Video Arts and Technology (A.S.)

students in video production lab

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.

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These suggested careers may require bachelor's or higher degrees.

Make an appointment at the Academic Advisement and Transfer Center.

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Arts & HumanitiesCommunications & MediaScience, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM)

Required Common Core

Flexible Core2

Curriculum Requirements

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General Elective4

Production Courses: Choose 4 courses from:

TV Studio Production I

Program Elective: Choose 1 course from:

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

Advised Electives – Choose 3 credits from:

Acting I
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 2020-2021 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.

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.