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Digital Media Arts

The Digital Media Arts Certificate program is a sequence of 18 courses, providing intensive study in media arts for individuals who are beginning a new career, making a career change, or seeking to enhance their existing art, design, or teaching skills. The program combines the theoretical study of digital media with the acquisition of technical knowledge. The program intends to prepare students to enter and be competitive in the below digital media arts fields, or to augment their current design practices and experience in: • Animation • Digital Imaging and Illustration • Digital Media Arts Education • Motion Graphics • Video Editing • Web Design.

Students use software applications most commonly used by design professionals. Practical training leads to the development of a professional portfolio. All digital courses are taught hands-on in the computer lab, and include additional lab time on a sign-up basis at no additional cost.

Foundation Courses (4)
XDWG1001 Drawing & Composition
XGRD5012 Fundamentals of 2D Design
One of:
      XGRD1101 Color Theory & Design
      XGRD1101 Color Theory & Design at the Arboretum
XDMA9011 Introduction to Digital Design

Core (3)
XDMA9009 Digital Imaging I: Photoshop
XDMA9121 Digital Drawing & Illustration I: Illustrator
XDMA9122 Media Literacy (online course)

Electives (2)
To be selected from tracks other than student’s primary specialization or from the Graphic Design or Illustration disciplines.
Specialization Tracks (9): Students specialize in one area and take courses as listed.

Estimated Program Cost:

Animation (SOC 27-1014):
XDWG1014 Life Drawing
XILU6300 Character Design for Animation and Cartooning
XILU5019 Storyboarding for Film and Animation
XDMA9145 Digital Storytelling
XDMA9146 2D Animation Principles
XDMA9147 2D Animation: Flash
XDMA9148 3D Animation Principles
XDMA9149 3D Animation: Maya
XDMA9223 Final Portfolio: Professional Practices
Certificate Application: $175
Tuition: $10,669
Fees: $351
Supplies & Books: $2,000
Total: $13,195

Digital Imaging & Illustration (SOC 27-1014)
XGRD5014 Introduction to Graphic Design
XDWG1014 Life Drawing
XILU5019 Storyboarding for Film and Animation
XILU5020 Quick Sketch Techniques
XDMA9136 Digital Imaging II: Photoshop
XDMA9137 Digital Imaging III: Photoshop
XDMA9221 Digital Drawing & Illustration II: Illustrator
XDMA9222 Digital Media Arts: Advanced Projects
XDMA9223 Final Portfolio: Professional Practices
Certificate Application: $175
Tuition: $10,389
Fees: $351
Supplies & Books: $2,000
Total: $12,915

Digital Media Arts Education (SOC 25-3099)
XDMA9157 Media Arts Tools
XDMA9145 Digital Storytelling
XPHO2600 Digital Photography
XDMA9159 Time-Based Media
XDMA9160 Design Based Learning
XDMA9161 Managing the Media Arts Studio
XDMA9162 Assessment Strategies
XDMA9163 Curriculum Development
XDMA9164 Creating the Digital Portfolio
Certificate Application: $175
Tuition: $10, 949
Fees: $351
Supplies & Books: $2,000
Total: $13,475

Motion Graphics (SOC 27-1014)
XGRD5014 Introduction to Graphic Design
XGRD5029 Typography I
XGRD5030 Typography II
XILU5019 Storyboarding for Film and Animation
XDMA9136 Digital Imaging II: Photoshop
XDMA9142 Motion Graphics I
XDMA9143 Motion Graphics II
XDMA9144 Editing I
XDMA9223 Final Portfolio: Professional Practices
Certificate Application: $175
Tuition: $10,389
Fees: $351
Supplies & Books: $2,000
Total: $12,915

Video Editing (SOC 27-4032)
XILU5019 Storyboarding for Film and Animation
XDMA9145 Digital Storytelling
XDMA9151 Production: Camera, Lighting, & Sound
XDMA9152 Editing I
XDMA9153 Editing II
XDMA9154 Sound Editing
XDMA9155 Motion Graphics I
XDMA9156 Editing III
XDMA9223 Final Portfolio: Professional Practices
Certificate Application: $175
Tuition: $11,229
Fees: $351
Supplies & Books: $2,000
Total: $13,755
Web Design (SOC 15-1134)

XGRD5014 Introduction to Graphic Design
XGRD5029 Typography I
XDMA9135 From Idea to Launch: Web Design & Strategy
XDMA9136 Digital Imaging II: Photoshop
XDMA9138 Flash I
XDMA9139 Web Design I
XDMA9140 Web Design II
XDMA9141 Web Design III
XDMA9223 Final Portfolio: Professional Practices
Certificate Application: $175
Tuition: $10,949
Fees: $351
Supplies & Books: $2,000
Total: $13,475

Please note: Certificate program courses are open to all students. Students, interested in taking certificate program courses for professional growth or personal development, are welcome to attend.

For further information, or to speak with a counselor, please call (310) 665-6850.