Broadcast and Media Technology - AAS

Agriculture, Business, Computers and Technology

Contact: ANDREW TASH TASHA@HUTCHCC.EDU (620)665-3433
Department Co-Chair: JILLENE CUNNINGHAM (620)665-3479
Department Co-Chair: JANET HAMILTON NEWTON (620)665-3384

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This degree requires 64 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
AR101 Art Appreciation 3

Basic principles of composition, drawing and color theory emphasizing increasing awareness of the variety of visual expression from viewing works of art from past and present; hands-on experience in composition, color and drawing.

AR141 Graphic Design 3

Conceptual and practical problems involving visual communication with applicaiton of principles of design of effective graphic communication; studio class involving processes of lecture, critiques and student production problems using various graphic tools and techniques.

BU145 Principles of Advertising 3

Forms of advertising common to distributive enterprises; classroom readings, discussions, evaluations and exercises on direct mail, radio, TV advertising and newspaper advertising.

ED105 Success Seminar/College Orientation 1

Experiences designed to help with the transition into college life; exploration of essential techniques for success as a college student.

EN101 English Composition IA 3

Essentials of composition. Emphasis is placed on practice in writing expository paragraphs and themes and in using the techniques of research. Selected readings for models and criticism are used. Based on placement scores, students may be required to enroll in EN100 English Composition IB and EN099 Elements of Writing instead of EN101. Additionally, honors students may elect to take EN103H Honors English Composition I in lieu of EN101.
Pre-Reqs: Asset Writing Score of 45 or above, or ACT English Score of 20 to 36, or Compass Writing Score of 76 or above

IS103 Microcomputer Literacy 2

Study of microcomputer including word processing, spreadsheets, database, necessary hardware concepts and terminology.

JP118 Introduction to Digital Imagery--Photoshop 3

Manipulation of digital images using software; acquiring, enhancing and manipulating, prints and digital images. Explore the principles of digital imagery through the use of digital cameras, scanners, and web images.

MA105 Intermediate Algebra 3

Elementary algebra including exponents, radicals, quadratic formula, systems of equations, graphing and other topics preparatory to MA106 College Algebra.
Pre-Reqs: Accuplacer Math Score of 57 or above, or Compass Algebra Score of 28 or above, or MA098 Basic Algebra with a grade of C or higher

PS100 General Psychology 3

A survey of the fundamental principles of behavior including physiological, perceptual, historical, methodological, learning, memory, development, motivational, emotional, social and applied perspectives.

SH101 Public Speaking 3

Principles and practices of oral communication that will help the student develop skills in communication and acquire an understanding of oral communication as a vital human skill and activity.

TC106 Introduction to Audio/Video Technology 3

Planned learning activities to acquaint students with the theory, selection and application of production supplies and equipment used in studio and field audio/video productions, the properties of audio/video tape, the application of advertising,federal regulations governing broadcasting, opportunities inside and outside the broadcast industry and the historical and theoretical background of the industry.

TC107 Radio Laboratory I 1

Assignments in the audio studio to gain experience in station operations; volunteer internships with professional personnel serving as mentors available, with the instructor's approval, to students reaching an acceptable level of experience and proficiency in the areas of news, board operations and audio production.

TC108 News Writing and Special Events Report 3

Historical development of broadcast journalism; current professional practices in radio/television news preparation, assignment coverage, writing, editing and program building; newsroom organization; special events coverage; public affairs reporting; documentary; news analysis, commentary and press conference techniques.

TC109 Audio Production 3

Introduction to the fundamentals of audio production focusing on the properties of sound, conversion into electronic signals, mixing, blending and the reproduction of audio; emphasizing the application of audio as both a primary and secondary medium to enhance and compliment video.

TC110 Announcing and Performance 3

The study of basic broadcast equipment used by the radio and/or television announcer; background of speech and vocal techniques, personality, dress, character and temperament of broadcast speech communication; problems the radioand/or television announcer/performer encounters.

TC111 Audio/Video Scriptwriting 3

Instruction in converting ideas, books, plays, dramas, stories and other properties into effective messages resulting in broadcast scripts for mass audiences; the management of these properties; the legal responsibility of a property manager.

TC112 Video Production I 3

Introduction to linear and non-linear video production techniques; opportunity for initial experience as directors, producers and production crew members while handling talent, blocking scenes, dealing with composition, lighting, packing, staging, sound scripting and sequencing of shots; site selection, location shots, production breaks, shooting schedules, various modes of production and the importance of individual reliability.

TC113 Video Editing and Post Production 3

Theory and practical experience within the video/audio editing process for actual clients and various laboratory exercises including both the creative and mechanical aspects of A/V editing and 'sweetening'; the use ofanalog/digital formats; initiation and maintenance of a professional project portfolio required.

TC114 Video Production II 3

The advanced application and design of video productions in field locations and studio shoots; opportunities to build on the knowledge learned in TC 112 Video Production I via a variety of assigned productions with real industry deadlines,equipment and current industry quality control restrictions; development of a usable video portfolio; review of old and introduction of new digital production and post-production techniques in the development of learning skills.

TC115 Videography 3

Theoretical and practical experience, while working under a production deadline, to aid in development, individualism and understanding of the professional level of this visual art; emphasis on the establishment of a personal video portfolio.

TC212 Video Editing and Post Production II 3

Applicaton of advanced editing and post production skills to the editing process; establishment of a personal portfolio; interaction with area post production facilities and professionals via field trips.

TC213 Video Production III 3

Advanced application and design of video production on remote locations and in studio production shoot building on knowledge from TC112 Video Production I and TC114 Video Production II via a variety of professional productions with real deadlines and quality control restrictictions that demonstrate a mastery of field and studio competence.

TH201 Stage/Television Lighting 3

Elements of lighting design for theater and/or television/film/video applications, theatrical lighting equipment, control systems and creation of corresponding technical schedules and drawings necessary for design and control.

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