Communications and Media Arts
The explosion of broadcast and print media over the past few decades has led to a range of new opportunities in radio, television, newspapers, and magazines. By studying Communications and Media Arts, you will be exposed to the fast-paced world of communication that we live in.
Did you know that a majority of the Communications and Media Arts program can be completed online?
- Communications and Media Arts AS (75% or more can be completed online)
Visit our Office of Online Learning for more information!
GCC's Communications and Media Arts program will train you to think and react like a communication manager using the latest concepts in programming and marketing. You will develop your skills in production, writing, and the business of media, as well as gain essential knowledge of computer and satellite technologies. In addition to your required coursework, you'll have plenty of hands-on opportunities:
- GCC's AM and FCC-licensed FM radio stations
- Audio Vault computer system
- Television production studio with Edit-Pro equipment
- Photographic darkroom featuring individual workstations
Internships at radio stations in Batavia, Buffalo and Rochester offer additional real-world experience that is directly applicable to entry-level positions or even baccalaureate programs focusing in journalism, media studies, or film and video production.
After getting your GCC degree, some occupations you may consider are:
- Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
- Copy Writers
- Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers
- Public Address System and Other Announcers
- Public Relations Specialists
- Radio and Television Announcers
- Reporters and Correspondents
Please contact our Career Center for more information.
GCC has many transfer agreements with 4-year institutions like:
- Bryant & Stratton
- Daemen College
- Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
- Empire State College/SUNY
- Excelsior College
- Fashion Institute of Technology
- Hartwick College
- Houghton College
- Keuka College
- Medaille College
- Roberts Wesleyan College
- SUNY Buffalo
- SUNY College at Brockport
- SUNY College at Geneseo
- SUNY College at Oswego
- Utica College
- Wells College
Please contact our Transfer Center for more information.