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Public Speaker
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Actor
Theater Technician
theater arts
integrated studies
Filmmaker
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Web Designer
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Department ofCommunication,Media,& Theater Arts at Holyoke Community College
Cooperative Education
Advisors
Communication Clubs
The Communication Concentration will help students develop communication competence in a variety of personal and professional contexts, and enhance their ability to work effectively in fields such as journalism, radio, television, advertising, promotion, public relations, law, politics, sales, human relations management and more.  The program is primarily suited for students seeking to transfer to a four-year institution, although graduates will have the communication skills needed to competitively enter the job market. All students wishing to study in an area offered by CMTA should select the Communication, Media, and Theater Arts Option- H012. They would then meet with a Department Advisor who will work with them to plan a course of study designed to meet their needs. 
• Broadcasting• Journalism• Advertising• Public Relations• Business• Politics• Communications• Theater• Education• Social Media • Film and Video
WCCH  103.5 FM
The PhoenixHCC newspaper
Communication
The program prepares students for transfer to a 4-year institution, and is suited for students who wish to pursue careers in the field of:
HO12 - Communication OptionRequirements
Timothy Cochran 413-552-2484 C216  tcochran@hcc.edu
Advisor: Fred Cooksey  FPA306  Phone: (413) 552-2538
Our purpose is to print a newspaper that is both interesting and informative to those who read it, to provide practical experience in the field of journalism by the production of the paper, to broaden the extra-curricular picture at HCC, to establish a line of communication between the staff, faculty, administration and students, and to participate in seminars about different aspects of journalism. 
HO12- Communication OptionRequirements
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Justin West413-552-2525 C218   jwest@hcc.edu
Joanne Kostides413-552-2326 C226 jkostides@hcc.edu
• Advertising  • Animation • Broadcasting/Broadcast Media  • Business  • Communication  • Digital Audio Production  • Education  • Film  • Government  • Government Relations  • Graphic Design  • Journalism • Media  • Multimedia Design  • Photography  • Politics  • Public Relations  • Sales/Marketing  • Social Media  • Theater • Video  • Web Design
HO43 Requirements 21-22 crSee Advisor to create a curriculum. General Requirements (35-36 credits) College Comp.I: Expository Writing & Research 3cr College Comp.II: Writing about Literature 3cr Social Science Elective (B) 3cr Social Science Elective (B) 3cr Social Science Elective (B) Public Speaking (C) 3cr Introduction To Theater (C) 3cr Humanities Elective (C) 3cr Laboratory Science (D) 4cr Laboratory Science (D) 4cr Mathematics (D) 3-4cr This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges universities. Automatic acceptance is granted to certain state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average on completion of the degree.
HCC Publications Current Catalog & more
Patricia Sadoval413-552-2486 C220 psandoval@hcc.edu
The Integrated Studies concentration (HO43) is designed to allow students to create their own program of study within the Communication, Media, and Theater Arts Option. With the help of a departmental advisor, students select those courses that will provide the best foundation for transferring to a four-year institution, or entering the job market. Integrated Studies Concentration programs must be sponsored by a member of the Communication, Media, and Theater Arts department and approved by the Department Chair. Depending on the course selection 50% of this program can be completed online. Go to www.hcc.edu/catalog for further information.
CooperativeEducation
Jay Ducharme413-552-2508 G304   jducharme@hcc.edu
Integrated Studies
Christopher Hoytchoyt@hcc.edu
Media Arts Center
Media and Art are at the heart of the NEW Holyoke Community College Media Arts Center- the MAC
Electronic Media Studio
StudentChannel
Associate of ArtProgram-HO35
EMS CertificateProgram-HO36
Electronic Media is a new form of communication that, unlike many other forms of communication, presents a unique combination of text, image, sound, and interactivity.  This represents both an opportunity and a challenge to today's students, and fosters ongoing learning, as the standards and practices of content creation and distribution are updated by the industry.  The HCC Electronic Media program believes in technology in the service of the communicating of ideas. Since today so much of our communication is electronic, it is essential that students have an opportunity to learn effective electronic communication building their portfolio. Technical proficiency is important, but the effective communication of good ideas is essential and at the core of CMTA's approach.
