New Media

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.

Careers on Career Coach

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, and entry-level animation and game production.

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Program Chair

Keith Millman

Keith Millman

Professor, New Media

I love my job. Learning in the Arts and New Media involves the constant innovation and improvisation of the moment. Learning is never finished, and I learn along with my students. I make experiments and mistakes and am inspired by my students. Problem solving is the most important skill students learn, and most class work is hands on so students are creating their learning.

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Transfer Options

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

Degree Requirements

A.S.
Minimum Credits for Graduation: 62 credits

Fall Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 16

ART111, Photography I, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in ART 111.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ART117, Design I for Electronic Media, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in ART 117.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ART120, Drawing I, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in ART 120.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL100, Academic Writing I, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 100. A student exempted from ENGL 100 must substitute a 3-credit Liberal Arts Elective. The course should be selected in consultation with the student's advisor.
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 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15

ART212, Digital Photography, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in ART 212.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ART213, Dynamic Media I, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in ART 213.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL101, Academic Writing II, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
In the Spring semester, there is a Learning Community offered which pairs ART 213 with SOCI 101. Students in the New Media program should take the Learning Community if possible, so the SUNY GEN ED Social Sciences Elective will be fulfilled by SOCI101.
ANTH201, Introduction to Anthropology, 3 cr.
ANTH202, Cultural Anthropology, 3 cr.
ANTH260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
ANTH295, Global Seminar, 3 cr.
COMM101, Mass Media, 3 cr.
ECON101, Introduction to Economics, 3 cr.
ECON120, Principles of Microeconomics, 3 cr.
ECON121, Principles of Macroeconomics, 3 cr.
ENVS107, Economy, Society & Environment, 3 cr.
ENVS108, Environmental Psychology, 3 cr.
ENVS295, Global Seminar, 3 cr.
GEOG120, World Regional Geography, 3 cr.
HSTY260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
POSC103, American National Government, 3 cr.
POSC104, American State and Local Government, 3 cr.
POSC107, Economy, Society & Environment, 3 cr.
POSC260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
PSYC101, Psychology of Personal Growth, 3 cr.
PSYC103, Introduction to Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC108, Environmental Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC201, Social Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC205, Childhood Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC207, Adolescent Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC208, Adult Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC209, Abnormal Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC218, Educational Psychology, 3 cr.
PSYC263, Development Across the Lifespan, 3 cr.
SOCE201, Human Sexuality, 3 cr.
SOCE205, Organizational Behavior, 3 cr.
SOCI101, Introduction to Sociology, 3 cr.
SOCI201, Sociology of the Family, 3 cr.
SOCI203, Sociology of Race, Power, and Privilege, 3 cr.
SOCI205, Contemporary Social Problems, 3 cr.
SOCI206, Juvenile Delinquency, 3 cr.
SOCI207, Introduction to Criminology, 3 cr.
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Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
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Fall Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 16

ART101, History and Appreciation of Art I, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in ART 101. ART 101 is only offered in the Fall semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ART214, Dynamic Media II, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in ART 214. ART 214 is only offered in the Fall semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ART233, Animation, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in ART 233. ART 233 is only offered in the Fall semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ART261, Portfolio Preparation - New Media, 1 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in ART 261. ART 261 is only offered in the Fall semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
COMM115, Introduction to Digital Video, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL201, Fundamentals of Speech, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 

Spring Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15

ART102, History and Appreciation of Art II, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in ART 102. ART 102 is only offered in the Spring semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ART254, Advanced Media Design, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in ART 254. ART 254 is only offered in the Spring semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL102, Approaches to Literature, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Use Schedule Search for electives
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SUNY General Education & Tompkins Cortland Liberal Arts courses

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