Dr. Cliff Hesse
The Associate degree in Media Arts is designed to ready students for immediate entry into media, broadcasting and its allied fields, or to transfer to many outstanding four-year programs with various specializations.
Students can focus on studio operations, television, recording, radio or media performance. The degree requirements show that the majority of major courses are student choices to be made with their academic advisor.
The Media Arts program is particularly proud of the number of graduates that are working and have achieved a level of distinction. A partial list of graduates reveals the diversity of jobs in the industry and indicates the breadth of knowledge needed for success.
Media majors are encouraged to become active at WKRB-FM or with KCC Television.
Please visit the college radio station website at wkrb.org
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF COMFIRMED JOB TITLES/COMPANIES WHERE OUR GRADUATES HAVE WORKED OR ARE WORKING
Morning Host WKTU-FM; News Reporter WINS; Program Director WQHT; Radio Program Producer MTV Networks; Morning Host Y-107; Manager of Marketing Services, Lipton; Office Assistant Polygram Records; Production Assistant WYNY; Studio Engineer WOR-AM; Account Executive WXRK; Disc-Jockey WSBK, Buffalo; News Production Assistant WINS; Account Executive WCBS-FM; Disc-Jockey, B-104, Allentown; Communications Manager The David Letterman Show; Producer Z-100; On-Air Traffic Reporter Shadow Traffic; Morning Co-Host Y107; Lifestyle Reporter KISS 100, Buffalo; Office Assistant Epic-Legacy Records; Production Assistant The Rush Limbaugh Show; Account Manager, WKTU; Director of Marketing & Research WAXQ-FM; Engineering Assistant The Howard Stern Show; Production Assistant The Montel Williams Show; Producer WPLJ-FM; Production Assistant News4NewYork; Video Screening Department MTV/VH-1; Voice-Over & commercial production WABC/WPLJ; Production Assistant The Geraldo Rivera Show; Music Director WQHT-FM; Production Assistant NBC Avenue M Studios; Account Executive WQEW; Associate Producer MTV; Disc-Jockey KISS-FM; Studio Technician CNBC; Disc-Jockey, WHTZ; Manager of Dance Promotions Robins Entertainment; Supervisor of Prime-Time Operations NBC Television Network; Account Executive WPLJ; Studio Manager WABC-TV; Disc-Jockey K-104, Dallas; Government Media Coordinator NYS Assembly; Account Executive Burson/Marsteller; Disc-Jockey B-92, New Orleans; Studio Engineer WPIX-TV; General Manager WBAI; Sales Representative Petry Organization; Disc-Jockey WBLS; Studio Engineer WLTW; Disc-Jockey WQHT; Account Executive WBAB; Disc-Jockey Q107, Washington, D.C.; Executive Producer United Stations Radio Network; Disc-Jockey, KISS, Dallas; President Alden Group Public Relations; Radio Media Director Abraham & Straus; Media Agent New Personalities Inc.; Disc Jockey WAPE, Jacksonville; Advertising Research Berenter, Greenhouse & Webster Advertising; Promotions Writer ABC Television Networks; Disc-Jockey WDST, Buffalo; Television Producer NBA Entertainment; Disc-Jockey WZAT, Savannah; Chief Engineer WSTC, Stamford; Production Assistant The Today Show; Disc-Jockey WMGM, Atlantic City; News Production Mutual Radio Networks; General Manager WRIV, Long Island; Distribution Coordinator Rainbow Cable Network; Satellite Transmission Supervisor AT&T; Disc-Jockey WQCM, Hagerstown; Traffic Coordinator Fox Television; Contract Supervisor SESAC Music; Account Executive WHLI, Long Island; Disc-Jockey WINE, Danbury; Reporter Jewish Telegraphic Agency; Studio Engineer WFAN; Studio Production MJI Syndication; Producer, Tommy Boy Records; Studio Technician, WCBS-TV; Research Assistant Willam Esty Advertising; East Coast Coordinator Filmways Inc.; Studio Engineer MSG Productions; Sales Representative Crystal Radio Sales; Disc-Jockey WBSS, Atlantic City; Music Resrach Billboard Magazine; Promotions/Publicity HRP Advertising; Art Production Coordinator Lord Geller Advertising; Master Control Engineer SportsChannel; Disc-Jockey WERI, New Haven; Account Executive Wilson-McFadden Public Relations; Disc-Jockey WDRE, Long Island; Account Executive Thos. L. Richarson Advertising; Independent Music Representative Nashville; President Satellite TV Systems, Inc.; Account Executive Group W Television Sales; Chief Electrician The Cosby Show; Music Director KKFR, Phoenix; Disc-Jockey WABB, Mobile; Program Assistant Nightly News with Tom Brokow; Writer/Producer Unistar Radio Networks; Producer WLTW; Regional Promotion Manager MCA Records; Disc-Jockey, WUSL, Philadelphia; Traffic Manager Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising; Production Coordinator A Current Affair (FOX); Regional Promotions Manager AT&T; Disc-Jockey Q106, San Diego; Sales Assistant WPIX-TV; Disc-Jockey WKTU; Actor National Improv Theatre; Disc-Jockey WPXY, Rochester; Video Editor Manhattan Transfer; Disc-Jockey WNTQ, Syracuse; Media Planner JLC Marketing; Research Manager Warner Brothers Television; Satellite Network Maintenance Associated Press; Director of Domestic Technical Operations Bloomberg Radio/Television Networks; East Africa Correspondent CNN; Coordinator of Special Productions Macy*s.
Awards gathered by some of these graduates include an EMMY, Gold Records, and other more local awards (i.e., Executive-of-the-Year, Disc-Jockey-of-the-Year, Community Service Awards, etc.) They are, as enumerated above, presidents of companies, Program Directors of major stations and account executives garnering annual salaries of over a quarter-million dollars.