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No matter which Department of Transmedia major you choose—art photography, art video, computer art and animation, or film—your first year in the department includes four core courses.

Transmedia Core Class Transmedia Core Class

In the fall semester, the Colloquium class explores an overview of media as art through faculty presentations and visiting artists, while the Studio Concepts course explores ideas and concepts of time and movement using digital technologies. In the spring semester, the Colloquium class continues, as does your exploration of studio problems in the class Interconnected Studios. After your first year, additional core courses are taken along with those in your major. This allows you to continue cross-disciplinary approaches to art-making and to build a community of collaboration and friendships.

In your first year, you also have the opportunity to take studio and academic electives and begin courses in your major. You also take Syracuse University’s required writing studio in both semesters.

First-Year Student Resources