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Associate of Applied Science in Communication Media (5 concentrations)

Learning Outcomes:

There are five concentrations in the Associate of Applied Science in Communication Media: Mass Communication, Sound and Music Recording, Graphic Design/Computer Animation, Photography, and Digital Media. Recipients of the degree in the Associate of Applied Science in Communication Media will have demonstrated:

  1. skills required for entry-level employment and performance in media-related services in their area of specialty: broadcasting, business of music, computer animation, film, graphic design, media for the ministry, photography, radio, sound recording technology, and TV production;
  2. ability to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate job-related services within their areas of expertise in media;
  3. skills to comprehend and evaluate information related to their area of responsibility by producing a quality finished product; and
  4. skills to effectively communicate with staff, administration, and clients using databases, scheduling, preparation of written reports and oral presentations.

Required courses for Associate of Applied Science in Communication Media:

Select a concentration

Mass Communication Concentration
Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MATH 102: College Algebra ***** 3
or MATH 101: Applied Algebra for College Students *****
COMM 170: Introduction to Broadcasting 3
COMM 102: Live Video Productions 3
  Science Elective ** 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
SPCH 110: Principles of Speech 3
or SPCH 115 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 205: Directing 3
  Behavioral/Social Sciences Elective *** 3
  Humanities Elective **** 3
    15
     
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
COMM 201: Video Post Production 3
or COMM 202: Video Editing
COMM 209: Scriptwriting 3
COMM 212: Announcing 3
or COMM 213: Voice and Diction
COMM 257: Live Performance for the Media 3
COMM Communication Elective * 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
COMM 258: Media Portfolio1 (Required for all Graduates) 3
COMM Communication Elective * 3
COMM Communication Elective * 3
COMM Communication Elective * 3
COMM Communication Elective * 3
    15
     
Total Credit Hours 60
     
* The student must take a minimum of 15 hours from the following elective courses for the Mass Communication concentration: COMM 130, COMM 175, COMM 201, COMM 202, COMM 203, COMM 207, COMM 210, COMM 211, COMM 212, COMM 213, COMM 225, COMM 240, COMM 250, COMM 256, COMM 259, COMM 280, COMM 281, COMM 299, or any other Communication course
     
Sound and Music Recording Concentration
Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MATH 102: College Algebra ***** 3
or MATH 101: Applied Algebra for College Students *****
COMM 170: Introduction to Broadcasting 3
COMM 290: Pro Tools 3
  Science Elective ** 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
SPCH 110: Principles of Speech 3
or SPCH 115 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 292: Pro Tools II 3
  Behavioral/Social Sciences Elective *** 3
  Humanities Elective **** 3
    15
     
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
COMM 105: Survey of Music Business 3
COMM 108: Marketing of Recorded Music 3
COMM 225: Audio Production in Media 3
COMM 294: Studio Production 3
COMM Communication Elective * 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
COMM 258: Media Portfolio1 (Required for all Graduates) 3
COMM Communication Elective * 3
COMM Communication Elective * 3
COMM Communication Elective * 3
COMM Communication Elective * 3
    15
     
Total Credit Hours 60
     
* The student must take a minimum of 15 hours from the following approved elective courses for the Sound and Music Recording concentration: COMM 106, COMM 107, COMM 121,COMM 201, COMM 202, COMM 205, COMM 209, COMM 210, COMM 211, COMM 216, COMM 217, COMM 218, COMM 219, COMM 226, COMM 234, COMM 236, COMM 239, COMM 251, COMM 281, COMM 291, COMM 295, COMM 299, or any other Communication course
     
Graphic Design/Computer Animation Concentration
Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MATH 102: College Algebra ***** 3
or MATH 101: Applied Algebra for College Students *****
COMM 170: Introduction to Broadcasting 3
COMM 216: Adobe Photoshop 3
  Science Elective ** 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
SPCH 110: Principles of Speech 3
or SPCH 115 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 218: Adobe Illustrator 3
  Behavioral/Social Sciences Elective *** 3
  Humanities Elective **** 3
    15
     
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
COMM 236: Autodesk Maya I 3
COMM 239: Adobe After Effects 3
ART 101: 2-D Design 3
or ART 103: Drawing I
COMM Communication Elective * 3
COMM Communication Elective * 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
COMM 258: Media Portfolio1 (Required for all Graduates) 3
COMM Communication Elective * 3
COMM Communication Elective * 3
COMM Communication Elective * 3
COMM Communication Elective * 3
    15
     
