1 STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK SOMA SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND THE ARTS Discover what s within you.
2 OMA CAYUGA PROVIDES EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE READY TO EXPLORE, CREATE, PERFORM, AND COMMUNICATE. MEDIA ARTS Radio/TV Broadcasting 2,3,4 Audio/Radio Production 5 VISUAL ARTS Studio Art + Design 6,7,8,9 PERFORMING ARTS Music 10 Theatre 11 WRITING Writing 12 Literature 12 CAYUGA S SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND THE ARTS offers degree opportunities including AAS, AS and certificates. As soon as you choose your degree, you ll begin to concentrate your studies in a specific area. But there are ways you can shape your education to increase depth and breadth of study, along with your career potential.
4 MEDIA ARTS SOMA MEDIA: RADIO/TV BROADCASTING Whether your interest is engineering or directing, performance or production, broadcast journalism or advertising, Cayuga can help you prepare for a broad range of media careers. Video/Digital Film Production Concentration Courses include: Introduction to the Moving Image, Analysis of Broadcast Systems, Video Field Production, Digital Video Editing, Scriptwriting for Film & TV or Script Analysis Broadcast Journalism Concentration Courses include: Radio and Television Announcing, Broadcast Journalism, Media Writing, Journalism Practicum or Radio Practicum Film and Cinema Studies Concentration Courses include: Introduction to the Moving Image, Film and Literature, Scriptwriting for Film & TV, Script Analysis 2 MORE INFO: CAREER POSSIBILITIES Graduates work as directors, producers, camera operators, technical directors, video editors, industrial video specialists, electronic news gathering specialists, reporters and newscasters, disc jockeys, managers, advertising salespersons, audio engineers, and sound reinforcement technicians.
5 CAREER POSSIBILITIES and video production MEDIA ARTS MEDIA: AUDIO/RADIO PRODUCTION Students who receive a degree in Audio-Radio Production with this option may wish to pursue a career in music recording or transfer to a four-year program in music production. Students who wish to transfer should consult with the four-year school for planning and preparation. For more information about Cayuga s Telecommunications programs, visit the Telcom web site at Graduates may work in the music recording industry for radio stations and in television; motion picture, as recording engineers; audio engineers; audio operators; board operators; sound technicians or mixers. MEDIA ARTS SOMA Music Production Concentration Courses include: Intro to Mass Media, Audio / Video Prod. Techniques, Music Appreciation, Music Prep. for Audio Professionals, Jazz History or Rock History 3
6 MEDIA ARTS SOMA STATE-OF-THE-ART Professional instruction requires hands-on access to state-of-theart equipment. At Cayuga, you ll find the same type of professional studio hardware you ll find out in the real world, including: 32-track audio recording studio, 16-track remote recording facility, FM radio station, television studio and remote equipment, digital media lab, and production suites 4 MORE INFO: NEW YORK S ONLY COLLEGE WITH SBE CERTIFICATION Certified graduates of Cayuga s Telecommunications Technology program are automatically certified as Broadcast Technologists by the Society of Broadcast Engineers this is the only program in New York State to offer this credential. The SBE certificate is the key credential facilitating career entry and advancement in broadcast engineering.
