Media Arts Certificate

SUNY Adirondack offers a professional certificate in Media Arts. Half the classes in this program can be taken online.

Media Arts applies new technologies and channels to produce video, print, audio and other forms of digital media. Media artists are sought after throughout various industries due to their specific talents and experience in the ever-evolving digital space.


Media Arts students learn how to turn their ideas into reality. Studying the history and culture behind media arts lays the foundation for advanced courses across the spectrum of art, design, photography, videography, communication and the use of cutting-edge software and equipment.

Further specialization is available as part of the two-year Applied Associate degree, including choices for students across the spectrum of course offerings in Media Arts.


SUNY Adirondack offers small class sizes and access to dedicated faculty who have years of field experience in:

  • multimedia
  • print and web design
  • professional photography
  • have worked for media companies like Apple

Students of the Media Arts degree and certificate programs also have the opportunity to choose from an advanced media workshop, a variety of internships or a portfolio development program to increase their career and business marketability.


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With the recent growth in web, social, mobile and general digital technology, career prospects are at an all-time high for Media Arts students. Graduates of the program can use their creativity and industry-leading skills to help shape future careers in areas like:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Web Design
  • Multimedia
  • User Interface Design
  • Animation
  • Advertising
  • Marketing

For those seeking further education, Media Arts offers articulation opportunities with many four-year universities or colleges in the SUNY system and at large.



Program Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a familiarity of the Macintosh Operating System.

2. Create computer graphic imagery.

3. Demonstrate familiarity with digital single lens reflex camera.

4. Discuss the history of the Media Arts.

5. Critique various forms of imagery.

6. Create a portfolio/resume for employment opportunities.