Associate in Science (A.S.)
Take creative risks and use innovative technology to create videos, websites, games, and more! You'll combine your artistic eye and storytelling intuition with technical training. Prepare for further studies or a career with FLCC's New Media degree program.
As tech evolves, so do the ways we communicate and do business. Through FLCC's New Media degree program, you'll gain a hands-on, multidisciplinary experience that combines elements of computer science, fine arts, music, and communications. This comprehensive program is designed to give you wide exposure to various technologies and tools, preparing you for transfer or a career. Graduates from this program are highly marketable employees with versatile skill sets, opening the doors to new and exciting employment opportunities.
By the end of the program, you'll have a digital portfolio of original work and a demo reel — so you'll be ready to transfer or start a career.
A.S. Program Overview
FLCC's New Media program is designed to provide you integrated coursework in video production and editing, multimedia, audio production, and graphic design. Your education will feature practical experience in two Macintosh media labs, extensive PC computer labs, and a 900-square-foot on-campus television studio. Throughout your studies, you'll utilize industry-standard tools and programs, such as Avid nonlinear editing software, Pro Tools, Adobe Creative Suite, digital still cameras, digital camcorders, and digital studio cameras.
Coursework focuses on audio/video production, scriptwriting, and web development. New Media students study side-by-side with our communications students, creating opportunities for collaboration and professional connections.
A.S. Program Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this degree program, students will be able to:
- Distinguish and demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively using a variety of digital media.
- Analyze an audience and form a message to effectively reach that audience.
- Create and defend creative works using digital media, video, print, multimedia, and the spoken word.
Seamless Transfer Opportunities
This program prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university and continue your education in new media, digital media, film or animation, multimedia, web design, communications, or another related field. FLCC has an articulation agreement with Nazareth College that simplifies the transfer process. Graduates have also transferred to other colleges and universities, including:
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- St. John Fisher University
- Various SUNY institutions
Low-Cost Tuition and Scholarship Opportunities
Earn a quality education at an affordable rate. With our low cost-per-credit and general scholarship opportunities, you can maximize your potential with minimal debt. Over 75% of FLCC students receive financial awards that reduce the cost of college — or cover it completely!
The Brooke Makowiec Memorial Award is a scholarship that is awarded to a female New Media student who meets specific award criteria. For information on this scholarship, contact the FLCC Foundation.
New Media is part of the Visual and Performing Arts department, which features faculty who bring a wide range of talent and real-world experience. Each faculty member specializes in a particular area of the discipline and continually strives to stay current with skills and expertise. FLCC is committed to providing you the most up-to-date programs, courses, and educational experience.
See the campus and envision yourself as an FLCC student! FLCC's Admissions Office offers a variety of visit and tour opportunities.
High Tech Gadgets
Eager to get your hands on different cameras, like quadcopters, 360 cameras, and DSLR cameras? New Media is the program for you!
Watch Now: Student Experience
Combining elements of computer science, fine arts, music, and communications with cutting-edge technology, New Media students created this video to showcase their program experience!
Explore Your Career Options
Map out a path toward your future career, and discover opportunities related to this area of study.
By your last semester, you'll have a passion for one of the facets of New Media, and you'll focus your skills and interests in your final project.