WCC logo

Academics

Broadcast Media Arts (AABCM)

Associate in Arts Degree

Description

The Broadcast Media Arts program provides hands-on training in the realm of radio and gives students experience in live production, script-writing, announcing and editing. The program course offerings emphasize the communication and technical skills needed for jobs in a variety of fields within the media industry, including advertising, public relations, broadcast journalism, project production and producing. This program prepares students to either enter directly into the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution.

Articulation

Articulation agreement
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
Communications, Media &Theatre
Advisors
Dena Blair

Requirements

(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speaking 3
COM 155 Scriptwriting for Broadcast Arts 3
Elective(s) Math 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 1 3
Restricted Elective(s): COM 142, COM 183, COM 210, COM 235, COM 240, DRA 152, FLM 120, GDT 104, JRN 111, PHO 111 or VID 105 3 - 4
Total 15 - 16
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
COM 160 Voice and Articulation 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
Restricted Elective(s): Select two courses from COM 142, COM 183, COM 210, COM 235, COM 240, DRA 152, FLM 120, GDT 104, JRN 111, PHO 111 or VID 105 6 - 7
Total 16 - 17
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
COM 130 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
COM 150 Introduction to Radio Production 3
ENG 107 Technical Writing Fundamentals 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences with Lab 3
Restricted Elective(s): COM 142, COM 183, COM 210, COM 235, COM 240, DRA 152, FLM 120, GDT 104, JRN 111, PHO 111 or VID 105 3 - 4
Total 15 - 16
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
COM 170 Advanced Radio Production 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 2 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 2 (not COM) 3
Restricted Elective(s): Select two courses from COM 142, COM 183, COM 210, COM 235, COM 240, DRA 152, FLM 120, GDT 104, JRN 111, PHO 111 or VID 105 6 - 7
Total 15 - 16
Total Credits Required
61 - 65

Get Advising From Home

Save a trip to campus. Just fire up your computer webcam and microphone to talk to an advisor online.

more »

Books Delivered to You

Save time and gas: Get your books online through WCC’s Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

more »

What Students Say About Online Classes

“When I took an online class for the first time I was amazed at how organized it was. It was so easy to navigate and provided me with all the links and tools I needed to complete my course.”

—Mary Beth H., 30

Feedback & Suggestions / Social Media Directory
Online Privacy Statement | Notice of Nondiscrimination