New Media

Associate in Science (A.S.)

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Take creative risks and use cutting-edge 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.

The Outlook

As tech evolves, so do the ways we communicate and do business. New career opportunities open up regularly in this emerging field.

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.

The Program

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.

Courses include:

  • Video Production 1
  • Digital Video Editing
  • Script Writing
  • Web Site Development for New Media
  • Audio for Film and Video
  • Introduction to Game and Mobile Application Development

New Media students study side-by-side with FLCC's Communications students, opening the doors for professional connections.

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.

The Graduates

FLCC's A.S. in New Media is designed to prepare you for successful transfer to four-year colleges and universities in programs such as new media, digital media, film/animation, multimedia, web design, communications, and more.

With a degree in New Media from FLCC and your own online portfolio and demo reel, you'll be ready to transfer or start your career in digital media, multimedia, or a related communications field. Some students have even gone into business for themselves after graduation, and the broad skill set they've gained through this program prepares them for successful entrepreneurship.

This program is often the launching point for more specific fields of study or employment. FLCC offers an articulation agreement with Nazareth College, though graduates have also transferred to other colleges and universities, such as:

  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • St. John Fisher
  • Various SUNY institutions

The Scholarships

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.

The Faculty

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.

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See the campus and envision yourself as an FLCC student! FLCC's Admissions Office offers a variety of visit and tour opportunities.

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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!

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New Media

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!

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Capstone Projects

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.

Capstone Information