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Associate in Arts (Transfer Program) - 60 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The study of mass communication at Illinois Central College is designed to provide the student with a well-rounded education in the practical and theoretical aspects of mass communication for the student planning to transfer to a four-year college and pursue a career in mass media, film production, advertising, corporate media, online media, or other related areas.  Several of the program courses include substantial "hands-on" experience with professional media equipment and software in a studio or lab setting.  Internship credit is available at off-campus media outlets or on-campus through the campus radio station, cable TV channel, the broadcast of ICC sporting events, the student news publication and its associated websites (iccharbinger.com and YouTube channel) or various other opportunities.  Aspiring filmmakers can showcase their work by submitting films to the annual Student Short Film Festival.

 

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
ENGL 110; COMM 110; Mathematics; MCOMM 110; MCOMM 224

Spring Semester 1:
ENGL 111; FILM 110; MCOMM 113; MCOMM 217; Physical Science

Fall Semester 2:
Life Science; MCOMM 214; MCOMM 220; Approved Elective; Social Science

Spring Semester 2:
Social Science; Social Science; HUMAN 125; Approved Elective; Approved Elective


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
LIFE SCIENCE *3 to 4
MATHEMATICS *3
PHYSICAL SCIENCE *3 to 4
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
FILM 110SURVEY OF FILM 3
HUMAN 125CONTEMPORARY HUMANITIES 3
MCOMM 224HISTORY OF MOTION PICTURES 3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
MCOMM 110INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA 3
MCOMM 113INTRODUCTION TO RADIO, TV, AND EMERGING MEDIA 3
MCOMM 214TV AND MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION 3
MCOMM 217AUDIO PRODUCTION 3
MCOMM 220SCRIPTWRITING 3
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
APPROVED ELECTIVES **8 to 9

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.
** COMM 115, 248; FILM 111; JOURN 122, 142; MCOMM 140, 160, 215, 230, 260; MKTG 112; MM 140

For Program Information Contact:
Arts and Communication Department
Room 124A
(309) 694-5113