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

Video Arts and Technology Program 2 Year Plan (2018-2019)

Video Arts and Technology Program 3 Year Plan (2018-2019)

Common Core

Required Common Core

Total Required Common Core

Flexible Core 2

Total Flexible Core
Total Common Core

Curriculum Requirements

Production Courses: Choose 4 courses from:
Program Elective: Choose 1 course from:
Experiential Learning
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General Elective 4
Advised Electives - Choose 3 credits from:
Total Curriculum Credits
Total Program Credits

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.

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 2018-2019 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.

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