New Media

Video cameras being configured for a video production

The Degree

Associate in Science (A.S.)

The Outlook

As tech evolves, the ways we communicate and do business continue to evolve, and new career options are opening up throughout this emerging field.

Through FLCC's New Media degree program, you'll gain hands-on, multidisciplinary experience that features elements of computer science, fine arts, music, and communications. This comprehensive program is designed to give you wide exposure to the various technologies and tools that are defining the industry, preparing you for transfer or a career.

With such versatile skills, graduates from this program are highly marketable employees; developing this wide-ranging skillset translates to more employment opportunities.

The Program

FLCC's New Media program is designed to provide you practical experience with new digital communication technologies, and you'll apply what you're learning as you learn it, joining theory and practice seamlessly.

Additionally, this program is designed to build your understanding of the creative process, while promoting and encouraging personal creative expression.

Through integrated coursework in video production and editing, multimedia, audio production, and graphic design, you'll learn how to design and create graphics, audio, video, and other content for websites, social media, and emerging technologies. Further, New Media and Communications students study side-by-side, establishing a solid foundation for professional networking.

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

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.

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

With a degree in New Media from FLCC, 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 skillset gained through this program prepares them for entrepreneurship.

This program is often the launching point for more specific fields of study or employment. FLCC offers an articulation agreement with Nazareth College, and graduates have transferred to 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.

Visit FLCC

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

Plan Your Visit

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!

Gadget Gallery

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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