MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS A.S.

This is a transfer program for students planning a career in Media and Communications.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Media Communications A.S. students will:

  • Acquire essential knowledge and skills to meet entry-level competencies in Media Communications
  • Apply constructive techniques to analyze and problem-solve Media Communication problems
  • Develop competency in oral and written communications
  • Demonstrate proficiency in select Media Communication software
  • Develop skills the use of technology to enhance oral and written communications
  • Identify, evaluate and formulate appropriate actions in response to ethical dilemmas in Media Communications

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

This program is appropriate for students who wish to pursue careers in Media, Communications, and related fields such as Public Relations, Journalism, Social Media, Media Management, and Strategic Communications.

TRANSFER INFORMATION

Cayuga has articulation agreements for related programs offered by Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College and by SUNY College at Fredonia. For these and other transfer institutions, students should contact their advisor and/or the Coordinator for Transfer and Articulation in the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement for more information. Early consultation to plan the most appropriate course sequence will optimize transferability.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Students must complete required courses in Communications and Media. Exploration of other areas in the filed can be achieved through the use of elective courses.

For more information about Cayuga’s Telecommunications programs, visit the Telcom web site at www.telcomcayuga.com.

Degree requirements for the Media Communications A.A.S. program
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
FIRST SEMESTER
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
COMM 101 Introduction to Mass Media 3
TELC 104 Audio Video Production Techniques I 3
General Education Science 3
Health 1
Physical Education 1
14
SECOND SEMESTER
ENGL 102 Freshman English II 3
COMM 201 Media and Society 3
ENGL 221 Effective Speech: Public Address 3
Telecommunications or Communications Elective 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
Physical Education 1
16
THIRD SEMESTER
COMM 207 Video Production I 4
Telecommunications or Communications Elective 3
HIST 101
OR
HIST 102
OR
HIST 103
OR
HIST 104
OR
HIST 105
Western Civilization I
OR
Western Civilization II
OR
Pre-History and Early American History
OR
19th Century American History
OR
America in the 20th and 21st Centuries
3
General Education Mathematics 3
COMM 103 Introduction to Moving Image 3
16
FOURTH SEMESTER
COMM 208 Video Production II 4
ENGL 217 Media Writing 3
ENGL 220 Interpersonal Communications 3
Behavioral/Social Sciences Elective 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
16
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 62