Electronic Media Communications A.A.S.

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Lights, camera, action!

An advisory board comprised of commercial and educational broadcasters, advertising agency professionals, and cable TV professionals helps keep Onondaga’s Electronic Media curriculum current and applicable to the industry. This A.A.S. degree program provides a solid foundation in the study of digital media, audio production, or video production, and can lead to a successful career in electronic media communications. 

What You'll Learn

You'll learn about the inner workings of TV and radio studios. You'll also learn to think on your feet while gaining experience in the technical and creative aspects 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.

Graduates staying in NYS: 85.5%

Median salary after 3 years: $55,295

[ source: SUNY gradwages ]