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Digital Media, A.S.

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Associate in Science
HEGIS #5012
Chairperson: Scott M. Hathaway
Brahan Hall, Room 124, (518) 629-7347

The Digital Media A.S. program is designed for students interested in developing and enhancing professional expertise in the field of digital art. Its goal is to fortify students with the skills used in the digital creation of web-based content, animation, digital design for print media and digital video production. Core classes offer a strong foundation in the history, theory, and studio practice of digital media, as well as, in the use of basic software.

Students in the Digital Media A.S. program will receive a sequence of study that will offer them artistic and technical skills vital to the contemporary media design workplace. Students will be trained to use industry-standard equipment and software and will assemble a print and digital portfolio for job interviews or transfer for further study that will demonstrate skills in design, digital imaging, animation, video editing, layout, web-based and interactive media.

The coursework is intended to provide suitable preparation for entry level employment in computer design and publishing. It would also be suitable for those individuals already employed in the field, to upgrade and expand their skills. Career opportunities exist for graphic designers in advertising agencies, design firms, newspapers, magazines, television stations, web and multimedia production companies, retail stores, printers, government agencies and corporate in-house art departments.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra and geometry or 2 units of equivalent academic math, and 1 unit of any lab science (70 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Strongly recommend algebra II, biology, chemistry and physics. High School art courses recommended. 70 or above

Total Credits Required: 61

Major Requirements*

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.
**Required of first time, full time students

(1) Lab Science Elective Credits: 3

Course must be a lab science and designated as both a “SUNY General Education Natural Science” and as a “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Science” course.

(2) Social Science Electives Credits: 6

The following courses are designated as both “SUNY General Education Social Science” and as a “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Social Sciences” courses and will satisfy this elective:

(3) Restricted Liberal Arts Elective Credits: 3

With advisement, students choose one course from the following list:

(4) Digital Media Elective Credits: 3

With advisement, students choose any DART course not already required in program.

(6) Mathematics Elective Credits: 3

MATH 130  or higher. Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Mathematics” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Mathematics” course.

(7) Restricted Elective Credits: 3

Courses must be designated as both “SUNY General Education” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences” courses. In addition, one of the following SUNY General Education categories must be satisfied: FL, AH or OC.

Total Credits Required: 61

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study

First Term

Term Total: 15

Term Total: 15

Third Term

Term Total: 15

Fourth Term

Term Total: 16

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