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Media Production

Associate of Arts
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The Media Production curriculum provides students with background and hands-on training in video, film, and audio. The AA degree provides a fundamental course of study and training in basic skills for students who plan to continue study at a four-year institution, expect to enter a professional training program in the media production industry, or wish to seek professional employment in media production for the arts or for interactive, commercial, industrial, or educational production and distribution. Students develop technical skills, writing skills, aesthetic values, and professional attitudes supported by highly committed faculty with practical experience in the field of production. The attainment of media content production skills is demonstrated in a digital portfolio designed to support transfer application or a job search.

Completion of all curriculum requirements will lead to the award of the associate of arts (A.A.). All students should meet with an academic advisor in the Media Arts & Technologies Department to make an academic plan and to discuss career or transfer 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, social media, and Internet conferences and webinars to engage, inform, or entertain. 
  • Produce and edit segments and programs of various lengths for the media production industry, social media, and the Internet.
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully meet production deadlines through leadership, an understanding of technical and logistic issues, and planning and preparation. 
  • Create a portfolio that reflects the rapidly changing structure of the media content 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.

Careers

For some positions listed, a bachelor's degree or higher may be required. Use the Career and Program Explorer to see a full report for this career field. See links below chart for further guidance and/or connect with a Program Advisor to discuss career goals.

Careers include production assistant, producer, multimedia digital designer, digital media producer, art director, video producer, videographer, and media production specialist. Some require a Bachelor’s degree.

  • MC Student Employment Services: Speak with the Student Employment Specialist for help with resume writing, interviewing, setting up a College Central Network (CCN)new window account and other job search topics.
  • Career Coach: Explore Career Coach to learn more about this career and/or discover related majors and in-demand careers based on your current interests! Take a Career Assessment and then browse careers and job opportunities in the area.

Curriculum

Suggest Course Sequence: Media Production

A suggested two-year course sequence for students in Media Production

  • 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


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


  • Program Elective 3 semester hours †
  • OR

* ENGL 101/ENGL 101A, if needed for ENGL 102/ENGL 103, or a Program Elective.

** Behavioral and Social Sciences Distribution (BSSD) courses must come from different disciplines.

‡ TVRA 100 and TVRA 260 required for concentration in radio only.

‡‡ TVRA 140 and TVRA 236 required for concentration in video or film only.

‡‡‡ Students should take COMM 250 if it is required for transfer.

† Program Electives include: TVRA 210TVRA 220TVRA 227TVRA 230TVRA 234TVRA 239TVRA 275TVRA 280, FILM 210FILM 220FILM 230, and FILM 240.

†† For students taking TVRA 236 needing to meet the 60-credit requirement for program completion.

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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.