Program Type: Career Program

Program Total: 33 Credits

Program Description

The Media Production Certificate prepares students to utilize current technology to produce, shoot, and edit audio, video and multimedia productions. It is geared toward people who may need to gain production skills for their current position or to those pursuing a career change. Students gain technical knowledge and training in audio and video production with a background in mass media history and trends.

The Media Production Certificate prepares students for careers such as filmmaker, videographer, podcaster, audio producer, social media specialist, video editor, camera operator, or audio mixer among other media occupations. The program allows students to choose the Video and Film Production Track, Audio Production Track, or Emerging and Social Media Track.

Most of the courses in this program can be used as part of the Mass Communication Associate of Arts (A.A.) program.

Graduates of the Media Production Certificate will be able to:

  • Examine the history of mass media
  • Apply audio, video, computer graphics, and social media principles and practices in the production of media content
  • Utilize industry standard media technology in the creation of a variety of audio, video and multimedia productions
  • Evaluate current trends, artistic principles, and functional practices in media production
Required Courses

TRF-1310 Introduction to Mass Communication Credits: 3 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

TRF-1330 Television Production I Credits: 3 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

TRF-1410 Introduction to Audio Production Credits: 3 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

TRF-1510 Introduction to Emerging Media Credits: 3 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

ART-1570 Introduction to Computer Graphics Credits: 3 (Program Elective) or

ART-1780 Digital Photography I Credits: 3 (Program Elective)

TRF-2040 Introduction to Broadcast News Credits: 3 (Program Requirement; Critical Course) or

TRF-2240 Writing for Film and Video Credits: 3 (Program Elective)

TRF-2310 Introduction to Film Credits: 3 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

TRF-2330 Television Production II Credits: 3 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

TRF-2340 Digital Video Editing Credits: 3 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

TRF-2410 Advanced Audio Production Credits: 3 (Program Elective) or

ART-2650 Animation and Multimedia I Credits: 3 (Program Elective) or

TRF-2930 Television Radio Film Internship III Credits: 3 (Program Elective)

TRF-2510 Social Media Production Credits: 3 (Program Elective) or

ART-2750 Animation and Multimedia II Credits: 3 (Program Elective) or

TRF-2800 Media Production Experience Credits: 3 (Program Elective)

MUS-1500 Introduction to Music Technology Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

MUS-2520 Digital Audio Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

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