If you are anything like the average adult, you are spending more time interacting with media and technology each day then you are sleeping.

It’s simple, we are surrounded by media tech at home and at work and it’s going to increase even more. You’re likely consuming media through multiple screens, interacting with Alexa, Siri, Google, or some other Smart Assistant, making your voice heard creating content through social media, learning and being entertained through podcasts, experiencing the world differently through augmented reality and IoT, consuming mobile apps or doing pretty much anything with the powerful mobile computer that is your smart phone. The world is changing quickly and if you know how to use the latest technology to tell powerful stories, you can make a difference and have plenty of exciting career opportunities.

At Esperanza College of Eastern University, we believe that God is the master storyteller and that He created us as storytellers. We also believe in hands-on learning so you will learn in professional facilities and be able to check out equipment to work on your productions. This industry is all about practice and opportunity, and that is a priority for us. We are here to help prepare you to have an exciting and successful career while also having a positive influence in our community through the stories you tell.

The A.A.S. in Media & Technology prepares you to create content working as a digital media producer, videographer, editor, web designer, mobile app developer, social media specialist, and a variety of other related jobs. You can work creating content in traditional media entities, in the field of medicine, in government, in the police department, at a non-profit, in education, in any type of business, any other field, or be your own boss as an entrepreneur. You can also continue your studies and get your bachelor’s degree and beyond. In our program you will be taught by professors who are active in their fields, who are on a similar journey as yours, and who are committed to investing their life and sharing their experience and knowledge to help you succeed.

If you seek a more content-creation oriented degree to prepare you for a career as a digital content specialist, PR specialist, strategic communication specialist, and related fields, then consider our A.A. in Digital Communication.

Program Student Learning Goals
  • Students should know and demonstrate a critical understanding of communication history, theory, and practice.
  • Students will acquire specific skills and competencies in digital media design, production, new media networks, and technology.
  • Students can identify, analyze, and understand the audience and the contexts (spiritual, social, cultural, political, and legal) in which messages are produced, disseminated, and interpreted as they strive to ameliorate spiritual and social issues as well as injustices that communication choices can create, perpetuate, and conceal.
  • Students will apply the knowledge they have gained to produce and distribute integrated multi-platform / transmedia stories, web design, new media channels, and mobile applications that are appropriate to a variety of communication purposes, situations, and audiences.
  • Students will be equipped for success through educational, social, and spiritual enrichment.

Hands-on learning is a key part of how you learn, so getting field experience is an essential element of the Esperanza College program and is offered for students to gain first-hand experience in the field they plan to pursue. For students in the Media & Technology program, field experience/internship opportunities may take place with local media entities, media production companies, web & mobile app development agencies, Teatro Esperanza, and the media and marketing departments in corporations or government entities. These and others provide paid and unpaid internships.

Upon enrollment in the program, you will work with the program director to find the best placement for your field experience. The field experience/internship usually takes place during the last semester of your associate degree program.

Labs and Equipment
  • Learning in a professional environment with the type of equipment you will be using in your career is part of how we help you prepare for an exciting career. Labs are available outside of class time. Please reserve with the Program Director.
  • Labs / Facilities – Equipment – Links to a variation of Esperanza Film & TV Equipment List – Esperanza


Keshia Butler-Thomas, M.M.   

Program Director

Keshia Butler-Thomas, M.M., is a dedicated educator, leveraging her extensive experience in digital marketing to shape the minds of future professionals. Serving as the Founder and CEO of LCK Consulting Services, a leading digital marketing agency, Keshia has been instrumental in guiding businesses through the complexities of the digital landscape, driving remarkable growth.

Driven by a profound passion for innovation and technology, Keshia assumes the role of Director of Business, eSports, and Media and Technology at Esperanza College of Eastern University. Here, she channels her expertise to empower students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills vital for success in today’s rapidly evolving digital environment.

Steffany El- Barouki

Academic Advisor

Professor Steffany El-Barouki

Professor El-Barouki is a dynamic educator with a passion for all things Media and Technology. A native of Columbia, Professor El-Barouki brings a wealth of knowledge to the classroom which is also culturally relevant. 

A joy to learn from, Professor El-Barouki is dedicated to student success!