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Fall 2012

Communications and Media Arts Courses:

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COM101 - Introduction to Mass Media
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces basic mass media concepts affecting radio, television, newspapers, the computer, and film. Explores the effectiveness of media messages in their social and cultural contexts. Examines the history of the media and creation of mass media theories.

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COM102 - Radio Station
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Explains radio station operations. Introduces principles, theories and radio broadcasting procedures. Examines FCC rules and regulations. Provides instruction and training for becoming a successful radio personality by honing program development, news, copy, scriptwriting and announcing skills. Two class hours, two lab hours.

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COM103 - Introduction to Black and White Photography
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Presents fundamentals of camera operation and principles of visualization and composition. Emphasizes darkroom procedures, film processing, and selective printing techniques. Two class hours, two lab hours. Students must provide their own photographic supplies.

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COM105 - Intermediate Photography
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Explores precise control of exposure, processing, and studio lighting techniques. Discusses artistic and commercial aspects of photography. Two class hours, two lab hours. Students must provide their own photographic supplies. Prerequisite: COM103.

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COM107 - Visual Communication
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Surveys the development of visual design in the mass media and its impact on American society. Explores general concepts of visual communication including psychology of design and contemporary theories of electronic media.

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COM110 - Introduction to Broadcasting
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces broadcasting concepts used in radio, television, computer, and satellite applications. Develops management decision practices utilizing communication theories.

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COM111 - TV and Video Production
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces production techniques including the use of television and video equipment, staging, lighting, television graphics, and the function of studio personnel. Two class hours, two lab hours. Fall only.

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COM118 - Introduction To Digital Photography
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Presents the fundamentals of digital image capture using cameras and scanners. Emphasizes the making of images and the interpretation of their character in terms of subject and form: Classical photography with digital technology. Emphasizes the post-production work needed to bring images to an audience electronically, rather than intensive post-production experience with image manipulation, special effects, "new media," or animation. Student to supply his or her own digital camera, batteries, memory cards and any necessary hardware accessories or software accessories to make the camera functional. Two class hours, two lab hours.

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COM211 - Advanced Video Production
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Develops video production techniques using the college's media facility and equipment, operating video production and post-production equipment to create effective visual communication. Two class hours, two lab hours. Spring only. Prerequisite: COM111.

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COM215 - Digital Editing and Special Effects
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Focuses on the creative aspects of nonlinear editing. Includes the use of special effects such as multilayer keys and composites, motion tracking, and digital painting. Uses creative special effects in a nonlinear editing environment. Two class hours, two lab hours. Prerequisite: COM211 or ART210.

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COM216 - 3D Animation
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Encompasses fundamental concepts and practice of 3-D animation. Includes modeling, motion, texture, lighting, and rendering. Enables students to produce effective 3-D animation. Two class hours, two lab hours. Prerequisite: COM211 or ART210.

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COM220 - Multimedia Capstone Portfolio
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Integrates skills and knowledge obtained from earlier courses in the Multimedia program. Students develop and practice project management skills and gain experience building a portfolio of work determined by their interest and professional goals. Two class hours, two lab hours. Prerequisite: COM211 or ART210.

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COM221 - Media Production Practicum
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Internship at media facility or college cable television station in student's field of interest. Facility must be approved by program faculty. Prerequisite: COM211 or ART210.

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COM222 - Media Production Practicum
Credits: 2

Catalog Description: Internship at media facility or college cable television station in student's field of interest. Facility must be approved by program faculty. Prerequisite: COM211 or ART210.

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COM223 - Multimedia With Flash
Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Presents FLASH, an extremely powerful vector graphics software for creating dynamic, animated content ranging from basic linear animations to entire websites. Develops skills to create simple, yet impressive animations that can be added to web sites or published as soft-running FLASH Player files. Creates professional and eye-catching interactive content using symbols and instances, actions, sound and FLASH’s testing capabilities. Prerequisite or corequisite: CIS 113 or ART 209.

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