MPSA Media Arts

Media Art Certificate Techniques


This is an MPSA Certificate course designed for media certificate students only. This studio art and seminar course offers serious media art students an opportunity to work with other certificate students at an accelerated pace. Students will explore in-depth techniques in individual areas of interest studying photography, film, documentary, animation, digital illustration, graphic design, mixed media, and new media through portfolio development and practicing curatorial concepts. In addition, students will expand personal creative niches within the context of contemporary art and culture through creative experimentation, short written assignments, and research.

This class will also address aspects of digital art history and theory, including media literacy as it relates to contemporary and global issues. Contemporary art in Hawaii will be explored through artist talks and other learning activities. Students will develop oral communication skills necessary to present their work to the public. At the end of each certificate year, students will have developed a professional portfolio to be used for academic and professional applications.


Fundamentals of Digital and Visual Art, accepted to the MPSA Certificate program, and enrolled in one Digital Media Art course each semester (or one year course). Required for all Digital Media Art Certificate students in Grades 10-12