Bachelor of Arts, Major in Mass Communication: Broadcast Production

Broadcast Production

Students completing the Broadcast Production concentration prepare for decision-making and technical responsibilities in broadcast, cable, and alternative video production. Technical, artistic, and management skills combine to ensure that quality electronic content is presented in an effective, appropriate, cost-effective, and engaging manner.

All students who choose to declare a major or minor in Mass Communication or Ag/Com will be required to pass the Pearson Grammar Competency Lab with a score of 80 percent or better before they will be allowed to register for 3000 or 4000-level courses in MCOM.  The lab is offered free of charge. Please see Grammar Module for additional information.

Writing Enhanced Courses. All undergraduate students are required to complete at least six hours of writing enhanced courses within the discipline, of which three hours must be advanced.

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Mass Communication: Broadcast Production
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
PHIL 2306Contemporary Moral Issues 23
ARTS 2370Digital Photography I3
Select one of the following: 33
Introduction To Economics
Principles Of Macroeconomics
Principles Of Microeconomics
Foreign Language - 14 Hours - 4 Courses (XXXX1411, 1412, 2311, 2312): 414
Advanced Liberal Arts Electives (6 hours)6
Mass Communication Core (14 hours)
MCOM 1130Media Literacy 51
MCOM 1330Analysis of Electronic Culture (Writting Enhanced)3
MCOM 1332Writing For Mass Media (Writing Enhanced)3
MCOM 2371TV & Film Production3
MCOM 3026Media Practicum1
MCOM 4371Mass Media Law And Ethics (Writing Enhanced)3
Courses Required for Concentration (21 hours)
MCOM 1371Audio Production & Performance3
MCOM 3026Media Practicum3
MCOM 3372Single Cam & Non-Linear Edit I3
MCOM 3375Scriptwriting3
MCOM 3377Multi-Camera Studio Production3
MCOM 3379Multi-Camera Field Production3
MCOM 4373Advanced Production3
Concentration Electives (12 hours)12
Photojournalism
Production Management
Special Topic (Limited to 3 SCH)
Independent Study (Limited to 3 SCH)
Online Journalism
Advanced Audio Production
Multi-Camera Remotes
Professional Internship
Select Option A or B12
Option A: 12 Credits in 1 Subject Area, 6 Upper Level
Option B: 12 Credits in Business, 6 Upper Level
Total Hours120
First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area I3Component Area I3
Component Area II13ECON 2300, 2301, or 230233
Foreign Language XXXX1411 24Foreign Language XXXX141224
MCOM 1330 (Writting Enhanced)3MCOM 113021
MCOM 1332 (Writing Enhanced)3MCOM 23713
MCOM 30261 
 17 14
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III4Component Area III4
Advanced Liberal Arts Elective3Component Area VI3
Foreign Language XXXX23112,33ARTS 23703
MCOM 4371 (Writing Enhanced)3Foreign Language XXXX231223
PHIL 230623MCOM 13713
 16 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area V3Component Area VII3
Component Area VII3Component Area VI3
Advanced Liberal Arts Elective3MCOM 33773
MCOM 33723MCOM 33793
MCOM 33753Option A or B: Lower Division Course3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
MCOM 30263MCOM 43733
MCOM Concentration Elective43MCOM Concentration Elective43
MCOM Concentration Elective43MCOM Concentration Elective43
Option A or B: Lower Division Course3Option A or B: Upper Division Course3
Option A or B: Upper Division Course3 
 15 12
Total Hours: 120
MCOM Concentration Elective Courses 4
Select four of the following:
MCOM 3366Photojournalism3
MCOM 3378Production Management3
MCOM 4022Special Topic (Limited to 3 SCH)3
MCOM 4099Independent Study (Limited to 3 SCH)3
MCOM 4365Online Journalism3
MCOM 4376Advanced Audio Production3
MCOM 4378Multi-Camera Remotes3
MCOM 4398Professional Internship3