Media Arts and Technologies @ MiraCosta College


Certificate Programs and AA Degrees

MAT offers several focused programs, degrees and majors for students who are looking for employment in the expanding fields of graphic design, web design, video production, 3D animation, web development, and interactive, video, or print digital media creation and delivery. You can choose to major in Graphic Design, Web Development and Design, or Video and Media Design.

Certificates of Achievement are professional 30-unit programs of study designed to give you the full range of skills necessary to get a job, become a freelancer, or start your own business.

Certificates of Proficiency are 12 to 15-unit programs, focused on very specific skill sets. These certificates are useful for those people who are looking to update their skills, or who are interested in augmenting their existing talents. Additionally, these certificates are effective if you want to add an additional specialty to a different major.

Associate in Art Degrees are complete 60-unit college degrees that combine a 30-unit Certificate of Achievement with 30 units of other college courses. This option is best for people who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, or to further increase your employment opportunities.

These programs are also designed so that, with a little planning, it is possible for you to achieve multiple certificates within MAT, providing you with even more employment potential.