SLCC General Catalog

Video/Radio Production AAS

CTE Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
66 credits minimum

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Program Description

The Communication Department offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Video Production or Radio Production. This degree gives students hands-on experience and the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge to go directly into the workplace. Students studying in this program will learn to effectively use aesthetic theories of visual imaging and sound throughout the production process, through a combination of lectures, studio and field production, post-production editing, and multimedia delivery.

Courses in the program are all learning-based and are designed to engage students to participate in the material presented in the classroom. Students learn to become active participants in media, rather than mere passive receivers of information. As students participate in coursework, they become media literate and begin to broaden their knowledge, think critically, communicate effectively, and grow through ethical considerations and civic engagement.

The Communication Department strongly encourages interdepartmental collaboration and provides important opportunities for students in all areas of study to learn and incorporate multimedia content in each of their courses.

The Mass Communication Center (MCC) sets the Communication Department apart from other college programs. MCC provides a valuable step between coursework and working in the real-world. MCC offers students a paid learning environment that supports application of skills to create and produce media for a wide variety of real-world clients.

The Communication Department and MCC also collaborate to provide students independent study opportunities and valuable internships with local media partners. Each providing greater range of experience and assisting SLCC graduates to be more marketable. As multimedia content continues to surface in all areas of life, this degree gives students endless possibilities as they move to the workforce.

Career Opportunities

  • Disc Jockey (radio)
  • Director (broadcasting)
  • Floor Director (broadcasting)
  • Film Director
  • Gaffer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Grip
  • Journalist
  • Lighting Director
  • Media Buying
  • Media Marketing Specialist
  • News Anchor (studio)
  • News Editor (print & broadcast)
  • Photo Journalist
  • Producer (broadcasting)
  • Production Manager
  • Program Developer
  • Program Acquisition Specialist
  • Promotion Editor
  • Props Master
  • Radio Host
  • Reporter (print & broadcasting)
  • Satellite Truck Operator (broadcasting)
  • Sports Announcer
  • Stage Manager (studio)
  • Technical Director (studio)
  • Teleprompter Operator (studio)
  • Traffic Director (broadcasting)
  • TV Anchor
  • Video Editor
  • Video Encoder
  • Videographer

Transfer/Articulation Information

Although the Video or Radio Production Associate of Applied Science degree program is designed primarily to provide students with entry level skills to enter the job market, some of the courses may apply toward a bachelor’s degree. Students interested in pursuing professional Broadcasting, Video or Audio at a four-year institution should obtain advising regarding the requirements and course selection criteria for the bachelor’s program.

Estimated Cost for Students

Cost for general student supplies and texts are comparable with other General Education classes. Classes requiring registration for a lab may require a small replacement and disposable fee to cover the cost of the student’s use of lab facilities and supplies.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) 4 Credits

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1010

Interm Algebra

4

A

RDG 0990; within the last year MATH 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Communication (CM) Choose One Course (3 Credits) From The Following

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

COMM 1010

Elem Effective Comm

3

A

COMM 1010

COMM 1020

Prin Public Speaking

3

A

COMM 1020

CTEL 1020

Career Speech Skills

3

A

CTEL 1020

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved HR course

 

 

Distribution Areas: (6 Credits)

Choose an additional six credits from at least two of the following distribution areas.

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

 

Required Courses: (41-43 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

COMM 1130

Reporting for Mass Med

4

F, Sp

COMM 1250

Intro Perform Studies

3

F, Sp

COMM 1500

Intro Mass Comm (ID)

3

A

COMM 1515

Basic Audio Production

3

F, Sp

COMM 1800

Digital Media Tools/Techniques

4

A

COMM 1820

Media Content Manage

3

F, Sp

COMM/FLM/ENGL 1800 or concurrently

COMM 2000

Comm CO-OP/Intern

2-4

A

Departmental approval

COMM 2200

Beg Video Production

4

F, Sp

Recommended: COMM/FLM/ENGL 1800

COMM 2400

Social Media Tools/Strategies

3

F, Sp

   OR

 

 

 

COMM 2440

Web Site Design

3

A

COMM/FLM/ENGL 1800 or ART 1800

COMM 2500

Elem/Issue Digit Med(ID)

4

F, Sp

COMM 2570

Intro to Visual Comm

4

F, Sp

COMM 2990

Second Year Proj

4

A

COMM 1560 or 2200

Note: COMM 1610 and COMM 1130 can be substituted for each other in the Communication program at SLCC.

