This program provides a comprehensive foundation of study and practice in the areas of media production, editing, writing and management for radio, television, film, broadcast journalism, public relations, and media performance. This specialization is developed through a range of courses incorporating both theoretical classroom academic knowledge and creative hands-on use of hardware, software, studios and labs combined with real-world assignments and experience so as to provide successful students with a solid foundation for pursuing a four-year mass communication degree at a transfer institution or as a stepping stone into the field.
- Assess the issues relating to media literacy and standard ethical responses using conventional practices of media criticism.
- Demonstrate telecommunication skills including media writing, script analysis, audio and video performance, and criticism.
- Demonstrate the use of industry-standard software and hardware to produce and edit audio and video works.
- Debate and describe historical and contemporary issues as they apply to the legal aspects of the telecommunication industry.
- Argue and solve problems while working in a live field environment to lead a team effort in performing, producing, editing or directing a telecommunication project.
- Collaborate effectively with team members in an ensemble performance or production scenario when applicable.
All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.
The following courses are required in this program and satisfy HFC’s General Education Outcomes for this program. Students who change their program will need to confirm in advance that they are completing all required courses for their specific program of study, including additional General Education courses. All Associate in Arts degrees require at least 24 credits total including at least three credit hours from each of the five areas below. For this program:
Civil Society & Culture:
- Complete the following:
- Complete at least one of the following:
- GEOG-132: World Regional Geography
- HIST-151: American History I
- HIST-152: American History II
- POLS-101: American Government: Democratic Participation and Civic Engagement
- POLS-131: Introduction to American Government and Political Science
- POLS-152: International Relations
- POLS-200: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
- SOC-152: Women, Men, and Society
- SOC-251: Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Society
- WR-131: Religious Traditions in the World
Communication: Complete the following:
Computer Technology: Complete the following:
Critical Thinking & Information Literacy: Complete at least one of the following:
- Complete the following:
- Complete at least 3 credit hours from the following:
- CHEM-131: Principles of Chemistry
- MATH-100: Basic Technical Mathematics
- MATH-103: Technical Mathematics
- MATH-1091, MATH-1092, MATH-1093, and MATH-1094, OR MATH-110: Intermediate Algebra
- MATH-112: Trigonometry
- MATH-115: College Algebra
- MATH-131: Mathematics for the Modern World
- MATH-141: Introduction to Statistics
- MATH-150: Finite Mathematics
- MATH-153: Calculus for Business, Life Science, and Social Sciences
- MATH-175: Pre-calculus
- MATH-180: Calculus I
- MATH-183: Calculus II
- MATH-280: Calculus III
- MATH-283: Linear Algebra
- MATH-289: Differential Equations
NOTE: For this program, General Education minimum credits: 24
Wellness: Complete at least one of the following:
- BFN-141: Personal Finance
- COUN-110: Human Potential Seminar
- COUN-114: Stress Management - A Personal Approach
- COUN-119: Issues in Personal Growth
- COUN-125: Life Work Planning
- COUN-128: Active Parenting
- Any Heath and Physical Education (HPE) course
- Any Health and Physical Education Activity (HPEA) course
Humanities: This category is satisfied by the Required Core Courses in this degree program.
Science and Mathematics: Complete additional credit hours from the subject areas below to reach at least 8 Science and Mathematics credit hours:
- Astronomy (ASTR), Atmospheric Studies (ATMS), Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHEM), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geology (GEOL), Mathematics (MATH), Physical Science (PSCI), Physics (PHYS), Science (SCI).
Social Science: Complete additional credit hours from the subject areas below to reach at least 8 Social Science credit hours:
- Anthropology (ANTH), Criminal Justice (CRJ) , Economics (BEC), Geography (GEOG), History (HIST), Political Science (POLS), Psychology (PSY), Social Science (SSC), Sociology (SOC)
NOTE: For this program, Degree-Specific minimum credit hours: 10
Required Core Courses
Required Support Courses
The purchase of minimal support materials including binders, a flash drive, and additional items will be required for program project needs. Individual instructors will provide specific materials lists.
Requirements are Subject to Change
- Lawrence Technological University
- Wayne State University
- Madonna University
- University of Michigan - Dearborn
- Siena Heights University