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  Dec 15, 2017
 
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog

Radio Track, Broadcast Media Production: 309A


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(R): 309 A

The Radio Program is a career-focused degree designed to teach video and audio production skills through hands-on, experience-based classes in radio, sound and podcast production.  Students develop technical skills, writing skills, aesthetic values, and professional attitudes, supported by highly committed faculty with practical experience in the field of production. The attainment of these skills is demonstrated in a digital portfolio designed to support a job search.  Knowledge and skills learned through this program will be of value in commercial, industrial, interactive and educational media production and distribution. 

A strong academic core combines a liberal arts education with specialized career courses.  This offers the graduate the alternatives of entering the field or continuing in an institution of higher learning. The curriculum is offered for high school graduates pursuing careers in sound production as well as those employed in the video production field.  Completion of all curriculum requirements will lead to the award of the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.).  A student interested in any of the Broadcast Media Production AAS or certificate curricula should consult an academic adviser in the Department of Media Arts & Technologies for assistance in making course selections.

General Education Course Selections


Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education Course Requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence


All students should review the Advising Worksheet and consult an advisor.

Second Semester


Third Semester


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or TVRA 120  , THET 110  or POLI (political science) elective.

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Foundation Courses


  • English Foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF)
  • Mathematics foundation 3 semester hours (MATF)

Distribution Courses


  • TVRA 134 - Media Appreciation 3 semester hours (ARTD)
  • Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD)
  • Natural science distribution with lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)

General Education Elective


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or TVRA 120  , THET 110  or POLI (political science) elective.

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Record Professional audio in studios, announce booths and on location with a variety of microphones and recording devices.
  • Produce professional segments and programs of various lengths for the audio/radio/internet industry.

  • Solve technical and logistical problems through planning and preparation to successfully meet production deadlines.

  • Create a portfolio that reflects the rapidly changing structure of the radio and sound recording industry and its employment opportunities.

  • Write successfully for broadcast and/or new media to engage, inform, or entertain, based on audience research.

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