2017-2018 Program Requirements for AABCA

Broadcast Arts (AABCA)

Associate in Arts Degree

This program has been replaced by Broadcast Media Arts Associate in Arts Degree (AABCM). Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2022 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.

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: Articulation Agreements.

Contact Information

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

Requirements

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First Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
COM 130   Introduction to Mass Communication 3
COM 155   Scriptwriting for Broadcast Arts 3
ENG 111   Composition I 4
Elective(s)   Math 3 - 4
Elective(s)   Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 16 - 17
Second Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
COM 142   Oral Interpretation of Literature 3
COM 160   Voice and Articulation 3
ENG 226   Composition II 3
Elective(s)   Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s)   Computer and Information Literacy 3
Total 15
Third Semester
Class   Title Minimum 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
Elective(s)   Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 15 - 16
Fourth Semester
Class   Title Minimum 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 Minimum 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.