Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    
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Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radio Area of Concentration, Broadcast Media Production: 309A


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: 309A

The radio area of concentration is a career-focused degree designed to teach 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 specialized career courses with a liberal arts education. This offers the graduate the alternatives of entering the radio or audio production field or continuing in an institution of higher learning. The curriculum is designed for students pursuing careers in digital media production as well as those currently employed in the field. Completion of all curriculum requirements will lead to the award of the Associate of Applied Science (AAS). All students should meet with an academic advisor in the Department of Media Arts & Technologies to make an academic plan or discuss career or transfer goals.

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.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or choose from the following options: TVRA 120 , THET 110  or POLI (Political Science) elective.

**Select one of the following program electives: MUSC 131 , TVRA 280 , or TVRA 140 .

*** TVRA 280  must be taken for a total of 3 semester hours for degree completion.

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 choose from the following options: TVRA 120 , THET 110  or any POLI (Political Science) elective.

**Select one of the following program electives: MUSC 131 , TVRA 280 , or TVRA 140 .

*** TVRA 280  must be taken for a total of 3 semester hours for degree completion.

Program Outcomes


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

  • Successfully record video and audio in studio and on location with various professional cameras, microphones, lights, and recording devices.
  • Write content for broadcast and new media to engage, inform, or entertain based on audience research.
  • Produce and edit professional segments and programs of various lengths for the television and media production industry and demonstrate this proficiency through a professional portfolio.
  • Solve technical and logistical problems through planning and preparation to successfully meet production deadlines.

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