Interactive Art & Design is a field where art and design practices meet technology. Entry-level employment in fields like web design, interaction design, graphic design, game design, creative coding, entertainment, and mobile apps. Emphasis on interdisciplinary teamwork and collaboration. Students will develop a portfolio and participate in a shared incubator course with all Design/Media Arts students.
Required: Students must select 3 courses (9 units) from any of the emphases to complete the certificate.
All courses in this certificate require literacy and proficiency in writing and math. Projects require written, oral, and visual presentations as well as the application of basic math principles and skills.
A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.
Effective: Academic Year 2019-20
The program is expected to produce 20–25 certificates per year after it is fully established.
This previously approved curriculum is being updated because our Design/Media Arts department is transitioning from the ART catalog code to a new DMA catalog code. Course sequences, numbers, and names have been updated for clarity and student-friendliness.
(Y1 or S1)
|History of Design and Media Arts|
History of Digital Games
|DMA 012||Digital Art: Painting & Drawing||3.0||S1 (Foundation)|
|DMA 050||Web Design & Development||3.0||S2 (Options for Web Design & Development)|
|DMA 032||Interaction Design||3.0||S2 (Options for Web Design & Development)|
|DMA 062||Creative Coding for the Internet||3.0||S2 (Options for Web Design & Development)|
|DMA 032||Interaction Design||3.0||S2 (Options for Interaction Design & User Experience)|
|DMA 034||User Experience Design (UX)||3.0||S2 (Options for Interaction Design & User Experience)|
|DMA 064||Creative Coding for Mobile Devices||3.0||S2 (Options for Interaction Design & User Experience)|
|DMA 090||Game Design I||3.0||S2 (Options for Game Design & Development)|
|DMA 092||Game Design II: Game Engines||3.0||S2 (Options for Game Design & Development)|
|3D Modeling & Sculpting|
3D Animation & Simulations
|3.0||S2 (Options for Game Design & Development)|
|DMA 060||Creative Coding||3.0||S2 (Options for Creative Coding)|
|DMA 062||Creative Coding for the Internet||3.0||S2 (Options for Creative Coding)|
|DMA 064||Creative Coding for Mobile Devices||3.0||S2 (Options for Creative Coding)|
|Design/Media Arts Incubator|
Exhibition and Presentation of Visual Art
This certificate contains a foundation sequence in the first semester, a flexible second semester, and a capstone course at the end.
The flexible second semester helps the certificate meet the needs of students within a rapidly changing Design/Digital Media Arts marketplace. This also enables students returning from the workforce to skill up the chance to receive a certificate that caters to their individual needs.
Our capstone course is consistent across most of our certificates and will bring a diverse array of Design/Media Arts students together to work with industry professionals and in teams.
There are no hidden prerequisites.