Media Communication and Production - 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: Cynthia RAPP (620)665-3384

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

Total Credit Hours

This degree requires 65 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
BU120 Job Search/Retention 1

Job-search skills and career development including topics such as completing an application form and resume, developing interviewing techniques, developing job leads, and investigating career opportunities, job requirements and career ladders.

BU206 Ethical-Legal Issues in Cntrct Intllctl Property 3

The course focuses on ethics for creative individuals (artists, journalists, graphic designers, video producers), on the basic foundations of contracts, and finally on the legal landscape of Intellectual Property and its impact on these professional communicators. Special emphasis is placed on landmark United States Supreme Court decisions, as well as important contemporary First Amendment problems and debates.
Pre-Reqs: BU109 Business Communication, or EN107 Business English, or EN100 English Comp IB, or EN101 English Composition IA

JP110 Basic Photography 3

An introduction to photographic principles combined with the study and use of cameras and equipment. Practice assignments in exposure, development and printing of photographs. One lecture hour and three hours of laboratory per week.

MP106 Introduction to Media Technology 3

Acquaintance with the theory, selection and application of production supplies and equipment used in studio and field audio/video productions, the properties of audio/video recording, and the application of federal regulations governing broadcasting. The historical and theoretical background of the industry and opportunities inside and outside broadcast will also be covered.

MP109 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.

MP111 Audio/Video Scriptwriting 3

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.

MP112 Studio and Field Production 3

In video production techniques students will hold various roles including director, producer and production crew members while handling talent, blocking scenes, dealing with composition, lighting, staging, sound scripting and sequencing of shots. Site selection, studio and location shots, production breaks, shooting schedules, various modes of production and the importance of individual reliability will also be considered.

MP113 Video Editing and Post-Production I 3

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

MP212 Video Editing and Post-Production II 3

Application of advanced editing and post-production skills to the editing process; extending base skills from MP113 Video Editing and Post-Production I; working individually and in teams creating convergent media projects; increasing skills in color correction and video stabilization; overseeing Assistant Editors and offering guidance for client videos; further establishment of a personal portfolio; interaction with area post production facilities and professionals.
Pre-Reqs: MP113 Video Editing and Post Production I, or TC113 Video Editing & Post Production I

MP213 Advanced Production Techniques 3

The advanced application and design of video productions for field locations or studio shoots; opportunities to build on the knowledge learned in MP112 Studio and Field Production via a variety of assigned production with real industry deadlines, equipment and current industry quality control restrictions; expand usable video portfolio; introduction of new digital production and post-production techniques in the development of multi-media projects.
Pre-Reqs: MP112 Studio and Field Production

MP214 Applied Production Logistics 3

The advanced application and design of video production for field locations or studio shoots; opportunities to build on the knowledge learned in MP12 Studio and Field Production via a variety of assigned productions. Students will work extensively on projects where they create or acquire scripts, create primary production documents, scout locations, direct casting, create budgets, plan craft services, coordinate crew call sheets, and guide productions into post-production.
Pre-Reqs: MP112 Studio and Field Production

MP218 Media Communication and Production Capstone 2

Coursework will focus on polishing completed projects, updating resume, narrowing job searches, identifying geographies for employment and creating a final capstone project highlighting the desired field of specialization.
Pre-Reqs: MP213 Advanced Production Techniques, or MP214 Production Management

MP220 Media Communication and Production Internship I 2

A partnership with industry from the Media Communication and Production office designed to provide students with actual on-the-job work experience.
Pre-Reqs: Departmental Consent

MP221 Media Communication and Production Internship II 2

An externship with industry from the Media Communication and Production office designed to provide students with on-the-job work experience.
Pre-Reqs: MP220 Media Communication and Production Internship I

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.

