Photography/Television/Video Production

Capture the skills you need for a great career in mass media.

Through images we have the power to inform, entertain, provoke and evoke curiosity. Monroe Community College’s visual communication technology: photography & television program will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a valuable contributor to news, documentary or entertainment media.

You could start your career at one of these jobs:

  • Photojournalist
  • Photo stylist
  • TV and digital video producer
  • Audio/radio producer
  • Scriptwriter

Get the Big Picture in the Classroom and Media Lab

In the photography – television associate degree program, part of MCC’s department of visual and performing arts, you’ll gain a solid foundation in the processes, techniques, and principles of visual communications.

Our professors have years of experience in the field. They’ll guide you in our media labs as you explore both digital and traditional media. In addition, you’ll stretch your creativity and knowledge through a choice of electives, including:

  • Web design
  • Animation
  • Drawing
  • Theater

You’ll graduate prepared to enter your chosen career track with employers like these:

  • Associated Press
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
  • Disney
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Discovery Communications
  • WXXI TV/Radio

Some students decide to continue their studies in four-year visual communication programs at schools like these:

  • SUNY:

    • University at Buffalo
    • Cortland
    • Brockport
    • New Paltz
    • Oswego

  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Ithaca College
  • Brooklyn College

If you do plan to transfer and earn your bachelor's degree, be sure to talk to an academic advisor about course requirements.

To find out more about the visual communications: photography – television A.A.S. from Monroe Community College, contact the admissions office at admissions@monroecc.edu or (585) 292-2200.


PHOTOGRAPHY/TELEVISION/VIDEO PRODUCTION

A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

Department:Visual and Performing Arts

School(s): Arts & Humanities

CIP Code: 10.0202
MCC Program Code: VC02
NYSED Code (BRI): 86149

50% or more of this program can be completed online.

This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

Description
This program is designed for individuals seeking education and professional training in photography, television, video, and other forms of media production. The curriculum prepares the student for entry-level positions in these fields, and provides a foundation for transfer to colleges and universities with similar programs. In addition to intensive examination of aesthetic theory and hands-on laboratory practices covering visual principles, materials, equipment, and processes; students will explore procedures and practices specific to their specified area of interest within the photography, television and video production fields. (Housed in the Visual and Performing Arts Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Demonstrate the mastery of specific functions and controls of a photographic camera.
2) Demonstrate the mastery of specific functions and controls of a video camera.
3) Display the ability to set up in studio practice specific lighting diagrams.
4) Use and respond to instructions applying specific lighting terminology.
5) Apply an understanding of compositional rules and their application to still and moving images
6) Express effective methods of storytelling and relate them to various still or moving images.
7) Set up and adjust audio levels correctly in recording situations.
8) Set up and adjust audio levels correctly in editing situations.
9) Express with a functional understanding the basis of visual communications theory and its potential influence on culture and identity.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 4 Math at MCC). (Photography recommended).

PHOTOGRAPHY TRACK

Distribution Requirements
Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
AAD 104 Introduction to Graphic Design, 2D OR
COM 115 Computer Generated Images
3
COM 101 Introduction to Mass Media
3
PHO 106 Photography I
3
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication OR
SPC 142 Public Speaking
3
First Semester Total:
15
SECOND SEMESTER
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics OR higher*
3
COM 120 Media Literacy
3
COM 150 Video Production I
3
PHO 113 Photography II
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCES (SUNY-SS) ELECTIVE
3
Second Semester Total:
15
THIRD SEMESTER
PHO 140 History of Photography: Early
3
PHO 164 Digital Imaging
3
PHO 223 Photojournalism and Documentation
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE
2-3
OPEN ELECTIVE
3
Third Semester Total:
14-16
FOURTH SEMESTER:
AAD 260 Applied Imagining, Raster Graphics
3
COM 270 Media and Society
3
PHO 145 History of Photography: Modern
3
PHO 213 Studio Photography
4
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE
3
Fourth Semester Total:
16
TOTAL CREDITS:
60-62
*MTH 150 or any other SUNY-M course with a higher number.


TELEVISION TRACK
Distribution Requirements
Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
AAD 104 Introduction to Graphic Design, 2D OR
COM 115 Computer Generated Images
3
COM 101 Introduction to Mass Media
3
COM 202 Techniques of Television I
3
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication OR
SPC 142 Public Speaking
3
First Semester Total:
15
SECOND SEMESTER
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics OR higher*
3
COM 120 Media Literacy
3
COM 212 Techniques of Television II
3
PHO 106 Photography I
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCES (SUNY-SS) ELECTIVE
3
Second Semester Total:
15
THIRD SEMESTER
PHO 140 History of Photography: Early
3
COM 130 Media Writing
3
COM 150 Video Production I
3
COM 211 Practicum in Media I OR
COM 204 Audio Production
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE
3-4
Third Semester Total:
15-16
FOURTH SEMESTER:
COM 142 Broadcast Performance OR
COM 230 Scriptwriting
3
COM 203 Compositing and Visual Effects OR
COM 267 Video Editing
3
COM 270 Media and Society
3
PHO 145 History of Photography: Modern
3
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE
3
Fourth Semester Total:
15
TOTAL CREDITS:
60-61
*MTH 150 or any SUNY-M with a higher number.


VIDEO PRODUCTION TRACK
Distribution Requirements
Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
AAD 104 Introduction to Graphic Design, 2D OR
COM 115 Computer Generated Images
3
COM 101 Introduction to Mass Media
3
COM 150 Video Production I
3
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication OR
SPC 142 Public Speaking
3
First Semester Total:
15
SECOND SEMESTER
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics OR higher*
3
COM 120 Media Literacy
3
COM 264 Video Production II
3
PHO 106 Photography I
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCES (SUNY-SS) ELECTIVE
3
Second Semester Total:
15
THIRD SEMESTER
PHO 140 History of Photography: Early
3
CIN 120 The Movies
3
COM 202 Techniques of Television I
3
COM 204 Audio Production
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE
3-4
Third Semester Total:
15-16
FOURTH SEMESTER:
COM 203 Compositing and Visual Effects OR
COM 230 Scriptwriting
3
COM 267 Video Editing
3
COM 270 Media and Society
3
PHO 145 History of Photography: Modern
3
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE
3
Fourth Semester Total:
15
TOTAL CREDITS:
60-61
*MTH 150 or any SUNY-M with a higher number.


Revised: 8/3/2018
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