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Media Arts (A.S.)

Study media arts at JCC

The media arts program at Jamestown Community College is intended for students interested in using digital media to communicate with others by creating visuals and sounds, as well as using the written and spoken word. The program prepares graduates for careers as media specialists, educators, and designers with skills in web design, digital filmmaking, photography and digital imaging, multimedia journalism, and electronic storytelling.

JCC’s media arts curriculum is designed for students transferring to four-year institutions to pursue further study in media and/or multimedia production. The program also serves the needs of students seeking entry level employment in those areas, or for currently employed students who wish to upgrade their skills and continue their education.

As a media arts student, you will take introductory and advanced studio production courses such as digital photography, computer art and design, digital video production, web design, animation, and writing for electronic media. Which studio courses you take are determined by the direction you ultimately wish to pursue and are selected after careful consultation with your academic advisor.

Because the field of media arts demands an understanding of how and why people communicate, media arts students will also take a survey course in communication, a basic public speaking course, a course that introduces students to the fundamental codes of mediated communication and a mass communication and media literacy course in addition to their production courses. These communication courses provide the conceptual content that lay the foundation for effective media design.

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Courses

Semester 1

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

CMM 1610: Public Speaking

3 Arts Applied Learning

Elective

Recommended:

CMM 1630: Intro to TV Production

3 Arts

Mathematics Elective

Recommended:

MAT 1500: Problem Solving

3 Math Mathematical Reasoning

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3 Humanities College Composition

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

SOC 1510: Intro to Sociology

3 Social Sciences Cultural Understanding

INT 1520: Student Success Seminar or

INT 1555: Inquire

1-2 Critical and Integrative Reasoning

Semester 2

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

CMM 1510: Introduction to Communication

3 Humanities

CMM 1750: Rhetoric of Vision and Sound

3 Arts

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

ART 1670: Digital Photography I

3 Arts

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3 Basic Communication Oral Communication

Natural Sciences Elective

Recommended:

PHY 1510: Understanding Physics

3 Natural Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

Semester 3

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

CMM 1710: Digital Video Production

3 Arts

CMM 2530: Writing for Electronic Media

3 Arts

Mathematics & Sciences Elective

Choose a course from the mathematics or sciences area

3

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

CSC 1530: Web Publishing

3

Social Sciences Elective*

Recommended:

ANT 1520: Intro to Cultural Anthropology

3 American History Other World Civilizations Social Sciences Western Civilization Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

*Requirements Met depends on course choice.

Semester 4

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

Elective

Recommended:

CMM 2840: Film Study and Appreciation

3

CMM 2610: Mass Communication and Media Literacy

3 Global Perspectives

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

GLS 1500: Intro to Global Studies

3 Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

ART 1730: Intro to Computer Art/Design

3 Arts

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

CMM 2560: Communication Internship

3 Applied Learning