College Catalog
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Academic Programs - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Broadcast Communications
Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5008
Chairperson: Dorothy H. Reynolds
Brahan Hall, Room 124, (518) 629-7347

The college is not accepting applications for the fall 2014 semester at this time.

The Hudson Valley Community College Broadcast Communications A.A.S. degree program is delivered in partnership with The New School in Albany, New York. This program is designed to provide students with the academic background and the professional experience appropriate for employment or for possible transfer to a four-year institution.

The Broadcast Communications degree program coursework has been approved by the New York State Education Department and the State University of New York as Hudson Valley's coursework. With The New School as our partner in the delivery of the applied coursework, Hudson Valley Community College enables students to study in a specific academic discipline augmented by professional "hands-on" education. The Broadcast Communications degree is designed to prepare students for work in the fields of broadcast journalism, radio and television arts, or television and video production or for further study. The on-campus academic coursework includes courses in writing, speaking and media and culture, as well as business, humanities and social sciences electives. The hands-on education offered on-site at The New School is delivered by Hudson Valley adjunct instructors, and is designed to permit students to obtain state-of-the-art technical skills in their chosen field of study.

Students are accepted into this program for fall semesters only. Beginning with the Fall 2011 incoming freshmen class, students alternate semesters between Hudson Valley Community College in Troy and The New School in Albany. In the first semester of coursework at Hudson Valley, students must earn a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 and complete a minimum of 12 credits in order to begin the second semester of coursework at The New School. Upon conclusion of the third semester at Hudson Valley, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a minimum of 42 credits to begin the fourth and final semester at The New School. Students may transfer no more than six credits from other institutions in fulfillment of the Hudson Valley Community College course requirements.

Students register for all courses at Hudson Valley Community College. They are charged the tuition rates of Hudson Valley Community College for credits taken at the college and the tuition rates of The New School for credits provided on-site at The New School. Information regarding current tuition rates of The New School can be obtained by calling (518) 438-7682. Student services are provided by both institutions as appropriate.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Courses

Notes

High School Average

1 unit of any math

Interview with The New School required.

70+

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $620.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

ENGL 101
English Composition I 3
_______
ENGL 102 English Composition II or 3
ENGL 104 English Composition II: Writing About Literature
ENGL 136
Media and Culture 3
  Total Core Credits Required 9
Broadcast Journalism Track
BCOM 250 Broadcast Journalism I 18
BCOM 251 Broadcast Journalism II 12
ENGL 120 Communications 3
ENGL 130 Journalism 3
ENGL 132 Advanced Journalism 3
POLS 100 Introduction to Political Science 3
_______ (1) Electives as advised 9-12
  Total Credits Required 60-63
Digital Film Production Track
ARTS 133 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
BCOM 275 Digital Film Production I 18
BCOM 276 Digital Film Production II 12
ENGL 120 Communications 3
ENGL 153 Creative Writing: Stage and Screen 3
_______ PSYC 100 General Psychology or 3
SOCL 100 Sociology
_______ Liberal Arts and Science Elective as advised 3
_______ (1) Electives as advised 6-9
  Total Credits Required 60-63
Radio and Television Arts Track
BCOM 260 Radio and Television Arts I 18
BCOM 261 Radio and Television Arts II 12
ENGL 120 Communications 3
ENGL 125 Public Speaking 3
ENGL 130 Journalism 3
MKTG 200 Advertising 3
_______ Liberal Arts and Science Elective as advised 3
_______ (1) Electives as advised 6-9
  Total Credits Required 60-63
Recording Arts Track
BCOM 265 Recording Arts I 18
BCOM 266 Recording Arts II 12
CMPT 118 Web Page Design and Management 3
MTKG 216 Small Business Management 3
MUSC 100 Music Appreciation I 3
_______ PSYC 100 General Psychology or 3
SOCL 100 Sociology
_______ Liberal Arts and Science Elective as advised 6
_______ (1) Electives as advised 3-6
  Total Credits Required 60-63
Television and Video Production Track
ARTS 140 Television Production I 3
BCOM 270 TV and Video Production I 18
BCOM 271 TV and Video Production II 12
ENGL 120 Communications 3
ENGL 130 Journalism 3
_______ PSYC 100 General Psychology or 3
SOCL 100 Sociology
_______ Liberal Arts and Science Elective as advised 3
_______ (1) Electives as advised 6-9
  Total Credits Required 60-63
*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.

