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Associate Degree in Communication Media

The Associate Degree Program in Communication Media prepares students for careers in the media production industry, or for transfer to a baccalaureate-granting institution. These careers include positions such as Producer, Director, Media Computer Specialist, Video Editor, Broadcast/Media Equipment Technician, Camera Operator, Reporter, and Photographer. Students have the opportunity to gain practical experience through internship placements at area media outlets. The degree program prepares graduates by developing oral and written communication abilities, a sense of visual composition, facility in computer applications for media design and interactive programming, and experience using technology such as video production equipment, film and digital still cameras, computer-based graphics workstations, and complex digital media production and editing systems.

General Education Core (25-26 credits)
Required courses designed to give you foundational skills in reading, writing, speaking, the humanities, social sciences, and math/physical sciences
ENG* 101
3 credits
ENG* 102
Literature & Composition
3 credits
Art Requirement: Intro to Digital Photography
3 credits
Public Speaking
3 credits
PSY* 111
General Psychology I
3 credits
Humanities Elective
(Art, Music, English, Foreign Languages, Philosophy)
3 credits
Mathematics Elective
3 or 4 credits
Science Elective
4 credits
Communication Core (27 credits)
Required for all Communication Media majors
COM* 101 Introduction to Mass Communication 3 credits
COM* 105 Introduction to Visual Communication 3 credits
COM* 154 Film Study & Appreciation 3 credits
COM* 241 Television Production 3 credits
COM* 295 Internship I 3 credits
CSA*xxx CSA*105, CSA*163, or CSA*205 3 credits
IDS 105 College Success Course 3 credits
PSY* 247 or
PSY* 253
Industrial & Organizational Psychology OR
Multicultural Issues in Psychology
3 credits
SOC* 101 Principles of Sociology 3 credits
Communication "Flex Electives" (9 credits)
Meet with your academic advisor to choose three courses that help you meet your career or transfer goals
COM* 104 Careers in Media 3 credits
COM* 121 Journalism 3 credits
COM* 225 Intro to Photojournalism 3 credits
COM* 242 Advanced Broadcast/TV Production 3 credits
COM* 275 Argument and Debate 3 credits
COM* 287 Advanced Media Production 3 credits
COM* 299 Independent Study 3 credits
  Communication course taken at another college or university
You must submit a transcript from the other institution.  Transfer credits must be approved at Capital by your Academic Advisor and the Counseling office.
  Another course at Capital Community College that is related to Communication which helps fill your transfer or career goals
Requires Approval of Academic Advisor and Program Director
(LIMIT: 1 course)
CSA* 155 - Multimedia Communications
CST* 150 - Web Design & Development I
CST* 250 - Web Design & Development II
ENG* 281 - Creative Writing
HIS* 202 -   U.S. History II
POL* 101 - Intro to Political Science
POL* 111 - American Government
POL* 112 - State & Local Government
POL* 293 - Connecticut Legislative Internship

This page was last updated 07/08/2015


Certificate in Visual Communication (24 credits)

The eight-course Visual Communication Certificate is for students who already hold a college degree in another field, are mid-career professionals interested in a job change, or who do not need an Associate Degree for their career objectives.

Introduction to Visual Communication
3 credits
Intro to Digital Photography
3 credits
Public Speaking
3 credits
Television Production
3 credits
Internship I
3 credits
Introduction to Software Applications
3 credits
ENG* 101
3 credits
One elective from Communication, Computer Science, or Library Technical Assistant
3 credits