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  • [PHOTOS] Center for New Media Grand Opening
  • [PHOTOS] Center for New Media Grand Opening
  • [PHOTOS] Center for New Media Grand Opening

[PHOTOS] Center for New Media Grand Opening

On Thursday, October 23, we hosted a Grand Opening of our new Center for New Media. Construction was recently completed on the 5,718 square-feet remodel, which includes a high-definition broadcast studio, a video control room, an audio and music recording control room, editing suites, a green room, a high-definition screening room, and three state-of the-art computer lab classrooms. The new facility also includes an FCC-approved radio station, WMDX 107.5 FM.

During the event, President Anna Wasescha, President and General Manager of WLIS/WMRD-AM Don DeCesare, Center for New Media Director Rich Lenoce, and Senator Richard Blumenthal addressed guests. After that, guests went on tours of the Center for New Media now that all the equipment is in place.

In November 2012, Middlesex Community College was a recipient of a $2.5 million U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Act Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant for a New Media Studies initiative. This new initiative is designed to meet the state’s needs for skilled workers in new media industries. Besides funding a space on campus for the Center, this grant has funded curriculum development and implementation for four key programs at MxCC: Broadcast-Cinema, Communication, Fine Arts/Graphic Design, and Multimedia.

It was a really great event and we are so thankful to all who came out to celebrate this milestone with us!

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Today Larry McConkey, award-winning Steadicam operator, gave a demonstration and talked to students in the Advanced Media Production class. Larry McConkey is considered one of the top steadicam operators in the world and has shot some of the most impressive and famous steadicam shots in the history of film.

Some of his credits include: 12 Years a Slave, World War Z , Django Unchained, Hugo, Shutter Island, American Gangster, The Bourne Ultimatum,   The Sopranos, The Good Shepherd, Kill Bill: 1 & 2, The Silence of the Lambs,Vanilla Sky, Finding Forester, Mission to Mars and more. Visit his IMDB page for a full list.

This is one of the first of many speakers that will be visiting MxCC as part of the Center for New Media.

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Summer is a great time to take a class in digital arts or new media! MxCC’s Center for New Media is offering a series of course packages providing training and certification in digital arts and new media. Take advantage of this deal: Pay for two courses and get the production workshop FREE (9 credits)!

Pick one of these four tracks for a customized intensive course experience: Interactive Multimedia Production, Web Design, New Media Production, or Digital Journalism. Registration begins April 23. Classes run from May 27 until August 8. For more information visit, www.mxcc.edu/cnm/summer.

It’s always cool to see MxCC alumni in the news. Army veteran Bruce Haag ’05 was featured in The Record Journal about his fellowship at Wallingford Public Access.

Fellowship gives Army veteran role on television [myrecordjournal.com]
For the next several months, a veteran who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan will be working at WPAA-TV through a fellowship program offered by The Mission Continues, a nonprofit with the goal of empowering those who’ve served in the military.

Read the original article here.

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 www.mxcc.edu/cnm.


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.

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