Creative Arts, Communication, and Design
Do these characteristics describe you?
- I am creative, expressive, independent, original and innovative
- I like self-expression, writing, and working with ideas
- I am good at performing arts, visual arts, music, and being imaginative
- I like to speak and/or perform in front of people.
- I want to learn how to take abstract concepts and portray them in original ways
- I have strong communication skills.
- I like to create things that entertain or inform others
- Audio and Video Technician
- Multi-Media Artist
- Recording Artist
- Web Page Developer
Transfer, Degrees, and Certificates in Creative Arts, Communication, and Design
Academic Program Award Types
- Associates Degree
Students who successfully complete the requirements for graduation, including all locally approved major prep work, general education requirements, and a minimum of 60 units of degree applicable work, may be awarded either an Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Science (AS) degree. Generally, STEM and career technical education based majors qualify as AS degrees, whereas all other areas are classified as AA degrees. Refer to the individual program pages for each degree’s classification.
- Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or an Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T)
Students who successfully complete the requirements for graduation, including all approved transfer model curriculum requirements with a “C” grade or higher, general education and transfer requirements associated with an approved transfer pattern, and a minimum of 60 units of CSU transferable work with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, may be awarded either an Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or an Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree. STEM and career technical education based majors are classified as AS-Ts, whereas all other areas are classified as AA-Ts. Refer to the individual program pages for each degree’s classification.
- Locally-Approved Certificate
Students who successfully complete the requirements set by locally approved, low unit programs may be issued a certificate denoting their completion. Certificate programs do not require the completion of a general education pattern. These programs are not approved to appear as awards on official college transcripts, and paper certificates that are awarded may not be available for reproduction if lost or damaged. Please contact the department of Career Technical Education for additional details.
- Certificate of Achievement
Students who successfully complete the requirements of selected programs approved by the California Community Colleges’ Chancellor’s Office, may receive a Certificates of Achievement that will appear on their official college transcript. Certificate of Achievement programs do not require the completion of a general education pattern.
The program maps listed below are visual semester by semester roadmaps representing a combination of major and general education coursework as well as faculty recommended courses and sequencing that may enhance your college and learning experience in relation to your career/major. Each program map represents one possible pathway for degree and/or certificate obtainment and is for reference only. Please schedule an appointment with a counselor to develop your individualized Student Education Plan. It is also important to discuss your transfer options with a counselor because each university will require specific courses.
American Sign Language (AA)
Art History (AA-T)
Communication Studies (AA-T)
Digital Animation (Cert)
English (AA, AA-T)
English as Second Language (ESL)
Fine Arts (Multidisciplinary AA)
Graphic and Media Design (Cert)
Multimedia: Digital Animation (AS)
Multimedia: Graphic and Media Design (AS)
Multimedia: Web Development and Interface Design (AS)
Music (AA, AA-T)
Music Tech., Composition, and Songwriting (Cert)
Music Tech. & Songwriting Fundamentals (Cert)
Spanish (AA, AA-T)
Studio Arts (AA-T)
Theatre Arts (Performance/Technology Emphasis) (AA,)
Theatre Arts (AA-T)
Technical Theater Entertainment Technology Level 1 Skills (Cert)
User Interface Design (Cert)
Web Development (Cert)