Media Studies

Associate in Applied Science

This degree serves students who seek a career in media production, but may not be interested transferring to a baccalaureate program. Strong emphasis is given to the planning and production of various types of digital media such as: audio, video, graphics, Web pages, Web sites, and photographs, while building a strong foundation in reading and writing. Students will explore a variety of career choices including radio, television, and Web and graphic design. Upon graduation, employment opportunities may include production assistant, Webmaster, and creative services positions at various media outlets including newspapers, magazines, and radio and television stations.

For additional program information, please contact faculty advisor, Bojan Zilovic, at (609) 343-4959/bzilovic@atlantic.edu or Svetlana Marzelli, at (609) 343-5017/smarzell@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Prepare a pre-production plan;
  • Produce multimedia content;
  • Evaluate a production process;
  • Develop web pages;
  • Design graphic materials;
  • Create and edit audio content;
  • Create and edit video content.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 20 credits
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
Communication (6 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL230-Technical Writing
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (11 credits)  
    General Education Mathematics course
4
    General Education Science course
4
    CISM125-Introduction to Computers
3
Social Science (3 credits)  
   GOVT110-American National Government
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
20
PROGRAM COURSES - 46 credits  
    ARTS116-Graphic Design
3
    ARTS140-Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations-Mult-Rotor
3
   BUSN202-Principles of Marketing 3
   COMM104-Introduction to Public Relations
3
   COMM120-Public Speaking 3
   ENGL220-Creative Writing I
3
   TCOM127-Web Technologies 3
   TVRF103-Digital Video Production I 3
   TVRF130-Visual Communication 3
   TVRF180-Audio Production I 3
   TVRF203-Digital Video Production II 3
   TVRF263-Aerial Video Production 1
   TVRF280-Audio Production II 3
   TVRF290-Media Studies Portfolio 1
Program Electives (6 credits)  
Choose:  TVRF295-Media Studies Internship or any other CISM, GIST or OSTM course 3

Choose one: 

    ARTS100-Color and 2-D Design

    ARTS110-Fundamental Drawing

    ARTS128-Introduction to Photographic Methods

    CISM185-Special Topics in Information Technology

3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
46
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
66
(NMED) Effective Fall 2017  

Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester  (16 credits)

ENGL101

Composition I

3

CISM125

Introduction to Computers

3

Gen Ed

Mathematics course

4

TVRF103

Digital Video Production I

3

TVRF180

Audio Production I

 3

Second Semester (15 credits)

ARTS116

Graphic Design

3

ENGL230

Technical Writing

3

GOVT110

American National Government

3

TVRF130

Visual Communication

3

TVRF203

Digital Video Production II

3

Third Semester (19 credits)

COMM104

Introduction to Public Relations

3

ENGL220

Creative Writing I

3

Gen Ed

Science course

4

TCOM127

Web Technologies

3

AVIT140

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations-Multi-Rotor

3

Choose ARTS100, ARTS110, ARTS128, or CISM185         3

Fourth Semester (17 credits)

AVIT263 Aerial Video Production
1

TVRF280

Audio Production II

3

Choose

TVRF295 or any other CISM, GIST or OSTM course

3

BUSN202

Principles of Marketing

3

COMM120

Public Speaking

3

TVRF290

Media Studies Portfolio

1