Nov 29, 2020  
SFCC Catalog 2020-2021 
    
SFCC Catalog 2020-2021

Media Arts, A.A.S.


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CIP: 50.0401
School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts, 505-428-1731

A.A.S. Degrees in Media Arts are available in four concentrations: 3-D Graphics, Animation and Game Design, audio production, graphic and interactive design and web design. An A.A.S. in Media Arts degree provides students with employable skills in web design, multimedia and digital layout design. They also receive a general education foundation. Emphasis is placed on mastery of industry software and hardware applications.

NOTE: A.A.S. degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions. For more information on transfer, refer to the Transfer of Credit  section, or speak with an academic advisor.

Students can earn the following certificates included in this degree:

Follow these semester-by-semester maps to complete your degree on schedule. Courses marked with a diamond ♦ are especially important to take in the scheduled semester because they are prerequisites needed for courses in the following semesters or because they are only offered one time per year.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze, synthesize, and develop probable solutions.
  • Communicate discipline-based design ideas verbally, visually and digitally.
  • Apply creative process techniques in synthesizing information, problem-solving and critical thinking.
  • Develop a portfolio of work demonstrating proficiency in a field of study.

General Education Requirements: (20 Credits)


Mathematics (3 Credits)


Laboratory Science (4 Credits)


Social/Behavioral Science or Creative and Fine Arts (3 Credits)


Humanities (3 Credits)


Health and Wellness: (1 Credit)


Program Requirements: (22 Credits)


*Students seeking the Graphic and Interactive Design concentration must take FDMA 1535  and FDMA 1120 .

Related Requirements: (18 Credits Minimum)


Complete one of the following certificates: (15 CREDIT MIN)

In addition to completing a certificate, take additional FDMA course(s), if needed, so that the related requirements total at least 15 unduplicated credits.

Total 60 Credits Min.


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