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 Photography I ART104
3 Graphic Arts I ART222
3 Web Design I ART251 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
3 Video Editing COM181
3 Media Arts: Culture & History, Mass Communication, or Introduction to Media Writing

ARH221, COM183, or 

COM201  (Spring only - Prereq Required)

13 Choose 13 credits from the following Media Art Electives:  
  Photography II ART105 (Prereq Required)
  Advertising Photography ART108 (Fall only - Prereq Required)
  Photojournalism ART109 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
  Fundamentals of Fabrication Design ART125 (Fall only)
  Intro to Typography

ART223 (Spring only)

  Digital Printing & Illustration

ART224 (Fall only - Prereq Required)

  Multimedia Design

ART250 (Spring only - Prereq Required)

  Web Design I

ART251 (Spring only)

  Graphic Arts II ART252 (Prereq Required)
  Digital Pre-Press ART253  (Prereq Required)
  Media Arts Portfolio Dev ART290 (Prereq Required)
  Advanced Photo Manipulation in Graphic Design ART291 (Prereq Required)
  Client Design Workshop ART292 (Fall only - Prereq Required)
  Media Arts Internship ART178 (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 ARH221, COM183 or COM202
Second Semester
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, ART108, ART109, ART 178, ART251, ART 290, ART291, ART292

    b. Graphic Arts - ART125, ART223, ART224, ART250, ART251, ART252, ART253, ART 290, ART291, ART292, ART178

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