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  • Objectives
    This program teaches students the methods and techniques
    by which radio and television news programs are produced and
    delivered and prepares students to be professional broadcasters.
    Included is instruction in the principles of broadcast technology;
    program design and production; broadcast editing; and
    on- and off-camera procedures and techniques. Careers in the
    field include broadcast technician, disc jockey, movie-TV camera
    operator, radio producer, TV-radio station manager, and
    video jockey.
    This major may also lead to many other careers. For additional
    possibilities, explore the computerized career information
    systems and other valuable career resources at the Career
    Services Center on SMC’s main campus.
    Students planning to transfer to a four-year college should
    complete the lower-division major requirements and the general
    education pattern for the appropriate transfer college.
  • Course description
    Students must complete major requirements in effect at
    the time enrollment begins or major requirements in effect at
    graduation as long as continuous enrollment is maintained.
    (See page 48 for definition of continuous enrollment).

    Transfer students may qualify for an Associate in Arts
    degree in this major or they may select the Liberal Arts major.
    At least 50% of the required major units must be completed
    at Santa Monica College.
    All coursework for the major must be completed with a
    grade of C (2.0) or higher.
    Option 1: Broadcast Programming and Production (20
    units)

    Required Courses: (15 units)

    Communication 1, Survey of Mass Media
    Communications (3)
    Broadcasting 1, Introduction to Broadcasting (3)
    Broadcasting 2, Broadcast Programming and Management
    (3)
    Broadcasting 3A, Broadcast Announcing & Production (3)
    Broadcasting 4A, Newswriting and Newscasting (3)
    The following courses are highly recommended; students
    must select at least five units from the following list:
    Broadcasting 4B, Advanced Broadcast Newswriting and
    Newscasting (3,3)
    Broadcasting 5A, Sportscasting Fall Sports (3)
    Broadcasting 5B, Sportscasting Spring Sports (3,3)
    Broadcasting 5C, Sportscasting Summer Sports (3,3)
    Broadcasting 8, Broadcast Advertising (3)
    Broadcasting 9, Broadcast Workshop (3,3)
    Broadcasting 46, Television Production (3)
    Broadcasting 48, Television Workshop (3)
    Broadcasting 90A, Internship (1)
    Broadcasting 90B, Internship (2)
    Broadcasting 90C, Internship (3)
    Communication 2, Reading Media: Acquiring Media
    Literacy Skills (3)
    Additional general education requirements are listed in the
    Academics section of this catalog, as well as online (go to www.
    smc.edu/articulation).


    Option 2: Broadcast Sales and Management (21 units)
    Required Courses: (18 units)
    Communication 1, Survey of Mass Media
    Communications (3)
    Broadcasting 1, Introduction to Broadcasting (3)
    Broadcasting 2, Broadcast Programming & Management
    (3)
    Broadcasting 3A, Broadcast Announcing & Production (3)
    Broadcasting 8, Broadcast Advertising (3)
    Business 23, Principles of Selling (3)
    The following courses are highly recommended; students
    must select at least three units from the following list:
    Business 1, Introduction to Business (3)
    Business 24, Creative Selling (3)
    Business 27, Introduction to e-Commerce (3)
    Business 63, Principles of Entrepreneurship (3)
    Broadcasting 90A, Internship (formerly BRDCST 10S) (1)
    Broadcasting 90B, Internship (formerly BRDCST 10)
    (2,2,2)
    Communication 2, Reading Media: Acquiring Media
    Literacy Skills (3)
    Students completing the Associate in Arts degree major
    requirements in either Option 1 or 2 may wish to elect additional
    courses from this recommended list:
    Broadcasting 46, Television Production (3)
    Broadcasting 48, Television Workshop (3)
    Communication 2, Reading Media: Acquiring Media
    Literacy Skills (3)
    Humanities 88, Independent Study and Projects (1-2)
    Journalism 1, The News (3)
    Journalism 2, Newswriting and Reporting (3)
    Journalism 43, Public Relations and Publicity (3)
    Speech 2, Persuasion (3)

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