Media Arts & Technology Program Options

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Explore it all with our broad-based Media Arts & Technology Associate Degree

The Media Arts and Technology Program provides students with the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree in Media Arts and Technology.

The mission of the Media Arts and Technology department is to offer applied and theoretical instruction for students interested in a career in the media arts.  Emphasis is placed on practical training in MWCC’s professionally equipped media facilities, communication skills, and the characteristics of converging media industries.  Students gain professional experience participating in a variety of college and community projects.

The Media Arts and Technology associate degree program is for students who are interested in all aspects of media production. Students can choose production elective courses from a variety of disciplines including film production, audio production, multi-camera video production, and post-production. This degree gives students a broad exposure to production, enabling them to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year program to complete their bachelor’s degree. Learn more about the courses Media Arts and Technology students can select from here.

Take a look at the work our students have done to produce Concerts and Music Performances

Interested in a more focused program? Choose a concentration in Audio, Video/Film, or Photography.

Students who find they are more interested in a particular path in the Media Arts & Technology field can choose a concentration program. These flexible program requirements allow students to concentrate in Audio Engineering, Photography, or Video/Film Production; or to design a program of study to meet their individual career and transfer goals.

Did you know?

Our program is unique in New England! If you live outside of Massachusetts, you could be eligible for in-state tuition if your state doesn’t offer the program you want. For example, residents of Connecticut can take our Audio Engineering concentration at Massachusetts in-state tuition rates! Contact us to learn more.

Media Arts & Technology Non-Concentrated

This program is for students who are interested in all aspects of media production.

Media Arts and Technology program volunteers working the camera capturing the Rotary auction host behind a podium and two other hosts presenting the items

Audio Engineering Concentration

This concentration is for students who choose to specialize in audio engineering.Empty office chair in front of a large display of audio equipment


Video Film Concentration

This concentration is for students who want to specialize in motion picture skills.

media arts and technology video-film concentration

Liberal Arts Communications Media Track

This track is for students interested in non-technical aspects of the field and basic production.

Media Arts & Technology - Photography Student Editing on the Computer


Photography Concentration

Students who want to focus their degree on still imagery can choose this concentration.Media Arts & Technology - Photography Students Taking Photos of Subjects in the Studio

Photography Certificate

This one-year program is for students interested in still imagery.Media Arts & Technology - Photography Students in the Studio

Are you looking for a career in Media Arts & Technology?

Look no further than MWCC. From audio engineering to broadcast production, the Media Arts and Technology program at the Mount is the finest in the area.

Traditional and new media arts are a fast-growing industry in Massachusetts. Our graduates move on to careers as audio engineers, sound technicians, film directors, camera operators, photographers,  video editors, and TV broadcast producers.  You can join their ranks when you earn your Media Arts & Technology degree here at Mount Wachusett Community College.

The Best Hands-on Media Production Education for Your Money

Students choose the Mount for their Media Arts & Technology education for our studios and equipment, but graduating without a lot of student debt is a nice bonus. Our Industry-standard equipment and facilities include HD television studios and electronic field production equipment, Avid and Apple video editing suites, multitrack audio studios, ProTools audio recording and post-production, photo studios, and digital imaging labs. Check out our gallery for some pictures of our studios.

You’ll Take Classes with Media Industry Experts

You’ll learn from seasoned media production pros who know the ins and outs of the broadcast studio and editing suite. They will instill the attention to deadlines, detail, and organization that will prepare you for a career in the real world. They’ll also get to know you as a person and help guide you as you choose a major concentration and future career path. Learn more about our Media Arts & Technology Faculty and Staff here.

You’re Local, We’re Local

A future in media production is exciting, especially when you hear you don’t have to move to a new city just to earn your degree. We’re located right off Route 2 in north-central Massachusetts. Our media production programs are taught at the main campus in Gardner, MA which is small enough to get around easily and large enough to offer you lots of free parking.

You’ll Get Your Bachelor’s Degree Faster

Yes, your credits will transfer to great 4-year schools. Many alumni of our program continue their education at colleges and universities in Boston, New York, and around the world. With your associate’s degree from the Mount, you’ll be able to get a real job while you work on your bachelor’s degree.




"I am currently working towards my bachelor’s degree at Berklee College of Music Online and would not have been able to do it without the knowledge and skills I learned at MWCC.”

Mackenzie Christensen, Media Arts 2017 Graduate, Transferred to Berklee College

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