Associate in Applied Science
Chairperson: Scott M. Hathaway
Brahan Hall, Room 124, (518) 629-7347
This program has been deactivated effective Fall 2014 and as such, applications are no longer being accepted.
The Hudson Valley Community College Broadcast Communications A.A.S. degree program is delivered in partnership with The New School in Albany, New York. This program is designed to provide students with the academic background and the professional experience appropriate for employment or for possible transfer to a four-year institution.
The Broadcast Communications degree program coursework has been approved by the New York State Education Department and the State University of New York as Hudson Valley’s coursework. With The New School as our partner in the delivery of the applied coursework, Hudson Valley Community College enables students to study in a specific academic discipline augmented by professional “hands-on” education. The Broadcast Communications degree is designed to prepare students for work in the fields of broadcast journalism, radio and television arts, or television and video production or for further study. The on-campus academic coursework includes courses in writing, speaking and media and culture, as well as business, humanities and social sciences electives. The hands-on education offered on-site at The New School is delivered by Hudson Valley adjunct instructors, and is designed to permit students to obtain state-of-the-art technical skills in their chosen field of study.
Students are accepted into this program for fall semesters only. Beginning with the Fall 2011 incoming freshmen class, students alternate semesters between Hudson Valley Community College in Troy and The New School in Albany. In the first semester of coursework at Hudson Valley, students must earn a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 and complete a minimum of 12 credits in order to begin the second semester of coursework at The New School. Upon conclusion of the third semester at Hudson Valley, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a minimum of 42 credits to begin the fourth and final semester at The New School. Students may transfer no more than six credits from other institutions in fulfillment of the Hudson Valley Community College course requirements.
Students register for all courses at Hudson Valley Community College. They are charged the tuition rates of Hudson Valley Community College for credits taken at the college and the tuition rates of The New School for credits provided on-site at The New School. Information regarding current tuition rates of The New School can be obtained by calling (518) 438-7682. Student services are provided by both institutions as appropriate.
Program Entrance Requirements
|1 unit of any math
||Interview with The New School required.
||70 or above
The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $620.