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Studio Production, Humanities and Social Sciences Transfer Pattern

Important Information

Short Description

The Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences, Studio Production Transfer Pattern helps prepare students interested in pursuing careers in studio production, film, electronic media and broadcasting.

Type of Credential

Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern – Studio Production

Program Code

P 190

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinator:
CCBC Catonsville/Dundalk/Essex, Beth Baunoch
443-840-2518 or

Additional Information:


Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selectingGeneral Education Courses .

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Semester 3

  • 3 Credit(s).
  • Gen Ed. Elective - Arts and Humanities 3 Credit(s).
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences with lab 4 Credit(s).
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Social and Behavioral Science 3 Credit(s).
  • Program Requirement - Two-Semester Sequence (MCOM 150 ) 3 Credit(s).

Semester 4

  • MCOM 273  or MCOM 293 3 Credit(s).
  • PHIL 101  or PHIL 103  or PHIL 240  3 Credit(s).
  • Program Elective 2-3 Credit(s).
  • Program Elective 3 Credit(s).
  • Program Elective 3 Credit(s).

Courses Needed for This Transfer Pattern*

General Education - 34-36 Credits

General Education Requirements:

General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One course must be a Diversity course.

Students must have at least 60 credits for an associate degree. Students who choose to take 3 credits of Mathematics and 7 credits of Biological and Physical Sciences, rather than 4 and 8, may need to take an additional class in order to reach at least 60 credits.


  • Arts and Humanities 3 Credit(s).
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7-8 Credit(s).
  • Information Technology 3 Credit(s).
  • Mathematics 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 Credit(s).
  • Wellness and Health 3 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 26 Credits

Program Requirements:

Two-Semester Sequence

Critical Thinking

Choose one from this list:

Additional Program Requirements:

Program Electives:

Select 11-14 credits from the following Communications courses to reach 60 credits.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60 min.*


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

**Indicates a General Education Elective

Depending on the General Education electives completed, more credits may be needed in order to reach a minimum of 60 credits for the degree.

Suggested courses for Studio Production degree:

  • MCOM 135
  • MCOM 149
  • MCOM 231

Students are encouraged to take MCOM 111  as their first Mass Communication class.

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.

The Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences, Studio Production Transfer Pattern helps prepare students interested in pursuing careers in studio production, film, electronic media and broadcasting.

Transfer Pattern Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. 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;
  2. examine the history of motion pictures as powerful form of mass communication while covering the development of film techniques and the evolution of popular movie genres;
  3. explore the environment of a television studio while providing students “hands-on” experience with technical equipment and aesthetic design in pre-production, production and post-production of  video presentations;
  4. recognize, define, and describe the terminology and various formats associated with script writing for television and film as well as produce an original script;
  5. learn the techniques, duties, and tasks of the radio and television announcer with emphasis is placed on acquiring skills in analysis of copy, interpretation, and communication in a variety of speaking roles;
  6. compare how each of the various media delivery systems requires attention to message and audience; 
  7. identify audience demographics and match distribution systems and messages to each audience; 
  8. incorporate effective research practices to gather information and synthesize the appropriate information relevant to the specialization of the student’s studies; and
  9. demonstrate through written skills, oral or signed communication an understanding of effective staging of visual composition.