Mass Communication

The Mass Communication area of study is designed for students seeking careers in creating, managing, or distributing media content to audiences via multiple channels and devices, whether they be traditional forms, such as radio, television, or film, or newer media, such as streaming, mobile, or social media.

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY  3
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 3
MATH 111 GENERAL EDUCATION STATISTICS  3
LIFE SCIENCE * 3 to 4
PHYSICAL SCIENCE * 3 to 4
FILM 110 SURVEY OF FILM  3
HUMAN 125 CONTEMPORARY HUMANITIES  3
MCOMM 224 HISTORY OF MOTION PICTURES  3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
MCOMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA  3
MCOMM 113 INTRODUCTION TO RADIO, TV, AND EMERGING MEDIA  3
MCOMM 214 TV AND MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION  3
MCOMM 217 AUDIO PRODUCTION  3
MCOMM 220 SCRIPTWRITING  3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
APPROVED ELECTIVES ** 8 to 9

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.
** Approved electives: COMM 115; FILM 111; JOURN 122; JOURN 142; MCOMM 140; MCOMM 160; MCOMM 215; MCOMM 230; MCOMM 260; MKTG 112; MM 142; MM 140.

Students completing the program will receive an Associate in Arts degree, which prepares them for transfer to a four-year university.

Students enrolled in the Associate in Arts degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1 ENGL 110; COMM 110; MATH 111; MCOMM 110; MCOMM 224
Spring Semester 1ENGL 111; FILM 110; MCOMM 113; MCOMM 217; Physical Science
Fall Semester 2Life Science; MCOMM 214; MCOMM 220; Approved Elective; Social Science
Spring Semester 2Social Science; Social Science; HUMAN 125; Approved Elective; Approved Elective

Program Contact Information

Arts and Communication Department
Room 124A
(309) 694-5113

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training