Award: Associate of Applied Sciences Degree
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The Mass Communications program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in digital media and the internet, and for transfer to four-year institutions. Emphasis is on electronic media and online operations, such as digital video, audio, and film production, social and new media, multimedia writing, and on-air performance.
Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Sciences in Mass Communications degree students
will be able to:
- Demonstrate media literacy;
- Appraise present-day media content, operation, regulation, impact, and/or implications;
- Apply current technology to produce or market media content;
- Convey ideas via electronic media.
Electronic media producers, directors, writers, and on-air talent are employed by new media,websites, television and radio stations, satellite and cable systems. They shoot, edit, and upload digital audio and video; write online, journalism, and commercial copy; anchor news, sports and podcasts; and record performing artists, among other technical and creative endeavors.
While the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts slight declines in employment of on-air talent, significant growth is expected among digital producers, writers, and editors. To this end, the Mass Communications department is equipped with:
- high definition video and audio editing systems
- digital cameras
- a TV studio
- Owl magazine and Facebook
- access to Harford Cable Network.
Certificate holders may expect to face employment competition. Students are encouraged to keep a portfolio for transfer or entry into the field.
Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:|
Recommended Course Sequence
* Choose General Electives upon advisement and according to personal or career interests or to the
requirements of the institution to which transfer is planned.
**Eligible students may choose Honors-level MC 206: History of Film . See the Honors Programs and Societies webpage for more information.
FIELD TRIP STATEMENT
Courses in this program may require field trips.