You can view course descriptions for all of our classes using the links in the menu. For a listing of current course offerings, see the MiraCosta catalog and class schedules.
The Media Arts and Technologies Department (MAT) is currently comprised of almost thirty courses, eight certificates, and two Associate in Arts Degrees. Students can choose to major in Graphic Design, Web Development and Design, or Video and Media Design.
All of our courses will give you hands-on experience with the tools and techniques used by artists, designers, and developers in the industry. Beyond this, however, our courses emphasize conceptual development, design skills, and the creative process. So while you develop projects with real depth, you also learn the appropriate tools along the way. We have found this approach to be highly successful, as the companies that hire our graduates will testify. They want people who can think, communicate, work collaboratively, and solve problems, but they also want well-trained and technically-proficient individuals who are productive and motivated.
Many MAT courses are articulated with local universities such as SDSU, CSU San Marcos, and others. These articulation agreements provide transfer credits that give our students a leg up and make transferring to a four-year college or university an easier process. If you would like to know more about transferring, please contact one of the MiraCosta Counselors for the latest information.