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Broadcast Media Production, Television Area of Concentration

Associate of Applied Science
man being interviewed by MCTV

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.

Program Outcomes

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.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. 

Transfer Opportunities

MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See all transfer agreements.


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.


Suggest Course Sequence: Broadcast Media Production, Television Area of Concentration

A suggested two-year course sequence for students in Broadcast Media Production, Television Area of Concentration

  • All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor.
  • Find out about related programs and course in the Fields of Study section.
  • 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

All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester

Second Semester

  • English Foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF)

Third Semester

  • Natural Sciences Distribution with Lab 4 semester hours (NSLD) 

Fourth Semester

* ENGL 101/ENGL 101A, if needed for ENGL 102/ENGL 103, or choose from the following options: TVRA 100, TVRA 210, GDES 140 or any PHOT elective.

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Related Programs and Courses

General Studies Degree

Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes. These courses are designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.