The New Media program is based on a liberal arts foundation of classes with an emphasis on developing knowledge and skills in the growing areas of animation and interactivity, which have become a greater part of our rapidly changing visual world.
The program complements and draws on the strengths of related associate degree programs in communication and media arts, graphic design, and photography. Program courses combine the creative and expressive elements of the fine arts with digital technologies. Course work includes drawing, photography, visual design, story development, digital video, Flash, 2D and 3D animation, along with other emerging technology.
Students make new media content for print and the web, CD-ROM, and DVD, along with a portfolio of work to facilitate employment or transfer to a four-year school.
Students are also encouraged to submit writing and art work to the Kelab Art and Literary Journal, a collaborative effort of the Creative Writing, Graphic Design, Photography and New Media programs along with the Writers' Guild.
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As a graduate of the New Media program, you will be qualified for entry-level positions in interactive media design, web design/computer graphics, interface design, instructional design, digital photography, animation, and game production. Many pursue further education as well. Learn more about related jobs:
Associate Professor, Graphic Design
I am an image maker, designer, and educator. I feel at home on the computer and working by hand in the studio.
The curriculum provides a framework for you to transfer to a four-year program in the arts or the new media field. You will be prepared for a baccalaureate degree program in art with a concentration in fine art, new media and/or design. Transfer opportunities include programs at:
- Alfred University
- Alfred State
- Cornell University
- SUNY College at Cortland
- SUNY College at Fredonia
- SUNY College at Oneonta
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- The College of St. Rose
- Savannah College of Art and Design
Fall Term 1Minimum Total Semester Credits: 16
|ART111, Photography I, 3 cr.||Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi|
|ART117, Design Foundations I, 3 cr.||Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi|
|ART120, Drawing I, 3 cr.||Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi|
|ENGL100, Academic Writing I, 3 cr.||Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi|
|FSS137, Freshman Seminar-New Media, 1 cr.||Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi|
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
MATH109, Statistical Literacy, 3 cr.
MATH110, Topics in Mathematics, 3 cr.
MATH120, College Algebra, 4 cr.
MATH122, Technical Mathematics, 3 cr.
MATH138, Precalculus Mathematics, 4 cr.
MATH200, Statistics, 3 cr.
MATH201, Calculus I, 4 cr.
MATH202, Calculus II, 4 cr.
MATH203, Calculus III, 4 cr.
MATH206, Differential Equations, 4 cr.
MATH216, Discrete Mathematics, 4 cr.
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Spring Term 1Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15
|ART212, Digital Photography, 3 cr.||Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi|
|ART213, Dynamic Media I, 3 cr.||Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi|
|ENGL101, Academic Writing II, 3 cr.||Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi|
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Fall Term 2Minimum Total Semester Credits: 16
|ART101, Art History: Ancient to Early Medieval, 3 cr.||Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi|
|ART214, Dynamic Media II, 3 cr.||Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi|
|ART233, Animation, 3 cr.||Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi|
|ART261, Portfolio Preparation - New Media, 1 cr.||Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi|
|COMM115, Introduction to Digital Video, 3 cr.||Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi|
|ENGL201, Public Speaking, 3 cr.||Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi|
Spring Term 2Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15
|ART102, Art History: Renaissance to Contemporary , 3 cr.||Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi|
|ART254, Advanced Media Design, 3 cr.||Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi|
|ENGL102, Approaches to Literature, 3 cr.||Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi|
Note: The @ symbol represents any course number or discipline. For example, BIOL @ means any course with a Biology course prefix. An @ alone means one course in any course discipline with any course number.