Communication Arts

Audio / Video Communications
Associate of Applied Science (Two year program)

The AAS degree in Audio/Video Communications is designed to provide a solid foundation in the understanding and utilization of audio, video and other new and emerging technology. The extensive theoretical and hands-on experiential learning provides the student with skill sets necessary for an entry level position in radio, television, independent video production, multimedia and in- ternet careers in a variety of private and corporate settings. Credits earned in this program are also transferable to a four-year degree.

This program provides the student the opportunity to:

  • Apply general communications principals in audio, video and multimedia productions, and develop program content that entertains, educates and informs a specific target audience.
  • Develop competency in the skills required to plan, organize, produce, evaluate and distribute program content in a variety of media forms .

The graduate of this program is able to:

  • Articulate the duties and responsibilities of the mass media in today's society.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate a video and audio production that appeals to an identified target audience.
  • Effectively utilize multimedia technology in the production and distribution of varied content.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write effective media content in a variety of script formats
  • Present a professional portfolio for potential employers documenting production expertise, video/audio editing capability, graphics skills, writing ability, and experiences in the field.

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Required Courses / Recommended Sequence
COM-100 - Introduction to Mass Communications, 3 credits
COM-101 - Basic TV Production, 4 credits
COM-107 - Introduction to Digital Design Tools, 3 credits
ENG-101 - English Composition, 3 credits
FYE-101 - First Year Experience, 1 credits
Elective - Health and Physical Ed Electives, 1 credits
COM-102 - Electronic Field Production, 4 credits
COM-104 - Introduction to Multimedia Technology, 3 credits
COM-105 - Writing for Audio, Video and the Web, 3 credits
Elective - Critical Thinking Elective, 3 credits
SPE-125 - Fundamentals of Speech, 3 credits
COM-201 - Radio Production, 4 credits
COM-203 - Electronic Journalism, 4 credits
COM-204 - Mass Media Management and Law, 3 credits
Elective - Mathematics Elective, 3 credits
Elective - Science Elective (3 cr), 3 credits
COM-207 - Professional Internship, 6 credits
or COM-209 - Special Project Workshop, 6 credits
COM-214 - Graphic Production for Digital Media, 3 credits
COM-290 - Portfolio, 1 credits
Elective - Communications Elective, 3 credits
or Elective - Journalism Elective, 3 credits
Elective - History Elective, 3 credits

Total Credits for Degree: 64

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