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    Associate Degree in Communications

    Today’s competitive media landscape demands a high level of skill — and a lot of real-world experience.

    The Associate Degree in Communications from Dean College will provide the experience required to transfer seamlessly to a four-year school or to segue directly into careers in public relations, integrated marketing, TV, radio, advertising or print media. Opportunities include:

      •  Work as an on-air newscaster or DJ at our own 175-watt radio station
      • Operate cutting-edge production tools such as Final Cut Studio and Pro Tools
      • Function as director, camera operator or editor in our pro-level video production studio

      Communications graduates at Dean enjoy tremendous success nationally in careers in TV, radio, publishing and public relations. The field of communications is rapidly changing – see how Dean College is staying ahead of the curve!

       

      Course Sequence

      Communications

      MAJOR (24 credits) Credits
      COM 121
      Introduction to Communications
      3
      COM 122
      Digital Audio Production I
      3
      COM 123
      Digital Video Production I
      3
      COM 211
      Media Writing
      3
      COM 112
      Workshop in Communications
      3
      COM 223
      Digital Video Production II
      4
      COM 225
      Digital Audio Production II
      3
      COM 124
      Web Design and Social Media Production
      3
      Or
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      -
      COM 213
      Media Concept Creation
      3
      Or
      -
      -
      COM 217
      Sports and Entertainment Media
      3
      SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
      Social Sciences Elective
      3
      HISTORY ELECTIVE
      History Elective
      3
      CORE (28 credits) Credits
      ENG 111
      Composition I
      3
      ENG 112
      Composition II
      3
      SPC 101
      Communication Fundamentals
      3
      MTH 150
      Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
      3
      BIO 180
      Human Biology
      4
      ART ELECTIVE
      Core Distribution Arts Elective
      3
      HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
      Humanities Elective
      3
      NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATH ELECTIVE
      Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective
      3
      SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
      Social Sciences Elective
      3
      ELECTIVES (9 credits) Credits
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      Elective - Open
      3
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      Elective - Open
      3
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      Elective - Open
      3
      TOTAL CREDITS: 61 Credits
      Students are advised to take ECO 150 (Principles of Economics) if continuing into bachelor degree programs in either Arts and Entertainment Management or Business. Students are strongly advised to take AMGT 101- The Arts and Entertainment World- as an open elective to obtain a broad overview of this industry. Credits

      DEAN CareerLink
      Updated daily, DEAN CareerLink offers current students and alumni access to an entire career network with job and internship opportunities, research tools, external job search website recommendations, events and workshops, and networking opportunities.

      What else can we help with? 
      • Internship opportunities
      • Connections with potential employers
      • Resume assistance
      • Writing a cover letter
      • Mock interviews and strategies
      • Networking opportunities and techniques
      • Integrating social media in your job search

      Useful Links
      Dozens of useful industry, career and employment search web sites, providing a great resource as you research and attempt to build your perfect career.  

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