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2013-14 Catalog 
2013-14 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Media Technology Certificate

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Program Design

The Media Technology certificate program provides an intensive exposure to a range of current communication technologies. It is intended for students who are technically-oriented and wish to work in technical positions in the fields of radio, television, photography, desktop publishing and cable television. It concentrates on skills that are necessary for working behind-the-scenes in media and communications. Classes are highly practical and provide significant hands-on opportunity, allowing the student to apply classroom theory to real-life projects. In developing this certificate program, extensive effort was made to provide skills that are currently in high demand in the Connecticut labor market.


The program can be completed in two semesters of rigorous, full-time study, but will take longer for the student attending part-time.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all Media Technology certificate program requirements, graduates will

  1. Write copy for radio and television.
  2. Effectively use the Macintosh computer and design-related software.
  3. Understand and apply the basic principles of graphic arts and design techniques.
  4. Operate still and video cameras and edit videotape.
  5. Conduct interviews for newspaper stories and television programs.
  6. Write scripts for radio and television programs.

Total Credits Required: 22-23


Students may enroll in COM* 242  even if they have not taken COM* 241.

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