•Multimedia Design•Graphic Design•Video •Public Relations•Digital Imaging•Broadcast Media •Digital Audio Production•Animation•Journalism•Web Design •Communication •Interactive Game Design •Theater •Education •Photography •Film
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EMSHome
Take a tour of Holyoke Community College's new MEDIA ARTS CENTER in the video above, and using this website's interactive map to the campus's center of activity for creativity using the new digital mediums, and some legacy tools as well.
Jay Ducharme413-552-2508 G304   jducharme@hcc.edu
Justin West413-552-2525 C218   jwest@hcc.edu
Tour the Media Arts Center
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StudentChannel
EMShome
HO35
The Degree Option is for those interested in gaining Electronic Media Skills while pursuing an Associate in Arts Degree (AA).  All students in the Electronic Media Option or Certificate Program are required to take Electronic Media Portfolio (COM 204) in their final semester. This course gives students an opportunity to design and complete a final project integrating two or more areas of Electronic Media. This project, as well as a portfolio of work accomplished while in the program, must be presented before a committee composed of faculty from Electronic Media and faculty or mentors from other areas.
HO35  Associate of  Arts Degree
HO36
HO36 Certificatein EM  Program
HO35 Associate of  Arts Degree
HO36 Certificate in EM  Program
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HO35 Associate of  Arts Degree
HO36 Certificate in EM  Program
The Certificate in Electronic Media may be completed in one year. It is ideal for those who wish to gain new career skills, are contemplating a career move, or are simply interested in this exciting new area but are not seeking an Associate degree. All students in the Electronic Media Option or Certificate Program are required to take Electronic Media Portfolio (COM 204) in their final semester. This course gives students an opportunity to design and complete a final project integrating two or more areas of Electronic Media. This project, as well as a portfolio of work accomplished while in the program, must be presented before a committee composed of faculty from Electronic Media and faculty or mentors from other areas.
HCC THEATER PROGRAMThe HO11 theater option is designed to provide students with broad- based training and study in theater arts including foundation classes in acting, technical theater and dramaturgy. The faculty at HCC is committed to providing students with a practical application of study by collaborating in the production of various theater performances on campus.The program prepares students for transfer to a 4-year institution, and is suited for students who wish to pursue careers in the field of:•Theater •Education •Broadcasting •Journalism •Advertising •Public Relations •Business • Politics •Communication •Photography •Film •Sales/Marketing •Government Relations
Option Requirements
Leslie Phillips TheaterDirections, Schedules
THE Option Requirements
Snapshots Productions Past
Christopher Hoyt413-552-2494choyt@hcc.edu
Theater Arts Introduction
Theater Arts
• Theater/Film  • Education   • Broadcasting   • Journalism   • Advertising   • Public Relations   • Business/Politics    • Communication   • Photography   • Sales/Marketing   • Government Relations
HCC provides foundation training and study in theater arts, including acting, technical theater, theater history, voice, and movement, Production opportunities and course work that provides students with the ability to express themselves through performance, and skills to translate theatrical literature into on-stage productions.  Interdisciplinary study prepares students for transfer into a four-year curriculum or for entry-level positions in semi-professional and/or professional theaters. 
Theater Program Requirements The theater option is committed to providing students with broad- based training and study in theater arts including foundation classes in acting, technical theater and dramaturgy. The faculty at HCC is committed to providing students with a practical application of study by collaborating in the production of various theater performances on campus.The program prepares students for transfer to a 4-year institution, and is suited for students who wish to pursue careers in the field of:•Theater •Education •Broadcasting •Journalism •Advertising •Public Relations •Business • Politics •Communication  •Photography  •Film  •Sales/Marketing  •Government Relations
THE Option  Requirements
SnapshotsProductions Past
The Leslie Phillips Theatertypically offers at least two mainstage productions each year**Smaller space for student performance in level 1 of C bldg.
Tickets (413) 552-2485 $10 (general admission)  $8 (students/seniors $5 w/valid HCC ID card.  Tickets available at the door, or in advance by calling (413)552-2485.  The box office opens an hour before each performance. 
Located in the C Building,  upper mall level (2nd floor)  on the HCC College campus. Parking in the lots shown.  'G' is reserved handicap parking only.
HCC's 316-Seat Mainstage 
Is capable of handling full theatrical productions, musical events, and more.
Theater Arts Past Productions Snapshots