Digital Media (A.S.)

The two-year Digital Media A.S. degree prepares students for work in the computerized graphic design and web publishing fields. Graduates also will have the ability to directly transfer into related four-year degree programs.

Students in the Digital Media program study drawing, photography and design, video art, digital imaging, animation and web-based and interactive media. The program also will meet many SUNY general education requirements for transfer.

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.

The certificate is offered through the Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Digital Media Department. The department also offers a certificate in Digital Media. Contact the department to speak with an advisor about whether the degree or certificate program is right for you.

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Program Highlights

  • A significant percentage of graduates of this program will continue their education in pursuit of bachelor's degree and beyond.
  • The college currently has program-to-program articulation agreements with The Sage Colleges and the SUNY Colleges at Oneonta and Cobleskill. Additional agreements are in progress.
  • Students should be able to transfer into programs in digital media; graphic design; computer animation; web art and design; and video editing.

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Gallery of Student Works

Digital Imaging
Digital Imaging
Graphic Design
Graphic Design

Career and Transfer Opportunities

Career opportunities exist 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. Please note that additional education may be required to pursue positions in some of these fields.

Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here are some median salaries taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: graphic designer, $46,900; desktop publisher, $39,840; multimedia artist/animator, $63,970.

The Center for Careers and Transfer offers Career Services and Transfer Services to all students.

For more information regarding this program, please contact:

Scott M. Hathaway
Department Chairperson
Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Digital Media Department
Brahan Hall, Room 124
(518) 629-7347

For more information about admission to this program, please contact:

Admissions Office
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
(518) 629-7309