Associate in Arts in Media Arts

This program is for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution and obtain a bachelor’s degree in any of the broad range of media arts concentrations. It includes transferable general education requirements as well as media arts core courses. These core classes are designed to give students basic design, computer and production skills as well as transfer as introductory-level classes at a four-year institution. Students must work closely with their transfer institutions and their SFCC advisers to ensure the best transition to four-year schools.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate proficiency in written, oral and visual communication within a variety of electronic media.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in communication design and electronic color theory principles.
  • Create professional presentations of their own work.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in project management.

Class Requirements


Communications (9 hrs.)

ENGL 111         Composition and Rhetoric (3)

ENGL 216         Technical Writing (3)


MART 170       Writing for Mass Media (3)

Any SPCH course (3)

Mathematics (3 hrs.)

MATH 119       Applications of Mathematics for Nonscience Majors (3) or higher

Laboratory Science (8 hrs.)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6-9 hrs.)

Humanities and Fine Arts (6-9 hrs.)

The combined total of Social and Behavioral Sciences
and Humanities and Fine Arts areas should equal
15 credit hours.

Health and Wellness (1 hr.)


MART 118       Communication Design (3)

MART 119       Digital Skills (3)

MART 121       Adobe Illustrator (3)


MART 123       Adobe InDesign (3)

MART 130       Web Design I (3)

MART 143       After Effects (3)


MART 146       Game Design Fundamentals (3)


MART 148       3D Graphics and Animation (3)

MART 180       Photoshop I (3)

MART 187       Electronic Color Theory and Practice (1)

MART 179       3D Graphics and Animation II (3)


MART 231       Dreamweaver (2)

MART 280       Photoshop II (3)



Six credit hours of the A.A. and A.S. must come from an approved list of courses that satisfy the following requirements. These are not meant to be additional hours in the degree but are, instead, existing courses that satisfy the requirement and appear anywhere in the degree.

  • Cultural Perspectives (3 credit hours)
  • Sustainable Living (3 credit hours)

NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.