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Art: Digital Media Arts: Advanced

The purpose of the Digital Media Arts (DMA) Advanced Certificate expands on the minimum requirements for the DMA Entry Level Certificate by adding important theoretic and practical foundation art courses that prepare the student for securing employment while providing necessary transfer credits required to pursue an AA, AFA, BA and/or BFA degree in a myriad of art fields. Students who pursue the advanced certificate will practice with both traditional and digital media that include 2D and 3D design foundations and color theory, develop the necessary drawing skills to succeed and have the opportunity to expand their knowledge with courses in Graphic Design, Life Drawing, Painting, Photography and/or Sculpture. The advanced degree course options are the only classes in the DMA curriculum that are transferable for students seeking advanced degrees in: Communication Arts, Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration, Animation, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture.

Work and Employment

The DMA Advanced Certificate will strengthen the students' ability to secure employment by broadening their theoretical knowledge and deepen their practice with a variety of materials, tools and techniques.

Special Considerations

To obtain employment in this area, most individuals will be required to possess good computer skills, which include typing skills.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2021-22 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required minimum number 30 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $4,170.00 $10,800.00 $12,060.00
Fees $480.00 $480.00 $480.00
Course Fees * $609.00 * $609.00 * $609.00
Total Tuition and Fees $5,259.00 $11,889.00 $13,149.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.