Video Arts and Technology

The Video Arts and Technology Program provides a dynamic education in video, audio and television production. The program prepares students for positions in the entertainment industry, electronic journalism, audiovisual production companies, broadcast and cable networks, and corporate communications departments. It combines extensive hands-on experience with theoretical coursework in a comprehensive academic program.

VAT students work in a digital environment in BMCC's state of the art television studios, audio studio, and postproduction laboratories. Students learn the entire process for creating professional video and audio programs from writing a script and creating a budget, to shooting a scene and editing a final cut. All VAT students do an internship at a professional media facility.

Upon successful completion of the requirements listed below, students earn an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. Most courses in the Video Arts and Technology program (VAT courses) are restricted to students enrolled in the program

Common Core

Required Common Core

Total Required Common Core

Flexible Core 3

Total Flexible Core
Total Common Core
Curriculum Requirements
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General Elective 6
Advised Electives - Choose 3 credits from:
Choose 4 from the following(12 credits)
Total Curriculum Credits
Total Program Credits

1. Students are required to take MAT 100, MAT150, or MAT160.

2. Students are required to take PHY110, or PHY400.

3. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.

4. Students are required to take MMP 100.

5. Choose 1 from VAT 300, VAT 301, VAT 302, VAT 303, VAT 306, VAT/MMP 401 or ANI 401.

6. These credits can be satisfied by taking STEM variants in the Common Core.


This program has received a waiver to specify particular courses students must take in some areas of the Common Core. If students take different courses in these areas, they will be certified as having completed the Common Core areas, but it may not be possible for them to finish their degree program within the regular number of credits.

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