Communication Media Arts


Why Study Communication Media Arts?

The Communication Media Arts degree offers hands-on experience in audio, video and digital multimedia. Second-year students are encouraged to write, produce, direct, and edit video, audio and multi-media projects. RCC’s curriculum will provide students with a multicultural appreciation of the role of media technologies in a global society. Students considering careers in in entertainment, media, or video/audio production will benefit from our focus on the role of media in a society characterized by rapid media change.


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Listening to workforce needs

Graduates of Rockland Community College are provided with a clear path to meaningful careers that meet the needs of businesses and industry in the communities we serve. Our students are trained in specific skills that are needed by employers, and guided through a career path that leads directly to workforce opportunities. With affordable tuition, students who begin their college careers at RCC are ready to meet the demands of the real world.

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Student Success

At Rockland Community College, you are provided with a Student Success Team that will help you with your academic journey, career exploration, transfer planning, support service referrals, and more! Your Team includes your Dean, Program Director, Faculty Advisor, Student Success Advisor, Connection Center Counselor, Financial Aid Advisor, Peer Mentors, and if you’re involved in any of these special programs, your Athletics, Honors, TRiO, and Veterans Advisors. During your first semester, you will take an ‘Introduction to the School’ course that will outline the various College offices and departments that can help you on your path.

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Career Outlook

Employment in media and communication occupations is projected to grow 14 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations, resulting in about 151,500 new jobs. Demand for media and communication occupations is expected to arise from the need to create, edit, translate, and disseminate information through varied platforms. The median annual wage for media and communication workers (such as announcers, interpreters and translators, and technical writers) was $61,310 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950. Media and communication equipment workers (such as broadcast and sound engineering technicians, film and video editors, and photographers) had a median annual wage of $50,870 in May 2020, higher than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy.

Job Roles

Digital Communications Specialist, Video or Film Editor, Web Application Developer, and Radio/Podcast Engineer


Careers

Film and Video Editors

$98,400 Annually
National Average $83,880 annually

Sound Engineering Technicians

$80,030 Annually
National Average $67,210 annually

Lighting Technicians and Media and Communication Equipment Workers

$78,670 Annually
National Average $74,880 annually

Employment and wage data by occupation are based on the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey, which collects information from approximately 51,000 businesses. labor.ny.gov

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Rockland Community College, State University of New York, offers a safe, supportive learning environment for thousands of students from diverse backgrounds. RCC has become the “first choice” for parents and students. Thanks to our affordable tuition, students can save $100,000 on a college education by starting at RCC and transferring to outstanding four-year colleges.