Digital Media Arts

The Art New Media program at Lake Tahoe Community College emphasizes visual and performing arts produced in a digital environment. While all new media are intimately linked to new technology, it is essential for a designer or artist to have a strong foundation in the fundamentals of visual art, music, and computer technologies. Course work includes a wide spectrum of studies in traditional and new media fundamentals relevant to art and design.

The field of Art New Media offers four areas of concentration: Illustration, Photography, Video, and Audio.

Digital Media Arts
 
Program Learning Outcomes

• Analyze design principles relevant to new media technology.
• Combine various technical skills in the field of art or music new media.
• Create visual images utilizing traditional and/or digital media.
• Synthesize concepts of modern art and music history and apply them to illustration, animation, graphic design and web design.
• Conceive visual solutions for successful visual communication.
• Critique new media works.
• Create a digital portfolio. 


Degree

A. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
See current catalog for details.

B. REQUIRED COURSES
30 units distributed as follows:

All courses from the following (30 units):
ART 103 Art History: Baroque - Contemporary (4)
ART 111 Two-Dimensional Design (4)
ART 118 Color (4)
ART 135A Digital Imaging I (4)
ART 146 Digital Photography I (4)
ART 228A Professional Skills for Artists (2)
DMA 112 Introduction to Digital Media Arts (4)
DMA 121 Artistic Concepts for the Web (4)

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION: (Choose one option)
In addition to the required core courses listed above, students seeking an Art New Media degree must select a single area of concentration from the four listed. Students must complete all required courses within the single area of concentration selected.

1. Art New Media: ILLUSTRATION

All courses as follows (12 units):
ART 114 Beginning Drawing from Observation (4)
ART 135B Digital Imaging II (4)
DMA 111 Introduction to Animation (4)
TOTAL UNITS IN MAJOR (INCLUDING CORE) = 42


 2. Art New Media: PHOTOGRAPHY

Select three courses from the following (12 units):
ART 135B Digital Imaging II (4)
ART 142 Black and White Photography I (4)
ART 147 Photojournalism (4)
ART 148 Digital Photography II (4)
TOTAL UNITS IN MAJOR (INCLUDING CORE) = 42


 3. Art New Media: VIDEO

All courses as follows (12 units):
DMA 101 Introduction to Video Editing: YouTube to
Hollywood (4)
DMA 102 Intermediate Digital Video Editing (4)
DMA 103 Film Production I (4)
TOTAL UNITS IN MAJOR (INCLUDING CORE) = 42


4. Art New Media: AUDIO

All courses as follows (12.75 units):
MUS 111 Basic Music Theory I (4.75)
MUS 118A Beginning MIDI Applications (2)
MUS 119A Pro Tools 101: Pro Tools Fundamentals I (3)
MUS 119B Pro Tools 110: Pro Tools Fundamentals II (3)
TOTAL UNITS IN MAJOR (INCLUDING CORE) = 42.75

C. ELECTIVE UNITS to bring the total to 90.