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Communications and Media Arts

Communications and Media Arts

The explosion of broadcast and print media over the past few decades has led to a range of new opportunities in radio, television, newspapers, and magazines. By studying Communications and Media Arts, you will be exposed to the fast-paced world of communication that we live in.

Study Online!

Did you know that a majority of the Communications and Media Arts program can be completed online?

  • Communications and Media Arts AS (75% or more can be completed online)

Visit our Office of Online Learning for more information!

Why GCC?

GCC's Communications and Media Arts program will train you to think and react like a communication manager using the latest concepts in programming and marketing. You will develop your skills in production, writing, and the business of media, as well as gain essential knowledge of computer and satellite technologies. In addition to your required coursework, you'll have plenty of hands-on opportunities:

  • GCC's AM and FCC-licensed FM radio stations
  • Audio Vault computer system
  • Television production studio with Edit-Pro equipment
  • Photographic darkroom featuring individual workstations

Internships at radio stations in Batavia, Buffalo and Rochester offer additional real-world experience that is directly applicable to entry-level positions or even baccalaureate programs focusing in journalism, media studies, or film and video production.

Career Opportunities

After getting your GCC degree, some occupations you may consider are:

Please contact our Career Center for more information.

Transfer Opportunities

Starting at GCC saves many students and their families thousands of dollars in tuition. With an A.S. or A.A. degree you will be able to seamlessly transfer within the SUNY network of 64 college and universities as well as to many 4-year private institutions. GCC's A.S. and A.A. programs were developed as part of the SUNY seamless transfer initiative allowing students to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree as a freshman and a sophomore at a community college, then seamlessly transfer to a SUNY four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree. Please reference the SUNY Transfer Pathways for degree programs to learn about any campus specific requirements. Visit the SUNY Core Course Finder to plan out the courses you should complete to transfer to a 4-year SUNY School.

If you are planning to transfer to a 4-year private institution you should work with our Transfer Services office to learn about possible articulation agreements and pathways that exist for many or our degree programs. Some GCC A.A.S. programs also have transfer opportunities.

To learn more about these opportunities and agreements contact the Transfer Services Office, we are more than happy to work with you and answer any questions you may have on building your own personalized transfer plan.

Transfer opportunities can include, but are not limited to:

  • Canisius College
  • Niagara University
  • St. John Fisher College*
  • SUNY Buffalo State College
  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • SUNY College at Fredonia
  • SUNY College at Geneseo
  • SUNY University at Buffalo

*GCC has current transfer agreements with the above noted institutions.