HEGIS Code - 5008, CIP Code - 10.0202

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: RATV-AAS

     The Radio and Television Production curriculum, a two-year program leading to the degree of Associate in Applied Science, is designed for those who plan careers in video and sound or related industries. Three sound production studios, a 1200-square-foot television studio, electronic field production equipment, digital filmmaking, and linear and non-linear editing suites provide state-of-the-art facilities to create sophisticated programs. Coupled with the general education courses required for the degree, graduates can enter the industry immediately or continue their studies at the university level.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     Entering students must have a minimum high school academic average of 75, including a 75 average in English. Students already enrolled in college must have successfully completed a minimum of 12 credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. This program is highly competitive and requires strong interpersonal relationship skills. Applicants are admitted in the fall semester only on a rolling basis. Courses are offered in the daytime only. RTV101, RTV102, and RTV111 are open to all students and can be taken as unrestricted electives.

FIRST SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
CIN117: Digital Filmmaking I 3
  COL101: College Seminar 1
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
*♦ RTV101: Introduction to Broadcasting 3
**♦ RTV111: Radio Production 3
  Unrestricted Elective 3

SECOND SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
  COM101: Introduction to Human Communication
or COM105: Public Speaking
***♦ RTV102: Issues in Broadcasting 3
RTV121: Television Production I 3
  Laboratory Science Elective 4
  Physical Education 1
  ART/MUS/THR Elective 3

THIRD SEMESTER: 16-17 credits Credits
RTV122: Television Production II 3
RTV125: Broadcast Copy and Script Writing 3
†♦ RTV203: Electronic Field Production 4
  Mathematics Elective 3-4
  Social Sciences Elective 3

FOURTH SEMESTER: 15-17 credits Credits
  English Elective 3
RTV201: Electronic Media Management 3
‡♦ RTV204: Video Editing or
RTV250: Internship in Video and Sound or
RTV112: Advanced Radio Production
  SUNY General Education History Elective 3
  Physical Education 1
  Unrestricted Elective 2-3


* Students may take RTV101 at any time during the four-semester program. It may be advantageous, though not required, to take it in the first semester.
** Must be taken in student's first semester to complete the subsequent RTV courses.
*** Requires prior completion of RTV101.
RTV203 may be taken at any time from the second semester on.
In order to take RTV250, students must complete at least two RTV courses with a grade of B or better.
These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.