Rock Valley College

Mass Communication Certificates

Certificate: 32 credits
Program Contact: Department of Mass Communication  (815) 921-3360

Program Overview
 

Graduates of either of our 32-credit Certificate Programs are prepared to produce a wide range of media projects including multi-format television programs, commercials, news articles, public service announcements, short films, and high-quality audio products.

Work & Employment
 

Certificate graduates can secure jobs such as a Journalist, Master Control Operator, Production Assistant, Director, Producer, Editor, Public Relations Representative, Sound Engineer, or Videographer.

Transfer Opportunities
 

Most of the courses in this certificate program have IAI transfer codes.  Students are highly encouraged to pursue both an Associate of Arts degree and a Bachelor's degree in order to increase their opportunities for long term employment. Students should consult with the Dean or Academic Chair of the Mass Communication department or an academic advisor.

Media Production Specialist #3950 (32 credits)

Number Title Credits
  COM-130 Intro to Mass Communication (3)
  COM-140 Writing for Multimedia (3)
  COM-156 Audio Production I (3)
  COM-157 Video Production I (3)
  COM-251 Film History and Appreciation (3)
  COM-252 International History of Film (3)
  COM-256 Advanced Audio Production (3)
  COM-257 Advanced Video Production (3)
  COM-260 Advanced Post-Production (3)
  COM-296 Documentary Production, or
  COM-297 Motion Picture Production (3)
  COM-298 Mass Communication Internship (1)

Multimedia Journalist #3975 (32 credits)

Number Title Credits
  STU-103 Workplace Ethics (1)
  COM-113 Intro to Public Relations (3)
  COM-119 News Writing (3)
  COM-120 News Editing (3)
  COM-130 Intro to Mass Communication (3)
  COM-140 Writing for Multimedia (3)
  COM-156 Audio Production I (3)
  COM-157 Video Production I (3)
  COM-218 Broadcast Performance (3)
  COM-221 Photojournalism (3)
  COM-296 Documentary Production (3)
  COM-298 Mass Communication Internship (1)


Gainful Employment Program Requirements
 

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