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
Photojournalism
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
1

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

2

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

3

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

4

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

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area I 3Component Area I 3
Foreign Language XXXX1411 14Component Area II 3
MCOM 113021ECON 2300, 2301, or 230223
MCOM 13303Foreign Language XXXX141214
MCOM 13323MCOM 23713
MCOM 30261 
 15 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III 4Component Area III 4
Advanced Liberal Arts Elective3Component Area VI 3
Foreign Language XXXX23111, 23ARTS 23703
MCOM 43713Foreign Language XXXX231213
PHIL 230623MCOM 13713
 16 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area V 3Component Area VII 3
Component Area VII 3Component Area VI 3
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 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
1

 Four courses in one language required.

2

 Courses may be counted in two separate requirements.

3

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