Graduates Can Pursue Careers in the Fields of Video, Audio and/or Digital Film Production

PHOTO: New Media television studioMIDDLETOWN, N.Y. -- For Hudson Valley residents seeking to pursue careers in the fields of video, audio or digital film production, SUNY Orange now offers a New Media academic degree program that immerses students in all elements of the creative, editing and production processes related to today’s audio and video professions.

The two-year program, which will result in an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, is designed for students seeking career opportunities in television production, film production, audio production, screenwriting, news broadcasting and media development. While the AAS degree prepares graduates to enter the workforce immediately upon earning their degree, students may also transfer to a four-year institution upon graduation.

The course sequence is rich with new courses in cinematography, digital storytelling, screenwriting, sound design, TV studio production and video effects. Existing courses in media production, digital photography, visual communications, foundations of communication and web design accompany a series of core academic courses in English and math, as well as several electives, to round out the degree.

Graduates of the program will be proficient in visual composition using different forms of digital media such as video, photography, web design and art. Graduates will also be adept at audio production, specifically, digital radio production, sound design and audio engineering.

“This program will be a great fit for traditional high school graduates who have an interest in video, photography, art, social media or web design,” says Linda Fedrizzi-Williams, academic associate vice president for the College’s liberal arts programs. “For those who are working in the audio and video fields today who may have graduated a decade or two ago, this program will offer them a chance to ‘re-train’ themselves with hands-on experience on today’s technology.”

Students will sharpen their production and presentation skills in the Gerry Media Lab, a newly renovated on-campus television studio made possible through the generosity of Alan Gerry. Students will also have the opportunity to pursue internships and additional experiential learning projects to further broaden their understanding and experience.

Courses can be taken in person or online and students are being accepted for enrollment for the upcoming Fall 2015 semester. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at (845) 341-4030 or visit the New Media web site.

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Mike Albright
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