Communications and Media Arts: A.S.
It is the continuing mission of the Communications & Media Arts Program of Broome Community College to provide its students with an intellectually stimulating and academically motivating environment in order to understand the fundamentals inherent to communication – the processes by which two or more people (or groups of people) meaningfully interact and exchange information, often with specific technological assistance.
The Communications & Media Arts Program is modeled after various four-year undergraduate programs offered across the country, and prepares students for either immediate employment or transfer to a baccalaureate program. With courses focusing on human communication and its relation to mass media’s role within cultures, the program is committed to producing graduates capable of fulfilling meaningful, positive leadership roles within the emerging global community.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Discuss the history of communication mediums, how they have evolved and changed over time and, where they may be trending in the future.
- Demonstrate fundamental levels of production terms and definitions.
- Produce a project specifically highlighting one or more media methods/theories.
- Conduct and utilize original media research based upon qualitative and quantitative methods.
- Communicate information effectively, through written, aural, and/or visual modes.
- Recognize diverse forms of media expression.
Communications and Media Arts offers both theoretical and practically oriented course offerings in audio and video production, photography, film, acting and various types of communication. Communications courses emphasize acquisition of both technical proficiency and theoretical knowledge.
The program aims, to prepare graduates for immediate employment in a number of communications-related occupations, as well as for transfer to baccalaureate degree programs.
Graduates entering the job market after earning their Associate’s degree may seek employment as production assistants, educational media technicians, media sales representatives, writers, on-air personalities and photographers, as well videographers, cinematographers, editors and news personnel.
Those transferring to upper division colleges will major in audio-visual technology, film and photography, technical communications, radio and TV broadcasting, journalism, graphic reproduction, acting and advertising. Subsequently, they will seek employment as photographers, filmmaker/cinematographers, scriptwriters, media producers, broadcasters, newspaper reporters, studio technicians, instructional media specialists, video and audio engineers, copy writers, media directors, actors, production media specialists and sales or marketing managers.