Media Communications


Media Communications Programs at EAC

Eastern Arizona College’s media communications degree and certificate programs provide well-rounded, hands-on learning at the highest level, including working in studios with state-of-the-art equipment and the latest software used in the film industry. You’ll engage in classes on the topics of cinema, documentary, cinematography, video editing, audio mixing, and screenwriting to become a creative storyteller. Our popular Media Club gives students the opportunity to create their own projects and serve in the community — creating resume-boosting commercials and short documentaries for local business. Second-year students create a capstone project which is entered into film festivals. You’re invited to visit campus to tour our studios, meet current media communication students and faculty, and explore how our program will help you meet your goals — whether that’s transferring to a four-year bachelor’s program or building skills to take straight to the workforce.


The Avid Advantage

Eastern Arizona College is part of the Avid Learning Partnership. Avid Technology Inc. is the benchmark for all professional software in the media industry and Avid products like Media Composer and ProTools are used by Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy winners. You’ll be taught by an Avid certified instructor on the latest software, preparing you to become an Avid certified user. The Avid certification increases your value, competency, and efficiency in the highly competitive media industry and shows potential employers you have a high level of expertise.


Media Communications Career Paths
Producer / Director
Script Writer
Special Effects
Audio Engineer
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Program Details
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Average Program Cost
Media Communications Associate of Arts (AA)
Preparation for transfer to a bachelor’s program or for entry-level employment in media communication occupations.
4 full-time semesters
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Media Communications Certificate
Preparation for entry-level positions in audio and video occupations.
2 part-time semesters
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Program Contact
Glen Cashetta
Glen Cashetta
Associate Professor
(928) 428-8248
Admissions Office
(928) 428-8272
(800) 678-3808 x 8272

My classes are interesting because the instructor doesn't just use textbook notes. He tells stories that give a real-world look into the field and how our knowledge can be applied.
Morgan Desaulniers, freshman from Las Cruces, Administration of Justice
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