Communication and Media Arts
The communication and media arts program is a transfer program that focuses on broadcast journalism. At Tompkins Cortland Community College you’ll benefit from a hands-on program that allows you to simulate the working environment in the classroom. The program is as close as you can get to working as a journalist while still going to college. Student can concentrate their studies in television, radio, or better yet…cross-train in both. Our professional instructors (all of whom still work as broadcast professionals) bring the latest trends from the field into the curriculum.
(for those matriculating in 2016-2017)
Graduates have gone directly to work for television and radio stations like Channel 34 in Binghamton and 870 WHCU in Ithaca. Specific positions include on-air reporters, producers, and assignment editors.
The curriculum is designed to align with related bachelor’s degree programs so you can potentially transfer in as a junior. Graduates of this program may consider communications programs at:
- Buffalo State College
- SUNY College at Cortland
- SUNY College at Fredonia
- SUNY College at Geneseo
- Ithaca College
- SUNY New Paltz
- SUNY College at Oneonta
- SUNY College at Oswego
- St. John Fisher College
For specific transfer information, contact the Counseling, Career, and Transfer Services office.
Program ChairChris Xaver, Ph. D.
Professor (Communication and Media Arts)