30 credit Diploma program
This program is designed to prepare the graduate for a wide variety of positions in media production. Graduates are trained for jobs ranging from highly visible on-the-air assignments to positions on production or news teams. Graduates can also gain skills needed for careers in multimedia, DVD authoring, film style production, and media project & production management. Lake Superior College media studies students receive valuable hands-on experience in LSC’s own audio and video studios, as well as, through internships and experience at local broadcast stations and media agencies.
Program outcomes include:
Shoot and edit single camera media productions using both analog and digital equipment.
Participate in cooperative media production teams.
Voice, record, edit, and produce audio projects, promotions, and commercials using both analog and digital equipment.
Use terms and techniques common to media production and process.
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ENGL1106 College Composition I 3
ENGL1106 Composition I 3
MCOM1400 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
MCOM1420 Digital Video Production 3
MCOM1422 Audio for the Media 3
MCOM1424 Digital Video Editing 3
MCOM1426 Project Production Management 2
MCOM1428 DVD Authoring 3
MCOM1795 Portfolio Production 1
MCOM1797 Media Studies Internship
• CIS 1400 Introduction to Computers or instructor’s permission.
Successful entry into this program requires a specific level of skill in the areas of English, mathematics, and reading. Program entry will depend, in part, on meeting the prerequisites listed below:
• A score of 86 or higher on the Sentence Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of ENGL0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, ENGL0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.
• A score of 78 or higher on the Reading Comprehension portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of READ0465 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, READ0465 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.
ART1215 Digital Two-Dimensional Design (College-level reading and writing; working knowlege of Windows or MacIntosh platform) 3 CR
ART1500 Digital Photography I (Working knowledge of Windows or Macintosh platform)3 CR
CIS1406 Web Programming I (ENGL0460 and READ0460 or concurrent enrollment or test out) CR
CIS1414 Web Animation (CIS1406 and CIS1412)4 CR
COMM2200 Group Dynamics (College-level reading and writing, COMM1105 or COMM1100) 3 CR
ELTN2410 Media and Cabling Theory 1 CR
ELTN2415 Media and Cabling Lab 2 CR
HUM2015 Film Appreciation (ENGL1106 with a grade of “C” or better; READ1450 highly recommended 3CR)
MCOM1431 Writing for the Media (CIS1400 can be taken concurrently or previous course or experience) 3 CR
MCOM1433 Radio Production (CIS1400 can be taken concurrently or previous course or experience 3 CR)
MCOM1435 Video Graphics and Animation (CIS1400 can be takien concurrently or previous course or experience 3 CR
MUSC1110 Appreciation of Music 3 CR
THTR1211 Acting I 3 CR
MN Transfer Curriculum:
Introduction to Mass Communication / MCOM1400