(1) Electives include but are not limited to: ARTS 133, ARTS 145, ARTS 160, ARTS 165, ARTS 270, ARTS 272, BADM 100, BIOL 104, BIOL 105, CMPT 101, CMPT 105, CRJS 210, ENGL 125, ENGL 230, HIST 135, MKTG 214, MKTG 216, POLS 105, POLS 110, PSYC 100, PSYC 225, SOCL 120, THEA 110.
Possibilities may also include a foreign language elective and/or math elective as advised.

Broadcast Journalism Track
SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
First Term at HVCC
FORM 102 College Forum (1)
ENGL 101
English Composition I 3
ENGL 130 Journalism 3
ENGL 136
Media and Culture 3
  Electives as Advised 6-8
  Term Total 15-17
Second Term at The New School*
BCOM 250 Broadcast Journalism I 18
  Term Total 18
Third Term at HVCC
_______
ENGL 102 English Composition II or 3
ENGL 104 English Composition II: Writing About Literature
ENGL 120 Communications 3
ENGL 132 Advanced Journalism 3
POLS 100 Introduction to Political Science 3
  Electives as Advised 3-4
  Term Total 15-16
Fourth Term at The New School*
BCOM 251 Broadcast Journalism II 12
  Term Total 12

Digital Film Production Track
SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
First Term at HVCC
FORM 102 College Forum (1)
ARTS 133 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
ENGL 101
English Composition I 3
ENGL 136
Media and Culture 3
_______ Electives as advised 6-9
  Term Total 15-18
Second Term at The New School*
BCOM 275 Digital Film Production I 18
  Term Total 18
Third Term at HVCC
_______
ENGL 102 English Composition II or 3
ENGL 104 English Composition II: Writing About Literature
ENGL 120 Communications 3
ENGL 153 Creative Writing: Stage and Screen 3
_______ PSYC 100 General Psychology or 3
SOCL 100 Sociology
_______ Liberal Arts and Science Elective as advised 3
  Term Total 15
Fourth Term at The New School*
BCOM 276 Digital Film Production II 12
  Term Total 12

Radio and Television Arts Track
SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
First Term at HVCC
FORM 102 College Forum (1)
ENGL 101
English Composition I 3
ENGL 130 Journalism 3
MKTG 200 Advertising 3
  Electives as Advised 6-9
  Term Total 15-18
Second Term at The New School*
BCOM 260 Radio and Television Arts I 18
  Term Total 18
Third Term at HVCC
_______
ENGL 102 English Composition II or 3
ENGL 104 English Composition II: Writing About Literature
ENGL 120 Communications 3
ENGL 125 Public Speaking 3
ENGL 136
Media and Culture 3
  Liberal Arts and Science Elective as advised 3
  Term Total 15
Fourth Term at The New School*
BCOM 261 Radio and Television Arts II 12
  Term Total 12

Recording Arts Track
SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
First Term at HVCC
FORM 102 College Forum (1)
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 136 Media and Culture 3
MUSC 100 Music Appreciation 3
_______ Electives as advised 3-6
  Term Total 12-15
Second Term at The New School*
BCOM 265 Recording Arts I 18
  Term Total 18
Third Term at HVCC
CMPT 118 Web Page Design and Management 3
_______ ENGL 102 English Composition II or 3
ENGL 104 English Composition II: Writing About Literature
MKTG 216 Small Business Management 3
_______ PSYC 100 General Psychology or 3
SOCL 100 Sociology
_______ Liberal Arts and Science Electives as Advised 6
  Term Total 18
Fourth Term at The New School*
BCOM 266 Recording Arts II 12
  Term Total 12

Television and Video Production Track
SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
First Term at HVCC
FORM 102 College Forum (1)
ARTS 140 Television Production I 3
ENGL 101
English Composition I 3
ENGL 130 Journalism 3
  Electives as Advised 6-9
  Term Total 15-18
Second Term at The New School*
BCOM 270 TV and Video Production I 18
  Term Total 18
Third Term at HVCC
_______
ENGL 102 English Composition II or 3
ENGL 104 English Composition II: Writing About Literature
ENGL 120 Communications 3
ENGL 136
Media and Culture 3
_______ PSYC 100 General Psychology or 3
SOCL 100 Sociology
_______ Liberal Arts and Science Elective as advised 3
  Term Total 15
Fourth Term at The New School*
BCOM 271 TV and Video Production II 12
  Term Total 12

* Tuition differential.