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Media Communications

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Audio/Video/Internet/Production (AVIP):  

In this specialty area, you will learn to create short video and audio projects and learn all facets of video and audio production from program design (pre-production), and hands-on recording (production) through the editing process (post-production). You will take courses in webcasting and streaming media using state-of-the-art digital technology, facilities, and instruction. By the end of the program, you will have basic knowledge of lighting, camera operation, storyboarding and basic scripting, editing, sound, and producing techniques. Students will assume roles as producers, directors, camera operators and video editors. Pre-and postproduction, scripting, graphics, lighting, legal requirements, and nonlinear video editing skills will be emphasized.   

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Radio Production and Broadcasting:   

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.   

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Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

083

Funding Options

Offered At

 

Courses

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Prerequisites

  CH

Program General Requirements

15 CH

Students should meet with a college Academic Advisor for selection of specific course requirements for the 15 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
Focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems, rather than on routine skills and appreciation. Three or 4 topics are studied in depth, with at least 3 chosen from the following list: geometry, counting techniques and probability, graph theory, logic/set theory, mathematical modeling, mathematics of finance, game theory, linear programming and statistics. The use of calculators and computers are strongly recommended.
Prerequisites:Completion of Math 99 with a C or better, or ALEKS 46+, or COMPASS ALGEBRA 43+ AND College ALGEBRA 1-50, or ACT Math 21+, or SAT Math 500+ if before 3/1/16 (530+ if after 3/1/16), or Consent of department.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Program Core Requirements

39 CH
Audio/Video/Internet/Production (AVIP)​ Radio Production and Broadcasting​
DMD 115 ​DMD 115
​MEDIACM 145 ​MEDIACM 102
​MEDIACM 203 MEDIACM 145
MEDIACM 223​ ​MEDIACM 203
​MEDIACM 231 ​MEDIACM 221
​MEDIACM 232 ​MEDIACM 222
​MEDIACM 240 ​MEDIACM 223
MEDIACM 250​ ​MEDIACM 245
​MEDIACM 265 ​MEDIACM 252
​MEDIACM 271 ​MEDIACM 265
MEDIACM 280​ ​MEDIACM 271
​MEDIACM 298 ​MEDIACM 298
​VIS COM 102 ​SPEECH 102
 
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 231
TV Production I 3
Introduction to the television production system and training in the operation of the video and audio equipment necessary to produce programming. Emphasis will be how the various components integrate into a system. 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 232
TV Production II 3
Continuation in the development of expertise in the use of various audio and video components. Television production projects will require creating treatments, storyboards, and scripts, for the production of a final program. Emphasis on integration of equipment, production personnel, and script to create finished television production. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in MEDIACM 231, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
MEDIACM 240
Minicam & Videotape Editing 3
Evaluate, set-up, light, mike, and properly record in a single-camera remote environment for desired production results. Learn to log and electronically computer edit recorded footage into professional programs and program segments. 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 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 250
Mini-Cam & Video Editing II 3
As a direct continuation of Media Communications 240, this class provides instruction in advanced video camera recording and digital editing techniques. Students are introduced to multiple industry standard editing software programs, as well as motion graphics. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in MEDIACM 240 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, or Grade of C or better in English 100 and Grade of C or better in (MEDIACM 145 and CIS 120), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
MEDIACM 280
Advanced Editing, Graphics, and Animation 3
A direct continuation of Media Communications 250, this course introduces students to motion graphics, visual effects, and animation using industry standard software for film and video projects.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in MEDIACM 250 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
Visual Communications
VIS COM 102
Website Design I 3
Basic procedures in preparing website design and production; includes web code techniques, color theory, typography and composing style sheets and photo layout. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective 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
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 234
Producing for Television 3
An examination of the vital role of the television producer, focusing on the three areas of production: pre-production, production, and post production. Emphasis on the importance of planing, show creation, budgeting, scheduling, management, team building, field producing, and delivery. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in MEDIACM 223 and MEDIACM 231 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
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 102
Website Design I 3
Basic procedures in preparing website design and production; includes web code techniques, color theory, typography and composing style sheets and photo layout. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
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
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