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Platt College San Diego:
Platt College San Diego is a media arts college that seeks to teach students both traditional and contemporary skills within a supportive environment that stimulates new ideas and stretches the minds and talents of its students. Our Bachelor of Science Degrees in Media Arts prepare students with a broad range of graphic design and technical knowledge for careers in Multimedia, 3D Animation, Digital Video Production, Web Site Development, and Graphic Design. Diploma and Professional Development programs are also available.

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The Bachelor of Science Degree: Media Arts (study in 3D Animation):

The Bachelor of Science Degree: Media Arts (study in 3D Animation) Program prepares students in a broad range of design and technology skills for a career in multimedia and design. The tools of technology, from digital imaging to 3D modeling, have permeated the art and design-making process, resulting in a new breed of designers expressing their visual creativity through technology. The resulting changes in information architecture and interactive design have catapulted the primarily print media area of graphic design into new arenas that meld audio, viImage of Media Arts Degree Programs in San Diego CAdeo, text, graphics and animation.

Bachelor of Science Degree: Media Arts (study in DV):
Students graduating from the Bachelor of Science Degree: Media Arts (study in DV) program will enter the industry as video producers, editors, motion graphic artist and sound designers. Through academic requirements and hands-on projects students are provided with industry required practical and theoretical experience. Students will become well versed in After Effects, a compositing program for creating motion graphics. Numerous projects focusing on speed, trouble shooting, and rendering for multiple formats will prepare students to enter the industry.

Bachelor of Science Degree: Media Arts:
The Bachelor of Science Degree: Media Arts Program prepares students in a broad range of design and technology skills for a career in multimedia and design. The tools of technology, from digital imaging to 3D modeling, have permeated the art and design-making process, resulting in a new breed of designers expressing their visual creativity through technology. The resulting changes in information architecture and interactive design have catapulted the primarily print media area of graphic design into new arenas that meld audio, video, text, graphics and animation.

The Bachelor of Science Degree: Media Arts (Web Design):
The Bachelor of Science Degree: Media Arts (area of study in Web Design) prepares students for a career in web development and design. This program is structured to compliment the resulting changes in information architecture and interactive design that have catapulted the primarily print media area of graphic design into new arenas that combine audio, video, text, graphics, animation and commerce for the web. Specific programming languages emphasized: HTML, CSS, ActionScript, JavaScript, XML, AJAX and PHP.

Associate Degree Program:

Associate of Applied Science Degree: Graphic Design:

Students completing the Associate of Applied Science Degree: Graphic Design Program will have acquired the technical knowledge and the creative skills necessary for an entry-level position in the commercial art field and in the rapidly expanding field of electronic publishing. These occupations could include: production artist, advertising designer, illustrator, layout artist, line artist and positions where computers have replaced manual workstations in the graphic design industry.

Diploma Programs:

Specialized Diploma in 3D Animation:

Upon completion of the requirements for this diploma, students will have expanded knowledge of multimedia and animation technologies as well as an understanding of how to apply aesthetic concepts and design techniques in the creation of interactive media and advanced 3D modeling and animation projects. Students will also have gained experience in the creation of special effects for electronic gaming, broadcast, and film industries. This knowledge will enhance students’ creativity and expertise, enabling them to produce professional digital demo reels that will demonstrate their artistic and technical design skills to potential employers.

Specialized Diploma in Digital Video Production:
The Digital Video Production Program at Platt College prepares students for entry-level positions as video editors, motion graphics artists and digital compositors. The program utilizes industry-standard software, such as Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro utilizing HD format. Through academic requirements and hands-on projects students are provided with both practical and theoretical experience.

Diploma in Graphic Design:
Students completing the Diploma: Graphic Design Program will have acquired the technical knowledge and the creative skills necessary for an entry-level position in the commercial art field and in the rapidly expanding field of electronic publishing. These occupations could include: production artist, advertising designer, illustrator, layout artist, line artist, web page designer and positions where computers have replaced manual workstations in the graphic design industry.

Specialized Diploma in Web Design:
Upon completion of requirements for this program, students will have expanded their knowledge of graphic design to include the design and production of web-based material including presentations, effective use of graphics, and functional animated web sites for the Internet.

Advanced Diploma in Web Design:
The program prepares students for a career in Web Development and Design, equips them with technological skills, design principles and techniques. The tools of technology include: HTML, CSS, ActionScript, JavaScript, XML, AJAX, and PHP. The program is structured to compliment the resulting changes in information architecture and interactive design that have catapulted the primarily print media area of graphic design into new arenas that combine audio, video, text, graphics and animation for the web.

Professional Development Programs:
Platt College San Diego's Professional Development (PD) is designed for, but not limited to, professionals seeking to learn software, scripting or concepts that will enhance their knowledge in the Media Arts field. Each class is 5-weeks long (6-weeks if attending night classes)

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