Design and Media Arts

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Department Chair: Carole Anderson
Senior Office Assistant: Tessie Fernando

Hours of operation:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am to 3:00pm

Phone number: (213) 763-3640

Location: Cypress Hall 222

Mission Statement

To prepare our students for creative job readiness, developing and integrating current and changing technologies. We strive to instill professional skills and responsibilities to align our programs with current industry expectations.

Program Description

The Design and Media Arts Department consists of Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Visual communications (VisCom), Sign Graphics, Digital Media, and Cooperative Education (Co-op Ed). The primary goal of each discipline is to assist students in realizing their educational aspirations. With the exception of Co-op Ed., each discipline prepares students for careers in creative fields as is reflected in the department mission statement. The Co-op Ed. Program is a means for students across all disciplines an opportunity to earn college credit while gaining invaluable on-the-job training. The department is constantly looking for ways to enhance education for our students through outside activities such as field trips and participation in artistic events. Displaying their work is important to creative students and periodic displays are created in the Cypress Hall Building Gallery.

Formerly known as Art Trades, the Design and Media Arts department is comprised of the following disciplines:

  • Digital Media
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Sign Graphics
  • Tailoring
  • Visual Communications