Associate of Applied Science | 63 credits minimum
The Communication Department offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Video Production or Radio Production. This degree gives students hands-on experience and the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge to go directly into the workplace. Students studying in this program will learn to effectively use aesthetic theories of visual imaging and sound throughout the production process, through a combination of lectures, studio and field production, post-production editing, and multimedia delivery.
Courses in the program are all learning-based and are designed to engage students to participate in the material presented in the classroom. Students learn to become active participants in media, rather than mere passive receivers of information. As students participate in coursework, they become media literate and begin to broaden their knowledge, think critically, communicate effectively, and grow through ethical considerations and civic engagement.
The Communication Department strongly encourages interdepartmental collaboration and provides important opportunities for students in all areas of study to learn and incorporate multimedia content in each of their courses.
The Student Media Center (SMC) sets the Communication Department apart from other college programs. SMC provides a valuable step between coursework and working in the real-world. SMC offers students a paid learning environment that supports application of skills to create and produce media. For more information about SMC visit www.slcc.edu/smc.
The Communication Department and SMC also collaborate to provide students independent study opportunities and valuable internships with local media partners. Each providing greater range of experience and assisting SLCC graduates to be more marketable. As multimedia content continues to surface in all areas of life, this degree gives students endless possibilities as they move to the workforce.
|Disc Jockey (radio)
|Program Acquisition Specialist
|Floor Director (broadcasting)
|Reporter (print & broadcasting)
|Satellite Truck Operator (broadcasting)
|Stage Manager (studio)
|Technical Director (studio)
|Media Marketing Specialist
|Teleprompter Operator (studio)
|News Anchor (studio)
|Traffic Director (broadcasting)
|News Editor (print & broadcast)
Although the Video or Radio Production Associate of Applied Science degree program is designed primarily to provide students with entry level skills to enter the job market, some of the courses may apply toward a bachelor’s degree. Students interested in pursuing professional Broadcasting, Video or Audio at a four-year institution should obtain advising regarding the requirements and course selection criteria for the bachelor’s program. See SPECIAL ADVISING NOTE (below).
Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Course fees: $325
Note: Fees vary based upon specific registration and are subject to changes.
General Education Requirements
Complete all General Education courses. Refer to Notes for program specific requirements and recommendations.
Program General Education Notes
Humanities (HU): COMM 2050
Required Courses (45 Credits minimum)
Take elective courses, 10-15 credits, to reach the minimum of 63 credits required to graduate. Number of needed elective credits will be determined by number of General Education credits taken and number of Internship credits taken. Choose elective courses to enhance your focus on TV or Radio or to mix and match.
Time to Completion & Graduation Map
Program Learning Outcomes
Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes in brackets.
- Demonstrate entry level professional production skills such as beginning video/audio editing; media writing; and radio performance. [1,2,4,5,7,8,9]
- Exhibit professionalism by creating and delivering presentations and productions containing strong oral and visual components; by learning to work cooperatively within teams and groups; by interacting with the public in an ethical manner; and demonstrating how media influences society. [1,2,4,5,7,8]
- Demonstrate a solid foundational understanding of media production, journalism, media markets and management, and communication technology. [1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9]
- Experience hands-on application of their production skills such as internships at television and radio stations. [1,2,4,5,7,9]
- Demonstrate a professional level understanding of the production/design process, solving media communication problems creatively and logically, and becoming active participants rather than passive consumers of media. [1,2,4,5,7,8,9]
- Demonstrate use of proper industry terminology, which will allow them to communicate effectively with other similarly engaged professionals. [1,2,7]
- Acquire the knowledge of and apply mass media and design theories, such as Information Theory, Diffusion of Innovation Theory, Communication Privacy Management Theory, Cultivation Analysis Theory, Uses and Gratifications Theory, Technological Determinism, Visual Design Theory (space, line, shape, scale, proportion, balance, rhythm, perspective, harmony and variety), Semiotics, Social Learning Theory, Media Equation Theory. [1,2,4]
- Demonstrate the ability to adapt to new communication technologies, issues, and trends. [1,4,5,6,8,9]
- Demonstrate sensitivity and respect for diversity through media consumption, analysis, and production. [1,2,4,6,7]
- Identify audience demographics and craft targeted media messages. [1,2,4,5,6,7,8]