Mass Communication–Multimedia

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 digital computer-based tools for designing graphics, creating Websites and animations, and incorporating sound with still and moving images. Students may choose elective courses to specialize in specific areas of Mass Communication. Four-year schools differ in their requirements. Students are advised to select courses that will transfer to the four-year school of their choice.

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

ART 119

Two-dimensional Design or

 

 

VIC 100

Graphic Design

3

#

MCM 120

Mass Communication

3

 

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition I

3

 

 

General education/Humanities

3

 

 

General education/Mathematics

3

 

 

 

15

Semester Two

 

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition II

3

 

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

VIC 172

Web Page Design

3

 

 

General education/Physical Science

4

 

 

General education/Social & Behavioral Science

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Three

#

MCM 160

Basic News Writing

3

 

VIC 285

Digital Video

3

 

 

General education/Humanities or Fine Arts

3

 

 

General education/Life Science

4

 

 

General education/Social & Behavioral Science

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Four

 

MCM 150

Film History and Appreciation1

3

#

VIC 272

Advanced Web Page Design or

 

 

VIC 273

Flash Animation

3

#

VIC 286

Advanced Digital Video or

 

 

VIC 288

Video Editing

3-4

 

 

General education/Social & Behavioral Science

3

 

 

Electives

5

 

 

 

17-18

Suggested electives:

 

ART 117

Drawing I

3

 

CIS 101

Introduction to Computer Science

3

 

MCM 125

Broadcasting History

3

 

MCM 130

Introduction to Radio Production

3

#

MCM 200

Basic News Editing

3

#

MCM 205

Basic Broadcast Announcing

3

#

MCM 296

Special Topics in Mass Communication and Journalism

1-4

 

PSC 184

Global Politics

3

 

VIC 121

Introduction to Quark InDesign

4

 

VIC 161

Introduction to Photoshop

4

 

VIC 162

Digital Photography

3

 

VIC 270

Writing for Multimedia

3

#

VIC 272

Advanced Web Page Design

3

#

VIC 286

Advanced Digital Video

3

(Select courses that meet the BA requirements of your transfer college.)

 

General education requirements: AA degree

37-41

 

Mass Communication-Multimedia courses or other electives for AA degree

23-27

See MCM course descriptions and IAI codes.

1MCM 150◊ meets the Fine Arts general education requirement

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