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.