Bakersfield College


Media Arts Certificate of Achievement

The Bakersfield College Media Arts Program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in media arts. Visual communicators increasingly need media arts skills, and this program will provide entry-level competencies for a number of career paths, such as: videographer, photographer, motion graphics designer, animator, video editor, film editor, and filmmaker. This program is a logical extension of the photography and graphic design certificates currently offered in the Bakersfield College Art Department.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, students will:

  • produce a portfolio of original digital content, using industry standard software and hardware.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the visual principles and elements of as they pertain to media arts.
  • demonstrate the ability to think critically about their own work and the work of others.

To achieve the Certificate of Achievement

Upon completion of the following courses with at least a “C” grade in each course, a student will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement in Media Arts.

Total Units: 18

Required courses

Course # Name Units
ART B20 Digital Art - Vector 3.0
ART B24 Digital Art - Raster 3.0
ART B16 Digital Photography 3.0
ART B26 Multimedia 3.0
ART B43 Video Production 3.0
ART B44 Motion Graphics 3.0
ART B45 Animation 3.0