Certificate in Media Arts

The Media Arts Certificate of Achievement is an interdisciplinary certificate between digital art and design, photography, and journalism. The certificate is designed to provide students with opportunities to work in multiple areas of digital media. Offerings help prepare students for multiple opportunities to produce work for public consumption. Classes cover digital art, web design, photography, video, image manipulation, multimedia journalism, desktop publishing and more. Students will have access to cameras, studio photography equipment, Mac computers and design software, the Adobe Creative Cloud and more. Students will build their portfolios to prepare to begin careers as videographers, photojournalists, multimedia journalists, news page designers, web designers, digital editors and more.

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Media Arts Certificate of Achievement will:

1. Apply the use of contemporary technological tools in design, video, audio and photography to gather and disseminate news through text, imagery and graphics.

2. Develop a body of work demonstrating excellence in the technical, aesthetic and ethical aspects of multimedia production.

3. Demonstrate the ability to critically analyze media content and its influence on society.

Required courses:
ART 153Digital Media Productions I3
ART 167Web Design I3
COMM 230Design for Media3
COMM 250Multimedia Reporting3
PHTO 202Photojournalism3
PHTO 204Video for Photographers3
Total Units18

1-Year Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ART 153 Digital Media Productions I 3
COMM 230 Design for Media 3
PHTO 202 Photojournalism 3
Spring Term 1
ART 167 Web Design I 3
COMM 250 Multimedia Reporting 3
PHTO 204 Video for Photographers 3
 Total Units18

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.