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Media Studies
Associate in Arts

Purpose

The Associate in Arts degree with emphasis in Media Studies is designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in Electronic Media which includes Radio, Television, Video Production, Film Broadcast Journalism and Sports Announcing. In some cases this program is equally suited for students interested in a two-year terminal degree prior to entry in the media field. The Electronic Media facilities at Centralia College are unique among Washington State community colleges. Students learn on professional audio and video equipment and are provided experience in numerous areas of production. KCED-FM, a fully equipped radio station authorized by the Federal Communications Commission, is operated by students in the Media Studies programs. Those students desiring an emphasis in radio broadcasting have ample opportunity for live "on-the-air" experience in broadcasting as well as studio production experience. The Centralia College television studio and production facilities are well equipped and provide experience in taping, directing, editing and producing. Students who transfer to a four year college should consult their advisors for choice of distribution credit and elective courses.

Program Outcomes

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 36-38 of the 2013-2014 Centralia College catalog.

Recommended Course Schedule

Fall Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) 5
M ST 230 Radio Broadcasting* 5
M ST 260 Intro to TV & Video Production for Electronic Media 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 20

Winter Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 102 Composition II (C) 5
M ST 231 Advanced Radio Broadcasting* 5
M ST 261 Adv TV & Video Production for Electronic Media 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Total Credits 20

Spring Quarter, First Year

JOUR 160 Intro to Mass Media (H) 5
M ST 220 Intro to Broadcasting 4
M ST 262 Adv. Television and Video Production 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Total Credits 15

Fall Quarter, Second Year

M ST 271 Radio Broadcasting Internship** OR
M ST 281 Television Internship 1
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Total Credits 16

Winter Quarter, Second Year

M ST 272 Radio Broadcasting Internship ** OR 2
M ST 281 Television Broadcasting Internship 1
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Total Credits 12-13

Spring Quarter, Second Year

M ST 273 Radio Broadcasting Internship ** OR 3
M ST 281 Television Broadcasting Internship 1
  Quantitative Skills Distribution (M) 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Academic Elective 5
  Total Credits 12-14

*Radio Majors

**In cooperation with a professional radio or television company, a student may enroll in M ST 190, Cooperative Work Experience. The student may receive up to 12 credits for learning that occurs on the job. Attendance at a Work Experience Seminar is required of Co-op students. You must take the Work Experience Seminar before or in the same quarter as the Co-op course.

Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity course (D). A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

This Educational Plan is intended as a guide for students who wish to emphasize a specific area of study for the Associate in Arts degree. It is not a guarantee that the courses listed in the plan will be available in the sequence suggested. In some instances, due to low enrollment, some courses may not be offered at all.

Updated 2014