Media Arts

Program Information

Degree Type: AAS
Program Code: MART
Hegis Code: 5012.00
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The Media Arts AAS degree replaces SUNY Adirondack's previous Communications and Media Arts (CMMA) degree.  Students enrolled prior to Fall 2012 in the Communications and Media Arts AAS (CMMA) degree should reference academic requirements in the 2010-2012 Academic Catalog.

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 Design, Photography, Multimedia Design and Video Production. 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
1-4 Freshman Experience Hrd100, Hrd100A or Hrd110
3 Writing I Eng101; Eng100A & Eng100B
3 SUNY Gen Ed Basic Communication course Eng102 - Eng110
3 Math Course  
3-4 Lab Science  
2 Health and Wellness PED activity credits, Avs101, Avs102, Bio114, Bio115, Hed103, Hed104, Hed108, Sci161
6 Social Science Courses  
3 Basic Design Art102
3 Introductory Photography Art104
3 Introduction to Drawing Art106
3 Western Art History I or II Art111 or Art112
3 Graphic Arts I Art222
3 Topics in Media Arts Art255
3 Digital Video Editing Com181
3 Mass Communication Com183
15 Choose 15 Credits from the following:  
  Studio Photography (Prereq Required) Art105
  Photographic Illustration (Prereq Required) Art108
  Photojournalism (Prereq Required) Art109
  Intermediate Photography (Prereq Required) Art220
  Multimedia Design (Prereq Required) Art250
  Multimedia and Web Design I (Prereq Required) Art251
  Graphic Arts II (Prereq Required) Art252
  Graphic Design for Digital Pre-Press (Prereq Required) Art253
  Multimedia and Web Design II (Prereq Required) Art254
  Media Arts: Culture and History Com155
  Digital Audio Production Com175
  Television Field Production (Prereq Required) Com186
  Advanced Video Production (Prereq Required) Com215
1 Internship or Portfolio Development or Advanced Media Workshop (Prereq Required) Com178 or Art290 or Art291
3 Electives*  
64 Minimum credits required for graduation  

Additional Information:

*Suggested Electives include: ART 114, BUS 103 or other program courses from above listing

Photo Graphic Arts/Design Multimedia Design Video/Film Design
Art105, Art108, Art109, Art 220, Art252, Com155, Com 186 Art250, Art251, Art252, Art253, Art254, Art108, Com155 Art250, Art251, Art252, Art254, Com155, Com175, Com 186, Com215 Art 105, Art 109, Art250, Art 251, Art254, Com175, Com 186, Com215
Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-4 Hrd100, Hrd100A or Hrd110
3 Eng101; Eng100A & Eng100B
3 Art102
3 Art104
3 Art222
Second Semester
1 Health and Wellness
3 Eng102 - Eng110
3 Social Science
3 Art106
3 Com181
3 Program Electives
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
1 Health and Wellness
3 Art111 or Art112
3-4 Lab Science
3 Com183
6 Program Electives
Fourth Semester
3 Social Science
2 Art255
6 Program Electives
1 Com178 or Art290 or Art291
3 Electives


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