Certificates and Degrees

Certificates and degrees differ in the time it takes to earn each, as well as the credits required in order to graduate. Each of these academic achievements are suitable for certain specific fields or career goals.

Associate Degrees

Associate degrees prepare you for employment and/or transfer to a university. Associate degree programs consist of mutiple degree-applicable units in your chosen major and the required general education courses. Generally, it takes two years to complete a degree program, on a full-time basis. Choose this pathway to transfer to a university Art program.
Advertising and Graphic Design Associate in Arts Degree

Advertising and Graphic Design Associate in Arts Degree

The Advertising and Graphic Design Associate in Arts Degree is designed for students seeking employment in the advertising and graphic design industry. It is recommended that students seeking employment in these areas should also complete a total of...

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Art Associate in Arts Degree

Art Associate in Arts Degree

Curriculum leads to the Associate in Arts Degree. This degree is designed to prepare students for possible careers in the different fields of Fine Arts, including Gallery presentation, Sculpture, Painting, and Ceramics. It is also very good...

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Art History Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

Art History Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

The Art History Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer, also called the Art History AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor’s degrees in Art History. This degree requires students to complete 60 CSU...

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Commercial Music Associate in Arts Degree

Commercial Music Associate in Arts Degree

Curriculum leads to the Music: Commercial Associate in Arts Degree and provides training for those who do not plan to transfer to a four-year university or college. The emphasis is upon preparation of the performer, composer, or arranger. While most...

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Music Associate in Arts Degree

Music Associate in Arts Degree

The Music Associate in Arts Degree is designed to provide students with the basic musical knowledge and academic skills to either transfer to a four-year academic institution or lead to employment in the music industry. This degree is designed to...

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Music Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

Music Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

The Music Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer, also called the Music AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to California State University campuses that offer bachelor's degrees in Music. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states that students...

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Studio Arts Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

Studio Arts Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer (AA-T), also called the Studio Arts AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor’s degrees in Studio Art. Students earning the Studio Arts AA-T will be granted...

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Theatre Arts (Drama) Associate in Arts Degree

Theatre Arts (Drama) Associate in Arts Degree

The Theatre Arts (Drama) Associate in Arts Degree is designed to prepare students to acquire basic theatrical knowledge and academic skills to either transfer to a four-year academic institution or lead to employment in the specific areas of theater...

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Theatre Arts Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

Theatre Arts Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Arts Degree in Theatre Arts for Transfer, also called the Theatre Arts AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor’s degrees in Theatre Arts. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states that students...

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Certificates

If you are seeking skills development and employment upon completion of requirements, the certificate program will be your choice for an educational goal. Certificate programs consist of 18 or more degree-applicable units in your chosen major. The length of the certificate programs may vary from one semester to four semesters. Choose this pathway for professional training for creative industry jobs.
 3-D Animation Skills Certificate - Level II

3-D Animation Skills Certificate - Level II

3D Animation Skills Certificate - Level II is a continuation of the Computer Graphics Certificate with emphasis in 3D animation software. This certificate provides the skill set required for entry level employment in the 3-D animation and modeling...

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Advertising and Graphic Design — Level I Certificate

Advertising and Graphic Design — Level I Certificate

The Advertising and Graphic Design — Level I Certificate Program requires a total of 16 units in required courses. A minimum grade of 'C' is required in each course taken.

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Assistant Costume Designer Certificate

Assistant Costume Designer Certificate

The Assistant Costume Designer Certificate provides the student with expertise in order to assist the Costume Designer in costuming for film, television, theme park entertainment and theater. The Assistant Costume Designer should be able to create...

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Computer Animation/Multi Media Certificate

Computer Animation/Multi Media Certificate

The Computer Animation/Multi Media Certificate Program provides the skills necessary to create animated and/or interactive projects for distribution on a variety of media, including DVD, web pages, videotape, and CD-ROM. This certificate requires a...

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Computer Graphics Certificate

Computer Graphics Certificate

The Computer Graphics Certificate Program provides the skills necessary to create digital drawings, paintings and illustrations, building a portfolio representative of the student’s artistic talents and technical proficiency. This certificate is...

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Costume Cutter/Draper Certificate

Costume Cutter/Draper Certificate

The Costume Cutter/Draper Certificate provides the student with training to create patterns, cut and assemble costumes for the entertainment industry. Students also receive training in basic theatrical production process. This certificate is...

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Costume Stitcher Certificate

Costume Stitcher Certificate

The Costume Stitcher Certificate provides the student with training in specialized sewing techniques and other skills necessary to build a variety of costumes required by the entertainment industry. Students also receive training in basic theatrical...

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Costume Wardrobe Certificate

Costume Wardrobe Certificate

The Costume Wardrobe Certificate provides the student with the practical knowledge and experience necessary to work backstage preparing, changing and maintaining costumes before, during and after performances. Students are trained in basic costume...

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Desktop Publishing Certificate

Desktop Publishing Certificate

The Desktop Publishing Certificate program requires a total of 28-36 units of which 26-30 units are in required courses. An additional 2-6 units must be chosen from the restricted units listed below. This certificate program teaches digital...

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Illustration Certificate

Illustration Certificate

The Illustration Certificate Program consists of 33-34 units. There are a total of 24 required units and a total of 9-10 restricted elective units. This certificate is designed to emphasize concepts, strategies and skill development in order to...

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Lighting Technician Certificate

Lighting Technician Certificate

The Lighting Technician Certificate is designed to prepare the student for occupational competency as a Lighting Technician in educational, community and resident theatre venues as well as theme parks, television and motion picture studios. This...

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Music Recording/Production Certificate

Music Recording/Production Certificate

The Music Recording/Production Certificate is designed as a four semester program to provide the technical skills and theoretical background for a career in the music recording/music production field. The certificate requires a total of 31-32 units...

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Musical Theatre Certificate

Musical Theatre Certificate

The Musical Theatre Certificate Program is designed to prepare the student for performance competency in the field of Musical Theatre. The Musical Theatre Certificate requires a total of 36.5-37.5 units of which 34.5 are in required courses....

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Piano Teaching Certificate

Piano Teaching Certificate

The Piano Teaching Certificate is a two-semester program that is intended for anyone seeking to expand their teaching and playing skills. The certificate program is for potential piano teachers and the sequence of courses is designed to provide the...

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Scenic Artist Certificate

Scenic Artist Certificate

The Scenic Artist Certificate is designed to prepare the student for occupational competency as a Scenic Artist in educational, community and resident theatre venues as well as theme parks, television and motion picture studios. This certificate...

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Sound Technician Certificate

Sound Technician Certificate

The Sound Technician Certificate is designed to prepare the student for occupational competency as a sound technician in educational, community and resident theatres as well as theme parks, television and motion picture studios. This certificate...

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Stage Management Certificate

Stage Management Certificate

The Stage Management Certificate is designed to prepare the student for occupational competency as a Stage Manager in educational, community and resident theatre venues as well as theme park, television and motion picture studios. This certificate...

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Technical Theatre Certificate

Technical Theatre Certificate

The Technical Theatre Certificate is designed to prepare the student for occupational competency as a theatre technician in educational, community and resident theatre venues as well as theme parks, television and motion picture studios. This...

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