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Certificate: 29 credits
Program contact: Division of Mass Communication
Graduates of this 26-credit certificate program are prepared to produce a wide range of media projects including multi-format television programs, commercials, public service announcements, short films, and high quality audio products.
Certificate graduates can secure jobs such as a Cinematographer, Director, Producer, Editor, Sound Engineer, Videographer and a variety of other crew positions.
Most of the courses in this certificate program have IAI transfer codes which will aide the student if they decide to pursue an associate of arts degree or a four-year degree.
Media Production Certificate Requirements (26 Credits)
COM 130 – Intro to Mass Communication 3
COM 156 – Audio Production I 3
COM 157 – Video Production I 3
COM 251 – Film History and Appreciation 3
COM 252 – International History of Film 3
* COM 257 – Advanced Video Production 3
* COM 297 – Motion Picture Production 3
* Com 296 Documentary Production 3
COM 298 – Mass Communication Internship 1
* WEB 101 – Programming Related to the Internet 4
*Course has a prerequisite—refer to course descriptions.
|Name & Number of Certificate Program: Media Production Specialist 3950|
|1. Length of Program in Months (based on FT status)||17||17|
|2. Cost of programs (tuition/fees only)||$3,190.00||$3,190.00|
|3. Additional Fees (program-specific)||$0.00||$0.00|
|4. Estimated cost of books and supplies (program-specific)||$350.00||$350.00|
|5. SOC Code||27-2012.01|