Broadcast-Cinema, 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.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Express ideas using the aesthetic elements used in film and broadcast media including photography, mise en scene, editing, audio, scriptwriting, acting, etc.
  2. Develop narratives including fiction, documentary, news and prepare scrupts for production through the pre-production process
  3. Compose, light and record images as part of the production process.
  4. 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.
  5. Through internships, practicums and service learning experiences, students will know proper set etiquette and work ethics unique to the broadcast industry.
  6. Demonstrate critical thinking skills to analyze and evaluate program content and quality to improve their writing and production skills.
  7. Record audio using proper microphone and mixing techniques.
  8. Apply field and studio production techniques to various applications including news, talk, sports, short films, long form video, documentary, corporate media, advertising and marketing.
  9. 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.

 

Graduation Checklist

Broadcast Cinema Degree – Graduation Checklist

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.


General Education Requirements

21-22 Credits

ENG*101 (to be taken during first semester)+++ 3
Mathematics Elective (MAT*104 is recommended)+++ 3
Science Elective 3-4
Humanities Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
ART*147 Digital Cinematography or ART*250 Digital Photography 3
+ COM*101 Intro. To Mass Communication (to be taken first semester) 3
Program Requirements 22 Credits
COM*104 Careers in Media or COM*125 / DGA*125 New Media Production 3
+ COM*111 Scriptwriting 3
COM*142 Television Production (to be taken during first year) 4
COM*203 Media Literacy (to be taken concurrently with COM*142) 3
+ COM*228 Broadcast Journalism Workshop 3
+ COM*287 Advanced Media Production 3
+ COM*295 Internship I 3
Program Electives: 12 Credits
Any additional Communications or Digital Arts course beyond the program requirements can be used to fulfill a program elective with permission of a Broadcast-Cinema, Communications or Multimedia faculty. Please see complete listing in the course catalog or contact a faculty member for more information. Broadcast-Cinema Program Coordinator, 860-343-5796. 12
Open Electives ++ 6
Total Credits:
61 (62)

Broadcast-Cinema (by semester)

Full-time students should follow the four-semester sequence listed below in order to graduate from this program in two years.

First Semester (Fall) 15 Credits
ENG*101 Composition+++ 3
+ COM*101 Mass Communications 3
COM*104 Careers in Media or + COM*125/ DGA*125 New Media Production 3
ART*147 Digital Cinematography or ART*250 Digital Photography 3
Mathematics Elective (MAT*104 or Higher)+++ 3
Second Semester (Spring) 16 Credits
+ COM*111 Scriptwriting 3
COM*142 Television Production 4
COM*203 Media Literacy 3
Open or Program Elective++
Social Science Elective
Third Semester (Fall) 15-16 Credits
+ COM*228 Broadcast Journalism 3
Program Elective (COM*153 Film Production for students interested in film) 3
Program Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
Science Elective 3-4
Fouth Semester (Spring) 15 Credits
+ COM*287 Advanced Media Production 3
+ COM*295 Internship I 3
Program Elective 3
Program Elective 3
Open or Program Elective++ 3
Total Credits:
61 (62)

+ This course has a prerequisite. ++ Electives can be taken from the following: Art,Business, Communications, Marketing, Digital Arts, English, Languages,Social Sciences, and Philosophy. PHL*111 (Ethics) is recommended. +++ Placement testing required.