Dec 04, 2023  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 2022-23 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 2022-23 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Transfer

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Associate in Science Communication Transfer

Bedford Campus and Lowell Campus - Day and Evening

Program Description:

Students in the Associate in Science Communication Transfer degree program develop their creative, analytical, and technical skills through practical application of digital media production tools and the study of communication history, theory, and ethics. Additionally, students augment their learning while exploring other academic desciplines through the broad general education core curriculum. This program qualifies for the MassTransfer which  guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state universities and the University of Massachusetts. Academic advisors and transfer counselors work closely with students to plan course selections in accordance with their intended bachelor’s degree major and transfer institution.

Career and Transfer Outlook:

Most students in the Communications Concentration continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree. Students should check the requirements of the transfer institution and meet with career and academic/transfer counselors at MCC for specific program planning. Students may pursue careers in such fields as digital media, social media, journalism, public relations, film, television, and radio production.

Helpful Hints:

Students should begin their Middlesex experience by taking the foundation-level courses (English and mathematics) along with COM 101 - Introduction to Communication Media and COM 104 - Foundations of Media Production. Internships in film production, television, radio, digital, print and social media are available through internship courses, COM 221, COM 222, and COM 223 as well as through independent study contracts.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Communications Concentration program are prepared to:

  • Develop and produce effective written, oral, and media communications, each with a clear and convincing message, purpose, and target audience, and supported by accurate and detailed research.
  • Demonstrate technical competency and troubleshooting skills using media production tools, equipment, technology, and computer software to produce a range of communication media, including written work, still photos, audio & video productions, and social media.
  • Apply media and visual literacy skills to critically evaluate and analyze the design, message, audience, purpose, and credibility of a source of information.
  • Behave ethically and professionally in accordance with communication industry standards in a variety of situations, including, but not limited to: interpersonal and group settings; written, electronic, and digital communication; presentations; meetings; productions; and team-based settings.
  • Use the tools of communication and mass media to participate effectively in civic contexts and to contribute to meaningful dialogue about local, national, and global issues.
  • Transfer to a communication bachelor’s degree program.


Required Courses

Total Credits:60-62

* Communications Program Electives can be fulfilled with ART 141- Photography I, ART 144- Digital Photography, ART 155- Electronic Imaging/ Photoshop, BUS 110- Introduction to Business, BUS 240- Principles of Marketing, BUS 241- Global Marketing, BUS 242- Advertising, COM 105- Introduction to Short Film Production, COM 106- Introduction to Film Studies and Analysis, COM 107- Public Relations, COM 109- Reporting and the Internet, COM 110- Screenwriting the Short Film, COM 115- Introduction to Human Communication, COM 121- Introduction to Digital Video Production, COM 123- Introduction to Digital Audio Production, COM 124- Media Writing, COM 127- Introduction to Crisis Communication, COM 150- Introduction to Journalism, or THE 112- Acting for Film/ TV.

Fulfills the Core Curriculum

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