aa degree in art new media
The Art New Media Associate in Arts [aa] degree program covers new media studies through a variety of disciplines and settings.

The program provides a solid foundation in foundation studies in digital graphics, graphic design, digital illustration, 3d animation + web design. Choose elective courses in areas of particular interest.

Through lectures, labs and online courses – from traditional art to the latest media-based tools – students of our Art New Media program develop the entry-level knowledge and skills needed for an exciting creative career.

As structured, for most it's one to two years from beginning to end.


art new media requirements for degree major

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Core Requirements

ART 300 Elementary Drawing and Composition (3)
ART 320 Design: Fundamentals (3)
or ARTNM 310 Design: Fundamentals (3)
ART 323 Design: Color Theory (3)
ARTH 310 Modern Art (3)
ARTNM 302 Digital Basics for Art New Media (1.5)
ARTNM 305 History of Graphic Design (3)

Concentration requirements
a minimum of (24) units from the following ...

ART 306 Facial Expression and Anatomy (3)
or ARTNM 320 Facial Expression and Anatomy (3)
ARTNM 303 Graphic Desingn: Typography(3)
ARTNM 324 Digital Design (3)
ARTNM 325 Intermediate Digital Design (3)
ARTNM 326 Digital Painting (3)
ARTNM 328 Digital Photo Imagery - Photoshop Basics (3)
ARTNM 330 Intermediate Digital Photo Imagery (3)
ARTNM 332 Digital Video (3)
ARTNM 352 Design for Publication (3)
ARTNM 354 Digital Prepress (3)
ARTNM 356 Advanced Projects in Graphic Design (3)
ARTNM 358 College Magazine: Art Selection and Editing (1)
ARTNM 359 College Magazine: Design and Production (3)
ARTNM 370 Introduction to Illustration (3)
or ART 314 Introduction to Illustration (3)
ARTNM 401 Introduction to Web Design (3)
or CISW 307 Introduction to Web Development and Design (3)
ARTNM 402 Intermediate Web Design (3)
ARTNM 404 Interactive Basics (3)
ARTNM 405 Digital 2D Animation (3)
ARTNM 410 Interactive Projects (4)
ARTNM 420 Iintroduction to Digital 3D Modeling (3)
ARTNM 421 3D Character Modeling and Riggin (3)
ARTNM 422 3D Character Animation (3)
ARTNM 423 3D Texturing (3)
ARTNM 431 3D Short Production (3)
ARTNM 450 Portfolio for Art New Media (3)
CISW 300 Web Publishing (3)
WEXP 498 Work Exerience in (subject)(1–4)

American River College associate degree requirements may be obtained by completion of the required program [43.5 units], plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. Please refer to the graduation requirements in the current American River College Catalog for more detail. Art New Media also recommends additional courses that are relevant to concepts taught as part of the Art New Media curriculum. Please see recommended electives for art new media majors

The above data is based on the 2012-13 American River College Catalog. Have questions or need clarification? Go here.

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