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2012-2013 Official General Catalog 
2012-2013 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Communications and Media Arts: A.S.

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Associate in Science Transfer Program

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 supervised by:
David Zeggert, Coordinator
Office: Annex Building, Room 103
Telephone: 607 778-5615
E-mail: zeggertdp@sunybroome.edu

Jason R. Detrani, Chairman
Office: Titchener Building, Room 103B
Telephone: 607 778-5101
Fax: 607 778-5394
E-mail: detranijr@sunybroome.edu


Fall Semester 16-17 Credits

  • Mathematics Credits: 3-4  - [Students transferring to a four-year college are advised to complete MAT 136 or MAT 124]
  • Physical Education (cardiovascular) Credit: 1

Spring Semester 16 Credits

  • Laboratory Science Credits: 4
  • Civic Education Credits: 3  - [HIS 130 or HIS 131 recommended for transfer]




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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