Students in the Center for New Media (Broadcast-Cinema, Communication, Fine Arts/Graphic Design, and Multimedia majors) at Middlesex Community College are invited to an exclusive orientation JUST FOR YOU!


Before the New Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 25, join us for a specialized orientation, just for students in the Center for New Media, at 11:30 a.m in Chapman room 605. Download the flyer.

This orientation is a great way to get on the right track before you start your college career at MxCC! You will learn information relevant to being in the Center for New Media such as:

– Facility hours and access
– Production course expectations
– Tutoring
– Standardized software
– Equipment certification
– Using network drives
– Internship information
– and an in-depth tour of the new facility

Sign up for the Center for New Media orientation.

Broadcast Cinema

COM*125/DGA*125 New Media Production is a new course, introduced to MxCC last year as part of the Center for New Media. In case you were wondering what new media is or how this class could be useful, I’ve come up with a few reasons why you should absolutely sign up for this class for the spring semester.


Here are the top three reasons why you should take this course:

1. Brand Yourself! Let’s face it–when you graduate from college there’s going to be a lot of competition. Today, hundreds of people are applying for one position. How will you stand out? No matter what field or industry you work in, standing out among the competition is key. When you take New Media Production, you will learn how to use many different digital media such as web design for your portfolio and social media to get your name out there.

2.There’s Two Sections! We are offering two sections, one at the Middletown campus and one online! The online section is great for any student that needs flexibility. And what’s cool is the on-ground class will be taught in the New Media Production Classroom that features top-of-the-line iMacs equipped with the latest production technology and software.

3. It’s Applicable! With the explosive growth of technology, the topics covered in New Media Production are applicable to almost every field. It’s even cross-listed in the catalog under Communication and Digital Arts because it’s relevant to both fields, and more! Another plus is that this class has no prerequisites! So no matter what your major is, this course can count as an elective. If you’re a business major, learn what’s next in communication technology so you can use it when you enter the workforce (and impress your new boss!). If you want to be a teacher, learn about new technology that you can incorporate in the classroom when you land your first teaching gig. Maybe you wind up as an environmental scientist. In that case, you can run your department’s blog on all the awesome things you do at work. The possibilities are endless!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up today!

COM*125/DGA*125, 3 credits, New Media Production
This course is an introduction to the production of new media. New media is an emerging communications technology that adds on-demand interactive access to media content fostering creative participation and community formation. Students will learn to develop and produce a variety of digital media including audio, video, photography, animation and web design and make that media accessible over the Internet and mobile devices through wikis, blogs, podcasts and social media. Students will use professional media creation tools such as cameras, video and audio editing applications, content management systems and Internet radio, music creation and podcast software.

Class Meeting Times
Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 1-1:5 0pm Middletown, Chapman Hall, 610 CRN: 3200 or 3021
Online, CRN: 3204 or 3205

rplakeRandi Plake is the program assistant  for the Center for New Media. She is is passionate about social media and will gladly talk your ear off about it.

New Media


Five years ago, it wasn’t even a phrase in our language. Now, it’s all over social media and in our everyday vernacular.

Netflix, Inc. is a provider of on-demand Internet streaming media. The company started out by mailing DVDs to customer’s homes, effectively putting Blockbuster and other similar type video stores out of business. But as the Internet grew in popularity, along with other DVD library businesses, Netflix knew it’d have to do something bold to keep its customer base.

And so, Netflix started creating original TV shows for its subscribers. Not sparing any expense, they produced high quality television with famous actors (i.e. Kevin Spacey in House of Cards) and releasing the entire season of a show all at once. This move, while seemingly counterintuitive and against the grain of the industry (why not make viewers wait week after week?), surprisingly, produced an addictive hook more intense than expected. Binge-watching — or sitting down for hours at a time to watch episode after episode — quickly became the norm when a new season or show came out. Once finished, they found people waiting (and chatting on social media with great enthusiasm) about the next season’s release date.

With just one or two shows offered, Netflix secured a loyal subscriber base that continues to grow. So how has this new past time of watching an entire season of a television show in one sitting changed America’s appetite for TV and the television industry? Read More

  • [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
  • [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. Read More

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.