Broadcast Media Production, Television Area of Concentration
Do you have a goal to work in TV production? Then Montgomery College’s broadcast media production AAS, TV area of concentration is for you.
Montgomery College offers access to state-of-the-art equipment and opportunities with Montgomery College Television (MCTV). MCTV is an award-winning, nationally recognized full service HD operation, providing a 24/7 cable channel and professional video production services for the Montgomery College community.
MC’s TV program is a career-focused degree designed to teach you video and audio production skills through hands-on, experience-based classes in studio, field and post-production.
The knowledge and skills you will learn through this program will be of value in commercial, industrial, interactive, and educational media production and distribution.
You can use the associate’s degree to prepare for a new career, a career change, or you can focus on upgrading your current skills.
Courses include television production, video editing, audio production techniques, television directing, media appreciation, electronic field production, and more.
Students develop technical skills, writing skills, aesthetic values, and professional attitudes, supported by highly committed faculty with practical experience in the field of production.
As a student at MC, you'll have the support, guidance, and opportunities you need to help you reach your goals.
Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
- Successfully record video and audio in studio and on location with various professional cameras, microphones, lights and recording devices.
- Write content for broadcast and new media to engage, inform or entertain based on audience research.
- Produce and edit professional segments and programs of various lengths for the television & media production industry and demonstrate this proficiency through a professional portfolio.
- Solve technical and logistical problems through planning and preparation to successfully meet production deadlines.
- Create a portfolio that reflects the rapidly changing structure of the television and video production industry and its employment opportunities.
Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer.
- Television Area of Concentration, Broadcast Media Production Program Advising Guide (PDF, )
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Broadcasters speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio or television. May announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.
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A suggested two-year course sequence for full-time students in Broadcast Media Production, Television Area of Concentration
All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor. Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.
All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.
Suggested Course Sequence
- ENGL 101 - Introduction to College Writing 3 semester hours
- Mathematics foundation 3 semester hours (MATF)
- TVRA 120 - Television Production 4 semester hours
- TVRA 125 - Audio Production Techniques 4 semester hours
- TVRA 140 - Video Editing 3 semester hours
- TVRA 129 - Concept and Story 3 semester hours
- TVRA 134 - Media Appreciation 3 semester hours (ARTD)
- TVRA 230 - Advanced Television Production 4 semester hours
- Natural sciences distribution with lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)
English foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF)
- COMM 108 - Foundations of Human Communication 3 semester hours (GEEL)
- TVRA 224 - Electronic Field Production 3 semester hours
- TVRA 227 - Broadcast Journalism 3 semester hours
- TVRA 234 - Television Directing 3 semester hours
- COMM 250 - Introduction to Communication Inquiry and Theory 3 semester hours
- Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD)
- TVRA 236 - Video Production Portfolio 2 semester hours
- TVRA 239 - Broadcast Management 3 semester hours
- TVRA 255 - Advanced Broadcast Journalism 3 semester hours
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Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.
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MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.