Oct 21, 2021
Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern – Studio Production
General Education - 36-39 Credits
General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:
(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One 3-credit General Education course must be a Diversity course.)
- Arts and Humanities 3 Credits.
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (from two different discipline) 6 Credits.
- Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7-8 Credits.
- Mathematics 3-5 Credits.
- Wellness and Health 3 Credits.
- Information Technology 3 Credits.
- Global, Historical, and Cultural Perspectives 2 Credits.
Degree Requirements - 9 Credits
Two-Semester Sequence - 6 Credits
Choose a two semester sequence from this list:
Critical Thinking - 3 Credits
Choose one from this list:
Electives - 12-15 Credits
Recommended (Select 12-15 credits):
Total Credits Required for Degree: 60 min.*
**Indicates a General Education Elective
Depending on the General Education electives completed, more than 15 credits of Electives may be needed in order to reach a minimum of 60 credits for the degree.
*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, possibly increasing the number of credits required for the degree to a minimum of 61 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.
Transfer Pattern Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:
- identify a variety of media distribution systems (books, newspapers, magazines, recordings, graphic novels, television, film, and digital media ) in terms of historic significance, audience, regulations, corporate structures, and career opportunities;
- compare how each of the various media delivery systems requires attention to message and audience;
- identify audience demographics and match distribution systems and messages to each audience;
- incorporate effective research practices to gather information and synthesize the appropriate information relevant to the specialization of the student’s studies; and
- demonstrate through written skills, oral or signed communication an understanding of effective staging of visual composition.
Transfer Pattern Description:
This degree pattern is designed for students who wish to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in Mass Communication or a related field. Some baccalaureate institutions vary in their requirements. The student is advised to consult with the program advisor. If the transfer institution is known, the pattern of courses may be adjusted to meet that institution’s requirements. Students should be aware that some MCOM course offerings are campus-specific. Studio production facilities are located on the Essex campus.
Mass Communications provides opportunities for students who wish to continue their studies at a four-year institution in fields such as studio production, film, electronic media, journalism, and disciplines in corporate communications such as advertising and public relations.