Film & Media Production, A.S. Degree

Our Mission

The skill set of the 21st century workplace is complex and constantly shifting. As technological changes continue to advance and transform, the ability of our students to master and adapt to these changes, while utilizing the critical thinking skills a college education reinforces, becomes a priority.

The Film & Media Production Major is designed for students to access fundamental coursework in video and audio production within a broad Liberal Arts framework that can lead to careers in a variety of fields such as broadcast journalism, public relations, narrative and documentary production, visual effects, and screenwriting.

Film & Media Production, while based in Creative Arts, is also traditionally a skill-oriented discipline. The portfolio of work produced by the student as well as the mastery of specific skills needed to produce all types of media are integral to entry into the workplace or to continue to a B.A. or B.F.A program.

Students completing the A.S. in Film & Media Production degree fulfill the requirements that prepare them for entry into B.A. programs at a variety of institutions within and outside of CUNY. The B.A. provides a broad base of general knowledge as well as coursework specific to the discipline and complementary to other communications-oriented specializations at the four-year level.

Our Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to:

I. Demonstrate progressive development and competency in the technical skills requisite for artistic self-expression in filmed media.

II. Demonstrate a progressive understanding of the various elements and basic interrelated processes of creation, interpretation, and execution in film and media production.

III. Integrate personal observation and objective criticism in the evolution of their artistic work.

IV. Employ critical and creative thinking, students will create art, which clearly articulates their evolving artistic vision in editing and post-production of fiction and non-fiction media, and satisfies their drive toward expression.

Degree Requirements

Transfer & Articulation Agreements

The Film & Media Production, A.S. degree currently has articulation agreements with the following colleges and programs that allow graduates of Queensborough to complete a bachelor’s degree in an efficient manner after transfer.

Students graduating with an Associate’s degree are extremely attractive to 4-year colleges. Colleges that may have been out-of-reach financially or academically after high school, now seek to fill vacated seats in the junior year, with many offering substantial scholarships.

Before you transfer, graduate. Completing your Associate Degree first, ensures your courses & credits have lifetime value. If you transfer before you graduate, your community college credits will be evaluated course by course reducing the chances that your courses & credits will transfer. We have agreements that allow graduates of Queensborough to complete a bachelor’s degree in an efficient manner after transfer, with the following:

Brooklyn College
A.S. Film & Media Production to B.A. Film
A.S. Film & Media Production to B.A. TV and Radio

Our graduating students successfully transfer to:

CUNY (Hunter, City College, Queens College, Lehman College, York College)
SUNY (Binghamton, New Paltz, Oneonta, Oswego, Purchase)
Private (Adelphi, Marymount Manhattan)
Out-of-State (Howard University, Montclair State University)


Queensborough students come from more than 120 countries and speak some 78 different languages, reflecting the unique character of Queens (the most diverse county in the United States) with nearly equal populations of African Americans, Asians, Caucasians, & Latinos.


Intimate class sizes offering personable, individualized attention. Courses taught by professors, not teaching assistants. Professors who prioritize excellence in teaching & mentorship. Free unlimited access to support services: Academic Computing Center, Campus Writing Center, Mathematics Learning Center, & the Student Learning Center.

Queensborough has more than 400 full-time faculty with 81% having earned a doctoral or terminal degree, 3x the national average for community colleges.


For a fraction of the cost, you can complete the first 2 years (60 credits) of a traditional 4-year (120 credits) college program.

90% of our students graduate without Federal student loan debt
45% savings on tuition compared to 4-year public in-state institutions
20% savings on tuition costs compared to CUNY 4-year colleges
66% of full-time students attend Queensborough Community College tuition free

Nassau County residents may be eligible for NYC tuition rates. You don’t have to live in New York City to get the NYC tuition rate.

Nassau Residents NYC Discount Tuition Rate

Media Lab Open Hours

The media lab in H-122 has open hours every week so students can complete shooting and editing assignments on their own time.

Upcoming open hours will be

10 AM - Noon 10 AM - Noon 10 AM - Noon 10 AM - Noon 10 AM - Noon
10 AM - Noon 10 AM - Noon 10 AM - 2 PM 1 PM - 2 PM By appointment

Extended hours are available on request. Contact to schedule additional hours.


Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.