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

Writing I 

ENG101 or ENG100A &ENG100B

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 ART111 or ART112
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)
  Photographic Illustration ART108 (Prereq Required)
  Photojournalism ART109 (Prereq Required)
  Landscape Photography ART 110 (Prereq Required)
  Western Art History I ART111
  Western Art History II ART112
  Life Drawing ART208 (Prereq Required)
  Intermediate Photography ART220 (Prereq Required)
  Media Arts:Culture and History ART221
  Introduction to Typography ART223
  Digital Painting & Illustration ART224 (Fall only)
  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)
  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 ART114, 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 or ENG100A & ENG100B
3 Mathematics
3 ART102
3 ART104
3 ART222
Second Semester
3 ENG102 - ENG110 (ENG104 or ENG110 recommended)
3 Social Science
3 ART111 or ART112
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, ART111/112, ART220,  ART251, ART252, ART291, ART292, COM155, COM186

ART103, ART108, ART111/112, ART208,    ART223, ART224, ART250, ART251, ART252, ART253, ART254, ART291,      ART291, COM155

ART111/112, ART221 ART223, ART250, ART251, ART252, ART254, ART291, ART292, COM155, COM175, COM186, COM215, COM219

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



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