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Mass Communication–Multimedia, Associate in Arts

Curriculum VPA.MCM.AA (U224A09)

Mass Communication-Multimedia includes careers in multimedia, journalism, film, public relations, television, radio, web design, animation and advertising. The Mass Communication–Multimedia degree uses tools to tell compelling stories through writing, designing graphics, creating websites, and incorporating sound with still and moving images. Four-year schools differ in their requirements. Students are advised to select courses that will transfer to the four-year school of their choice.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

At the successful completion of the Associate in Arts Degree (Mass Communication-Multimedia) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • evaluate the persuasiveness of the form and content of mass communication messages;
  • deconstruct the technique of new and traditional forms of mass communication and how it creates the meaning of the message;
  • differentiate the moral, ethical, and legal implications of mass communication messages in both form and content;
  • operate software or hardware for creating multimedia projects;
  • construct original narratives using properly formatted written language; and
  • construct original narratives using multimedia tools.

Semester One:

MCM 120Mass Communication

3 credits

MCM 151Cinema Appreciation

3 credits

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

 

General education/Social and Behavioral Science (Human Diversity)

Choose one of the following:

HIS 121History of Western Civilization I

3 credits

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

 

General education/Humanities

Choose one of the following:

ENG 103 #Introduction to Fiction

3 credits

HUM 165Introduction to the Latin American Experience

3 credits

HUM 170 #Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

3 credits

PHL 101Introduction to Philosophy

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Two:

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

 

Choose one of the following:

ART 119Two-Dimensional Design

3 credits

VIC 100Graphic Design

3 credits

 

General education/Physical Science

Choose one of the following:

CHM 100Chemistry and Society

4 credits

PHY 100 #General Physics

4 credits

 

General education/Social and Behavioral Science (Human Diversity)

Choose one of the following:

ANT 101Introduction to Anthropology

3 credits

ANT 103Cultural Anthropology

3 credits

PHL 105World Religions

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Three:

VIC 172 #Web Page Design

3 credits

MCM 152Cinema History

3 credits

 

Choose one of the following:

MCM 130Radio Production

3 credits

MCM 296 #Special Topics in Mass Communication and Journalism

1 - 4 credits

VIC 161Introduction to Photoshop

3 credits

VIC 162Digital Photography

3 credits

VIC 285Digital Video

3 credits

 

General education/Life Science

4 credits

Choose one of the following:

BIS 100General Biology

4 credits

BIS 102Human Heredity and Society

4 credits

BIS 105Environmental Biology

4 credits

BIS 108Biology of Humans

3 credits

BIS 113Introduction to General Biology

3 credits

HRT 125Plants and Society

4 credits

 

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Choose one of the following:

ECO 100Principles of Economics

3 credits

HIS 121History of Western Civilization I

3 credits

PSC 150American National Politics

3 credits

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

SOC 225 #Racial & Cultural Minorities

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Four:

MCM 160 #Reporting and Writing for Multimedia

3 credits

VIC 288Video Editing

4 credits

 

Choose one of the following:

MCM 130Radio Production

3 credits

VIC 161Introduction to Photoshop

3 credits

VIC 162Digital Photography

3 credits

VIC 285Digital Video

3 credits

VIC 286 #Advanced Digital Video

3 credits

 

General education/Mathematics

MAT 102 #Liberal Arts Mathematics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

General education requirements:

AA degree

Total Credit Hours:37-40

Mass Communication-Multimedia courses or other electives for AA degree

Total Credit Hours:20-23

See MCM course descriptions.

Beyond designated requirements, select courses required by transfer institutions. In addition, selection should be based on specific career goals. For teaching, see Education section.

Chairperson: Dennis McNamara, Ext. 3597