Media Arts

Program Information

Degree Type: AAS
Program Code: MART
Hegis Code: 5012.00
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This degree program prepares students to work in the media arts industry or transfer to a four-year college. Students can focus on specific areas such as Graphic Arts/Design, Photography, Multimedia Design and Video/Film Design. Media Arts Certificate Holders may also choose to enroll in the program. Recommended high school preparation: basic art courses and computer literacy.

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-2 Freshman Experience HRD100 HRD100A or HRD110
3 Introduction to College Writing ENG101

SUNY GEN ED Basic Communication

ENG102, ENG103, ENG104, ENG105, ENG106, ENG107, ENG108, ENG109 or ENG110

3 Mathematics  
3-4 Lab Science  
6 Social Science  
3 2-Dimensional Design ART102
3 Introductory Photography ART104
3 Drawing I ART106
3 Western Art History I or Western Art History II ARH111 or ARH112
3 Graphic Arts I ART222
3 Topics in Media Arts ART255 (Prereq Required)
3 Digital Video Editing COM181
3 Mass Communications COM183
18 Choose 18 Credits from the following Media Arts Electives:  
  Introduction to Printmaking ART103 (Prereq Required)
  Studio Photography ART105 (Prereq Required)
  Advertising Photography ART108 (Prereq Required)
  Photojournalism ART109 (Fall only - Prereq Required)
  Landscape Photography ART110 (Prereq Required)
  Western Art History I ARH111
  Western Art History II ARH112
  Life Drawing ART208 (Prereq Required)
  Photographic Project Development ART220 (Prereq Required)
  Media Arts:Culture and History ARH221
  Introduction to Typography ART223
  Digital Painting & Illustration ART224 (Fall only)
  Advanced Photographic Lighting ART225 (Prereq Required)
  Multimedia Design ART250 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
  Web Design I ART251 (Prereq Required)
  Graphic Arts II ART252 (Prereq Required)
  Digital Pre-Press ART253 (Fall only - Prereq Required)
  Web Design II ART254 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
  Media Arts Portfolio Development ART290
  Advanced Media Workshop ART291
  Client Design Workshop ART292
  Digital Audio Production COM175
  Television Field Production  COM186 (Prereq Required)
  Advanced Video Production  COM215 (Prereq Required)
  Television News Production COM219 (Prereq Required)
1-3 Portfolio Development, Advanced Media Workshop or New Media Internship ART290 (Prereq Required), ART291 (Prereq Required, COM178 (Prereq Required)
2 Electives ARH114, BUS103 or Media Arts elective recommended
64 Minimum credits required for graduation  


Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-2 HRD100, HRD100A or HRD110
3 ENG101
3 Mathematics
3 ART102
3 ART104
3 ART222
Second Semester
3 ENG102 - ENG110 (ENG104 or ENG110 recommended)
3 Social Science
3 ARH111 or ARH112
3 COM181
3 Media Arts Elective (See Note 2)
3 Media Arts Elective (See Note 2)
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
3 ART106
3 COM183
3-4 Lab Science
3 Media Arts Elective (See Note 2)
3 Media Arts Elective (See Note 2)
Fourth Semester
3 Social Science
3 ART255
1-3 ART290 or ART291 or COM178
3 Media Arts Electives (See Note 2)
3 Media Arts Electives (See Note 2)
2 Electives (See Note 1)


1. Recommended electives are ART114, BUS103 or Media Arts Electives.

2. Media Arts Electives focus areas.

Photography Graphic Arts/Design Multimedia Design Video/Film Design

ART105, ART108, ART109, ARH111/112, ART220, ART225, ART251, ART252, ART291, ART292, COM155, COM186

ART103, ART108, ARH111/112, ART208,    ART223, ART224, ART250, ART251, ART252, ART253, ART254, ART291,      ART292, COM155

ARH111/112, ART221 ART223, ART250, ART251, ART252, ART254, ART291, ART292, COM155, COM175, COM186, COM215, COM219

ART105, ART109, ART 225, ART250, ART251, ART252, ART254, ART291, ART292, COM175, COM186 ,COM215,      COM 219



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