Liberal Arts and Sciences: Communication Arts: New Media (A.S.)

HEGIS: 5008

SUNY CODE: 1939

This program explores emerging information technologies and prepares students for challenging and exciting careers in growing fields such as:

  • Web page design
  • Public relations
  • Computer-based training
  • Technical writing
  • Corporate communication
  • Multi-media design
  • Marketing communication
  • Advertising and copywriting
  • Internet-based & traditional journalism
  • Journalism and new media

The goals of this program are to:

  • prepare students to apply and adapt to emerging communication technologies;
  • provide students with a foundation in digital design including web design, digital graphics, multimedia and photography; and
  • provide students with a foundation in professional writing and communication including corporate communication, marketing, technical writing and journalism.

Successful graduates of this program will be able to:

  • evaluate and use emerging communication technologies to present information;
  • create, organize and present graphic projects; and
  • communicate information verbally and in print, adhering to a standard of journalistic ethics.

Transfer Information

Upon graduation from this unique program, the student is afforded the opportunity to transfer automatically from HCCC to SUNY Institute of Technology into the B.S. degree program in Communication and Information Design.

Program of Study

1st Year

1st Semester

EN 111English I - College Writing

3

FS 100First Year Student Seminar

1

HU 113Drawing I

3

OR

HU 120Two Dim Design & Color

3

OR

HU 140Basic Photography

3

HU 159Applied Media Aesthetics

3

HU 165Intro Mass Media

3

Social Science Selective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Social Science Selective: Student must select (1) from the Social Science category.

2nd Semester

EN 112English II - Intro to Lit

3

EN 171Intro to Technical Writing

3

EN 225Public Speaking

3

OR

EN 228Interpersonal Communication

3

HU 146Intro Comp Graphics & Design

3

Physical Education Elective

1

Lab Science Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:17

Lab Science Elective: Student must select (1) form the Natural Science category. (SC 131 is recommended.)

2nd Year

3rd Semester

EN 161Journalism

3

EN 270Writing for Electronic Media

3

HU 148Digital Photography

3

HU 223Introduction to Web Design

3

Science Elective

3

Physical Education Elective

1

Total Credit Hours:16

4th Semester

BU 141Intro Marketing

3

OR

BU 143Advertising

3

BU 221Public Relations

3

OR

EN 163Journalism II: News Editing

3

HU 144Photojournalism

3

OR

HU 205Creative Video Techniques

3

HU 280Communications Arts Portfolio

1

Math Elective

3-4

Social Science Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Math Elective: MA 124 or higher

Social Science Elective: Student must select (1) from the American History, Western Civilization, or Other World Civilizations category.

Total Credit Hours: 65-66

For more information, contact the Humanities and Social Science Division at (315) 866-0300 or toll free 1-888-GO-4-HCCC, ext. 8200.