The Associate in Arts in Media Arts at Massasoit is designed to prepare students for careers in broadcasting, including television, radio production, performance, editing, and writing. Its curriculum combines academic classwork, in-studio production, and on-air experiences, including the use of the Digital Media Arts Center, a state-of-the-art working television studio, and the Dale Dorman Radio Studio.
Students become proficient in broadcast vocal performance, television and radio production techniques, and computerized, non-linear editing. Core courses explore communications, journalism, film, and are supplemented by students’ choices in electives.
The Media Arts Associate Degree meets the standards for MassTransfer, which is a statewide transfer program. The Media Arts program also thoroughly prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities upon graduation for further study in radio and television broadcasting, broadcast journalism, and mass communications.
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The Digital Media Arts Center at Massasoit is a leading edge Digital Production facility that provides a full range of classroom and college related television and audio production services to the Massasoit College Community. The Digital Media Arts Center is a totally hands-on environment which actively recruits students, faculty, and staff to work in the facility on advanced equipment and provides direct access and instruction to any student, faculty, or staff member who wants to learn on, and about, digital media technology in a friendly, creative, and technically advanced facility. Services include full Broadcast Production studio, non-linear editing, multimedia hardware and software labs, and duplication of recorded campus events and programs. Programming produced by the Digital Media Arts Center is cablecast over the regional Massasoit Channel.
Mr. Dorman, a famed Boston radio host, died in November 2014. He had been on the air on various radio stations in Boston for more than 40 years, including WRKO-AM (680) and Kiss 108 WXKS-FM (107.9). He was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame in 2010. Mr. Dorman’s family has generously donated his entire radio studio to the Massasoit Community College Foundation for use by the Massasoit Community College communicative arts program, complete with signed records and memorabilia. This wonderful donation provides the College an opportunity to expand its program, enabling students to gain hands-on experience working in a studio, one that was formerly used by one of the greats! The Dale Dorman Radio studio is located in the Fine Arts Building, on the Brockton Campus, and is an integral part of the education for our radio students.
Radio Club is a student-run organization supporting the Radio Massasoit internet radio station. Its purpose is to provide broadcasting opportunities to students and train them in the operation of a radio station.
Media Axis Club is for students involved in the television side of the media club. They can expect to get immediate quality hands-on training in television production. The media club provides a stepping-stone to those who are considering a career in any aspect of media communications.
- MassTransfer eligible program