Lower Hudson Region 

NYS Media Arts Teachers' Association 


 Our mission is to promote 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 School of  Media Arts.

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 an arts organization; however, membership is open to anyone who teaches Media Arts or is active in Media Arts Education. 

 NYSMATA has six regional chapters. The Lower Hudson Region includes Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Ulster and Dutchess Counties of NYS.  

 Some of the benefits that NYSMATA members enjoy:

  • New York Regional Media Arts Shows
  • Local Educational and Social Meetings
  • Exemplary Media Arts Awards (Hudson Valley Region)
  • Curriculum Support
  • Information about the New York State Summer School of the Media Arts
  • Statewide Internet  Conferencing and Forum
  • Professional Development
  • Newsletter
  • Local educational networking and social meetings
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