Month: July 2013


Renovations in the lower level of Chapman Hall began this week as part of phase one for the cutting-edge Center for New Media. Phase one, set to be complete for the Fall 2013 semester, includes updating and combining existing classrooms. After phase one is complete, there will be a high definition screening room, a new media production lab, and a new media production classroom.

Phase two is currently in the works. Construction will begin later this academic year. Phase two will likely include a high-definition television-film studio, a video control room, an audio and music recording control room, a voice-over booth, editing booths, a new media collaborative classroom/newsroom, a green room, set storage, and a radio station.

In the end, the Center for New Media will offer a state-of-the-art, digitally rich, and interactive learning environment for our students. Stay tuned as the renovations progress!

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and MxCC’s Corporate Media Training Center have recently completed a new educational video designed to assist local fire departments with forest fire protection. This 10-minute video titled “Handline Construction for Forest Fire Control” was used by the National Park Service for their wildland fire training class.

The video features Connecticut’s Interstate Fire Crew on scene at a forest fire demonstrating proper construction techniques and important safety measures. The video was funded by the U.S. Forest Service with the understanding that it could be used by other states.

Middlesex Community College’s Corporate Media Training Center has been partnering with DEEP since 2006. Together, they have completed more than 30 videos on a variety of subjects, from organic land care to ice fishing; from earth day to dinosaur trackways. In addition, they have videotaped nationally known speakers brought in the department’s on-going lecture series. These videos are featured in DEEP’s video library and YouTube.

For more than 15 years, Middlesex Community College’s Corporate Media Training Center has been producing award-winning videos for a variety of clients. Students can act as crew on these productions. Two students, Hollie Kinney and Cindy Gerstl, assisted on the production of the “Handline” video.

Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College ( is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. In all it does, Middlesex Community College strives to be the college of its community. By providing high quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, the college enhances the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. MxCC, recently named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, offers more than 50 degree or certificate programs at the main 38-acre campus in Middletown, the downtown Meriden Center, and online.

About the Center

Middlesex Community College's Center for New Media is located in Middletown, CT.

The CNM offers innovative associate degrees in broadcast-cinema, graphic design, multimedia, and communication, as well as certificate programs in areas such as interactive entertainment, gaming, 3D animation, new media production, news and sports production, corporate media and web design.

We are a designated Center for Excellence in broadcast education and we prepare our students for jobs in the growing field of new media with a hands-on education.

Learn more about programs at MxCC's Center for New Media at

This project was funded by a grant awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.