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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-production and post-production, 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

0083

Funding Options

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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.        

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
 

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

3 CH
Students may select any course of their choosing as an elective. Some recommended courses are:

Area of Focus

  CH

Focus Electives

  CH

Required Work-Based Learning Courses

3 CH
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

Career Pathways

Human Sciences (Liberal Arts)

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