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Media Communications Radio Production and Broadcasting Associate in Applied Science

Media Communications: Radio Production and Broadcasting

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

​The Radio Production and Broadcasting course of study provides a comprehensive overview of the Media Communications industry with a focus in radio. The program provides a real world, hands-on overview of the art and business of radio broadcasting, while developing in-depth knowledge and skills regarding the total operation of a radio station, including the history of radio broadcasting from its inception to the latest radio technology. The program will train students in the areas of on-air talent, production, programming, or business, which includes radio marketing, promotions, and sales.

View the Semester Map for Media Communications:Radio Production and Broadcasting Associate in Applied Science

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Credit Hours (CH)

Program/Plan Number

0083

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

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Courses

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

15  CH

Students should meet with a college Academic Advisor for selection of specific course requirements for the 15.0 credit hour minimum general education portion of the AAS degree.

​​Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees.  The AAS model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.​

Required:

English 101

Select Math 118 or higher (3-4 credit hours)

Select a Humanities/Fine Arts  course (3 credit hours)

Select two (total 6 credit hours) IAI approved courses. One of the courses must meet the Human Diversity requirement.

English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Mathematics
MATH 118
General Education Math 4
This course is designed to fulfill general education requirements. It is not designed as a prerequisite for any other college mathematics course. This course focuses on mathematical reasoning and solving of real-life problems. Three topics are to be studied in depth, chosen from the following list: counting techniques and probability, game theory, geometry, graph theory, linear programming, logic/set theory, and statistics. Mathematical modeling must be integrated in any combination of topics selected. This course is designed to fulfill general education requirements. It is not designed as a prerequisite for any other college mathematics course. This course focuses on mathematical reasoning and solving of real-life problems. Three topics are to be studied in depth, chosen from the following list: counting techniques and probability, game theory, geometry, graph theory, linear programming, logic/set theory, and statistics. Mathematical modeling must be integrated in any combination of topics selected. Applications involving problem-solving skills are emphasized throughout the course. Technology is an integral part of this course. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:A minimum grade of ‘C’ in one of the following courses: Math 90 or Math 99 or Math 100; or a minimum grade of C in Math 98 AND concurrent or successful completion of Math 018; or appropriate score on Placement Test; or Consent of Department Chair.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Program Core Requirements