7 CAYUGA RECORDS AND C3 VIDEO Syracuse Technology Garden, MEDIA ARTS OUR GRADUATES ARE EMPLOYED IN THE INDUSTRY Cayuga s practical approach to media instruction emphasizes contact with established industry professionals in the classroom and studio, and through on-site internships. According to our most recent graduate follow-up report, 90% of Telecommunications graduates were either employed in the industry or pursuing studies at a four-year institution. In collaboration with Syracuse University and the Cayuga College has secured a total of $244,000 Kauffman Foundation grants to help students initiate their own music and video labels. Dave Malek EMMY winner Hard Knocks MEDIA ARTS SOMA DAVE MALEK, 1992 CAYUGA TELCOM GRADUATE Dave has been working for NFL Films for the last 10 years and is Telcom s 4th EMMY winner. He is the Director of Photography for the HBO series Hard Knocks. 5
8 VISUAL ARTS SOMA STUDIO ART AND DESIGN Cayuga can help you prepare for a broad range of careers in the arts. The program is designed for students who plan to transfer into Studio Art + Design programs at four-year colleges and universities, as well as students who are interested in working in various Art and Designrelated positions. The program is designed to give students along with a solid liberal arts background a strong and comprehensive foundation in Studio Art + Design, starting with a working understanding of VISUAL ARTS the elements and principles of art and design. Students are also encouraged to develop their own studio practice through a balance of technical skills, problem-solving, conceptual development and experimentation. Students learn about the practical application of working in the field of art + design, and contemporary art practices. Cayuga faculty are professional artists practicing and exhibiting in their specific areas of expertise. At Cayuga, students complete traditional foundation courses in drawing, painting, design and art history. During the second year of the program, students are able to explore various studio disciplines. For in-depth study, optional concentrations are available in painting + drawing (pending approval), photography, printmaking and ceramics. 6 MORE INFO:
9 CAREER POSSIBILITIES Graduates may prepare for work as professional studio artists, art educators, photographers, graphic designers, art therapists, community arts program directors, studio assistants, art critics, gallery directors, museum curators, as well as many other possibilities. First Year Courses: Painting, Expressive Drawing, Life Drawing, Art History, 2D Design. Graphic Design Concentration Courses include: Computer Graphics, Photoshop, Digital Photography, Screen Printing Photography Concentration Courses include: Intro Photography, Photoshop, Digital Photography Ceramics Concentration Courses include: Intro Ceramics, Ceramic Sculpture Painting and Drawing Concentration Pending approval. VISUAL ARTS SOMA Printmaking Concentration Courses include: Intro Photography, Screen Printing, Printmaking Workshop 7
10 VISUAL ARTS SOMA FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT Students have access to high-end facilities and equipment, including a traditional studio setting for drawing, painting, ceramics (electric pottery wheels and electric kilns), printmaking (printing presses and screen printing exposure unit), and photography (traditional dark room), as well as a digital lab with state-of-the-art computers, scanners and printers, available to all of our students to explore contemporary approaches to working within each medium. 8 MORE INFO:
11 VISITING ARTISTS Faculty invite professional VISUAL ARTS artists to lecture, demonstrate advanced approaches in their chosen discipline, and critique student artwork. TRAVEL/STUDY STUDENT EXHIBITIONS + EXPERIENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES Art exhibits created by Studio Art + Design students, faculty and visiting artists are shown in campus display case space, as well as the lobby space. Faculty work to find new opportunities for students to get involved in community arts activities, experiential and service learning projects, as well as opportunities for them to exhibit their own work and learn about organizing exhibits. Some of the community organizations Studio Art + Design has partnered with include the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce, as well as several non-profit organizations. Students have the opportunity to become more involved in the arts through the art club. You have the opportunity to register for credit-bearing courses taught in London and New York City and to take frequent field trips to museums and other art venues. 9 VISUAL ARTS SOMA
12 PERFORMING ARTS SOMA PERFORMING ARTS FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT: The music facilities at Cayuga consist of large ensemble rooms, dedicated practice facilities, drum set/percussion lab, piano lab and choral suite. In addition there is a recording studio and television studio for solo and ensemble recording opportunities. LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE / HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE Music Concentration Courses include: Music Appreciation, Music Theory, Applied Music Lessons, Jazz, Rock, Jazz Ensemble, College Chorus This concentration is designed for students who plan to transfer into music programs at four-year colleges and universities, and for students who are interested in developing and refining their musical skills for a career in music. 10 MORE INFO:
