Communication and Film/Media – Community College of Rhode Island

Communication and Film/Media

Associate in Arts Degree in Communication and Film/Media
(AA_COMM)

Film/Media Concentration (COMF)

faculty and studentThe Communication and Film/Media associate degree program offers students a choice of two concentrations, both of which prepare students to enter a career in various communication and media disciplines or to transfer to a four-year college where they can further refine and develop their skills, earning a bachelor’s degree. Transfer agreements with local and regional colleges enable students to make a seamless transition into a four-year institution. Program faculty mentor students to help them select, balance, and sequence courses.

Whether creating content for traditional or digital media platforms, enrolled students will acquire the skills to craft and communicate a message. A combination of core course requirements, as well as specialized courses and general electives, provide students with theoretical background and hands-on application. Field placement, portfolio, and experiential learning are built into the program so graduates are prepared to enter careers with work experience.

Note: Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See Communication courses descriptions and Film course descriptions for details.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE »
General Education Requirements
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
ENGL 1010 Composition I   3
LITERATURE   Recommended ENGL 1200 Introduction to Literature 3
HUMANITIES   Recommended MUSC 1110 Jazz History 3
HUMANITIES   Recommended PHIL 2030 Ethics 3
MATH   Recommended MATH 1139 Math for Liberal Arts
SOCIAL SCIENCE   Recommended SOCS 1010 General Sociology 3
HISTORY   Recommended HIST 1010 or HIST 1020 Survey of Western Civ. I/II 3

Total General Education Requirements Credits 21


Major Core Requirements
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
COMM 1005 Careers in Communication & Film   1
COMM 1000 Foundations in Video and Audio Production   4
COMM 1010 Communication Fundamentals   3
COMM 1400 Social Media Communication   3
COMM 2000 Media Writing   3
COMM 2490 Field Experience   2
COMM 2500 Capstone Portfolio   2

Total Major Core Requirements Credits 18


Film/Media Concentration
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
COMM 2100 Studio Production   3
COMM 2200 Documentary Production   3
COMM 2300 Video & Media Editing   3
COMM 2310 Sound Design and Production   3
FILM 2204 History of Film I   3
ENGL 1210 Introduction to Film   3
ENGL 2310 Introduction to Screenwriting   3
Elective   COMM 2350 (Recommended) or COMM 2500 or FILM 2205 3

Total Film/Media Concentration Credits 24

Total Program Credits 63


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Last Updated: 7/30/19