Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radio Area of Concentration, Broadcast Media Production: 309A

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(R): 309A

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 (AAS).  A student interested in any of the Broadcast Media Production AAS or certificate curricula should consult an academic advisor 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 Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

Second Semester

Third Semester

Total Credit Hours: 60

* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , 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

  • 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

Area of Concentration Requirements

Total Credit Hours: 60

* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , 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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