13 Theatre Concentration Courses include: Introduction to Theatre, Introduction to Technical Theatre, Basic Acting, Shakespeare, The London Theatre, Creating a Character This concentration is designed for students who plan to transfer into theatre programs at four-year colleges and universities, students who are interested in a theatre background as a basis for careers and majors in the liberal arts or in business, and students who are interested in obtaining practice working in theatre as actors, directors, and technicians. FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT: Cayuga s newly renovated 424-seat Bisgrove Theatre features some of the latest technologies in lighting and sound equipment. Students will have instruction and hands-on access to all of this state-of-the-art gear, as well as a Black Box Theatre where students can experiment in an intimate environment as they learn their craft. Two 8-station dressing/make-up rooms and a modest scene shop complete the complex. On campus there is also a full working television studio where students can work in front of and behind the camera. CAYUGA S HARLEQUIN PRODUCTIONS has received numerous awards for their work from both the American College Theatre Festival and the Theatre Association of NY State. PERFORMING ARTS SOMA 11
14 WRITING SOMA LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE / HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE Writing Concentration Courses Include: Writing Research in the Discipline, Creative Writing, Writing for the Media or Journalism Practicum, Professional Writing Practicum, Technical Writing This concentration is designed for Liberal Arts A.A. students who are interested in graduating with an emphasis in written communication for future employment needs or transfer. Students in this concentration experience varied writing classes in order to understand fundamental differences between writing disciplines and/ or to help select writing programs upon transfer. Literature Concentration Courses Include: World Literature, American Literature, English Literature, Shakespeare, Children s Literature, Contemporary American Novels, Poetry: Poems and Poets, The Bible as Literature, Women and Writing, Film and Literature, Mythology, African-American Lit. Traditions, Folklore, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Native American Myth, Legend and Literature This concentration in Literature is designed for transfer preparation toward a bachelor s degree in English Studies or English Education. Graduates may prepare for work as teachers, enter the field of publishing, write for journals, magazines, and online publications, earn graduate research degrees, enter law school, start their own businesses, or find their calling in the political sphere, working for non-profits, foundations, or government agencies. WRITING 12 MORE INFO:
15 AT THE CORE A solid liberal arts foundation is essential to succeed in whatever field you choose. All Cayuga Community College programs share a core of General Education courses in writing, computer literacy, mathematics, natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, critical thinking and the fine and performing arts. TRANSFER SERVICES Nearly 40% of Cayuga graduates go on to pursue bachelor s degrees at SUNY or private colleges and universities. Cayuga s Transfer Services office is ready to help you plan for a smooth transition. CAREER SERVICES Many Cayuga students enter or upgrade their careers upon graduation. Our Career Services office can assist with career planning, job searching, resumé writing and interview practice. A Cayuga, education is outstanding preparation for a real-world career. HONORS STUDY For those who want to push their academic performance to a higher level, Honors study offers a challenging sequence of special in-depth courses. Honors scholarships are available, and Honors graduates are recognized at College Commencement ceremonies. HOUSING Living away from home can be an important part of the college experience. Lattimore Hall, a privately owned and managed apartment building in downtown Auburn, was designed specifically to house Cayuga students. With a capacity of 90 students and on-site professional staff, Lattimore Hall offers furnished suites with phone, cable and internet access. FINANCIAL AID 85% of full-time students at Cayuga get financial aid. Our Financial Aid office will be glad to work with you to obtain loans and scholarships that can ease the cost of college. TWO CAMPUSES PLUS ONLINE STUDY All degree programs are available on Cayuga s Auburn campus. Many can be completed at the Fulton campus in Oswego County. In addition, hundreds of Cayuga courses and several degree programs are offered online. ATHLETICS Cayuga s Spartans compete statewide in NJCAA Division III men s and women s lacrosse, soccer, golf, basketball, bowling and women s volleyball. Spartan teams regularly earn national rankings, bring home regional and conference championships, and field academic all- Americans. LEARN MORE ABOUT SOMA Professor Steve Keeler Chair, Humanities/Communications Admissions
16 AUBURN CAMPUS 197 Franklin Street Auburn NY FULTON CAMPUS 11 River Glen Drive Fulton NY LEARN MORE ABOUT SOMA Professor Steve Keeler Chair, Humanities/Communications Admissions SOMA