Digital Media Arts FAQ

Program Format

How long will it take to complete the program?

Students pursuing an Associate degree can complete the program in two years if students:

  • do not have to complete additional prerequisites to enter courses included in the certificate
  • attend full-time during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters of the academic year
  • successfully complete all course requirements with satisfactory grades
  • sequence their course prerequisites appropriately (see an academic advisor for help if needed)

Students pursuing a certificate can complete the program in two to three quarters depending on the number of credits contained in the certificate if students:

  • do not have to complete additional prerequisites to enter courses included in the certificate
  • attend full-time during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters of the academic year
  • successfully complete all course requirements with satisfactory grades
  • sequence their course prerequisites appropriately (see an academic advisor for help if needed)

Course Selection

Will I need any math and English?

There are no math or English prerequisites to any of the courses with the DMA prefix. Though depending on the general education/elective courses you decide to take within the program, there may be an English and/or math prerequisite for that course. For example, if you choose to take PROG 109 as one of your electives, there is an English prerequisite.

What should I take my first quarter at Bellevue College?

If this is your first time in college, you are required to meet with an academic or faculty advisor in the Student Services building. During this meeting, your advisor will help you pick the most appropriate classes to begin your time here at Bellevue College. For more information about how to prepare for new student advising and for available times, please see the New Student Advising webpage.

 If this is not your first time in college and you require guidance on how to choose your courses, please call the front desk at 425-564-2311 in order to schedule an in-person or phone appointment with an advisor. During this meeting, the advisor can review your unofficial transcripts and discuss possible courses to take during your first quarter. See the section below for information regarding typical first quarter classes.

Choosing Classes for Digital Media Arts

  • If you are planning to be a full-time student, in the Fall, Winter, or Spring quarters, you should take DMA 100, 102, and 103.
  • If you are planning to start your time in the program during the Summer quarter, you should take DMA 100 (if available) and one of the general education electives.
  • If you plan to attend part-time, be sure to include DMA 100 in your first quarter of classes.