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If you have a passion for visual storytelling (film/video/photo), visual communication, and media art & design, the Digital Media Art major is for you! You will gain a strong core curriculum in the visual arts, communication arts and media. You will learn the artistic, communication and technical skills necessary for a wide of range of digital media fields.

Program Highlights


Use the strengths of both programs to develop a strong and skilled visual voice.


Choose from a wide variety of internships and studio apprenticeships in the Rochester area to gain experience.


Hone your digital media art skills using our advanced media labs.

What Will I Learn?

You will explore all aspects of digital motion media, from traditional video production to the emerging fields of independent web-based content - including television and film concepts. After receiving  comprehensive instruction in the concept, technique, and theory of Art, Design, and Media for visual communications, you will be prepared to bring critical thinking and technical strategies in contemporary media and the media arts to your chosen profession.

Where Can It Take Me?


  • Dixon Schwabl Advertising
  • The Strong - National Museum of Play
  • Visual Studies Workshop
  • Rochester Museum and Science Center
  • Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery
  • The Eastman Museum (formally The George Eastman House)
  • Pyramid Arts Center
  • Wegmans Corporate Offices
  • Creative Shapes Incorporated
  • Worldvision Canada

Our Graduates are:

  • Studio Artists
  • Art Directors
  • Graphic Designers
  • Interactive Media Designers
  • Photographers
  • Photojournalists
  • Independent Film/Video Producers
  • Collegiate, Private and K-12 Art Teachers
  • "Creatives" at non-profit organizations

Grad Schools

  • Carnegie Mellon
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Visual Studies Workshop
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
  • The Art Institutes – San Francisco
  • Central Academy for Fine Art - Beijing, China

Who Will I Meet?

Becca Graves

I want to express my own story and represent others’ stories to contribute to participation in and understanding of culture. Roberts has helped me to learn techniques and develop my faith through an artistic lens, producing content that promotes empathy, equality, and other Christian values.

In addition to my courses, I participate in the Art Club and Ecology Club, where I express creativity and help reduce food waste on campus. One of my film projects was a semi-finalist for the Nikon International Storytellers Scholarship in June 2018. .

Romy Hosford

Romy Hosford is a multimedia artist and educator and has taught at Roberts since 2011. She received her MFA degree in Visual Studies at the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, in conjunction with The College at Brockport. Her work there centered in Photography, video, artists’ books, and installation art. Before returning to her native Rochester for graduate school she received both a BFA and MS in Art Education from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY and taught public school for several years in Northern Virginia.

Professor Hosford teaches a variety of courses at Roberts in the area of digital media including: traditional and digital photography, digital video, motion graphics, and digital imaging and illustration.

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