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 SUNY GEN ED Math Course  
3-4 SUNY GEN ED Natural Science  
3 SUNY GEN ED Social Science, SUNY GEN ED American History or SUNY GEN ED Western Civilization  
3 2-Dimensional Design or Fundamentals of Fabrication Design

ART102 or ART125 (Spring only)

3 Introductory Photography ART104
3 Drawing I ART106
3 Western Art History I, Western Art History II or Media Arts Culture and HIstory

ARH111, ARH112 or ART221

3 Graphic Arts I ART222
3 Topics in Media Arts or Client Design Workshop ART255 (Spring only - Prereq Required) or ART292 (Fall only - Prereq Required)
3 Digital Video Editing COM181
3 Mass Communications or Introduction to Media Writing

COM183 or Com201(Spring only)

18 Choose 18 Credits from the following Media Arts Electives:  
  Two-Dimensional  Design ART102
  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
  Fundamentals of Fabrication Design (Spring Only) ART125
  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)
  Advanced Media Workshop ART291
  Digital Audio Production COM175
  Television Field Production  COM186 (Prereq Required)
  Advanced Video Production  COM215 (Prereq Required)
  Television News Production COM219 (Prereq Required)
1-3 Media Arts Internship, Portfolio Development or Advanced Media Workshop

ART178, ART290, ART291 (Prereq Required) or ART178


5 Electives  
4 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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