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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 & 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
COMM 212 Announcing 3
  or COMM 213 Voice and Diction
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
SPCH 110 Public Speaking 3
  or SPCH 115 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 205: Directing 3
COMM 257  Live Performance for the Media 3
COMM: Communication Elective* 3
    15
     
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
  Behavorial/Social Science Elective*** 3
  Humanities Elective**** 3
COMM 201 Video Post Production  3
  or COMM 202 Video Editing
COMM 209: Scriptwriting for Film and Television 3
COMM: Communication Elective* 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
  Science Elective** 3
COMM 258: Media Portfolio1 (Required for all Graduates) 3
COMM: Communication Elective* 3
COMM: Communication Elective* 3
COMM: Communication Elective* 3
    15
     
Total Credit Hours 60
     
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.
     
*The student must take a minimum of 15 hours from the following elective courses for the Mass Communication concentration: COMM 130, 175, 201, 202, 203, 207, 210, 211, 212, 213, 240, 250, 256, 259, 280, 281, 299, or any other Communication course.
     
**Science elective must be chosen from BLGY 105, 106, 107; PHSC 105, 106, 107, 110, 111; SCI 101, 102
     
***Behavioral/Social Sciences elective must be chosen from ANTH 201, 202; BADM 201, 202; CJUS 101; GPHY 101, 102; POSC 201, 202; PSYC 201, 202, 205, 206, 210, 215, 220, 225; SLGY 201, 202, 203, 207
     
****Humanities elective must be chosen from ENGL 201, 202, 255, 256, 257; FREN 101, 102, 201; HIST 101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203; HMAN 201, 202, 203; RLGN 201, 202, 203; SPAN 101, 102, 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.
     
1Portfolio: 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.
     
Sound and Music Recording Concentration
Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition & Rhetoric I 3
MATH 102: College Algebra***** 3
  or MATH 101: Applied Algebra for College Students*****
COMM 170: Introduction to Broadcasting 3
COMM 225 Audio Production in Media 3
COMM 290: Pro Tools 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
SPCH 110 Public Speaking 3
  or SPCH 115 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 105: Survey of Music Business 3
COMM 106 Legal Issues in the Entertainment Field 3
COMM 292: Pro Tools II 3
    15
     
     
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
  Behavorial/Social Science Elective*** 3
  Humanities Elective**** 3
COMM 294: Studio Production 3
COMM: Communication Elective* 3
COMM: Communication Elective* 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
  Science Elective** 3
COMM 108: Marketing of Recorded Music 3
COMM 258: Media Portfolio1 (Required for all Graduates) 3
COMM: Communication Elective* 3
COMM: Communication Elective* 3
    15
     
Total Credit Hours 60
     
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.
     
*The student must take a minimum of 15 hours from the following approved elective courses for the Sound and Music Recording concentration: COMM 106, 107, 201, 202, 205, 209, 210, 211, 216, 218, 219, 226, 236, 239, 251, 259, 281, 291, 295, 299, or any other Communication course.
     
**Science elective must be chosen from BLGY 105, 106, 107; PHSC 105, 106, 107, 110, 111; SCI 101, 102
     
***Behavioral/Social Sciences elective must be chosen from ANTH 201, 202; BADM 201, 202; CJUS 101; GPHY 101, 102; POSC 201, 202; PSYC 201, 202, 205, 206, 210, 215, 220, 225; SLGY 201, 202, 203, 207
     
****Humanities elective must be chosen from ENGL 201, 202, 255, 256, 257; FREN 101, 102, 201; HIST 101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203; HMAN 201, 202, 203; RLGN 201, 202, 203; SPAN 101, 102, 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.
     
1Portfolio: 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.
     
Graphic Design/Computer Animation Concentration
Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition & Rhetoric I 3
MATH 102: College Algebra***** 3
  or MATH 101: Applied Algebra for College Students*****
ART 101 2-D Design 3
  or ART 103 Drawing I
COMM 170: Introduction to Broadcasting 3
COMM 216: Adobe Photoshop 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
SPCH 110 Public Speaking 3
  or SPCH 115 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 218: Adobe Illustrator 3
COMM 239 Adobe After Effects 3
COMM: Communication Elective* 3
    15
     
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
  Behavorial/Social Science Elective*** 3
  Humanities Elective**** 3
COMM 236: Autodesk Maya I 3
COMM: Communication Elective* 3
COMM: Communication Elective* 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
  Science Elective** 3
COMM 258: Media Portfolio1 (Required for all Graduates) 3
COMM: Communication Elective* 3
COMM: Communication Elective* 3
COMM: Communication Elective* 3
    15
     
Total Credit Hours 60
     
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.
     
