VISUAL COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY: PHOTOGRAPHY-TELEVISION

A.A.S. DEGREE

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.


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 Composition
3
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 I
3
COM 101 Introduction to Mass Media
3
AAD 104 Intro to Graphic Design, 2D OR
COM 115 Computer Generated Images
3
Total
15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
3
COM 120 Media Literacy
3
COM 150 Video Production I OR
COM 202 Techniques of Television I
3
COMMUNICATION /PHOTOGRAPHY ELECTIVE*
3
MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE
3
Total
15
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours

COMMUNICATION /PHOTOGRAPHY ELECTIVES*
9
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
2
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
3
Total
17
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
3
COMMUNICATION /PHOTOGRAPHY ELECTIVE*
3
ELECTIVE
3
COM 270 Media and Society
3
Total
15
TOTAL CREDITS
62


COMMUNICATION/PHOTOGRAPHY ELECTIVES*

AAD 256 Motion Graphics
3
AAD 260 Applied Imaging, Raster Graphics
3
COM 130 Media Writing
3
COM 142 Broadcast Performance
3
COM 150 Video Production
3
COM 202 Techniques of Television I
3
COM 203 Compositing and Visual Effects
3
COM 204 Radio Production
3
COM 211 Practicum in Media I
3
COM 212 Techniques of Television II
3
COM 221 Practicum in Media II
6
COM 230 Scriptwriting
3
COM 264 Video Production II
3
COM 267 Video Editing
3
PHO 113 Media Photography II
3
PHO 164 Digital Imaging
3
PHO 213 Color Photography
4
PHO 223 Photographic Documentation
4