Advanced Certificate, Graphic Arts and Media Technology

Motion Graphics Track

The Advanced Certificate, Graphic Arts & Media Technology, Motion Graphics Track, offers advanced classes that further develop skills for employment, and serves as the third year of an on-site four-year degree program. The program instructs in both theory and application for motion and time-based media including current software and technologies for video production and animation. Students completing the advanced certificate will be eligible to enter the fourth year of a Bachelor of Arts program.


Students completing the certificate will:

  • Understand and apply historical and current design theories and concepts in the production of visually engaging media that meets the requirements of the graphics industry.
  • Acquire a broad skill set in current graphics related technologies, including computer software applications, processes and other production techniques used in the graphics industry.

Admission into the Advanced Certificate Program requires either completion of the Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Arts & Media Technology, or completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Graphic Communications. Note: students with an AAS may also need to complete Fine Arts/Humanities (3) and Science (3) courses. All students must satisfy General Education Certificate requirements of Communications (3), Mathematics (3), and Human Relations (3) courses.  Program Advisement is highly recommended. Please contact the department to make an appointment or for more information.

Core Business Course
BUS 330Business Presentations3
ENT 240Marketing for Small Business3
Motion Graphics Track - Production Courses - Choose 9 credits from the following:9
Compositing and Visual Effects
Digital Animation II
GRC 375Modeling and Animation3
VIS 214
VIS 310Digital Cinema II3
Motion Graphics Track - Production Electives6
Choose and two 200- or 300-level ART, GRC or VIS courses not listed above
Core History Courses
GRC 300History of Graphic Arts and Media Technologies3
Choose one from the following list:3
Survey of Art History I
Survey of Art History II
Women in Art
Special Topics in Art History
Core Capstone Course
GRC 390Junior Capstone3
Total Units36

For a suggested program sequence, please contact the GRC Program office at 775-673-7291.