Aug 16, 2022  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
  
College Catalog 2022-2023

Communication, Media & Theater Arts Integrated Studies (CMTA) Option, Arts and Science, A.A.


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CONTACT

Timothy Cochran, 413.552.2484, tcochran@hcc.edu

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The CMTA Integrated Studies Option is designed to allow students to create their own program of study integrating different areas within Communication, Media, Theater Arts, and other fields.

Students interested in this option must meet with a member of the Communication, Media, and Theater Arts Department to design their course of study that will provide the best foundation for transferring to a four-year institution, or for entering the job market. The program prepares students who wish to pursue careers in the fields of:

  • Advertising
  • Animation
  • Broadcasting/Broadcast Media
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Digital Audio Production
  • Education
  • Film
  • Government
  • Government Relations
  • Graphic Design
  • Journalism
  • Media
  • Multimedia Design
  • Photography
  • Politics
  • Public Relations
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Theater
  • Video
  • Web Design

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • communicate effectively in different contexts (interpersonal, intercultural, group, public communication, on stage, and using mass media)
  • demonstrate analytical and critical thinking
  • recognize diverse perspectives and the ways they influence communication
  • evaluate messages using ethical principles
  • demonstrate skill in the creative use of communication

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 35-36 CREDITS


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: 21 CREDITS


  • Credit(s): 3
  • CMTA Elective Credit(s): 3
  • CMTA Elective Credit(s): 3
  • CMTA Elective Credit(s): 3
  • CMTA Elective Credit(s): 3
  • CMTA Elective Credit(s): 3
  • CMTA Elective Credit(s): 3

GENERAL ELECTIVES: 4 CREDITS


  • General Elective Credit(s): 1-3
  • General Elective Credit(s): 1-3

TOTAL: 60-61 CREDITS


NOTES

Only 6 non-Arts and Science credits may be taken towards an A.A. degree.

This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. MassTransfer will also grant students automatic acceptance to certain state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.

Depending on course selection, 80% of this program can be completed online.  Go to Online Learning  for more information.

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