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New Media Design [NMD] (Major)

The Art and Art History Department offers the major in New Media Design which provides in-depth exposure to the changing area of new media while at the same time maintaining a critical core of studio foundations and art history. Majors have the opportunity to work directly with digital video, digital photography, and audio and multimedia production in a technology laboratory setting. For specific information, contact the Art and Art History Department. Admission to the New Media Design program is by portfolio review.

Career Potential

  • Graphic design
  • Digital Imaging
  • Web page design
  • Advertising Art
  • Animation

A. All College Requirements: 34-49 total credit hours

Academic Writing I, II
General Education
Foreign Language

B. Electives: 34 credit hours

C. Core in Art Studio: 12 credit hours

Foundation courses required as follows:

  • ATS 101 - Drawing I (3 cr. hr.) (GE 8)
  • ATS 102 - Design I (3 cr. hr.) (GE 8)
  • ATS 202 - Design II (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATS 114 - Photography I (3 cr. hr.) (GE 8)
D. Exposure and Skills Core in Art Studio: 6 credit hours

Choose six credit hours from the following:

  • ATS 103 - Painting I (3 cr. hr.) (GE 8)
  • ATS 104 - Ceramics I (3 cr. hr.) (GE 8)
  • ATS 106 - Sculpture I (3 cr. hr.) (GE 8)
  • ATS 108 - Fibers I - Surface Design (3 cr. hr.) (GE 8) or
  • ATS 208 - Fibers II - Weaving (3 cr. hr.) (GE 8)
E. New Media Specialization Courses: 18 credit hours
  • ATS 240 - Graphic Design I (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATS 241 - Typography I (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATS 330 - Artist's Books (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATS 342 - Art and The Internet (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATS 343 - Multi-Media I (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATS 440 - Portfolio Practicum (3 cr. hr.)
F. New Media Electives: 6 credit hours

Choose six credit hours from the following:

  • ATS 107 - Printmaking I (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATS 209 - Lithography I (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATS 214 - Digital Imaging (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATS 312 - Experimental Video (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATS 340 - Graphic Design II (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATS 344 - Interactive Media (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATS 345 - Animation Techniques (3 cr. hr.)
G. Art History Foundation and Advanced Courses: 9 credit hours

Choose nine credit hours from the following:

  • ATH 121 - Art in the Ancient World (3 cr. hr.) (GE 8)
  • ATH 122 - Art in the Modern World (3 cr. hr.) (GE 8)
  • ATH 320 - History and Theory of Digital Arts (3 cr. hr.) (WI)
  • ATH 357 - Modern Art (3 cr. hr.) (WI) or
  • ATH 457 - Contemporary Art (3 cr. hr.) (WI)
Total Credit Hours in New Media Design Major: 51

Example of the B.A. in New Media Design over four years

First Year

Fall Total credit hours: 16-17

  • ATS 101 - Drawing I (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATS 102 - Design I (3 cr. hr.)
  • GE course (3 cr. hr.)
  • COR 101 - The Cortland Experience: A First Year Seminar (1 cr. hr.)
  • CPN 100 - Writing Studies I (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPN 102 - Writing Studies in the Community I (4 cr. hr.)
  • Foreign language (3 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 15-16
  • ATS 202 - Design II (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATS 114 - Photography I (3 cr. hr.)
  • GE course (3 cr. hr.)
  • Foreign language (3 cr. hr.)
  • CPN 101 - Writing Studies II (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPN 103 - Writing Studies in the Community II (4 cr. hr.)
Second Year

Fall Total credit hours

  • ATS 240 - Graphic Design I (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATS 241 - Typography I (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATH 121 - Art in the Ancient World (3 cr. hr.)
  • GE course (3 cr. hr.)
  • GE course (3 cr. hr.)
  • Foreign language (3 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 15
  • ATH 122 - Art in the Modern World (3 cr. hr.)
  • GE course (3 cr. hr.)
  • GE course (3 cr. hr.)
  • Free elective (3 cr. hr.)
  • Foreign language (3 cr. hr.)
Third Year

Fall Total credit hours: 15

  • Skills core - section D (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATS 343 - Multi-Media I (3 cr. hr.)
  • New Media elective - section F (3 cr. hr.)
  • GE course (3 cr. r.)
  • Free elective (3 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 16
  • ATS 330 - Artist's Books (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATS 342 - Art and The Internet (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATH 320 - History and Theory of Digital Arts (3 cr. hr.) or
  • ATH 357 - Modern Art (3 cr. hr.) or  
  • ATH 457 - Contemporary Art (3 cr. hr.)
  • GE course (4 cr. hr.)
  • Free elective (3 cr. hr.)
Fourth Year
Fall Total credit hours: 15
  • New Media elective - section F (3 cr. hr.)
  • GE course (3 cr. hr.)
  • Free elective (3 cr. hr.)
  • Free elective (3 cr. hr.)
  • Free elective (3 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 15
  • ATS 440 - Portfolio Practicum (3 cr. hr.)
  • Skills core - section D (3 cr. hr.)
  • Free elective (3 cr. hr.)
  • Free elective (3 cr. hr.)
  • Free elective (3 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124