Communication & Media Arts

Associate in Science Degree Program

Hegis Code: 5506.1 Admissions: 1-800-724-0833
ext. 5018 or 5022
NYSED Code: 76218 admissions@sunyulster.edu

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 Program Description 

Students who complete the Communication and Media Arts program will earn an Associate in Science degree. Students choose from four program options within the Communication and Media Arts major.

The four options are:SUNY Ulster's Communications Program

Graduates of the program who wish to continue their education by pursuing a baccalaureate degree will find that they are able to transfer most of their credits to four-year institutions. Regardless of whether students plan to transfer or directly pursue employment, they should consult and work closely with their advisors regarding class selection, electives, and program emphasis desired.

Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the AS Degree in Communication and Media Arts, a student will be able to
• Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution of mass media and its relationship to American society;
• Demonstrate writing skills in a variety of media formats;
• Demonstrate technical skills relevant to the creation of products across the media;
• Demonstrate Media Literacy.

Employment Potential
Students with this degree will have a foundation of skills and knowledge necessary to pursue further education leading to placements in the fields of journalism public relations, digital production, film, and internet media.

Requirements for Program Entry

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Satisfactory placement in Entering Student Assessment

Developmental Assistance Available
For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements, or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster's Learning Center, Patrik Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.

For More Information
Robert Pucci
Coordinator, Communication Art, Design, Music & Theater
Office: Vanderlyn Hall, VAN 212 B
Phone: 800:724-0833, ext 4985 or
            845:687-4985
E-mail: puccir@sunyulster.edu


General Option
To print a copy of the Program Planning Sheet, click here for a PDF version. (If you don't already have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here for a free copy.)
First Semester
Curriculum
Click on the Course Number for the course description.
Course Number Description Credits
COM 103 Oral Communication 3
COM 111 Media Literacy 3
COM 131 Scripting for the Electronic Media 3
ENG 101 College English I 3
MAT 105  College Algebra or higher math course 3
Semester Credits 15
Second Semester
ART 110 or
ART 130
20th Century Art History or
Photography
3
COM 124  Media and Society 3
COM 127 Video Production 3
ENG 102 College English II 3
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
Elective Social Science Elective 3
Semester Credits 16
Third Semester
COM 203 Oral Interpretation 3
COM 210 Introduction to Journalism 3
COM 222 Web-based Media Applications 3
Elective Foreign Language 3-4

Elective:
HIS 101 or
HIS 102 or
History Elective or
ART 101 or
Other Art History

Western civilization I or
Western Civilization II or
Other World Civilizations or
Introduction to Visual Arts I or
Art History Elective

3
Semester Credits 15-16
Fourth Semester
COM 207 Public Relations 3
COM 209 Art of the Film 3
COM 280 * or
COM 293 * or
COM 201 or
COM 200-level or ENG 200-level

Independent Study or Internship or Feature Journalism or 200-level COM or 200-level ENG 3
HIS 103 or
HIS 104
American History I or
American History II
3
Elective Natural Science Elective 3
Semester Credits 15
Total Credits 61-62
NOTE: Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements.
* Communications Internship requires permission of the Program Coordinator.

 
Film Option
To print a copy of the Program Planning Sheet, click here for a PDF version. (If you don't already have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here for a free copy.)
First Semester
Curriculum
Click on the Course Number for the course description.
Course Number Description Credits
COM 103 Oral Communications 3
COM 131 Scripting for the Electronic Media 3
ENG 101 College English I 3
MAT 105 College Algebra or higher math course 3
THE 110 Introduction to Acting 3
Semester Credits 15
Second Semester
ART 110 or
ART 130
20th Century Art History or
Photography
3
COM 209  Art of the Film 3
COM 127 Video Production 3
ENG 102 College English II 3
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
Elective Social Science Elective 3
Semester Credits 16
Third Semester
COM 222 Web-based Media Applications 3
COM 227  Videography and Editing 3
COM 231 Screenwriting 3

