May 23, 2024  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 2023-2024 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 2023-2024

Communication Career

Associate in Science Communication Career

Bedford Campus and Lowell Campus - Day and Evening

Program Description:

The Communication Career Associate in Science degree program is designed to prepare students for direct workforce entry.

Students will 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 potential employers.

Career and Transfer Outlook:

Upon completing this program, students are prepared to pursue careers in various communication fields, such as television/film production, radio, public relations, journalism, social media, corporate communications, and media production.

Although not intended as a transfer degree, some students do continue on to a bachelor’s degree program on a full- or part-time basis.

Helpful Hints:

Students interested in transferring to a four-year degree upon graduation should consider the A.S. Communication Transfer program.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Communication 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.

Required Courses

Total Credits:60

* 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