Tracks and Courses

Tracks and Courses

Part of what makes the program special is the interdisciplinary collaboration between the departments of Art, Communications Studies and Computer Science at SUNY Oswego. You can choose a track to specialize in a leading-edge area such as:

  • 3D Design and Printing
  • Web and Interactive Media
  • Audio or Video for the Web
  • Digital Broadcast Journalism
  • Online and Social Media Marketing
  • Fundamentals of Mobile App Design

Required courses include:

CMA 600 - Integrated Media and Design
Survey of the many ways media is used to convey information, provide entertainment or instruction. The course will survey the technological state of the media, design factors, along with the social, economic and political implications of a rich media landscape. Prerequisite: Students must possess a BA, BS or BFA in art, design, communications, media, marketing, education, computer science, music, theatre, psychology or instructional design.

CMA 601 - Special Projects in Integrated Media and Design
This course is design to allow students from various media-related disciplines to explore cooperatively new interactive paradigms for communication and artistic expression made possible by new and emerging technologies. The ultimate goal of the class is to produce a set of finished projects that will be presented to faculty in the Integrated Media Certificate program.

BRC 520 - Technology and Culture
An introduction to theoretical frameworks for understanding how technology shapes and is mutually shaped by ways of thinking about the self and the world. The course also looks at how artists, feminists and non-Western thinkers have provided alternative models for thinking about technology and culture.


The regular program cycle starts fall, although it is possible to begin in spring (although in this case, it might take more than a year to complete the program).

Fall semester

    • CMA 600 Integrated Media Theory and Design 
    • BRC 520 Technology and Culture
    • Production Track Elective

Spring semester

    • CMA 601 Integrated Media Projects (1.5 credits)
    • Production Track Elective
    • Production Track Elective

Production Electives (Discuss with your advisor to design a track):

ART 507 - Graduate Graphic Design - Static
Course involves studio experience in the areas of planning and designing the integration of text and illustration to produce graphic communication products.

ART 508 - Graduate Graphic Design - Print Media
Conceptual and technical approaches to graphic design work for print reproduction. Emphasis is placed on the creative use of type, spot color, line art and continuous tone images in the preparation of digital design layouts.

ART 509 - Graduate Multimedia
Planning and producing computer assisted visually driven multimedia messages.

ART 514 - Graduate Graphic Design- Individual Problems
An opportunity for independent researchand development in digital imagery techniques and production concepts on the graduate level.

ART 517 - Graduate Web Design
Planning, producing and publishing web driven media. Emphasis is placed on the creative use of the web to create engaging user experiences.

ART 548 - Graduate Creative Code for the Visual Artist
Using creative code to create engaging visual web experiences.

BRC 328 - Media Copywriting
Techniques used in writing continuity for today's media.

BRC 445 - Advanced Television Production
A practicum in advanced television production techniques and methods. Provides a working knowledge of video editing, camera techniques, light control, scripting, staging, blocking and location sound recording.

COM 315 - Design and Layout for Media
Planning, preparing and evaluating design and layout material for a variety of visual media.

HCI 500 - Introduction to Human Computer Interaction
An introduction to user-centered design and the design of computer interfaces that are based on the abilities, limitations and goals of the users.

Learning Style

Many are hybrid courses, which combine the personal interaction of face-to-face courses with the time and location convenience of online delivery of course content. Some online-only options are also available.

Location/time of classes

At the moment, most classes take place at our main lakeshore campus. However, some courses can be completed online through distance learning.