Art New Media

The Art New Media degree program at Lake Tahoe Community College offers a diverse curriculum that is designed to develop the broad technical base necessary to be competitive within the new and emerging industry of digital media. 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.

Areas of Concentration:  Illustration, Photography, Video, Audio

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.