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Communications and Media Arts: A.S.

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Associate in Science Transfer Program

CIP CODE: 09.0101

The Program of instruction in Communications and Media Arts comprises 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, on the one hand, to prepare graduates for immediate employment in a number of communications-related occupations, and on the other hand, for transfer to baccalaureate degree programs.

Graduates entering the job market after earning the associate degree will 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.

SEQUENCE OF COURSES: This model is a two-year course schedule (leading to an A.S. degree) for students meeting all program requirements and deciding to pursue full-time study. Schedules will be redesigned for those requiring preparatory courses or those deciding to pursue part-time study.

Program Outcomes:

  1. The ability to acquire and communicate information effectively, through written, aural, or visual modes.
  2. The ability to seamlessly transfer to an advanced program of academic study, either within or outside the State University of New York system.
  3. The ability to make a lasting transition into the local or national media-based job market.
  4. The ability to acquire basic knowledge and functional skills, as defined by the General Education Guidelines of SUNY-Broome Community College and the State University of New York system.


Program supervised by:
Timothy Skinner, Coordinator & Chairperson
Office: Titchener Hall, Room 103C
Telephone: 607 778-5560
Fax: 607 778-5394
E-mail: skinnertj@sunybroome.edu


Fall Semester 12-15 Credits

  • Mathematics Credits: 3-4 [Students transferring to a four-year college are advised to complete MAT 136 or MAT 124]
  • 1-2 COM Elective Credits: 3-6

Spring Semester 15-18 Credits

  • Computer Requirement Credits: 3
  • Science Credits: 3-4
  • 1-2 COM Elective Credits: 3-6


Fall Semester 13-16 Credits

  • Western Civilization Requirement Credits: 3
  • Physical Education (CV) Requirement Credit: 1
  • 1-2 COM Elective Credits: 3-6

Spring Semester 12-15 Credits

  • Civic Education Requirement Credits: 3
  • 1-2 COM Elective Credits: 3-6



Students must take two Writing Emphasis W courses after ENG 110 and before ENG 220.

Course substitutions must be made with the approval of the Program Coordinator.

COM 299 Independent Study and COM250/COM255 Communications Internships are available upon approval of the Program Coordinator.

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