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 of College Writing ENG101

Writing II

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 (Fall only)

3 Photography I 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 Video Editing COM181
3 Mass Communication or Introduction to Media Writing

COM183 or COM201 (Prereq Required - Spring only)

18 Choose 18 Credits from the following Media Arts Electives:  
  Two-Dimensional  Design ART102
  Introduction to Printmaking ART103 (Fall only - Prereq Required)
  Photography II ART105 (Prereq Required)
  Advertising Photography ART108 (Fall only - Prereq Required)
  Photojournalism ART109 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
  Landscape Photography ART110 ((Fall only - Prereq Required)
  Western Art History I ARH111
  Western Art History II ARH112
  Fundamentals of Fabrication Design ART125 (Fall Only)
  Life Drawing ART208 (Fall only - Prereq Required)
  Photographic Project Development ART220 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
  Media Arts:Culture and History ARH221
  Introduction to Typography

ART223 (Spring only)

  Digital Painting & Illustration ART224 (Fall only - Prereq Required)
  Advanced Photographic Lighting ART225 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
  Multimedia Design ART250 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
  Web Design I ART251 (Spring only - 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 Dev ART290 (Prereq Required)
  Advanced Media Workshop

ART291 (Prereq Required)

  Client Design Workshop ART292 (Fall only - Prereq Required)
  Audio Production I COM175
  Video Field Production  COM186 (Prereq Required)
  Digital Cinema Production COM215 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
  Television News Production COM219 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
1-3 Media Arts Internship, Portfolio Development or Advanced Arts Workshop

ART178, ART290, ART291


5 Electives  
64 Minimum credits required for graduation  


Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-2 HRD100, HRD100A or HRD110
3 ENG101
3 ART102 or ART125
3 ART104
3 ART222
Second Semester
3 ENG102 - ENG110
3 SUNY GEN ED Social Science, SUNY GEN ED American History or SUNY GEN ED Western Civilization
3 ARH111, ARH112 or ARH221
3 COM181
6 Media Arts Electives
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
3-4 SUNY GEN ED Natural Science
3 COM183 or COM201
6 Media Arts Electives
3 ART106
Fourth Semester
3 ART255 or ART292
6 Media Arts Electives
1-3 ART178, ART290 or ART291
5 Electives


1. Media Arts Electives focus areas:


Photography Graphic Arts/Design Multimedia Design Video/Film Design

ARH111, ARH112, ARH221, ART105, ART108, ART109,         ART 110, ART220, ART225, ART251, ART252, ART291, ART292, COM186

ARH111, ARH112, ARH221, ART102, ART103, ART108,  ART125, ART208, ART223, ART224, ART250, ART251, ART252, ART253, ART291, ART292

ARH111, ARH112, ARH221 ART223, ART224, ART250, ART251, ART252, ART254, ART291, ART292, COM175, COM186, COM215, COM219

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



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