Option offered through Communications

This program is designed for transfer to a bachelor’s degree-granting institution. Course work includes film theory and criticism. Students are required to consult with an advisor regarding appropriate option and course selection for their needs and interests.

Other Communications Degrees Include:

  • Audio Production
  • Communications
  • Game Design Creation
  • Journalism
  • Multimedia
  • Public Relations
  • Radio
  • Television

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Communicate orally and in writing in college level discourse
  • Discuss and analyze current social and political issues and events
  • Demonstrate proficiency with productivity software such as word processing, presentation manager, web browser and apply them in the field of communications
  • Explain the importance of committing to a process of life-long learning 
  • Evaluate prevalent cultural narratives and texts and the various media used to convey them 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution of film as a medium as well as the formal and thematic developments that constitute its history
  • Apply classroom learning to the creation of student video projects
Search for courses in the online course catalog.

Curriculum

First Year

First Semester

COM 100 - Communications Technologies
COM 101 - Mass Communications
ENG 101 - English Composition I
PSY 101 - General Psychology
MAT - Any 4 credit Mathematics course

Second Semester

COM 109 - Intro to Film Studies
ENG 102 - English Composition II
Any Laboratory Science
ENG 128 - The Dynamics of Communication OR
ENG 129- Public Speaking
Elective Social Science

Second Year

First Semester

COM 209 - Evolution of Film
ENG 200-Level Literature Course
HIS 101 - Intro to Western Civilization I
GOV 201 - American Govt and Politics
Any COM Course
Social Science/Humanities Gen Ed Requirement

Second Semester

COM 216 - Digital Video Editing and Multimedia Imaging
ENG 200-Level Literature Course
HIS 102 - Intro to Western Civilization II
GOV 202 - American National Govt
Humanities Gen Ed Requirement

Career Options

Graduates can transfer to a bachelor’s degree granting institution to major in Film, Journalism, Arts or any other Art/Humanities/Sciences program.

Program Information

Type of Program: Associate in Arts Degree

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