AR134 OR JP118 Introduction to Digital Imagery--Photoshop 3
Course Title Credits
AR134 Introduction to Digital Imagery--Photoshop 3.00

JP118 Introduction to Digital Imagery--Photoshop 3.00

General Education Options 15
Course Title Credits
AR101 Art Appreciation 3.00

AR104 Art History: Paleolithic to Medieval 3.00

AR105 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3.00

AR106 Art Education 3.00

AR110 Drawing I 3.00

BI100 Basic Concepts for Allied Health Studies 1.00

BI101 General Biology 4.00

BI102 Ecology of Environmental Problems 3.00

BI103 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6.00

BI104 Biology I 5.00

BI105 Biology II 5.00

BI112 General Microbiology 4.00

BI115 Basic Radiation Biology 2.00

BU108 Business Mathematics 3.00

CH101 General Chemistry 5.00

CH105 Chemistry I 5.00

CH106 Chemistry II 5.00

CH108 Principles of Organic and Biochemistry 5.00

CH110H Honors Principles of Chemistry I 5.00

CH111H Honors Principles of Chemistry II 5.00

CH201 Organic Chemistry I 5.00

CH202 Organic Chemistry II 5.00

EC100 Macroeconomics 3.00

EC101 Microeconomics 3.00

EN100 English Composition IB 3.00

EN101 English Composition IA 3.00

EN102 English Composition II 3.00

EN107 Business English 3.00

EN108 Technical Writing 3.00

EN120 Children's Literature 3.00

EN121 World Mythology 3.00

EN128 Introduction to Creative Writing 3.00

EN201 Introduction to Literature 3.00

EN202 British Literature I 3.00

EN203 British Literature II 3.00

EN204 American Literature I 3.00

EN205 American Literature II 3.00

EN206 Contemporary Literature 3.00

EN207 Introduction to Shakespeare 3.00

EN214 Introduction to Cultural Studies: Fairy Tales 3.00

EN215 Medieval Literature in Contemporary Society 3.00

EN220 Poetry Writing 3.00

GE101 World Geography 3.00

GO100 American Government 3.00

GO101 State and Local Government 3.00

GO102 International Relations 3.00

HI101 American History 1492-1865 3.00

HI102 American History 1865-Present 3.00

HI103 World History to 1600 3.00

HI104 World History since 1600 3.00

HI105 European History 1500-1815 3.00

HI106 European History 1815-Present 3.00

HI115 History of Ancient Rome 3.00

HI116 History of Medieval Civilization 3.00

HI122 Film History of World War II 3.00

IS103 Microcomputer Literacy 2.00

IS104 Microcomputer Applications 3.00

MA105 Intermediate Algebra 3.00

MA106 College Algebra 3.00

MA107 Plane Trigonometry 3.00

MA108 Elements of Statistics 3.00

MA109 PreCalculus Mathematics 5.00

MA110 Calculus 3.00

MA111 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5.00

MA112H Honors Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5.00

MA113 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 5.00

MA114H Honors Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 5.00

MA130 Engineering Graphics I 5.00

MA201 Analytical Geometry and Calculus III 5.00

MA202H Honors Analytical Geometry and Calculus III 5.00

MA206 Differential Equations 3.00

MU101 Music Appreciation 3.00

MU106 Music Theory I 3.00

MU107 Music Theory II 3.00

MU127 Introduction To Jazz/Jazz Rock 3.00

MU132 Symphonic Band I 1.00

MU206 Music Theory III 3.00

MU207 Music Theory IV 3.00

MU208 History of Art Music of the Western World 3.00

PE122 Rhythms I 2.00

PE123 Rhythms II 2.00

PE124 Aquatic Fitness 1.00

PE126 Conditioning and Fitness Concepts I 1.00

PE127 Conditioning and Fitness Concepts II 1.00

PE130 Beginning Bowling 1.00

PE131 Advanced Bowling 1.00

PE140 Badminton/Tennis 1.00

PE141 Volleyball/Slow Pitch Softball 1.00

PE145 Golf 1.00

