Metro Transfer Academy of

Design, Media, Arts & Communication

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The Metro Transfer Academy of Design, Media, Arts & Communication is a personalized educational home for students who want to graduate with an associate’s degree, smoothly transfer to university, and become leaders in their communities. This transfer academy serves students interested in pursuing careers in the fine, applied, or communication arts fields. Students will think and act critically in response to the social justice issues impacting their communities by using creative, artistic expression and intelligent communication.

The academy’s general education course pathway prepares students going into a wide variety of creative and communication arts majors, for example Graphic Design; Cinema Production; Film, Television and Electronic Media; Journalism; Communication Studies and many more. All Metro core courses satisfy the transfer requirements for the CSU and UC systems.   

Metro students take two or more courses together each semester, building strong ties among peers, faculty and counselors.  


Please contact or visit us to learn more: 

Sergio Martinez


Phone: 415-239-3513


City College of San Francisco 

50 Phelan Ave, Multi-Use Building Room 353

San Francisco, CA 94112


Drop-in hours: 

Monday 10am-3pm

Tuesday 10am-3pm

Wednesday 10am-3pm

Thursday 10am-3pm

Julieta Kusnir, MPH

Julieta Kusnir, MPH loves being in the classroom and learning with her San Francisco State and City College students. She has taught at both institutions and is lucky to be able to build relationships with students as a coordinator at SFCC. Before joining Metro, for five years, Julieta provided media advocacy trainings across the country for Berkeley Media Studies Group.  She has also contributed to bilingual radio programming in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2000. Her radio pieces have aired on NPR, KCBS, and PRI among other media outlets. Julieta continues to produce and host segments of La Raza Chronicles on KPFA radio with an emphasis on health issues. Julieta's long-time commitment to addressing health inequities, particularly those in the Latino community, drew her back to the university to complete a master's in public health. Her areas of interest in the public health field include the media's impact on civic engagement, as well as popular education strategies. Julieta continues to provide trainings for KPFA radio's apprenticeship program. In 2008, she received an Ethnic Media Health Fellowship through The California Endowment. You can listen to her program at Julieta was born in Mexico City and grew up here in the Bay Area. Her mother is from Mexico and her father is from Argentina which inspires her to highlight stories on the radio and in the classroom that show how U.S. policies have pushed immigrants from their homes.

Below is the course pathway for this academy. Please talk with your coordinator in addition to meeting with your counselor to make sure you are taking your required Metro core course choices.  This pathway may change in response to course availability.