Media Arts - Broadcasting-Radio TV

Associate of Applied Science Degree

2014-2015 academic year

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in radio and tv broadcasting. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 65 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core 54 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
BRDC 1010 Introduction to Mass Media
A survey of entertainment and information media, including history, development, social impact, laws, ethics, policies, organization, programming, advertisers, audience, public interests, criticism, new technologies, and the future.
3
BRDC 1110 Radio Production and Performance
Theory and application of radio production and announcing techniques beginning with control board operation, turntables, tape recorders, routing signals, audio signal flow and microphones; and finishing the semester by learning and developing announcing skills, including reading, interpreting copy, pronunciation, voice development, announcing music, reading commercials, and interviewing. Jobs in radio are also discussed.
3
BRDC 1120 Broadcast News
Principles of news writing for radio and TV, plus techniques of news gathering are studied and practiced. Some assignments will be based on actual wire service copy and news stories from local stations. During the semester, students will be scheduled to write news stories for the college's cable channel.
3
BRDC 1210 Television Production and Performance
Knowledge and skill development in camera operation, TV audio, lighting, videotape recorders, set and graphics design, electronic editing, electronic field production and principles of television production are featured. Also included are remote productions, TV studio and control room use and special effects. Jobs in TV are discussed.
3
BRDC 1220 Television Production and Performance II
Planning, shooting and editing TV news reports and longer feature segments are covered along with television performing, producing and directing. Students also deliver a TV weather segment, conduct a studio interview and produce a video announcement.
3
BRDC 1235 Broadcast Scripts
Writing principles for radio and television are introduced. Additional topics covered are: formats of scripts, writing public service announcements and promotional announcements, working with advertisers to write commercials.
1
BRDC 1240 Voice and Diction
Learn how the voice works and how articulators are used in speech. Explore the voice-over industry and act with just your voice. Create character voices and tell stories so that your audience understands them better and can imagine the scene and characters clearly.
3
BRDC 1250 Applied Radio Production I
Practical experience as a staff member of KHWK, the college cable access channel. Duties will include disc jockey shifts, writing and announcing news and producing public service announcements. Night work will be included.
3
AUDR 1600 Audio and Recording Techniques I
Introduction to recording studio technology equipment and terminology, including psychoacoustics, the limitations of the ear, and basic microphone design and construction.
2
INFO 1600 Personal Computer Systems Maintenance and Repair
Introduction to the maintenance, upgrading, and repair of personal computer systems. This course prepares the student for taking CompTIA's A+ Core hardware certification test. Lecture and lab experience on system hardware such as mother boards and memory, hard and floppy disk drives, expansion boards, video circuits, printers, monitors, power supplies, and I O devices.
3
INFO 1610 Personal Computer Systems Maintenance and Repair Lab
Lab experience for INFO 1600.
1
AUDR 1615 Audio and Recording Techniques I Lab
Introduction to hands-on techniques utilized in recording studios. Students will be involved in mock recording sessions while learning how to operate the various components found in recording studios such as microphones, mixing consoles, multi-track recorders and two-track recorders.
1
CINE 1700 Post Production I
Introduction to concepts and techniques of video and audio editing and post-production using a non-linear, computer-based production system.
1
INFO 1740 Dreamweaver Flash and Fireworks
This course provides a comprehensive step-by-step guide for basic to intermediate skills in Dreamweaver, Flash and Fireworks. Concepts to be covered include: how to create a Dreamweaver Web site, add Flash which is a graphics program that allows the user to create or enhance graphics specifically for the Web. These skills will assist the user in creating dynamic Web sites.
3
BSAD 2130 Salesmanship
Deals with sales as a career and the application of professional selling techniques. Topics include the duties and responsibilities of a professional salesperson, the development, planning and implementation of a sales presentation, role-playing activities, and the various techniques and methods involved in making a sale.
3
BRDC 2150 Applied Radio Production II
Additional practical experience as a staff member of KHWK. Operations duties, management responsibilities, and scriptwriting are added to the list of duties from Applied Radio Production I.
3
BRDC 2160 Broadcast Operations
Radio and TV station functions other than production and performance are studied, including programming, log preparation, music cataloging, station promotion, directing the news department, maintaining station equipment, and assigning production work. Students are assigned to fill operations functions for KHWK, the college cable channel.
3
BRDC 2170 Applied TV Production I
Practical experience in producing and performing television programs on Hawk TV, including regular programs about the college, remote coverage of college sports events, special college events, and special projects.
3
BRDC 2250 Applied Radio Production III
A final semester of practical experience as a KHWK radio staff member. Students will be rotated through all operations and on-air functions for which they are qualified.
3
BRDC 2270 Applied TV Production II
Additional practical experience in production of television programs for Hawk TV. If preparatory courses are complete, students may take role of producer or director for some productions.
3
BRDC 2980 Broadcasting Capstone
The Broadcasting Capstone will help the student create an appealing resume portfolio before leaving Northeast. The course will also provide the student with an opportunity to assess and showcase their skills in creating a project that will encapsulate their Northeast broadcasting experience. Sophomore standing. Course is to be taken during the student’s final semester, prior to the completion of their AAS Degree.
3

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PSYC 1000 Human Relations
Exposure to practical information from psychology for use in everyday human relations and to improve communication skills.
2

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1050 Career Composition
Development of both oral and written communicative skills essential to career areas. Includes business letters, job applications, and analyzing and writing of technical reports.
3

Mathematics 3 Credit Hours

or any higher level of college math
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1100 Foundations of Mathematics
This course is designed to give the students a survey of mathematics topics including set theory, logic, geometry and dimensional analysis, financial calculations and management graph theory, probability and statistics. Main emphasis will be the application of problem solving methods while studying topics.
3

Social Science 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 1040 Personal Finance
This course covers the basic principles needed for effective personal financial management including the practical applications of money management, budgeting, taxes, credit, insurance, housing, investments, and retirement planning.
3

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