Associate in Science Degree
The Broadcast-Cinema program prepares students for careers in broadcasting, film and emerging media industries. Students will learn the production techniques necessary to succeed in media production while applying innovative approaches to content creation and visual aesthetics. The program provides a balance between journalism, documentary and narrative storytelling. In their first year, students learn the foundations of media production through courses in writing,media studies, aesthetics and production. The second year is devoted to the selection of a series of specialized classes in preparation for a senior thesis project and internship. Admission to the program requires placement in ENG*101 and an advising session with program faculty. Learn More About This Program >
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
- Express ideas using the aesthetic elements used in film and broadcast media including photography, mise en scene, editing, audio, scriptwriting, acting, etc.
- Develop narratives including fiction, documentary, news and prepare scripts for production through the pre-production process
- Compose, light and record images as part of the production process.
- Produce programming using the industry-standard professional production and post production tools including cameras, lighting, studio equipment, editing software, digital effects and graphics, and duplication and distribution methods.
- Through internships, practicums and service learning experiences, students will know proper set etiquette and work ethics unique to the broadcast industry.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills to analyze and evaluate program content and quality to improve their writing and production skills.
- Record audio using proper microphone and mixing techniques.
- Apply field and studio production techniques to various applications including news, talk, sports, short films, long form video, documentary, corporate media, advertising and marketing.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how varying production conditions and specific techniques such as lighting, audio, varying editing, adding effects, can develop a unique visual and personal style while enhancing communication effectiveness.
A Graduation Checklist is a printable list of course requirements you will use when you meet with your academic advisor each semester. The checklist helps you keep track of your progress from when you first enter MxCC to when you are ready to graduate.