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Time-Based Media

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Time-Based Media develops knowledge and skills in the area of time-based media, including but not limited to the production of still and time-based media, media production techniques, compositing, motion graphics, and interactive design. The curriculum is designed to provide the student with an understanding of media and photographic techniques, use of production equipment, media production terminology, media and interactivity applications, and industry practices. This certificate prepares students for employment and upgrades the skills of persons employed in occupational areas such as media production, marketing, publishing, motion graphics, photography, freelance artist designer, and web and interactivity design. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Animation and Time-Based Media is also available.

Details

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Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Time-Based Media (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5170
Total Credits Required
40
Catalog Year
2021-2022
Effective term
Spring 2021
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
This CCL is designed for individuals who already have a degree or relevant experience in the field or who are currently employed in the field.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Create still, interactive, and time-based images to project specifications demonstrating professional competence in research, planning, production, and presentation.
  2. Apply critical thinking skills, the design process, and historical and media literacies to solve design problems.
  3. Analyze narratives and still, interactive, and time-based media to evaluate their effectiveness.
  4. Apply industry standard tools and research to develop effective time-based media, designs, and workflows.
  5. Demonstrate professional and collaborative practices.
  6. Communicate still, interactive, and time-based media solutions that recognize cultural and individual differences.
  7. Create a portfolio of work that reflects current industry practices.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

There are additional career opportunities associated with this certificate that do not have occupational data available for Arizona at this time. These occupations are listed below:
  • Multimedia Artists and Animators
* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ADA/ART177 Digital Photographic Imaging I Critical course Gateway course 3
ART100 Introduction to Digital Arts 1
ART111 or
ART116
Drawing I or Life Drawing I 3
ART142 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
ART/COM/STO150 or
FMT121 or
JRN203
Digital Storytelling or Story Theory for Film, Television and Media or Writing for Online Media 3
MTC191 or
MUC122
Electronic Music I or Sound Design I 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ADA/ART/MMT184 Digital Animation I 3
ADA/ART169 or
ART178
2D Media Design or Digital Arts Studies 3
ART202 or
FMP108
Digital Arts Studies or Video Production Select FMP108 if choosing FMP215 in Term 3. 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART279 or
FMP215
Media Productions II or Digital Video Effects FMP215 requires completion of FMP108. 3
RE Restricted Elective 3
RE Restricted Elective 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ADA/ART177 Digital Photographic Imaging I Critical course Gateway course 3
ART100 Introduction to Digital Arts 1
ART111 or
ART116
Drawing I or Life Drawing I 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ADA/ART169 or
ART178
2D Media Design or Digital Arts Studies 3
ADA/ART/MMT184 Digital Animation I 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART142 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
ART202 or
FMP108
Digital Arts Studies or Video Production Select FMP108 if choosing FMP215 in Term 4. 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART/COM/STO150 or
FMT121 or
JRN203
Digital Storytelling or Story Theory for Film, Television and Media or Writing for Online Media 3
ART279 or
FMP215
Media Productions II or Digital Video Effects FMP215 requires completion of FMP108. 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MTC191 or
MUC122
Electronic Music I or Sound Design I 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Elective 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Elective 3

Restricted Electives

Complete twelve (12) credits from courses not already selected in the Required Courses area. Students may choose from one emphasis or from among multiple emphasis areas according to their occupational needs.

Photography Emphasis
ART131 Photography I 3
ART138 Commercial Photography I 3
ART140 Portrait Photography 3
ART143 Intermediate Digital Photography 3
ART270 Digital Photographic Imaging II 3

Audio Emphasis
FMP114 Audio Production 3
MTC191 Electronic Music I 3
MTC192 Electronic Music II 3
MUC122 Sound Design I 3
MUC195 Studio Music Recording I 3
MUC222 Sound Design II 3

Media Production Emphasis
ART/COM/STO145 Digital Storybook 1
ART/MMT190 Art of Web Site Design 3
ART192 Advanced Web Presentation Design 3
ART/THP246 Digital Fabrication 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3
FMP204 Advanced Video Production 3
FMP215 Digital Video Effects 3
FMT151 TV and New Media Production 3

Motion Graphics Emphasis
ART116 Life Drawing I 3
ART174 Electronic Color Principles 1
ART/MMT185 3D Modeling for Animation I 3
ART200 Animation and Interactivity 3
ART240 Cinematography and Directing for 2D/3D Animation 3
ART273AC Special Topics: Multimedia Arts 3
ART287 3D Character Animation 3
FMP215 Digital Video Effects 3

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Time-Based Media (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=167064).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2020-20215/26/2020 – 5/24/2021