Degree: Associate in Science
HEGIS Code: 5008
Curriculum Code: 501.CMA
Liberal Arts Division
Pre-Admission Recommendations: HS or HSE (High School Equivalency) Diploma
Career Opportunities/Further Education: Transfer to Bachelor’s Degree Program
The Communication and Media Arts curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment and/or transfer opportunities in the fields of broadcasting, business, education, the arts, and other mass media related activities such as journalism, advertising, public relations, and film/video production.
The program consists of a selection of core communication and media courses that introduce students to the expansive range of disciplines within the communication field. Advance media courses allow for a more professional focus. The core communication courses are complimented by a wide array of electives that allow students to emphasize a particular area of their academic pursuits. The curriculum sequence is intended to educate students in the fundamentals of communication while remaining flexible enough for students to personalize their studies.
Communication and Media Arts consists of at least 60 credit hours distributed over a four-semester sequence, beginning with introductory courses followed by professional courses and advanced electives. Subsequent studies would follow at either public or private four-year institutions and, in particular, those with whom SUNY Erie has initiated articulation agreements.
Upon graduation with an Associate in Science degree in Communication and Media Arts, the graduate will be able to:
- Understand the nature of communication;
- Speak with superior vocal qualities;
- Understand the structure of media related industry;
- Operate audio and video equipment;
- Demonstrate skills needed for entry level employment in the field of broadcasting;
- Write for electronic media;
- Create images effectively;
- Analyze motion picture film;
- Produce creative audio and video projects; and
- Explain and apply the theories and practices of communication interpersonally, organizationally and culturally.
Total Degree Credits: 60 - 64