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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

Eastern Michigan University; BA and BS degrees; and
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/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges/.

Contact Information

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

Requirements

(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
COM 150 Introduction to Radio Production 3
COM 155 Scriptwriting for Broadcast Arts 3
COM 160 Voice and Articulation 3
Elective(s) Math 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 1 3
Total 15
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
COM 142 Oral Interpretation of Literature 3
COM 170 Advanced Radio Production 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 2 (Not COM) 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
Total 16
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speaking 3
ENG 107 Technical Writing Fundamentals 3
COM 183 or Persuasion
COM 210 Nonverbal Communication 3
COM 130 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences with Lab 3
Total 15
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
COM 235 Broadcast Arts Practicum 3
COM 240 Broadcast Arts Internship 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 2 3
Elective Any 100-level or above course(s) to reach a minimum of 60 credits. * 5
Total 14
Total Credits Required
60

Footnotes

*Additional communication courses not already used in the program are recommended.

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