Communications Technology (BS)

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HEGIS Number: 0605

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Course Descriptions
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The York College Communications Technology major is an interdisciplinary program bringing together television, web, information systems, computer science, and design. The program offers three main concentrations: digital video, computer graphics, and systems & applications. Our majors are prepared for a variety of career opportunities in a variety of production environments.

The majority of CT classes are project-based. Students create documentaries, graphics packages, multi-camera television shows or market work through social networks. In addition, students are kept abreast of emerging industry workflows. Every project becomes an opportunity to showcase work in a portfolio.

One of the unique attributes of the CT program is how web-based portfolio building is embedded within the major. Every student in the major builds a work-in-progress portfolio for every project-based class. Each class portfolio becomes a storehouse of the students' work and their process with critique from faculty and peers. Upon reaching their senior year, students will have an abundance of work to reflect on and choose from to build their final portfolio to showcase and start their career.

New York City is the media capital of the world, and students have unique access to quality internships year round. Communication Technology majors have interned with a number of organizations including: NY1, NFL Films, MTV, VH1, SNY, and Silver Cup Studios.

A significant number of our majors are in our highly successful Digital Video concentration - a non-fiction television production program. From the beginning, students are taught to focus on storytelling and access to story as they build technical expertise in production and post-production. The preparedness of our graduates is reflected in their success stories. Students in the digital video concentration have been published in media journals, become web sensations, gone to graduate school, work in film, television, news and more.

Communications Technology BS


Major Discipline Requirements


Basic Requirements

AC101 Computer Litreacy  0-1 
CT137 Hacking & Building 
CT101 Digital Storytelling 
CT201 Foundations in Communications Technology 
CT205 Principles of the Moving Image 
SPCH350 Persuasion and Proaganda in Media 

Area Requirements

Students may select Television Production or Web Design & Development concentration
A. Television Production Concentration 21 
CT210 Portrait Documentary 
CT240 Studio Television Production 
CT244 Multimedia Sound Production 
CT345 Introduction to Motion Graphics 
CT355 Cinematography 
FA284 Computer Graphics I 
JOUR282 Introduction to Writing Broadcast News 
B. Web Design & Development Concentration 21 
CT360 Web Design I 
CT370 Web Application Development 
CT381 Web Design II 
CT385 Interactive Design 
ENG384 Writing for Electronic Media 
FA284 Computer Graphics I 
CT345 Introduction to Motion Graphics 
FA384 Computer Graphics II 

Major Electives

Select one course from the following
HIST373 The History of Technology 
CT390 Online Communities 
CT391 Telecommunications in Transition 
CT415 Special Topics - Production 
CT416 Special Topics - Production 
CT417 Special Topics - Production 
CT418 Special Topics - Production 
CT419 Special Topics - Production 
CT425 Special Topics - Seminar 
CT426 Special Topics - Seminar 
CT427 Special Topics - Seminar 
CT428 Special Topics - Seminar 
CT429 Special Topics - Seminar 
SPCH303 Ethics and Freedom of Speech 

Senior Requirements

CT399 Portfolio Design 
CT401 Final Project/Senior Seminar 
Choose one of the Following  
CT490 Internship 
CT491 Internship 

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