Photo/TV/Video Production A.A.S. (VC02)
Our majors create images in a variety of settings for a variety of audiences. These messages inform, entertain, provoke and evoke curiosity. Digital technology adds new dimensions to the many ways we impart information. 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.
This program encourages students to select a track that is most appropriate to the student’s career goals and/or transfer program requirements of four-year institutions. Program electives enhance employment opportunities while courses in design, computer generated images, web design, animation, drawing, theater, are highly desirable additions to the basic program.
Careers in the field
Photo Illustration, Photojournalism, TV and Digital Video Production, Audio/Radio, Producer, Scriptwriter
Schools to transfer to
SUNY: University of Buffalo, Brockport, Cortland, Fredonia, Oswego, Purchase, Buffalo State College, New Paltz; School of Visual Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, Ithaca College, Brooklyn College
Specific skills learned
Photographic documentation, digital photography, color photography, script-writing, broadcast performance, animation and special effects, audio productions, image manipulation, group communication, video production, studio lighting
Coursework enhancement activities available
WMCC Radio Station • Student Art Association • Cinema Society • Monroe Doctrine
Photography / TV Program Flyer
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