Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    
    Jun 13, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog

Radio Area of Concentration, Broadcast Media Production AAS: 309A


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: 309A

RADIO AREA OF CONCENTRATION, BROADCAST MEDIA PRODUCTION AAS: 309A WAS REPLACED BY MEDIA PRODUCTION AA: 614  AND IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS. ADDITIONALLY, STUDENTS ADMITTED PRIOR TO FALL 2022 WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GRADUATE WITH THIS CERTIFICATE AFTER SPRING 2025. PLEASE CONTACT A PROGRAM ADVISOR FOR ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS.

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


Students should complete the required English and Math foundation courses within the first 24 credit hours. 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.

**** AAS programs require one 3-credit Arts or Humanities General Education course.

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Foundation Courses


 

Distribution Courses


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.

**** AAS programs require one 3-credit Arts or Humanities General Education course.

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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