*The student must take a minimum of 18 hours from the following elective courses for the Graphic Design/Computer Animation concentration: COMM 163, 164, 201, 202, 204, 205, 219, 246, 249, 251, 259, 262, or any other Communication course.
     
**Science elective must be chosen from BLGY 105, 106, 107; PHSC 105, 106, 107, 110, 111; SCI 101, 102
     
***Behavioral/Social Sciences elective must be chosen from ANTH 201, 202; BADM 201, 202; CJUS 101; GPHY 101, 102; POSC 201, 202; PSYC 201, 202, 205, 206, 210, 215, 220, 225; SLGY 201, 202, 203, 207
     
****Humanities elective must be chosen from ENGL 201, 202, 255, 256, 257; FREN 101, 102, 201; HIST 101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203; HMAN 201, 202, 203; RLGN 201, 202, 203; SPAN 101, 102, 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.
     
1Portfolio: 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.
     
Photography Concentration
Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition & 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
COMM: Communication Elective* 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
SPCH 110: Public Speaking 3
  or SPCH 115 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 220: Intermediate Photoshop 3
COMM 267: Portrait Photography 3
COMM: Communication Elective* 3
    15
     
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
  Behavorial/Social Science Elective*** 3
  Humanities Elective**** 3
COMM 171: The Business of Visual Artistry 3
COMM 221: Advanced Photoshop 3
COMM: Communication Elective* 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
  Science Elective** 3
COMM 258: Media Portfolio1 (Required for all Graduates) 3
COMM 272: Advanced Portrait Photography 3
COMM: Communication Elective* 3
COMM: Communication Elective* 3
    15
     
Total Credit Hours 60
     
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.
     
*The student must take a minimum of 15 hours from the following elective courses for the Photography concentration: COMM 162, 163, 164, 259, 260, 262, or any other Communication course.
     
**Science elective must be chosen from BLGY 105, 106, 107; PHSC 105, 106, 107, 110, 111; SCI 101, 102
     
***Behavioral/Social Sciences elective must be chosen from ANTH 201, 202; BADM 201, 202; CJUS 101; GPHY 101, 102; POSC 201, 202; PSYC 201, 202, 205, 206, 210, 215, 220, 225; SLGY 201, 202, 203, 207
     
****Humanities elective must be chosen from ENGL 201, 202, 255, 256, 257; FREN 101, 102, 201; HIST 101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203; HMAN 201, 202, 203; RLGN 201, 202, 203; SPAN 101, 102, 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.
     
1Portfolio: 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.
     
Digital Media Concentration (Non-Prescriptive)
Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition & 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
COMM: Communication Course* 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
SPCH 110 Public Speaking 3
  or SPCH 115 Interpersonal Communication
COMM: Communication Course* 3
COMM: Communication Course* 3
COMM: Communication Course* 3
    15
     
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
  Behavorial/Social Science Elective*** 3
  Humanities Elective**** 3
COMM: Communication Course* 3
COMM: Communication Course* 3
COMM: Communication Course* 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
  Science Elective** 3
COMM 258: Media Portfolio1 (Required for all Graduates) 3
COMM: Communication Course* 3
COMM: Communication Course* 3
COMM: Communication Course* 3
    15
     
Total Credit Hours 60
     
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.
     
*The student must take a minimum of 33 hours from the following courses for the Digital Media concentration: COMM 102, 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 130, 160, 162, 163, 164, 171, 175, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 207, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 215, 216, 218, 219, 220, 221, 225, 226, 236, 239, 240, 246, 249, 250, 251, 256, 257, 259, 260, 262, 267, 272, 280, 281, 290, 291, 292, 294, 295, 299
     
**Science elective must be chosen from BLGY 105, 106, 107; PHSC 105, 106, 107, 110, 111; SCI 101, 102
     
***Behavioral/Social Sciences elective must be chosen from ANTH 201, 202; BADM 201, 202; CJUS 101; GPHY 101, 102; POSC 201, 202; PSYC 201, 202, 205, 206, 210, 215, 220, 225; SLGY 201, 202, 203, 207
     
****Humanities elective must be chosen from ENGL 201, 202, 255, 256, 257; FREN 101, 102, 201; HIST 101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203; HMAN 201, 202, 203; RLGN 201, 202, 203; SPAN 101, 102, 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.
     
1Portfolio: 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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