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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 , a collaborative effort of the Creative Writing, Graphic Design, Photography and New Media programs along with the Writers' Guild.

Degree Requirements

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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: 

Program Chair

Christine Shanks

Christine Shanks

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. 

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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