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Media, A.A.

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Program Description

This program is designed for transfer to a program in communications and media at a bachelor’s degree-granting institution.  The Communications Option in Media includes three possible areas of focus:  Audio, Film and Television, and Multimedia.  This option is ideal for students who want to immerse themselves in the study of traditional and emerging media and gain skills necessary to pursue further study in the area of television, film, and audio production.


Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Discuss and analyze current social and political issues and events, both orally and in writing;
  • Demonstrate proficiency with productivity software such as word processing and presentation management applications and apply them to the field of communications;
  • Apply classroom learning to the creation of student video projects and audio projects;
  • Work effectively as a member of a team in their specific field;
  • Operate the tools and technology encountered in a professional television studio, video production facility, or radio station;
  • Demonstrate in writing the skills necessary to research the history of media.

After Union County College

Graduates may transfer to a bachelor’s degree-granting institution to major in Media or various degree programs and are eligible to take advantage of the many transfer/articulation agreements Union County College has with some of the to four-year colleges and universities in the country.  See a transfer advisor for details.

Recommended Sequence

First Year

Fall Semester

Semester Total: 13

Spring Semester

Semester Total: 15

Second Year

Fall Semester

Semester Total: 16

Spring Semester

Semester Total: 16

Total Program Credits: 60

*COM electives: Students may choose ONE area of focus by selecting AND FOLLOWING one of the sequences below (All courses are three credits).


  • COM 103  Introduction to Radio Broadcasting
  • COM 113  Audio Production I
  • COM 213  Audio Production II


  • COM 105  Storytelling for Digital Media
  • COM 106  Introduction to Television:  Production & Theory
  • COM 206  Television Field Production


  • COM 105  Storytelling for Digital Media
  • COM 112  Multimedia Development I
  • COM 212  Multimedia Development II

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