Media Arts

Program Information

Degree Type: Certificate
Program Code: CEMD
Hegis Code: 5012.00
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The areas of media arts are continually growing. Opportunities for employment encompass Graphic Design, Photography, Multimedia/Web Design, and Video Production. There is a demand in our region, as well as nationwide, for individuals in all areas of media arts. Students who choose to continue their education after earning the certificate may transfer credits directly into a comparable two-year degree program. Recommended high school preparation: basic design and computer literacy.

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-2 Freshman Experience HRD100 HRD100A or HRD110

Writing I 

3 Introductory Photography ART104
3 Graphic Arts I ART222
3 Web Design I ART251 (Prereq Required)
3 Digital Video Editing COM181
3 Mass Communications COM183
13 Choose 13 credits from the following Media Art electives  
  Studio Photography ART105 (Prereq Required)
  Advertising Photography ART108 (Prereq Required)
  Photojournalism ART109 (Fall only - Prereq Required)
  Intro to Typography ART223
  Graphic Arts II ART252 (Prereq Required)
  Digital Prepress ART253  (Prereq Required)
  Portfolio Development ART290 (Prereq Required)
  Advanced Media Workshop ART291 (Prereq Required)
  Client Design Workshop ART292 (Prereq Required)
  New Media Internship COM178 (Prereq Required)
32 minimum credits required for graduation  
Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-2 HRD100 HRD100A or HRD110
3 ENG101
3 ART104
3 ART222
3 COM181
3 COM183
Second Semester
3 ART251
3 Media Arts Elective (See Note 1)
3 Media Arts Elective (See Note 1)
3 Media Arts Elective (See Note 1)
3 Media Arts Elective (See Note 1)
1 Media arts Elective (See Note 1)


1. Media Arts Electives Focus areas:

    a. Photography - ART105, ART 108, ART 109

    b. Graphic Arts - ART223, ART252, ART253

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