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, radio, television, and social media. Technical, artistic, and management skills combine to ensure that quality digital content is presented in an effective, appropriate, cost-effective, and engaging manner.

Requirements

All students who choose to declare a major or minor in Mass Communication or Ag/Com will be required to pass the Grammar Module with a score of 80 percent or better before they will be allowed to register for 3000 or 4000-level courses in MCFL. MCJR, MCOM, MCPA, or MCPD.  Please see the Grammar Module for additional information.

All students declaring a major or minor in Mass Communication or Ag/Com are required to receive a grade of C or better in all MCFL. MCJR, MCOM, MCPA, and MCPD courses.

The University requires all undergraduate students to complete at least six hours of writing enhanced courses within their major, 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) 23
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) 33
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4, 54
Degree Specific Requirements
Critical Thinking 3
Foreign Language: WOLC 1411, WOLC 1412, WOLC 2311, WOLC 2312 614
Major: Foundation
MCOM 1130Media Literacy 51
MCOM 1330Media, Culture and Society (Writting Enhanced) 23
MCOM 1332Writing For Mass Media (Writing Enhanced)3
MCOM 2371TV & Film Production3
MCOM 3026Media Practicum1
MCOM 4371Mass Media Law And Ethics (Writing Enhanced)3
Major: Required (21 hours)
MCOM 1371Audio Production & Performance 43
MCOM 4398Professional Internship3
or MCOM 3026 Media Practicum
MCPD 3373Studio Production3
MCPD 3375Scriptwriting3
MCPD 3377Multi-Camera Studio Production3
MCPD 3379Multi-Camera Field Production3
MCPD 4373Advanced Production3
Major: Prescribed Electives18
Select six of the following:
Single Cam & Non-Linear Edit I
Field & Studio Audio Recording
Photojournalism
Media Practicum
Independent Study
Global Media
Sports Media Production I
Media Programming
Production Management
Sports Media Production II
Advanced Audio Production
Multi-Camera Remotes
Directing Multicamera Productions
Select Option A or B 718
Minor: Not Required 8,9
Total Hours120
1

MATH 1332 is recommended.

2

MCOM 1330 is a Writing Enhanced course and satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) as well as for the Mass Communication major.

3

PHIL 2303 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) as well as a Degree Specific requirement for Mass Communication.

4

MCOM 1371 satisfies three hours of the requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option) and is a Degree Specific requirement for Mass Communication.

5

MCOM 1130 satisfies one semester credit hour of requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option) as well as the major requirement.

6

Four courses in one World Language are required. 

7

Select from Option A or Option B. Option A consists of 18 credits in one Subject Area, 12 of which are Upper Level courses. Option B consists of 18 credits in Business, 12 of which are Upper Level Courses. The remaining courses for both Options are referred to as Lower Level.

8

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours will be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

9

All minors can be paired with this degree program. 

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework. 

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area II13Component Area III4
ENGL 130123ENGL 130223
HIST 130133HIST 130233
MCOM 133043MCOM 13323
MCOM 137153MCOM 23713
 15 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III4Component Area V3
MCOM 113061MCPD 33753
MCPD 33733PHIL 230393
POLS 230573POLS 230673
WOLC 141184WOLC 141284
 15 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
MCOM 30261MCPD 33793
MCPD 33773Precribed Electives119
Option A or B: Lower Level106WOLC 231283
WOLC 231183 
 13 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
MCOM 43713MCOM 4398 or 30263
Prescribed Electives113MCPD 43733
Prescibed Electives113Prescribed Elective113
Option A or B: Upper Level93Option A or B: Upper Level103
Option A or B: Upper Level93Option A or B: Upper Level103
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

MATH 1332 is recommended.

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communication).

3

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

4

MCOM 1330 is a Writing Enhanced course and satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) as well as for the Mass Communication major.

5

MCOM 1371 satisfies three hours of the requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option) and is a Degree Specific requirement for Mass Communication.

6

MCOM 1130 satisfies one semester credit hour of requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option) as well as the major requirement.

7

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).

8

Four courses in one World Language are required. 

9

PHIL 2303 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) as well as a Degree Specific requirement for Mass Communication.

10

Select from Option A or Option B. Option A consists of 18 credits in one Subject Area, 12 of which are Upper Level courses. Option B consists of 18 credits in Business, 12 of which are Upper Level Courses. The remaining courses for both Options are referred to as Lower Level.

11

See, Prescribed Electives course list below.

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework. 

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours will be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

All minors can be paired with this degree program. 

Prescribed Electives 11
Select six of the following:
MCFL 3372Single Cam & Non-Linear Edit I3
MCFL 3376Field & Studio Audio Recording3
MCJR 3366Photojournalism3
MCOM 3026Media Practicum1-4
MCOM 4099Independent Study (Limited to 3 SCH)3
MCOM 4393Global Media3
MCPD 2374Sports Media Production I3
MCPD 3370Media Programming3
MCPD 3378Production Management3
MCPD 4374Sports Media Production II3
MCPD 4376Advanced Audio Production3
MCPD 4378Multi-Camera Remotes3
MCPD 4379Directing Multicamera Productions3

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BA in Mass Communication: Broadcast Production is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Demonstrate strong oral, aural, and written communication skills.
  • Utilize leadership, critical thinking, and teamwork skills.
  • Conduct the collection, analysis, and management of digital data.
  • Conceptualize and produce original and creative media.
  • Produce media products for social and digital platforms.