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Motion Arts - Associate Degree

San Jose City College
Program overview
2.5 years
Associate's degree
Start dates
San Jose

San Jose
San Jose City College

Program description

Motion Arts

San Jose City College offers Associate in Science (AS) degrees and certificate programs emphasizing three major areas in Media Arts: Print Media, Motion Arts, and Web/Interactive Design. The Media Arts program is a unique, interdisciplinary approach to the converging fields of journalism, communication and new media technology. It responds to the need for people skilled in effective communications in all levels of society including industry, education, art and music, and the public arena.

The Certificates of Achievement and the AS degrees provides a core foundation of coursework for further study, and emphasizes the integration of visual literacy, communication media and technology, and critical thinking. The certificate can also offer a level of competency in communications media for those who are pursuing other fields of study, or for those in the workplace who need communications skills training to perform their job function or to assume additional job responsibilities. A grade of "C" or better is required for all major and certificate courses.

Admission requirements

Admission to San José City College (SJCC) is open to high school graduates, possess GED, certificate of proficiency, or the equivalent, or to those who are at least 18 years old.

The first step for all persons desiring to enroll in classes at SJCC is to complete an application for admission. Please visit the website for more information regarding admission.

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Program content


  • Beginning Drawing
  • Introduction to Media Arts
  • Computer Graphics
  • Professional Practices and Portfolio Development 1
  • Digital Video
  • Web Design 1
  • Web Animation 1
  • Mass Media and Society
  • Photoshop 1

Tuition fees

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Associate Degree

  • Motion Arts - Associate in Science


  • Motion Arts - Certificate of Achievement Level 2
  • Motion Arts - Certificate of Achievement Level 3

Continuing studies

Learning Outcomes

  • Create digital projects that demonstrate an understanding of the formal elements and principles of design.
  • Communicate an idea through digital project by skillfully using materials and techniques to achieve the desired effect.
  • Develop a balance of technical ability and design skills which together enrich the appreciation of making and viewing digital art.
  • Recognize and list major historical benchmarks and trends in the development of digital art, and place digital art in a contemporary context.
  • Analyze the objective and subjective qualities of digital project in order to evaluate and assess its worthiness.

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San Jose City College

Founded in 1921 in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, San José City College (SJCC) has provided educational excellence and opportunities to students from around the world for 100 years! San José City College’s new state-of-the-art facilities combined with a...

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San Jose City College

2100 Moorpark Avenue
95128 San Jose CA
United States of America (USA)

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