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. 

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Mass Communication: Broadcast Production
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
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 13
ARTS 2370Digital Photography I3
Select one of the following: 23
Introduction To Economics
Principles Of Macroeconomics
Principles Of Microeconomics
Foreign Language - 14 Hours - 4 Courses (XXXX1411, 1412, 2311, 2312): 314
Advanced Liberal Arts Electives (6 hours)6
Mass Communication Core (14 hours)
MCOM 1130Media Literacy 41
MCOM 1330Analysis of Electronic Culture3
MCOM 1332Writing For Mass Media3
MCOM 2371TV & Film Production3
MCOM 3026Media Practicum1
MCOM 4371Mass Media Law And Ethics3
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
Advanced Audio Production
Production Management
Special Topic
Independent Study
On-Line Journalism
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

PHIL 2306 satisfies three hours of the requirement for Component Area IX and is a degree specific requirement for mass communication.


ECON 2300 or ECON 2301 or ECON 2302 satisfies the requirement for Component Area VIII and is a degree specific requirement for mass communication.


Foreign Language Course XXXX2311 or XXXX2312 satisfies the requirement for Component Area IV and part of the mass communication foreign language requirement.


MCOM 1130 satisfies one hour of requirement for Component Area IX as well as the major requirement.

First Year
Component Area I3Component Area I3
Foreign Language XXXX1411 14Component Area II3
MCOM 113021ECON 2300, 2301, or 230223
MCOM 13303Foreign Language XXXX141214
MCOM 13323MCOM 23713
MCOM 30261 
 15 16
Second Year
Component Area III4Component Area III4
Advanced Liberal Arts Elective3Component Area VI3
Foreign Language XXXX23111, 23ARTS 23703
MCOM 43713Foreign Language XXXX231213
PHIL 230623MCOM 13713
 16 16
Third Year
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
MCOM 30263MCOM 43733
MCOM Concentration Elective33MCOM Concentration Elective33
MCOM Concentration Elective33MCOM Concentration Elective33
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

 Four courses in one language required.


 Courses may be counted in two separate requirements.


 For MCOM concentration electives, select 12 hours of the following: MCOM 3366, MCOM 3371, MCOM 3378, MCOM 4022MCOM 4099MCOM 4365,  MCOM 4378, MCOM 4398.