First Semester Credits
ENL101 M 3
  M Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3 or 4
COM103   3
PSY101   3
    Elective 3
Second Semester Credits
ENL102 M 3
  M Behavioral & Social Science 3
COM113 M 3
COM105 M 3
ART101   3
Third Semester Credits
    Natural or Physical Science 4
COM214   3
COM120   3
   
Concentration Elective

ART137 History of Graphic Design
ART139 Digital Photography
ART171 Computer Graphics I (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
ART207 Graphic Design I
ART208 Graphic Design II
COM100 Voice & Diction
COM201 Interpersonal Communication
COM203 Public Speaking
COM204 Persuasive Communication
COM207 Argumentation & Debate
COM208 Broadcast Writing & Presentation
COM216 Event Planning & Management
COM221 American Film
COM222 International Film
COM224 Documentary Film
COM231 Advanced Radio Production
COM262 Mass Communication Cooperative Work Experience
ENL161 Journalism I
ENL170 Producing a Magazine of the Arts

3
COM114 (or)
COM131
M
Radio Production (or)
Introduction to Video Production

COM114 Radio Production

Designed to instruct the student in radio production. Audio production, equipment, engineering, audio editing software, copywriting, broadcast delivery, and production techniques are considered as they relate to specific assignments and duties at a radio station. Students learn digital audio techniques that can be applied to a variety of communications settings such as: podcasting, commercial production, public relations, and audio for the web. Students apply knowledge to individual and collective work projects. Students in this course are expected to be proficient in computer file management skills. (60 contact hours per semester)

Prerequisite: None

Offered: Spring


COM131 Introduction to Video Production

Students learn video production through lectures and hands-on projects. Specific skills covered include concept development, storyboarding, proper video camera operation, framing, and camera angles. While learning about the equipment and techniques used in video production and post production, students write and produce two projects that are edited on a non-linear system and screened in class for review. Students in this course are expected to be proficient in computer file management skills.

Prerequisite: None

Offered: Fall, Spring

3
Fourth Semester Credits
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
  M
Concentration Elective (200 level)

ART207 Graphic Design I
ART208 Graphic Design II
COM201 Interpersonal Communication
COM203 Public Speaking
COM204 Persuasive Communication
COM207 Argumentation & Debate
COM208 Broadcast Writing & Presentation
COM216 Event Planning & Management
COM221 American Film
COM222 International Film
COM224 Documentary Film
COM231 Advanced Radio Production
COM262 Mass Communication Cooperative Work Experience

3
    Natural or Physical Science 3 or 4
    Elective 3
    Elective 1–3
Total Credits 60–63

M Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

The Associate in Arts degree does not indicate a specialized degree in a concentration. Students who complete this concentration will satisfy the requirements of MassTransfer. For additional information pertaining to degree requirements, please refer to Degree Requirements.