Oct 22, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Division of Communication and Performing Arts


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Office Location: Building D, Room 316

Phone: 318-678-6038

Mission Statement

The guiding mission of the Communication and Performing Arts Division is to prepare students for successful placement or advancement in rewarding careers in Communication or Performing Arts related fields or to prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Our courses and programs provide a rich and rigorous curriculum that helps students understand, appreciate, and accomplish the artistic and technical challenges of their specific areas of study. Course work, productions and field projects provide practical application of those skills.

Associate Degrees

Associate of Applied Science in Communication Media

The student chooses one of five concentrations: Mass Communication, Sound and Music Recording, Graphic Design/Computer Animation, Photography, or Multimedia. These concentrations draw from course work in the following areas of study: Broadcasting, Business of Music, Computer Animation, Film, Graphic Design, Media for the Ministry, Photography, Radio, Sound Recording Technology, and TV Production.

Within the AAS in Communication Media, the Communication Media Program maintains a 2 + 2 articulation agreement with Northwestern State University (NSU) allowing students who earn an Associate of Applied Science in Communication Media at BPCC (Mass Communication concentration) to transfer all credit hours designated by the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between BPCC and NSU toward completion of the Bachelors of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Broadcast and Digital Production.  Interested students should see the Dean or a Communication Media Advisor for more information about this 2+2 agreement.  The Communication Media Program also maintains an Articulation MOU for a matrix of Communication Course Equivalencies with Louisiana Tech University, allowing for course to course articulation between the AAS in Communication Media at BPCC and the BA in Communication Studies at Louisiana Tech University.

Associate of Arts Louisiana Transfer Mass Communication Concentration

The goal of the Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree is to maximize the transfer process, meet the needs of students who enroll in a 2-year college with the intent to work toward a baccalaureate, and develop a universal transfer program for which the coursework completed in pursuit of the degree will be accepted by all public universities in the state.

Associate of Arts in Performing Arts

The student chooses a concentration in Music, Music Production and Technology, Theatre, or Musical Theatre. The concentration in Theatre includes the following areas of study: Acting, Costume Design, Directing, Lighting Design, Scene Design, and Theatre Technician.

Within the AA in Performing Arts, the Theatre Program maintains a 2 + 2 articulation agreement with Northwestern State University (NSU) allowing students who earn an Associate of Arts in Performing Arts at BPCC (Theatre or Musical Theatre concentrations) to transfer all credit hours designated by the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between BPCC and NSU toward completion of the Bachelor of Science in Theatre at NSU. Interested students should see the Dean or a Performing Arts Advisor for more information about this 2+2 agreement. Also, the Theatre Program maintains a 2 + 2 articulation agreement (“Pathway”) with Louisiana Tech University, allowing students who earn an Associate of Arts in Performing Arts (Theatre) at BPCC  to transfer all credit hours designated by the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between BPCC and Louisiana Tech University toward completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Theatre).

Dean

Dr. Ray Scott Crawford, Professor

Administration

Rona Leber, Associate Dean/Professor

Faculty

Professors

Dr. Ray Scott Crawford (Program Director for Theatre)
Kathryn DeFatta-Barattini
Rona Leber (Program Director for Communication Media and Speech)

Associate Professors

Bob Alexander
Dr. Gulnara Chandler (Program Director for Music)
Melanie Lea

Assistant Professors

Lauren Brown

Instructors

Jonathan Elmore
Lakeisha Hamilton
Jennifer Robison
Joshua Waldrop

Staff

Paul Belcher, Program Coordinator
Jim Boyter, Resource Coordinator
Keith Bruce, Media Coordinator
Kim Condon, Events and Programs Coordinator
Emily Huntsberger, Production Coordinator
Monica Washington, Administrative Coordinator III

David White, Technical Coordinator
Louis Williams, Project Coordinator

Programs

    Associate of Applied ScienceAssociate of ArtsAssociate of Arts Louisiana TransferCertificate of Technical StudiesTechnical DiplomaCareer and Technical Certificate

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