To promote visual and media literacy and encourage our young emerging media artists to be the creative, critical thinkers of the 21st Century. We foster collegiality among our members and actively support the New York State Summer Schools of the Arts (MediaArts).
The New York State Media Arts Teachers’ Association is an organization of media arts educators who teach photography, video, film, computer art, creative sound and other related media. NYSMATA is primarily an arts organization, however, membership is open to English, Social Studies, Technology teachers and others teaching Media Arts. Industry professionals and anyone interested in encouraging media literacy among today’s youth are invited to become members of NYSMATA.
NYSMATA has six regional chapters: Western New York, Central New York, the Capital Region, the Lower Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island.
Some of the benefits that NYSMATA members enjoy follow:
- New York Regional Media Arts Shows
- Local Educational and Social Meetings
- Regional Media Arts Awards for studentss
- Curriculum Support
- New York State Summer School of the Media Arts
- Statewide Internet Conferencing and Forum
- Professional Development