Production and Announcing in the Electronic Media, Mass Communications Certificate
Award: Certificate in Mass Communications
No. of credits required: 30
For more information: Contact Professor Wayne Hepler, 443-412-2358, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.
This program is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in production for the digital media and internet, and includes only those courses directly related to this field.
Upon successful completion of this program of study, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate media literacy;
- Appraise present-day media content, operation, regulation, impact, and/or implications;
- Apply current technology to produce or market media content;
- Convey ideas via electronic media.
Electronic media producers, directors, writers, and on-air talent are employed by new media,websites, television and radio stations, satellite and cable systems. They shoot, edit, and upload digital audio and video; write online, journalism, and commercial copy; anchor news, sports and podcasts; and record performing artists, among other technical and creative endeavors.
While the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts slight declines in employment of on-air talent, significant growth is expected among digital producers, writers, and editors. To this end, the Mass Communications department is equipped with:
- high definition video and audio editing systems
- digital cameras
- a TV studio
- Owl magazine and Facebook
- access to Harford Cable Network.
Certificate holders may expect to face employment competition. Students are encouraged to keep a portfolio for transfer or entry into the field.
Students earning a certificate from HCC must complete or demonstrate exemption from the following courses: ENG 003 Reading and Understanding College Textbooks and ENG 012 Basic Writing, or ENG 018 Integrated Reading and Writing, and MATH 020 Pre-Algebra I. See graduation requirement details in this catalog for further information.
|CIS 102||Introduction to Information Sciences (GI)||3|
|CMST 101||Speech Fundamentals (GI)||3|
|or MC 293||Independent Media Project|
|MC 101||Introduction to Electronic Media||3|
|MC 102||Audio Production||3|
|MC 103||Television Studio Production||3|
|MC 201||Writing for the Electronic Media||3|
|MC 203||Advanced Audio Production||3|
|MC 204||Video Production and Editing||3|
|MC 283||Field Project: Announcing/Production in Electronic Media||3|
|MUS 222||Popular Music of the United States (GH) (D)||3|
General Education Degree Requirements
Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:
Behavioral/Social Science (GB)
English Composition (GE)
Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues (GI)
Biological/Physical Laboratory Science (GL)
Biological/Physical Science (GS)