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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

Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Time-Based Media (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5170
Total credits required
40
Catalog Year
2024-2025
Effective Term
Fall 2024
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses 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.

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.

* Wage information sourced from the . Updated May 2022.

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 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 FYE101 and FYE103. 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
Critical course Gateway course 3
1
or
or 3
3
or
or
or or 3
or
or 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
3
or
or 3
or
or Select if choosing 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
or
or requires completion of . 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
Critical course Gateway course 3
1
or
or 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
or
or 3
3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
3
or
or Select if choosing 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
or
or
or or 3
or
or requires completion of . 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
or
or 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
Photography I 3
Commercial Photography I 3
Portrait Photography 3
Intermediate Digital Photography 3
Digital Photographic Imaging II 3

Audio Emphasis
Audio Production 3
Electronic Music I 3
Electronic Music II 3
Sound Design I 3
Studio Music Recording I 3
Sound Design II 3

Media Production Emphasis
ART/COM/ Digital Storybook 1
ART/ Art of Web Site Design 3
Advanced Web Presentation Design 3
ART/ Digital Fabrication 3
Internet/Web Development Level I 3
Advanced Video Production 3
Digital Video Effects 3
TV and New Media Production 3

Motion Graphics Emphasis
Life Drawing I 3
Electronic Color Principles 1
ART/ 3D Modeling for Animation I 3
Animation and Interactivity 3
Cinematography and Directing for 2D/3D Animation 3
Special Topics: Multimedia Arts 3
3D Character Animation 3
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鈥檚 for additional details regarding the requirements of this award .

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.