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Visual Communication Technology: Photography-Television (A.A.S. Degree) | Academic Programs | Monroe Community College
VISUAL COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY: PHOTOGRAPHY-TELEVISION
A.A.S. Degree - Career Program
Department: Visual and Performing Arts

CIP Code: 10.0202

MCC Program Code: VC02

NYSED Code (BRI): 86149

50% or more of this program can be completed online.

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Description

This program is designed for individuals seeking professional training in photography, television, radio, and video. The curriculum prepares students for entry level positions in these fields, as well as transfer to colleges and universities with communication programs. In addition to intensive hands-on laboratory experiences covering visual principles, materials, equipment and processes, television, radio and audio production techniques and electronic image creation, the student will explore business practices and procedures commonly associated with the media field.
This program encourages the selection of electives that are most appropriate to the student's specific career goals and/or transfer program requirements of four-year institutions. Courses in speech, theatre, art, business and introductory computer activities are highly desirable additions to the basic program.
(Housed in the Visual and Performing Arts Department)

Program Learning Outcomes

1) Demonstrate the mastery of specific functions and controls of a photographic camera.
2) Demonstrate the mastery of specific functions and controls of a video camera.
3) Display the ability to set up in studio practice specific lighting diagrams.
4) Use and respond to instructions applying specific lighting terminology.
5) Apply an understanding of compositional rules and their application to still and moving images
6) Express effective methods of storytelling and relate them to various still or moving images.
7) Set up and adjust audio levels correctly in recording situations.
8) Set up and adjust audio levels correctly in editing situations.
9) Express with a functional understanding the basis of visual communications theory and its potential influence on culture and identity.

Employment Potential

For related jobs: careercoach.monroecc.edu
Occupational Resource: http://www.onetonline.org

Requirements for Program Entrance

Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 4 Math at MCC). (Photography recommended).


Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR ENG 200 Advanced Composition3
SPC 140 Introduction to Speech Communication OR
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication OR
SPC 142 Public Speaking OR
SPC 143 Small Group Communication
3
PHO 106 Photography I3
COM 101 Introduction to Mass Media3
AAD 104 Intro to Graphic Design, 2D OR
COM 115 Computer Generated Images
3
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE3
COM 120 Media Literacy 3
COM 150 Video Production and Editing OR
COM 202 Techniques of Television I
3
COMMUNICATION /PHOTOGRAPHY ELECTIVE*3
MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE3
Total15
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
COMMUNICATION /PHOTOGRAPHY ELECTIVES*9
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION2
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
Total17
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
COMMUNICATION /PHOTOGRAPHY ELECTIVE*3
ELECTIVE3
COM 270 Media and Society3
Total15
TOTAL CREDITS62
COMMUNICATION/PHOTOGRAPHY ELECTIVES*
AAD 256 Motion Graphics3
AAD 260 Applied Imaging, Raster Graphics3
COM 130 Media Writing3
COM 142 Broadcast Performance3
COM 150 Video Production 3
COM 202 Techniques of Television I3
COM 203 Animation and Special Effects3
COM 204 Radio Production3
COM 211 Practicum in Media I3
COM 212 Techniques of Television II3
COM 221 Practicum in Media II6
COM 230 Scriptwriting3
COM 264 Digital Audio/Video I3
COM 267 Digital Audio/Video II 3
PHO 113 Media Photography II3
PHO 164 Digital Imaging3
PHO 213 Color Photography4
PHO 223 Photographic Documentation4
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