Communication and Film/Media, Communication - Associate in Arts
The Communication and Film/Media associate degree program offers students a choice of two concentrations, both of which prepare students to enter a career in various communication and media disciplines or to transfer to a four-year college where they can further refine and develop their skills, earning a bachelor’s degree. Transfer agreements with local and regional colleges enable students to make a seamless transition into a four-year institution. Program faculty mentor students to help them select, balance, and sequence courses.
Whether creating content for traditional or digital media platforms, enrolled students will acquire the skills to craft and communicate a message. A combination of core course requirements, as well as specialized courses and general electives, provides students with theoretical background and hands-on application. Field placement, a portfolio, and experiential learning are built into the program so graduates are prepared to enter careers with work experience.
Note: Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. For details, see Communication, Film, and English course descriptions.
Recommended: Survey of Western Civilization I (HIST 1010)orSurvey of Western Civilization II (HIST 1020)
If you are interested in earning a bachelor's degree, please meet with an Academic Advisor who can help you select the courses that best prepare you for transfer to a four-year college or university. For more information, you can also visit ritransfers.org with resources on course and program transfer to Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island, or visit CCRI's Transfer Articulation page for information on articulation agreements with colleges and universities throughout New England.