Digital Media (A.S.)

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Digital Imaging
Digital Imaging
Graphic Design
Graphic Design

Recent works by Students and Alumni

"I felt comfortable there. It had been 14 years since I had been in school and was a little nervous going back. The instructors in the Digital Media program made me feel right at home among people who wanted to learn about art. I enjoyed being around those people and seeing what they would create from week to week. It served as inspiration as well many times."
- Drew Suto, Class of 2012

"The cost and location of the college were the most important factors in my interest in Hudson Valley. Once I heard about the Digital Media program I was eager to enroll and begin classes. The class size and curriculum aided in my success and enjoyment of the program."
- Jason Carnegie, Class of 2012

"I was really into art, photography and animation, and this program offered all of that and other things I was interested in learning about!"
- Abby Kizer, Class of 2012

"Excellent staff and the online portion of the degree worked around my time schedule. I suppose it was just different compared to most curriculums."
- Eliot Ambrosio, Class of 2013

"I had never even opened Photoshop, or any other visual design programs, until my first day at Hudson Valley. It was a great place to see if this was going to be a viable career for me, and with the help of my professors, they gave me the tools I needed to realize my passions. I know that may sound cheesy, but it's true."
- Jared Schafer, Class of 2012

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 Broadcast Communications Department. The department also offers a 31-credit certificate in Digital Media. Contact the department to speak with an advisor about whether the degree or certificate program is right for you.

  • General Information
    Includes: Program Description, Entrance Requirements, Course Requirements

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
    • video editing


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.

Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here are some median salaries taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: graphic designer, $43,500; desktop publisher, $36,610; multimedia artist/animator, $58,510.

For more information regarding this program, please contact:

ScottĀ M. Hathaway
Interim Department Chairperson
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