Video Arts and Technology (A.S.)

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The Video Arts and Technology Program provides a dynamic education in video, audio and television production. The program will prepare you for positions in the entertainment industry, electronic journalism, audiovisual production companies, broadcast and cable networks, and corporate communications departments. There is a combination of extensive hands-on experience with theoretical coursework in a comprehensive academic program.

State of the Art TV and Audio Studios, Post-Production Labs

Video Arts and Technology students work in a digital environment in BMCC’s state of the art television studios, audio studio, and post-production laboratories.

Create Video and Audio Programs

You will 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 Video Arts and Technology students do an internship at a professional media facility.

Upon successful completion of the requirements listed below, you will 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.

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with a career advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

Explore career paths for Video Arts and Technology (pdf)


Required Common Core

Flexible Core2

Curriculum Requirements

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General Elective4

Production Courses: Choose 4 courses from:

TV Studio Production I
TV Studio Production II

Program Elective5

Experiential Learning: Choose 1 course from MEA 201 or MEA 371:

Advised Electives6

Total Curriculum Requirements
Total Program Requirements


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.

Please note, these requirements are effective the 2022-2023 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as of when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.


  1. Students are required to take PHY110, or PHY400.
  2. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.
  3. Students are required to take MMP 100.
  4. These credits can be satisfied by taking STEM variants in the Common Core.
  5. Choose 1 course from any VAT 300-level or higher, OR ANI 301, OR MES 251. MES 251 cannot count as both Program and Advised Elective.
  6. Choose 1 course from MMA 100, MMP 270, BUS 200, HED 250, MUS 123/225, THE 110, ANI 401, COM 245, MEA 211, MEA 300 or MES 251. MES 251 cannot count as both Program and Advised Elective.

Media Arts and Technology Department

199 Chambers Street, Room S-622
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 346-8525

Office Hours:
9 a.m.-8 p.m.
11 a.m.-7 p.m.