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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Arts Transfer Program A.A., Media Studies Option

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This program is designed to provide the first two years of course work necessary for a baccalaureate degree in communication fields. It emphasizes a strong liberal arts background and an introduction to a variety of print and digital media. Students are offered options in Journalism, Media Studies and Film and Television Production. The program offers strong media production opportunities, including a fully equipped television studio, a student newspaper, graphic design laboratories and multimedia projects that combine these areas. Completion of the program leads to the Associate in Arts degree.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Write competently in styles appropriate to a variety of media;
  2. Explain the function of media to influence, inform and entertain;
  3. Apply ethical reasoning to media-related situations;
  4. Create and edit basic digital film projects;
  5. Work individually and as part of a production team;
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of how corporate media systems work;
  7. Analyze the impact of media on our everyday lives.

Upon completing the MEDIA STUDIES option, graduates will be able to:

  1. Analyze visual composition from an aesthetic point of view;
  2. Apply critical thought to mediated messages.

Requirements (60-68 Credits)

College Core Requirements (30-35 Credits)

Communication Arts Requirements (15 Credits)

Additional Requirements For Each Option

Option 3: Media Studies (15 Credits)

Recommended Sequence of Study

Semester 2

Semester 3


* One of these courses must be an Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) course.

** 200-level Communication Arts Writing courses include COM 211 , COM 215 , COM 217 COM 218  , COM 274 .

*** COM 172 Interpersonal Communication , COM 202 Intercultural Communication  and COM 209 Gender and Communication  can be used as liberal arts electives, but cannot be used as Communication Arts electives.

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