Media (A.A.)

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A.A. Program
Hegis Code: 5008

Total Credits: 62-65

Students are advised to check with the Communications Department each semester before they register.

First Semester Credits
ART 159 Photography I(1) 3
COM 103 Public Speaking 3
COM 110 Understanding Mass Media 3
ENG 100 Enhanced Composition I or
ENG 101 Composition I or
ENG 108 The Craft of Composition / Honors English I(2)
Mathematics Elective(3) 3-4
PED Activity Course(s) 1
Total Semester Credits 16-17
Second Semester Credits
(Broadcast Production Group)
COM 109 Television Journalism or
COM 170 Radio Production or
COM 171 Television Studio Production or
COM 172 Video Field Production
ENG 102 Composition II or
ENG 109 The Art of Analysis / Honors English II
Laboratory Science Elective or
Mathematics Elective(4)
Social Science Elective(5) 3
Total Semester Credits 12-13
Third Semester Credits
(Media Studies Group)  
COM 113 Documentary Media 3
ENG 215 Journalism 3
Humanities Elective(6)
Laboratory Science Elective(7) 4
Social Science Elective(8) 3
PED Activity Course(s) 1
Total Semester Credits 17
Fourth Semester Credits
(Film Studies Group)  
COM 104 Film Appreciation or
COM 107 Film Production I or
COM 112 Film History
General Electives(9) 6
HED Health Elective 2-3
Social Science Electives(10) 6
Total Semester Credits 17-18
  1. Or other Art course by advisement
  2. Depending on placement
  3. SUNY GER Mathematics
  4. SUNY GER Natural Sciences or SUNY GER Mathematics
  5. SUNY GER Western Civilization
  6. Course other than Communications
    Choose from:
    • SUNY GER The Arts
    • SUNY GER Foreign Language specific
  7. SUNY GER Natural Sciences
  8. SUNY GER Social Sciences
  9. Suggested elective include:
  10. SUNY GER Other World Civilizations or SUNY GER American History specific (one of each)

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