Media Production
Associate Degree

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Why Choose Media Production at NCC?

Inspire yourself and your audiences through your creative expression and technical expertise. Northampton Community College’s Associate in Applied Science in Media Production (A.A.S.), offered on the Bethlehem campus, equips you to thrive in all stages of audio, video and multimedia production. At NCC, media production is active. You’ll write scripts, operate television cameras, record music, deliver speeches, conduct interviews, capture commercial portraits, design animations, light sets, produce podcasts and so much more.


What You'll Learn

In the classroom, you’ll learn about the evolution of media technologies and industries, critical evaluations of media and the business of creative endeavors. In labs and studios, you’ll make the magic happen: you’ll communicate abstract ideas to a team of fellow creatives, design set-ups and scenes, operate production equipment, edit and produce recorded material, and prepare media for public consumption.


The career-focused Associate in Applied Science in Media Production degree at NCC equips you with the technical know-how to apply your creativity across electronic and digital media platforms. In on-campus studios and internship placements, you’ll gain the experience you need to excel in today’s fast-paced media landscape. 


To explore more about the associate in Media Production degree, request information using the form on this page. Ready to put a creative foot forward? Apply now!

Program Details

Semesters: 4

Credits: 61-62

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Locations: Bethlehem

Program Overview:

Release your creativity through NCC’s Media Production degree. You’ll explore audio and television production, scriptwriting, communication arts, broadcasting, journalism and your choice of specialized topics in electronic and digital media performance and production. From radio and print to film and multimedia, you’ll explore concepts with popular potential alongside your unique perspectives. NCC’s Media Production associate’s degree connects you with fellow creatives, expert professors and a network of engaged alumni who are invested in your ideas and your success.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Completing an associate’s degree in Media Production at Northampton Community College can drastically reduce the overall cost of your media production education. Our tuition and fees are some of the most affordable in the region. On top of the low upfront costs, you can also take advantage of NCC’s substantial financial aid and scholarship opportunities—we have one of the largest community college scholarship programs in Pennsylvania!

Get Hands-on Learning Experience

In NCC's Media Production program you’ll prepare for a media career through project-based internships, labs and studio learning using industry-standard software and equipment like: live broadcast HD television studio; audio and video post-production lab with Final Cut, Premiere, After Effects, and Logic; Pro Tools Surround Sound mixing studio; Panasonic camcorders; Nikon digital cameras; WNCC streaming radio station; Video Waves cable and more. You’ll also collaborate with fellow imaginative minds, from your passionate peers to your expert professors to the successful NCC alumni who are eager to mentor your growth. Why choose NCC? Because our creative community flourishes with each new member—including you!

Future Career Paths

A media production degree opens doors to many creative careers, whether as an independent creator, a collaborator in a small media project or as part of an internationally recognized creative corporation. You’ll specialize your course of study according to your interests, and your experiences will prepare you for careers like:

  • Broadcast, corporate, and social media production
  • Studio-based television and portable video production
  • Digital editing and post-production
  • Radio or sports announcer
  • Audio recording, engineering and recording studio production
  • Fiction or documentary digital cinema production
  • Radio production/post-production
  • Multimedia photography, animation and video

Student Spotlight

I've always had a passion for music production, so I was immediately drawn to NCC's Media Production program. It also goes well when paired with my Communications degree. I think the best thing so far is the access that we have to the media lab. I like that we're able to do everything hands-on with amazing equipment.

Rai Guatno, Alumni
Media Production

Rai Guatno

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