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Media Studies - Sports Announcing & Production
Associate in Arts


The Media Studies program is designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Media. 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. Students primarily interested in Sports Announcing have the opportunity to perfect their skills on the campus radio station KCED FM, on live broadcasts over the local cable access channel and in the College’s Television studio and production rooms. Classes and practical application will students develop skills sports announcers use to broadcast and report on sporting events. Students also have the opportunity to host their own sports discussion show on KCED as well as calling the play by play action of College Basketball, Baseball and local High School Football games. Instruction on vocal techniques, production, conducting and recording interviews, writing and research as well specific duties of each member of a broadcast booth will be covered. 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 125 Intro to Sports Announcing 1
M ST 126 Sports Announcing for Football 1
M ST 230 Intro to Radio Broadcasting 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 17

Winter Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 102 Composition II (C) 5
M ST 127 Sports Announcing for Basketball 1
M ST 231 Advanced Radio Broadcasting 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 17

Spring Quarter, First Year

JOUR 160 Intro to Mass Media (H) 5
M ST 128 Sports Announcing for Baseball 1
M ST 220 Broadcast News & Production 4
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Total Credits 16

Fall Quarter, Second Year

JOUR 106 Intro to News Writing (H) 5
M ST 260 Intro to TV & Video Production for Electronic Media 5
SPEE 110 Principles of Speech Communication (H) 5
  Quantitative Skills Distribution (M) 5
  Total Credits 20

Winter Quarter, Second Year

DRMA 107 Beginning Acting (H) 5
JOUR 107 Intro to News Writing II (H) 3
M ST 261 Adv TV & Video Production for Electronic Media 3
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Total Credits 16

Spring Quarter, Second Year

M ST 262 Television Production 3
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Social Science Distribution (D)(SS) 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Total Credits 14

Recommended Classes:

JOUR 111, 112, 113 Newspaper Staff I-III (3-5)

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