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.

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.

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.

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
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