May 29, 2024  
2024-25 Curriculum Guide 
2024-25 Curriculum Guide

Communication: Media Production, AS (COMM-AS-MDP)

Location(s): Asnuntuck, Capital, Gateway, Manchester, Middlesex, Norwalk

This 2024-25 Curriculum Guide is intended as a reference for Fall 2024 registration. The complete 2024-25 Academic Catalog will be finalized on July 1, 2024.

Communication studies prepare students to participate in the professional, social, and civic life in an ethical, intellectually curious, and engaged manner. The discipline of communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media.

Students who complete the major will have knowledge of foundational theories of communication; prevailing communication research paradigms; media industry structure and practices; prevailing criticism of media practice and performance; media influence on individuals and groups; the interplay of media systems in a global context; roles and functions of communication in interpersonal, group, organizational, and public contexts; conventions of public address and advocacy; and the impact and ethics of persuasion.

Students will be able to think critically; develop and present arguments; communicate effectively in interpersonal, group, organizational, and public contexts; and invent, arrange, and deliver effective and ethical messages via oral, print, and electronic modes.

Students will have the opportunity to focus in one of three areas of specialization: Human Communication, Media Communication, and Journalism, each preparing students for in-demand careers.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the Communication discipline and its central questions
  • Employ Communication theories, perspectives, principles, and concepts
  • Create messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context
  • Critically analyze messages
  • Apply ethical communication principles and practices
  • Influence public discourse

Communication General Education Core (21-22 credits)

Communication Program Core (24 Credits)

Media Production Courses (15 Credits)

Total Credits: 60-61