Mass Communications, Associate in Applied Science

Florissant Valley, Forest Park and Meramec

The primary purpose of this education program is to prepare students for entry-level positions in the mass communications field. Students learn the fundamentals of journalism, broadcasting and advertising through a combination of basic liberal arts courses and advanced courses in print, broadcast and multimedia that emphasize hands-on experience. Students acquire organizational, technical, speaking and writing skills, the ability to assess workplace trends and market themselves according to industry standards and expectations.

Students interested in this program should also have a willingness to interact with people from diverse backgrounds.

All students in this program are required to complete an on-the-job internship. Graduates of the program will have the skills necessary to be ready for entry-level employment and beyond in a variety of mass communications settings, such as print/online journalism, public relations, advertising, audio/radio and/or video/television/film.

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Program of Study

Career General Education
COM 101Oral Communication I3
or COM 107 Public Speaking
ENG 101College Composition I3
ENG 102College Composition II3
XXX xxxMath or Science Elective6
XXX xxxMissouri State Requirement3
ECO 140Introduction to Economics3
XXX xxx Humanities Elective
MCM 102Media Literacy3
or PHL 104 Ethics
Physical Education Activity2
Select 2 credit hours2
Program Requirements
MCM 101Introduction to Mass Communications3
MCM 110Journalism I: Writing and Reporting3
MCM 124Radio Production2-3
or MUS 150 Fundamentals of Music Technology
MCM 121Television Production3
or MCM 126 Video Production - Field
MCM 143Convergence Media Production3
or ART 125 Interactive Design I
MCM 140Introduction to Advertising3
MCM 141Public Relations3
Select one of the following:3
Applied Journalism
Applied Broadcasting
Applied Advertising
Applied Public Relations
MCM 201Workplace Learning I: Media3
MCM 221Media Portfolio Review1
Select 6-8 credit hours of the following: 16-8
Interview Process
Voice and Articulation
Report Writing
Feature Writing
Acting for the Camera
Introduction to Broadcasting
Broadcast Journalism
Scriptwriting for Television and Film
Film Appreciation
Publications Writing
Advanced Filmmaking
Multimedia Applications
Advanced Audio Production
Audio Engineering
Music Recording with Pro Tools I
Music Recording with Pro Tools II
Total Credit Hours61-64

Students must select sufficient hours of electives to reach 64 total credit hours to graduate.