate in Arts
The Media Arts program is a unique, interdisciplinary approach to the converging fields of journalism, communication and new media technology. It responds to the need for people skilled in effective communications in all levels of society including industry, education, art and music, and the public arena.
The degree in Media Arts provides a core foundation of media and visual literacy, a foundation of technical skills, and principles of design and information hierarchy, as well as specialization skill development in: Information gathering and reporting in journalistic formats, visual and photo journalism concepts and skills, and application of theory and skill to journalistic practice. A grade of “C” or higher is required in all certificate and major required courses.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Create digital projects that demonstrate an understanding of the formal elements and principles of design.
- Communicate an idea through digital project by skillfully using materials and techniques to achieve the desired effect.
- Develop a balance of technical ability and design skills which together enrich the appreciation of making and viewing digital art.
- Recognize and list major historical benchmarks and trends in the development of digital art, and place digital art in a contemporary context.
- Analyze the objective and subjective qualities of digital project in order to evaluate and assess its worthiness.
|ART 072||Computer Graphics||3|
|ART 079A||Web Design 1||3|
|JOURN 021||Mass Media and Society||3|
|JOURN 022||News Writing and Reporting for the Media||3|
|PHOTO 076||Photoshop 1||3|
|In addition to the journalism and photo courses, students are required to take a publication laboratory class||3|
|Select one of the following:|
|Media Production 1|
|Media Production 2|
|Newspaper Lab-Production and Design|
A.A. Degree Requirements
|General Education Requirements||39|