39  CH
Digital Multimedia
DMD 115
Digital Audio 3
This is a studio course in which the primary orientation is the development of the student's portfolio. The course will investigate and develop soundtracks for video, film and multimedia. Students will develop soundtracks using digitized sounds, traditional foley effects, general midi music and dubbed effects, with the primary emphasis on the creation of a video and multimedia soundtrack. The use of professional sound and editing techniques will be emphasized. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King
Media Communication
MEDIACM 102
Announcing 3
Develops the ability to transform written copy or script into voice performance emphasizing copy preparation, breath control, pronunciation, articulation, use of full dynamic range, microphone techniques, and hand signals. A variety of copy, including commercials, news and public service announcements will be covered. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
MEDIACM 145
Intro To Media Communication 3
A survey of the history, technology, structure and operation of the telecommunications industry. Topics include advertising, audience measurement, network television, radio station operations, cable television, broadcast regulations and licensure, satellite communications, pod casting, and careers in media communications. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
MEDIACM 203
Media Writing 3
Creation and preparation of scripts for radio and television programs and segments which include news copy, commercial copy, public service announcements. Special attention will be paid to correct format and form. Word processing skills will be utilized in this course. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
MEDIACM 221
Radio Production I 3
This course is designed as an introduction to the audio control system and training in the operation of related equipment. Emphasis will be placed on how the various components integrate into a system. Demonstration of expertise through class exercises and laboratory projects is required. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
MEDIACM 222
Radio Production II 3
Review the audio control system and its various equipment components. Emphasis will be placed upon creating, producing, and directing service announcements, news and drama which may be utilized by Kennedy-King's own WKKC-FM. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in MEDIACM 221, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
MEDIACM 223
Advanced Broadcast Writing 3
As a direct continuation of course MEDIACM 203-Media Writing. This class provides experience in writing longer scripts, for various types of media outlets such as television, radio, and the Internet. With an emphasis on content, clarity and flow. Basic script formats, terminology, and writing techniques for documentaries, commercials, public service announcements, promos, as well as entertainment and fictional programs. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in MEDIACM 203 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
MEDIACM 245
Advanced Production Workshop 3
Learn the steps necessary to develop a program concept or idea into a completed radio and/or television program. Emphasis is placed upon the coordinating of technical, budgetary, personnel, scheduling, and equipment aspects of achieving effective productions. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in MEDIACM 222 OR MEDIACM 232 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
MEDIACM 252
Audio Engineering I 3
This course is designed to introduce students to basic audio engineering practices for film, video production, sound broadcasting, advertising, and live events. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in MEDIACM 222 OR MEDIACM 232 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
MEDIACM 265
Digital Media Entrepreneurship 3
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and changing media industry business models. Students are exposed to best practices for developing viable concepts, financial management and controlling the organization. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in MEDIACM 145 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
MEDIACM 271
Intro to Interactive Media 3
A practical introduction to interactive media, otherwise known as the Internet. While in this course, students will become better acquainted with new technologies and methods for creating participatory media, while making it available through nontraditional outlets. Students will develop new ideas for assisting in this tradition, with both the Internet, as well as the traditional broadcast space. Class topics will also cover the technologies that go hand in hand with both the creation and utilization of interactive "new" media. This course will emphasize group projects. Students will be introduced to the unique issues encountered while producing for interactive media, such as streaming, bandwidth, compression, memory allocation, and optimization. Various distribution media will be examined including CD-ROM, DVD, and the Internet. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and Grade of C or better in (MEDIACM 145 and CIS 120), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
MEDIACM 298
Audio, Video or Internet Capstone 3
After satisfactory completion of all Media Communications courses, this course is intended to provide students with the opportunity to integrate their television, radio, and internet skills by preparing an actual portfolio suitable for employment in the media industry. With an emphasis on quality, the Capstone portfolio will feature a variety of product projects to showcase specific, industry related skills obtained while enrolled in the Media Communications program at Kennedy-King College. In addition, students will create a marketing package for themselves, including a resume, business cards, interactive website, and audition/resume disk. Student must obtain consent of Program Director to take this course concurrently with their internship course, MEDIACM 250. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
Speech
SPEECH 101-1
Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Theory and practice of oral communication; development of poise and confidence, delivery, and speech organization; public speaking practice; small group discussion, and development of standards of criticism. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

3  CH
Students may select any course of their choosing as an elective. Some recommended courses are:
English
ENGLISH 105
Business Writing 3
Fundamentals of basic forms of business correspondence. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ENGLISH 101 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Wilbur Wright
ENGLISH 107-1
Report Writing 3
Letters and reports, methods of collecting and organizing data, and methods of presenting facts and ideas effectively. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Speech
SPEECH 160
Business & Professional Speech 3
Speech techniques used in selling, administrative reporting, public relations, program speaking, conference procedures, and other industrial and professional presentations. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
Visual Communications
VIS COM 104
Digital Photography 3
Basic study of the industry and practice of photography using the digital camera. Topics include basic camera operations and techniques, portraits, lighting, and post-production techniques such as editing and retouching. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King

Area of Focus

 CH

Focus Electives

 CH

Required Work-Based Learning Courses

3  CH
Media Communication
MEDIACM 295
Practicum Internship 3
Planned and supervised training which allows the application of theory to actual practice prepares a student for working independently toward specific career objectives. The internship/practicum generally occurs after the student has completed eighteen MEDIACM credit hours. It takes place at a regular worksite and instruction/supervision is provided by an employee at the worksite. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

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