Tompkins Cortland Community College

Catalog 2017-18

Communication and Media Arts

(HEGIS: 5008)

A.S. Degree

The communication and media arts program is a transfer program that focuses on broadcast journalism. At Tompkins Cortland Community College you’ll benefit from a hands-on program that allows you to simulate the working environment in the classroom. The program is as close as you can get to working as a journalist while still going to college. Student can concentrate their studies in television, radio, or better yet…cross-train in both. Our professional instructors (all of whom still work as broadcast professionals) bring the latest trends from the field into the curriculum.

Communication and Media Arts

Program Requirements

(for those matriculating in 2017-2018)




Career Opportunities

Graduates have gone directly to work for television and radio stations like Channel 34 in Binghamton and 870 WHCU in Ithaca. Specific positions include on-air reporters, producers, and assignment editors.

Transfer Options

The curriculum is designed to align with related bachelor’s degree programs so you can potentially transfer in as a junior. Graduates of this program may consider communications programs at:

  • Buffalo State College
  • SUNY College at Cortland
  • SUNY College at Fredonia
  • SUNY College at Geneseo
  • Ithaca College
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • SUNY College at Oneonta
  • SUNY College at Oswego
  • St. John Fisher College

For specific transfer information, contact the Counseling, Career, and Transfer Services office.

Program Chair

Chris Xaver, Ph. D.
Professor (Communication and Media Arts)

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Chris Xaver and Christine Guest

Chris Xaver and Christine Guest

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