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Broadcast Arts (AABCA)

Associate in Arts Degree

Description

The Broadcast Arts program provides training in radio and gives students basic knowledge of radio production, programming, and announcing. The program emphasizes communication skills needed for jobs in a variety of fields, including advertising, public relations, broadcast journalism and program production, and prepares students for transfer to a four-year institution.

Articulation

Lawrence Technological University, BS degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/departments/curriculum/articulation.php?levelone=colleges.

Contact Information

Division
Humanities, Social & Behav Sci
Department
Humanities Dept
Advisors
Dena Blair

Requirements

First Semester
Class Title Credits
Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Elective(s) Math 3 - 4
COM 130 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
COM 155 Scriptwriting for Broadcast Arts 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
Total 16 - 17
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
Computer Lit. Elective(s) 3
Arts/Human. Elective(s) 3
COM 142 Oral Interpretation of Literature 3
COM 160 Voice and Articulation 3
ENG 226 Composition II 3
Total 15
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speaking 3
COM 150 Introduction to Radio Production 3
COM 183 or Persuasion
COM 210 Nonverbal Communication 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences* 3 - 4
Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Total 15 - 16
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective Any 100-level or above course to reach a minimum of 60 credits.** 3
COM 170 Advanced Radio Production 3
COM 240 Broadcast Arts Internship 3
Total 12
Fifth Semester
Class Title Credits
COM 235 Broadcast Arts Practicum 3
Total 3
Total Credits Required
61 - 63

Footnotes

*Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college should select a lab-based, MACRAO approved science course.
**Additional communication courses not already used in the program are recommended.

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