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Lights, camera, action!

A solid foundation in the study of digital media, audio production, or video production, leading to a successful career in broadcast media communications.   

An advisory board of commercial and educational broadcasters, advertising agency professionals, and cable TV professionals helps keep our curriculum current and applicable to the industry.

What You'll Learn

Experience the inner workings of TV and radio studios and learn to think on your feet while you gain experience in the technical and creative sides of the production process.

Your course of study includes communications and media courses, along with liberal arts electives, to give you an appreciation of the broader historical, ethical, and business aspects of the field. You'll develop the fundamental skills to secure a job in broadcasting, cable television, video recording, sound recording, corporate video production, documentary and educational programming, or advertising.

Where You'll Go

Graduates of audio or radio production often find careers as on-air announcers, radio producers, or sound recording production assistants.

Graduates of video/TV production go on to become TV producers, directors, reporters and videographers.

Some of our graduates have been accepted to such prestigious institutions as the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University, the Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, Emerson College, and New York University.

Typical Salary

5 years after graduating


Popular careers, their growth potential, and regional demand for the past 12 months.
Career 10-year growth potential Regional Demand
Camera Operators, Television, Video and Motion Picture 10% Low
Broadcast Technicians 5% Average

Real Data from Central New York

  • Data reflect previous twelve-month period in the Syracuse Metropolitan Area and surrounding five-county Central New York region.
  • Salary gathered from SUNY Graduate Wages (data source: NYS Unemployment Insurance) unless otherwise indicated. 
  • Demand is determined by the number of job postings in the region over the past twelve months. 
  • Occupational growth potential gathered from Burning Glass.   

Transfer Paths

4-year School Bachelor's Degree
SUNY Polytechnic Institute Communication and Information Design
SUNY Oswego Communication Studies, A.A.
Lincoln University
Johnson C. Smith University