Elective:
HIS 101 or
HIS 102 or
History Elective or
ART 101 or
Other Art History

Western civilization I or
Western Civilization II or
Other World Civilizations or
Introduction to Visual Arts I or
Art History Elective

3
Elective

Foreign Language

3-4
Semester Credits 15-16
Fourth Semester
COM 219 World Cinema 3
COM 247  Digital Film Making Workshop 3
COM 280 * or
COM 293 * or
COM 200 or ENG 200
Independent Study or Internship or
200-level COM or 200-level ENG
3
HIS 103 or
HIS 104
American History I or
American History II
3
Elective

Natural Science Elective

3
Semester Credits 15
Total Credits 61-62
NOTE: Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements.
* Communications Internship requires permission of the Program Coordinator.
 
Journalism Option
To print a copy of the Program Planning Sheet, click here for a PDF version. (If you don't already have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here for a free copy.)
First Semester
Curriculum
Click on the Course Number for the course description.
Course Number Description Credits
COM 103 Oral Communication 3
COM 111 Media Literacy 3
COM 131 Scripting for the Electronic Media 3
ENG 101 College English I 3
MAT 105  College Algebra or higher math course 3
Semester Credits 15
Second Semester
ART 130 Photography 3
COM 124  Media and Society 3
COM 127 Video Production 3
ENG 102 College English II 3
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
Elective Social Science Elective 3
Semester Credits 16
Third Semester
COM 210 Introduction to Journalism 3
COM 222 Web-based Media Applications 3
COM 280 * or
COM 293 * or
COM 200 or ENG 200
Independent Study or Internship or
200-level COM or 200-level ENG
3

Elective:
HIS 101 or
HIS 102 or
History Elective or
ART 101 or
Other Art History

Western civilization I or
Western Civilization II or
Other World Civilizations or
Introduction to Visual Arts I or
Art History Elective

3
Elective

Foreign Language

3-4
Semester Credits 15-16
Fourth Semester
COM 201 Feature Journalism 3
COM 207 Introduction to Public Relations 3
COM 209 Art of the Film 3
HIS 103 or
HIS 104
American History I or
American History II
3

Elective

Natural Science Elective

3
Semester Credits 15
Total Credits 61-62
NOTE: Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements.
*Communications Internship requires permission of the Program Coordinator.
 
Public Relations Option
To print a copy of the Program Planning Sheet, click here for a PDF version. (If you don't already have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here for a free copy.)
First Semester
Curriculum
Click on the Course Number for the course description.
Course Number Description Credits
COM 103 Oral Communication 3
COM 111 Media Literacy 3
COM 131 Scripting for the Electronic Media 3
ENG 101 College English I 3
MAT 105  College Algebra or higher math course 3
Semester Credits 15
Second Semester
ART 130 Photography 3
COM 124  Media and Society 3
COM 127 Video Production 3
ENG 102 College English II 3
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
Elective Social Science Elective 3
Semester Credits 16
Third Semester
BUS 209 Principles of Advertising 3
COM 210 Introduction to Journalism 3
COM 222 Web-based Media Applications 3

Elective:
HIS 101 or
HIS 102 or
History Elective or
ART 101 or
Other Art History

Western civilization I or
Western Civilization II or
Other World Civilizations or
Introduction to Visual Arts I or
Art History Elective

3
Elective

Foreign Language

3-4
Semester Credits 15-16
Fourth Semester
COM 207 Public Relations 3
COM 209 Art of the Film 3
COM 280 * or
COM 293 * or
ENG 200
Independent Study or Internship or
200-level ENG
3
HIS 103 or
HIS 104
American History I or
American History II
3

Elective

Natural Science Elective

3
Semester Credits 15
Total Credits 61-62
NOTE: Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements.
* Communications Internship requires permission of the Program Coordinator.
 
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