Total Credit Hours 60
     
* The student must take a minimum of 18 hours from the following elective courses for the Graphic Design/Computer Animation concentration: COMM 121, COMM 160, COMM 163, COMM 201, COMM 202, COMM 205, COMM 209, COMM 210, COMM 211, COMM 217, COMM 219, COMM 251, COMM 259, or any other Communication course
     
Photography Concentration
Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MATH 102: College Algebra ***** 3
or MATH 101: Applied Algebra for College Students *****
COMM 160: Photography 3
COMM 216: Adobe Photoshop 3
  Science Elective ** 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
SPCH 110: Principles of Speech 3
or SPCH 115 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 220: Intermediate Photoshop 3
  Behavioral/Social Sciences Elective *** 3
  Humanities Elective **** 3
    15
     
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
COMM 171: The Business of Visual Artistry 3
COMM 221: Advanced Photoshop 3
COMM 267: Portrait Photography 3
COMM Communication Elective * 3
COMM Communication Elective * 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
COMM 258: Media Portfolio1 (Required for all Graduates) 3
COMM 272: Advanced Portrait Photography 3
COMM Communication Elective * 3
COMM Communication Elective * 3
COMM Communication Elective * 3
    15
     
Total Credit Hours 60
     
* The student must take a minimum of 15 hours from the following elective courses for the Photography concentration: COMM 162, COMM 163, COMM 164, COMM 259, COMM 262, or any other Communication course
     
Digital Media Concentration (Non-Prescriptive)
Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MATH 102: College Algebra ***** 3
or MATH 101: Applied Algebra for College Students *****
COMM 170: Introduction to Broadcasting 3
COMM Communication Course * 3
  Science Elective ** 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
SPCH 110: Principles of Speech 3
or SPCH 115 Interpersonal Communication
COMM Communication Course * 3
  Behavioral/Social Sciences Elective *** 3
  Humanities Elective **** 3
    15
     
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
COMM Communication Course * 3
COMM Communication Course * 3
COMM Communication Course * 3
COMM Communication Course * 3
COMM Communication Course * 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
COMM 258: Media Portfolio1 (Required for all Graduates) 3
COMM Communication Course * 3
COMM Communication Course * 3
COMM Communication Course * 3
COMM Communication Course * 3
    15
     
Total Credit Hours 60
     
* The student must take a minimum of 33 hours from the following courses for the Digital Media concentration: COMM 102, COMM 103, COMM 105, COMM 106, COMM 107, COMM 108, COMM 121, COMM 130, COMM 160, COMM 162, COMM 163, COMM 164, COMM 171, COMM 175, COMM 201, COMM 202, COMM 203, COMM 204, COMM 205, COMM 207, COMM 209, COMM 210, COMM 211, COMM 212, COMM 213, COMM 215, COMM 216, COMM 217, COMM 218, COMM 219, COMM 220, COMM 221, COMM 225, COMM 226, COMM 234, COMM 236, COMM 239, COMM 240, COMM 249, COMM 250, COMM 251, COMM 256, COMM 257, COMM 259, COMM 262, COMM 267, COMM 272, COMM 280, COMM 281, COMM 290, COMM 291, COMM 292, COMM 294, COMM 295, COMM 299
     

 

 
Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course.
 
Students must make a “C” or higher in all courses which satisfy graduation requirements in order to receive the Associate of Applied Science in Communication Media from BPCC.
 
** Science elective must be chosen from BLGY 105, BLGY 106, BLGY 107; PHSC 105, PHSC 106, PHSC 107, PHSC 110, PHSC 111; SCI 101.
 
*** Behavioral/Social Sciences elective must be chosen from ANTH 201, ANTH 202; BADM 201, BADM 202; CJUS 101; GPHY 101, GPHY 102; POSC 201, POSC 202; PSYC 201, PSYC 202, PSYC 205, PSYC 206, PSYC 210, PSYC 215, PSYC 220, PSYC 225; SLGY 201, SLGY 202, SLGY 203, SLGY 207.
 
**** Humanities elective must be chosen from FREN 101, FREN 102, FREN 201; HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 103, HIST 104, HIST 201, HIST 202, HIST 203; HMAN 201, HMAN 202, HMAN 203; RLGN 201, RLGN 202; SPAN 101, SPAN 102, SPAN 201.
 
***** For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take MATH 102 instead of MATH 101. Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate mathematics course.
 
1 Portfolio: A portfolio is designed to show your skills and abilities, as well as document the quality of your training and educational experiences. You will need to establish the quality of your work, level of expertise and credibility. The portfolio contains real examples of the type of work you have done and indicates the type you can do in the future.

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