Academics

MCOMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is an overview of the nature of mass communication and the characteristics, functions and impact of the multiple forms of mass media.


MCOMM 113 INTRODUCTION TO RADIO, TV, AND EMERGING MEDIA

3 Credit Hours (TC)
A survey of the radio and television industries and the integration of electronic media with the Internet and digital media.


MCOMM 140 SPORTS MEDIA AND SOCIETY

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is not a forum for exchanging the latest scores or talking about last night's big game, rather it is a course to develop critical-thinking skills about the sports media and its role in American society.


MCOMM 160 MASS COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP I

1 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is designed to provide the student with an on-site educational work experience. The student will work an arranged number of hours per week at a radio or TV station or other appropriate location under the supervision of a mass communication professional. At least five work hours per week per credit hour received or equivalent (summer) plus weekly meetings with a college supervising professor.

Pre-requisite: Department approval


MCOMM 214 TV AND MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is a "hands-on" introduction to the creative, technical and collaborative process of making television programming, films and corporate video.

Pre-requisite: MCOMM 110 with a grade of "C" or better or MCOMM 113 with a grade of "C" or better


MCOMM 215 MEDIA PERFORMANCE

3 Credit Hours (TC)
In this course, students develop and apply proper communication skills and techniques for performing on radio, television, podcasts or other audio/visual media.


MCOMM 217 AUDIO PRODUCTION

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is an introduction to audio recording and production techniques for broadcast, multimedia, Internet and motion picture applications.

Pre-requisite: MCOMM 110, MCOMM 113 or MM 140 or department approval


MCOMM 220 SCRIPTWRITING

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is an introduction to the principles and practices of writing for television, radio, film, and audio/video Internet content. Students will learn how to write properly-formatted and effective scripts for commercials, drama, comedy, news and documentaries.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent and MCOMM 110 or MCOMM 113 or department approval.


MCOMM 224 HISTORY OF MOTION PICTURES

3 Credit Hours (TC)
A survey of the historical development of film as an international mass communication medium and the films, filmmakers, and production innovations that have influenced filmmaking as an art form.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


MCOMM 230 ONLINE MEDIA PROMOTION FOR CREATIVE ARTISTS

3 Credit Hours (TC)
An introduction to the skills, techniques, and practices utilized by creative artists to promote and distribute their work via online media. Student musicians, writers, filmmakers, photographers, designers, producers, publishers, and visual artists will learn the effective use of various social media channels, and how to use blogging, video, podcasting, and other media channels to engage an audience. By the end of the course, students will either establish or refine a web platform that serves as the hub for their professional online presence.


MCOMM 260 MASS COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP II

1 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is designed for students wishing to gain on-site educational work experience. The student will work an arranged number of hours per week at a radio or TV station or other appropriate location under the supervision of a mass communication professional.

Pre-requisite: MCOMM 160 with a grade of "C" or better