Five Towns College 2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Sep 26, 2022  
Five Towns College 2022-2023 Catalog

Mass Communication, Broadcasting Concentration, B.S.


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HEGIS Code: 0601.00

Inventory of Registered Program Code: 27401


Program 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 Live Entertainment and Media 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.

Broadcasting Concentration Overview

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.

Broadcasting Concentration
 BRD 102 - Broadcast Fundamentals; (3cr)      
BRD 201 - Voice and Diction; (3cr)  
BRD 212 - Broadcast Announcing; (3cr)  
BRD 310 - Media Operations; (3cr)  
  Broadcast Concentration Elective 300 - 400; (12cr)   
Total Concentration Credits: 24

The courses below are required of all students in the Mass Communication, Broadcasting Concentration. 

Program Requirements
Common Core
ENG 101 - English Composition 1; (3cr)   
ENG 102 - English Composition 2; (3cr)  
Quantitative Competency Elective; (3cr)     
PSY 101 - General Psychology; (3cr)  
Scientific Competency Elective; (3cr)  
Diversity Competency Elective; (3cr)  
Oral Communication Competency Elective; (3cr)  
Total Common Core: 21
Mass Communication Content Specialty
BUS 275 - Social Media Concepts and Practice; (3cr)  
MAC 121 - Fundamental Communication Lab 1; (3cr)  
MAC 122 - Fundamental Communication Lab 2; (3cr)  
MAC 221 - Intermediate Communication Lab 3; (3cr)  
MAC 222 - Intermediate Communication Lab 4; (3cr)  
MAC 321 - Advanced Communication Lab 5; (3cr)  
MAC 322 - Advanced Communication Lab 6; (3cr)  
MAC 150 - Introduction to Live Sound; (3cr)  
MAC 280 - Digital Media Art: Design; (3cr)  
MAC 290 - Digital Media Art: Video and Motion; (3cr)  
MAC 299 - Radio Broadcasting and Operations; (3cr)  
VID 131 - Intro Prod: Television Workshop; (3cr)  
Total Mass Communication Content Speicalty: 36
Additional Liberal Arts and Sciences
ENG 202 - Broadcast Newswriting and Reporting; (3cr)    
ENG 302 - Photojournalism; (3cr)  
Writing Elective; (3cr)  
Liberal Arts and Science Elective; (9cr)   
MAC 101 - Mass Communication; (3cr)  
MAC 202 - History and Application of Media Law; (3cr)  
MAC 211 - Broadcast Journalism; (3cr)  
MAC 301 - New and Emerging Media; (3cr)  
MAC 302 - Media Ethics and Criticism; (3cr)  
MAC 361 - Mass Media and Society; (3cr)  
SOC 351 - Social Problems; (3cr)  
Total Additional LAS: 39
Concentration Component
BRD 102 - Broadcast Fundamentals; (3cr)  
BRD 201 - Voice and Diction; (3cr)  
BRD 212 - Broadcast Announcing; (3cr)  
BRD 310 - Media Operations; (3cr)  
Broadcast Concentration Elective 300 - 400; (12cr)  
Total Concentration Component: 24
Total Program Credits: 120

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Course Name    
Semester 1
  Semester 2
ENG 101 - English Composition 1; (3cr)     BRD 102 - Broadcast Fundamentals; (3cr) 
MAC 101 - Mass Communication; (3cr)     BUS 275 - Social Media Concepts and Practice; (3cr) 
MAC 121 - Fundamental Communication Lab 1; (3cr)     ENG 102 - English Composition 2; (3cr) 
Oral Communication Competency Elective; (3cr)     MAC 122 - Fundamental Communication Lab 2; (3cr) 
VID 131 - Intro Prod: Television Workshop; (3cr)     MAC 150 - Introduction to Live Sound; (3cr) 
Total 15   Total 15
Semester 3
  Semester 4
BRD 201 - Voice and Diction; (3cr)     Writing Elective; (3cr) 
ENG 202 - Broadcast Newswriting and Reporting; (3cr)     MAC 222 - Intermediate Communication Lab 4; (3cr) 
ENG 302 - Photojournalism; (3cr)     MAC 290 - Digital Media Art: Video and Motion; (3cr) 
MAC 221 - Intermediate Communication Lab 3; (3cr)     MAC 299 - Radio Broadcasting and Operations; (3cr) 
MAC 280 - Digital Media Art: Design; (3cr)     Diversity Competency Elective; (3cr) 
Total 15   Total 15
Semester 5
  Semester 6
BRD 212 - Broadcast Announcing; (3cr)     BRD 310 - Media Operations; (3cr)   
Broadcast Concentration Elective 300 - 400; (3cr)      Broadcast Concentration Elective 300 - 400; (3cr)  
MAC 211 - Broadcast Journalism; (3cr)     MAC 302 - Media Ethics and Criticism; (3cr)  
MAC 301 - New and Emerging Media; (3cr)     MAC 322 - Advanced Communication Lab 6; (3cr)  
MAC 321 - Advanced Communication Lab 5; (3cr)     PSY 101 - General Psychology; (3cr)  
Total 15   Total 15
Semester 7
  Semester 8
Broadcast Concentration Elective 300 - 400; (3cr)     Broadcast Concentration Elective 300 - 400; (3cr)  
Liberal Arts and Science Elective; (3cr)      Liberal Arts and Science Elective; (3cr)  
Liberal Arts and Science Elective; (3cr)     Quantitative Competency Elective; (3cr)  
MAC 202 - History and Application of Media Law; (3cr)     Scientific Competency Elective; (3cr)  
MAC 361 - Mass Media and Society; (3cr)     SOC 351 - Social Problems; (3cr)  
Total 15   Total 15

 

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