Broadcast Media Production

Program Information

Degree Type: AAS
Program Code: BCMP
Hegis Code: 5008.00
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Digital technology and the Internet are pushing a global revolution in the news and entertainment industries. With social media, web streaming, podcasting and traditional television and radio channels competing for a share of the audience, the demand for video and audio content is skyrocketing.The Broadcast Media Production A.A.S. program prepares students to be content creators for all of these media platforms. Through coursework, applied learning opportunities and co-curricular activities, students acquire the design, writing and production skills to inform, entertain and persuade audiences. Program graduates work as television directors, video editors, television news photographers, on-air radio talent, media production coordinators and video production assistants.  Recommended High School Preparation:  Speech, Computer and English Writing-related courses.

Cr. Course Title Course Code
3 Introduction to College Writing ENG101

SUNY GEN ED Basic Communication

ENG102, ENG103, ENG104, ENG105, ENG106, ENG107, ENG108, ENG109 or ENG110

3 SUNY GEN ED Mathematics  
3-4 SUNY GEN ED Natural Science  


Any PED activity course: AVS101, AVS102, BIO115, HED103, HED104, HED108, NTR101, NTR111, PED105, PED106, PED206, or PED211          (Note: PED210 and PED212 do not fulfill this requirement)

3 SUNY GEN ED Social Sciences, SUNY GEN ED American History or SUNY GEN ED Western Civilization  
3 Audio Production I COM175
1-3 New Media Internship or Radio Practicum COM178 or COM191 (Prereq Required)
3 Video Editing COM181
3 Mass Communications COM183
3 Video Studio Production COM185 (Spring only)
3 Video Field Production  COM186 (Prereq Required)
3 Introduction to Media Writing  COM201 (Spring only-Prereq Required)
3 Digital Cinema Production  COM215 (Spring only-Prereq Required)
3 Television News Production COM219 (Spring only-Prereq Required)
3 Audio Production II

COM275 (Fall only - Prereq Required)

3 Photography I ART104
3 Graphic Arts I ART222
3 Introduction to Public Speaking SPH111
6 Electives  
61 Minimum credits required for graduation  


Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-2 HRD100, HRD100A or HRD110
3 ENG101
3 COM175
3 COM181
3 COM183
3 ART104
Second Semester
3 ENG102 - ENG110
1 Health and Wellness
3 ART222
3 COM185
3 COM201
3 SUNY GEN ED Mathematics
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
3 SUNY GEN ED Social Science or SUNY GEN ED American History or SUNY GEN ED Western Civilization
3 SPH111
3-4 SUNY GEN ED Natural Science
3 COM186
3 COM275
1 Health and Wellness
Fourth Semester
3 Electives
3 COM215
3 COM219
1-3 COM178 or COM191
3 Electives (See Note 1)


  1. Students with prior credit for COM188 can substitute for COM275.
  2. Electives recommended through academic advisement.
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