COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES
A.S. Degree - Transfer Program
Department: Visual and Performing Arts

CIP Code: 09.0102

MCC Program Code: CM01

NYSED Code (BRI): 84485

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

Admissions
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Description

The Communication and Media Studies program provides an excellent foundation in liberal arts and sciences, emphasizing courses in writing, speaking, and the media. This program prepares students for transfer in areas such as journalism, media, public relations, corporate communications, and advertising.
(Housed in the Visual and Performing Arts Department)

Program Learning Outcomes

1) Demonstrate competency in the speaking and listening communication skills expected of a future professional to inform persuade and engage others.
2) Demonstrate competency in written communication skills to produce professional communication documents for specific audiences and situations that inform promote or entertain.
3) Produce and evaluate communication messages through a variety of critical and creative approaches.
4) Employ the ability to process information in a variety of contexts.
5) Explain the historical development of the mass media in the United States placing that history in context to its current trends.
6) Explain the influence the mass media has in shaping society.
7) Practice the ethical and legal standards in the mass media and other professional communication practices.

Employment Potential

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Requirements for Program Entrance

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


Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics or higher3
COM 101 Introduction to Mass Media3
SPC 141 Interpersonal Communication OR
SPC 143 Small Group Communication
3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15-16 Credit Hours
ENG 250 Professional Communications 3
COM 109 An Introduction to Public Relations * 3
COM 120 Media Literacy 3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3-4
Total15-16
THIRD SEMESTER: 17-18 Credit Hours
COM 131 Print Journalism OR
COM 230 Scriptwriting
3
PHO 106 Photography I OR
COM 150 Video Production and Editing
3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3-4
ELECTIVE3
HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION2
Total17-18
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
COM 270 Media and Society3
ART 109 Two Dimensional Design OR
ART 118 Perspectives of Art History I: Ancient OR
ART 119 Perspectives of Art History II: Modern
3
ELECTIVE3
ELECTIVE3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
Total15
TOTAL CREDITS62-64

*See advisor for alternative course.
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