Five Towns College 2018-2020 Catalog 
  
    May 23, 2019  
Five Towns College 2018-2020 Catalog

Mass Communication Program, B.S


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HEGIS Code: 0601.00     Inventory of Registered Program Code: 27401


Overview

The Mass Communication Program is designed so that students acquire and demonstrate proficiency in the essential skills necessary for a career in the mass communication industry and in the fields of broadcasting and journalism. Students learn the principles, laws, and historical background of the mass communication industry, while enhancing their oral, written, and critical thinking skills. Students also select a major area of concentration in Audio Recording Technology, Broadcasting, Journalism, or Show Production. Learning goals for all students pursuing a Mass Communication degree program include mass media and society, voice and diction, new and emerging media.

Concentration Component

Students in the Mass Communication Program select one of the following concentrations. The 24 credits in the selected concentration, together with the 60 credits in Liberal Arts/Common Core, and 36 credits in Mass Communication Content Specialty Courses constitute the 120-credit requirement for the Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication.

Concentrations


Audio Recording Technology

The Audio Recording Technology Concentration is designed to build upon the major proficiencies acquired by students pursuing a career related to Audio Recording and Music Production. Students study theoretical and technical practices required to operate industry standard recording and production equipment. Graduates of the Audio Recording Concentration are prepared for careers such as Audio Recording Engineer, Sound Designer, and Studio Manager.

Broadcast Concentration

The Broadcasting Concentration is designed to build upon the major proficiencies acquired by students pursuing a career related to television and radio broadcast media production. The Broadcasting concentration adds specialized proficiencies that focus on broadcasting as a career, cultural influence, and form of individual and collective expression. Graduates of the Broadcasting Concentration are prepared for careers such as on-camera personality, production manager, radio producer, studio floor manager, television writer, video editor, videographer, and video producer.

Journalism Concentration

The Journalism Concentration is designed to build upon the major proficiencies acquired by students pursuing a career related to Journalism. The Journalism concentration adds specialized proficiencies that focus on journalism as a career, cultural influence, and form of individual and collective expression. Graduates of the Journalism Concentration are prepared for careers such as Radio/TV News Multimedia Journalist, Radio/TV News Producer, Website/Social Media Content Producer, Writer/Content Producer, Print or Online Reporter.

Show Production Concentration

This concentration prepares students with the practical skills needed to take any performance to the next level. From live sound and lighting to corporate presentations, students build foundations in a wide array of audio and visual applications, and enter the industry with a deep understanding of what moves an audience. Students are trained to be audiovisual engineers and designers who are proficient in the creation, operation and planning of modern-day musical, theatrical, event and corporate productions. Graduates of the Show Production Concentration are prepared for careers such as Event Producers, Tour Manager, Live Production Manager, Stage Manager, Live Sound Engineer, Audio Visual Technician, and Lighting Technician.


Course Requirements

The courses below are required of all students in the Mass Communication Program.

Common Core
ENG 101 - English Composition 1; Credits: 3  
ENG 102 - English Composition 2; Credits: 3  
MAT ___ - Quantitative Competency Elective; Credits: 3  
PSY 101 - General Psychology; Credits: 3  
SCI ___ - Scientific Competency Elective; Credits: 3  
SOC 351 - Social Problems; Credits: 3  (Diversity Competency Requirement)
SPE ___ - Oral Communication Competency Elective; Credits: 3  
Total Common Core Credits: 21
Mass Communication Content Specialty Courses
BUS 275 - Social Media Concepts and Practice; Credits: 3  
CCP 180 - Web Portfolio Design; Credits: 3  
MAC 121 - Communication Lab 1; Credits: 2  
MAC 122 - Communication Lab 2; Credits: 2  
MAC 150 - Introduction to Live Sound; Credits: 3  
MAC 221 - Communication Lab 3; Credits: 2  
MAC 222 - Communication Lab 4; Credits: 2  
MAC 321 - Communication Lab 5; Credits: 2  
MAC 322 - Communication Lab 6; Credits: 2  
MAC 290 - Visual Communication; Credits: 3  
MAC 299 - Radio Broadcasting and Operations; Credits: 3  
MAC ___ - Mass Comm Program Elective (1); Credits: 3  
MAC ___ - Mass Comm Program Elective (2); Credits: 3  
VID 131 - Television Workshop; Credits: 3  
Total Content Specialty Credits: 36
Additional Liberal Arts and Sciences
ENG 202 - Broadcast Newswriting and Reporting; Credits: 3 
ENG 203 - Journalism; Credits: 3  
ENG ___ - Writing Elective; Credits: 3 
HIS 201 - Contemporary Issues; Credits: 3 
LAS ___ - Liberal Arts and Science Elective (1); Credits: 3 
LAS ___ - Liberal Arts and Science Elective (2); Credits: 3  
LAS ___ - Liberal Arts and Science Elective (3); Credits: 3 
MAC 101 - Mass Communication; Credits: 3 
MAC 202 - History and Application of Media Law; Credits: 3 
MAC 211 - Broadcast Journalism; Credits: 3 
MAC 301 - New and Emerging Media; Credits: 3 
MAC 302 - Media Ethics and Criticism; Credits: 3 
SOC 361 - Mass Media and Society; Credits: 3 
Total Additional Liberal Arts and Sciences Credits: 39
Concentration Component
Mass Communication, Audio Recording Technology Concentration, B.S. 
Mass Communication, Broadcasting Concentration, B.S.  
Mass Communication, Journalism Concentration, B.S.  
Mass Communication, Show Production Concentration, B.S.  
Total Concentration Component Credits: 24
Total Program Credits: 120

 

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