Liberal Arts/Television & Digital Media Production - Associate in Arts

Curriculum Code: 161

Program Information
There is a great demand, locally and nationally, for people who can operate a broadcast television camera. People are also needed to write scripts, direct television programs and edit videotapes. Fifteen years ago, careers in television production existed almost solely in the realm of network broadcasting. But the market has been completely redefined through the emergence of high technology at low costs and the escalating number of cable television channels. Production companies provide videotaping services for clients varying from major corporations to newlyweds. Special interest groups have found a niche on cable television where there are more than 100 channels waiting for programming. Students graduating from CCC’s Television Production program are qualified for an entry- level post in any of these environments.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate AA programs are primarily designed for students who plan to transfer as juniors at four- year colleges and universities. CCC graduates have obtained bachelor’s and beyond from every college in New Jersey and scores of colleges and universities throughout America. Cumberland has transfer agreements with a number of four-year colleges and universities. As a graduate of a fully accredited community college, your coursework will be received with full credit transfer at most state colleges, public and private universities across the country. The NJ Lampitt bill passed in 2008 by the NJ State legislature assures seamless transfer of credits toward junior standing at NJ state colleges and universities.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Identify and operate broadcast equipment. •Produce and direct a television program. •Identify audio and video recording theories. •Compose content for a variety of television formats. •Discuss mass communications and the role of media. •Locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information and information sources.


Program Requirements (18)
Credits
CO
101
Introduction to Mass Media
3
CO
104
Writing for TV/Radio & New Media
3
CO
114
Video & Media Technology I
3
CO
118
Audio Production
3
CO
214
Video & Media Technology II
3
CO
240
Broadcast Media Internship
3

General Education Requirements (46-47)
Credits
Diversity Elective
3
History Elective
3
History Elective
3
Literature Elective
3
Humanities (Foreign Language Elective Recommended)
3
Humanities Elective
3
Social Science Elective
3
Social Science Elective
3
Math or Science Elective
3-4
Science Elective
4
Mathematics Elective
3
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II
3
SP
203
Effective Speech
3

Total Credits: (64-65)