PE149 Handball and Racquetball 1.00

PE151 Social Dance-Beginning 1.00

PE156 Aerobic Dance 1.00

PE173 Fitness for Life 1.00

PE178 Yoga I 1.00

PE203 Rhythms III 2.00

PL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3.00

PL103 Introductory Logic 3.00

PL104 Ethics 3.00

PL105 Death and Dying 3.00

PS100 General Psychology 3.00

PS101 Human Relations 3.00

PS102 Human Growth and Development 3.00

PS201 Psychology of Personality 3.00

PS202 Abnormal Psychology 3.00

PY101 Descriptive Astronomy 3.00

PY102 Weather and Climate 3.00

PY103 Physical Geology 3.00

PY104L Physical Geology Lab 1.00

PY110 Physical Science 5.00

PY112 General Physics I 5.00

PY113 General Physics II 5.00

PY201 Engineering Physics I 5.00

PY202 Engineering Physics II 5.00

PY205 Engineering Mechanics-Statics 3.00

RE101 New Testament Literature 3.00

RE102 Old Testament Literature 3.00

RE106 Introduction to World Religions 3.00

SH101 Public Speaking 3.00

SH122 Voice and Diction 3.00

SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3.00

SH220 Persuasive Communication 3.00

SH225 Argumentation and Advocacy 3.00

SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00

SO101 Marriage and Family 3.00

SO102 Changing Roles of Women and Men 3.00

SO103 Stress Management 1.00

SO104 Assertiveness Training 2.00

SO111 Cultural Anthropology 3.00

SO113 Cultural Diversity 3.00

SO122 Introduction to Social Work 3.00

SO123 Social Welfare and Society 3.00

SO201 Social Problems 3.00

SP101 Elementary Spanish I 5.00

SP102 Elementary Spanish II 5.00

TH115 Theatre Appreciation 3.00

TH116 Introduction to Acting 3.00

TH117 Scene Design 3.00

TH118 Stagecraft 3.00

TH119 Stage Makeup 3.00

TH121 Advanced Acting 3.00

TH122 Voice and Diction 3.00

TH123 Theatre Practicum I 1.00

TR101 Applied Algebra 3.00

TR103 Applied Trigonometry 3.00

TR120 Work Ethics 3.00

Non-Tiered Electives-Media Communication & Production 3
Course Title Credits
AR124 Color 3.00

JL101 Introduction to Mass Communications 3.00

JL102 Reporting I 3.00

JL201 Newspaper Production I 3.00

JL201L Newspaper Production Lab I

JL202 Newspaper Production II 3.00

JL202L Newspaper Production Lab II

JL205 Introduction to Magazine Production 2.00

JL206 Magazine Production and Planning 2.00

JP113 Advanced Photography 3.00

JP113L Advanced Photography Lab

JP216 Studio Portrait Photography 3.00

JP216L Studio Portrait Photography Lab

TH105 World Cinema 3.00

TH114 Introduction to Theatrical Design 3.00

TH116 Introduction to Acting 3.00

TH117 Scene Design 3.00

TH118 Stagecraft 3.00

TH121 Advanced Acting 3.00

TH122 Voice and Diction 3.00

TR120 Work Ethics 3.00

TR120C Work Ethics 1.00-3.00

Tiered Electives-Media Communication & Production 4
Course Title Credits
AN101 Digital Animation I 3.00

AN103 Storyboard Techniques 1.00

AN105 Visual Effects and Compositing 3.00

AN202 Digital Animation II 3.00

AN204 Character Animation 3.00

AR135 Advanced Digital Imagery--Photoshop 3.00

AR141 Graphic Design 3.00

BU100 Small Business Accounting 3.00

BU109 Business Communications 3.00

BU145 Principles of Advertising 3.00

BU202 Marketing 3.00

BU203 Principles of Supervision 3.00

BU204 Advanced Small Business Management 3.00

IS120 Graphics on Microcomputers 3.00

IS135 Essentials of Web Interaction 2.00

IS174 Web Tools & Layout 2.00

IS225 Website Coding 2.00

IS250 Project Management 3.00

IS264 JavaScript 3.00

JP119 Advanced Digital Imagery--Photoshop 3.00

MP108 Sports/Live Event Production 3.00

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