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

Multimedia Journalist #3975 (32 credits)

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


Gainful Employment Program Requirements
 

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