Apr 14, 2024  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 2023-2024 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 2023-2024

Communication Transfer

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Associate in Science Communication Transfer

Bedford Campus and Lowell Campus - Day and Evening

Program Description:

Students in the A.S. Communication (Transfer) program develop their creative, analytical, and technical skills through the practical application of media production tools and the study of communication history, theory, and ethics. They may take courses in video/audio production, film production, photography, screenwriting, journalism, media writing, public relations, social media, communication theory, and media ethics.

Through our internship program, students will also work on real-world projects and build a portfolio of their work, which can be used to showcase their skills to transfer schools.

Career and Transfer Outlook:

The Communication Associate of Science Degree prepares students to transfer into a wide range of bachelor’s degree programs in communication, including media production, film, television & radio, public relations, journalism, social media, communication arts, and media studies.

This program qualifies for 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.

Communication majors can pursue careers in various communication fields, such as television/film production, radio, public relations, journalism, social media, corporate communications, and media production.

Helpful Hints:

The courses in this program are designed to be taken in a specific sequence. To build the proper knowledge and skills, students should complete their art and design courses in the order listed. Successful students spend extensive out-of-class time in MCC’s media labs.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Communications Concentration program are prepared to:

  • Produce high-quality written, verbal, and visual communication messages that are clear, concise, and persuasive.
  • Use industry-standard software to produce various media, including photographs, audio, video, and social media.
  • Apply media literacy skills to critically evaluate and analyze the message, audience, purpose, and credibility of media sources.
  • Work effectively in teams, communicate ideas clearly, and provide and receive constructive feedback.
  • Use the tools of communication and media to participate effectively in civic contexts and to contribute to meaningful dialogue about local, national, and global issues.
  • Behave ethically and professionally in accordance with communication industry standards.
  • Transfer to a communication bachelor’s degree program.

Required Courses

Total Credits:61

* Communications Program Electives can be fulfilled with ART 141- Photography I, ART 142- Photography II, ART 144- Digital Photography, ART 153- Visual Design I,  ART 155- Digital Imaging, ART 171- Visual Design II, ART 178- Introduction to Web Design & UI/UX, ART 244 - Digital Photography II, ART 278- Coding for Web Design, BUS 110- Introduction to Business, BUS 130- Introduction to Entrepreneurship,  BUS 141- E-Commerce Marketing,  BUS 240- Principles of Marketing,  BUS 242- Advertising, COM 105- Introduction to Short Film Production, COM 106- Film & Society, COM 107- Public Relations, COM 110- Screenwriting the Short Film, COM 115- Introduction to Human Communication, COM 116- Interpersonal Communication,  COM 121- Introduction to Video Production, COM 123- Introduction to Audio Production, COM 124- Media Writing, COM 127- Introduction to Crisis Communication, COM 143-Race, Class, and Gender, COM 150- Introduction to Journalism, COM 156- Media Motion & Design, COM 230- Editing and Post Production, COM 292/HST- U.S. History Through Film: Honors, ENG 150- Creative Writing I, ENG 151- Creative Writing and Publishing,ENG 190- The Graphic Novel  ENG 200- Creative Writing II,  PSY 108- Creative Thinking, SOC 118- Multicultural Communications, THE 101- Introduction to Acting,  THE 121- Costume Construction and Crafts, THE 122- Scenic Carpentry and Hardware, THE 123- Stage Sound and Audio, or THE 124- Moving Light Programming

Fulfills the Core Curriculum

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