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Media Arts Associate Degree Core Classes
This course is a study in writing story for a variety of print, screen, and web-based mediums, fundamentally equipping the student to communicate abstractly, visually, and directly with people. Instructor will explore this idea and many others related to the act of creation as a reflection of the divine, and therefore one of many things we are called to do.
Society and Media
Students are introduced to mass communication and explore its culture-shaping power, contemporary issues, and media’s impact on society. Students evaluate media economics, forms, history, ethics, careers, legal issues, societal issues, and religious issues.
Drawing & Ideation
Students are introduced to concepts of visual art and design, including storyboarding, visual storytelling, and theoretical principles.
History of Media Arts I
Students explore the history of media arts through the early 1960s. Students examine the connections between economics, industrial history, and social and political systems. Students also examine the media from an artistic, rhetorical, and critical lens.
Graphic Design I
Students explore elements and principles of basic two-dimensional design with an emphasis on composition, color theory, and craftsmanship.
Graphic Design II
Students explore elements and principles of basic three-dimensional design with an emphasis on spatial organization, color, and planning and craft.
Reporting for Mass Media OR 2D Animation
Reporting for Mass Media
Students develop skills for clear and concise communication to mass audiences in a variety of written formats. Emphases include writing for print and electronic media, gathering accurate information, presenting a clear written message, and basic style for professional media writing. Students submit work to an online publication.
Students are introduced to the history, technology, and business of animation, including techniques, workflow, conceptual development, storyboarding, 2D animation, stop motion, motion graphics, and 3D animation.