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2019-2020 Online Catalog 
2019-2020 Online Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Media, A.A.

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.

Other Communications Degrees include:

  • Communications
  • Journalism and Public Relations

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 top four-year colleges and universities in the country.  See a transfer advisor for details.

Recommended Sequence

First Year

Semester Total: 14

Spring Semester

Semester Total: 16

Second Year

Fall Semester

Semester Total: 15

Spring Semester

Semester Total: 15

Total Program Credits: 60

*Students are encouraged to choose electives from one of the following concentrations:

Audio Production: COM 103 , COM 113 , COM 213  

Film and Television: COM 105 , COM 106 , COM 206  

Multimedia: COM 105 , COM 112 , COM 212  

Milestone Courses

The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information