 

Emphasis Courses: (6-8 Credits)

Choose a specialization area (Video or Radio) and complete those courses:

Video Production

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

COMM 2310

Inter Video Prod-News

4

F, Sp

COMM 2200 or instructor approval and recommended: COMM 1130

COMM 2510

Adv Video Prod-Doc

4

F, Sp

COMM 2200 or FLM 1055

Radio Production

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

COMM 1560

Radio Perf & Prod (ID)

3

F, Sp

 

COMM 2560

Adv Radio Prod

3

F, Sp

COMM 1560

 

Elective Courses:

Choose one or more elective courses according to special interests and as schedule permits. Students can also take other specialization courses are electives.

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

COMM 1120

Prin of Interviewing

3

F, Sp

 

COMM 1620

Journalism II: Editing/Layout

3

F, Sp

COMM 1610 or COMM 1130

COMM 2210

TV/Film Lighting Essentials

2

F, Sp

 

COMM 2220

Beginning Editing

2

A

Recommended: COMM/FLM/ENGL 1800

COMM 2250

Television Studio Prod 1

2

F, Sp

 

COMM 2260

Television Field Prod 1

2

F, SP

 

COMM 2300

Intro to Public Rel

3

Sp

 

COMM 2400

Social Media Tools/Strategies

3

F, Sp

 

COMM 2440

Web Site Design

3

A

COMM/FLM/ENGL 1800 or ART 1800

ART 1810

Int Photoshop/Multimed

2

F, Sp

COMM/FLM/ENGL 1800 or ART 1800

Note: The number of internship hours determines number of hours students have available for electives to meet AAS credit hour requirements (66-69 total). Other electives may be selected with prior COMM department approval. Among disciplines with applicable electives are: Writing, Accounting, Dance, Film, Music, Business, Web Development, Visual Art & Design, Animation, Production Art, Photography, Image Editing, Personal Finance, Art History, Theater, and Multimedia Authoring.

 

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

COMM 1010/1020 (CM)

3

COMM 1500

3

COMM 1515

3

COMM 1130

4

COMM 1800

4

COMM 2110 (HR)

3

COMM 2570

4

COMM 2200

4

ENGL 1010 (EN)

3

Distribution

3

Total

17

Total

17

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Emphasis

3-4

Emphasis

3-4

COMM 1250

3

COMM 2500

4

COMM 2000

1-6

COMM 2990

3

COMM 2440/1820

3

ELEC

3-6

MATH 1010 (QS)

4

 

 

Total

16

Total

16

Advising Notes

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken.  Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

For the Human Relations General Education Requirement, we recommend that our students take COMM 2110 as Interpersonal Communication is key when working in media production fields where team and group work is essential.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Substantive Knowledge
  2. Communicate Effectively
  3. Develop Quantitative Literacies
  4. Think Critically
  5. Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally
  • The students will demonstrate entry level professional production skills such as beginning video editing; media writing; and web design.

1, 3

  • Students in the video specialization area will be able to deliver media in different formats.

2, 4

  • Students in the audio specialization area will be able to deliver media in different formats

2, 4

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to understand and comprehend our market media system.

2, 3, 4

  • The students will experience hands-on application of their production skills such as internships at television and radio stations.

1, 2 3, 5

  • The students will leave the program with a marketable demo reel/portfolio.

2, 4

Department Contact Info

Communication and Performing Arts Division

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Technology Building (TB) 325

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4130

Communication Department

Academic Advisor
Cindy Clark
South City Campus (SCC) W138
801-957-3361

Academic Advisor
Gordon Storrs
SCC W138
801-957-3361

Program Faculty

Professors
Carolyn Clark
Shirley Jones

Associate Professors
Nick Burns
Julie Gay
Art Kanehara

Assistant Professors
Roger Johnson
Tamra Phillips
Shirene McKay
Tyler Smith
Jay Williams