MEDIA PRODUCTION A.A.S.

This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the communications/media industry.

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PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Media Production A.A.S. students will:

  • Gather and edit audio and video programs in media industries
  • Produce audio and video programs in media industries
  • Direct audio and video programs in media industries
  • Understand how to utilize various media outlets to distribute audio and video programs
  • Operate specialized broadcast communications equipment found in radio and television broadcasting
  • Continue your education at a 4-year institution

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

Graduates work as directors, producers, camera operators, technical directors, video editors, industrial video specialists, electronic news gathering specialists, reporters and newscasters, disc jockeys, managers, advertising salespersons, audio engineers, and sound reinforcement technicians.

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

Upon completion, students will be able to perform typical management, production, operations, and announcing functions. The program includes work in the College’s FM stereo radio station and broadcast-quality color television studio. Internships are required in area industry facilities.

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

The courses below represent the minimum requirements for the AAS degree in Telecommunications: Radio and Television Broadcasting. Some required courses are offered only in the evening.

Degree requirements for the Media Production 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
Math/Science Elective 3
Health 1
Physical Education 1
14
SECOND SEMESTER
ENGL 102 Freshman English II 3
TELC 105 Video Editing 4
TELC 114 Lighting 3
Telecommunications or Communications Elective 3
COMM 201 Media and Society 3
Physical Education 1
17
THIRD SEMESTER
COMM 207 Video Production I 4
Telecommunications or Communications Elective 3
Behavioral/Social Sciences 3
Math/Science Elective 3
Special Interest Elective * 3
16
FOURTH SEMESTER
COMM 208 Video Production II 4
TELC 275 Internship in Radio and TV 3
Behavioral/Social Sciences Elective 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
Special Interest Elective * 3
16
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 63

* Course related to student’s career objective; selection must be approved by faculty advisor.