Media Arts

Program Information

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

The areas of media arts are continually growing. Opportunities for employment encompass Graphic Design, Photography, Multimedia/Web Design, and Video Production. There is a demand in our region, as well as nationwide, for individuals in all areas of media arts. Students who choose to continue their education after earning the certificate may transfer credits directly into a comparable two-year degree program. Recommended high school preparation: basic design and computer literacy.

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-4 Freshman Experience Hrd100, Hrd100A or Hrd110
3 Writing I Eng101; Eng100A & Eng100B
3 Basic Design Art102
3 Introductory Photography Art104
3 Studio Photography (Prereq Required) Art105
3 Photojournalism (Prereq Required) Art109
3 Graphic Arts I Art222
3 Multimedia Design (Prereq Required) Art251
3 Graphic Arts II (Prereq Required) Art252
3 Video Editing Com181
3 Mass Communications Com183
1 Internship or Portfolio Development Com178 or Art290
32 minimum credits required for graduation  
Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-4 Hrd100, Hrd100A or Hrd110
3 Eng101; Eng100A & Eng100B
3 Art102
3 Art104
3 Art222
3 Com183
Second Semester
3 Art105
3 Art109
3 Art251
3 Art252
1 Com178 or Art290
3 Co 181


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