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2021-2022 General Catalog Published 2/28/22 
2021-2022 General Catalog Published 2/28/22 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Media, Graphic Design/Computer Animation Concentration, AAS

The Associate of Applied Science in Communication Media with a concentration in Graphic Design/Computer Animation specializes in preparing students to be creative professionals utilizing industry standard technology and techniques to generate commercial designs, digital art, and moving images.

Learning Outcomes:

There are five concentrations in the Associate of Applied Science in Communication Media: Mass Communication, Sound and Music Recording, Graphic Design/Computer Animation, Photography, and Multimedia. Recipients of the degree in the Associate of Applied Science in Communication Media will have demonstrated:

  1. skills required for entry-level employment and performance in media-related services in their area of specialty: broadcasting, business of music, computer animation, film, graphic design, media for the ministry, photography, radio, sound recording technology, and TV production;
  2. ability to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate job-related services within their areas of expertise in media;
  3. skills to comprehend and evaluate information related to their area of responsibility by producing a quality finished product; and
  4. skills to effectively communicate with staff, administration, and clients using databases, scheduling, preparation of written reports and oral presentations.

This program articulates with one or more institutions or agencies. Refer to the Articulation Agreements  section of the catalog for further detail.

Required Courses for the Associate of Applied Science in Communication Media with a concentration in Graphic Design/Computer Animation:

Freshman Year

First Semester: 15 Hours

Second Semester: 15 Hours

Sophomore Year

Third Semester: 15 Hours

Fourth Semester: 15 Hours

Total Credit Hours: 60

Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course.

Students must make a “C” or higher in all courses which satisfy graduation requirements in order to receive the Associate of Applied Science in Communication Media from BPCC.

1For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take MATH 102  instead of MATH 101 . Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate mathematics course.

*The student must take a minimum of 12 hours from the following elective courses for the Graphic Design/Computer Animation concentration:

Graphic Design Track: COMM 160 COMM 236 , COMM 246 , or any other Communication course.

Animation Track: COMM 202 , COMM 204 , COMM 220 , COMM 223 , COMM 251 , or any other Communication course.

**Behavioral/Social Sciences elective must be chosen from ANTH 201 , ANTH 202 BADM 201 , BADM 202 ; CJUS 101 GPHY 101 , GPHY 102 GPHY 105 ;  POSC 201 , POSC 202 ; PSYC 201 , PSYC 205 , PSYC 206 , PSYC 210 , PSYC 220 , PSYC 225 , PSYC 290 ; SLGY 201 , SLGY 202 , SLGY 203 , SLGY 204 , SLGY 207 SLGY 290  

***Science elective must be chosen from BLGY 105 , BLGY 106 , BLGY 107 ; PHSC 105 , PHSC 106 , PHSC 107 , PHSC 110 , PHSC 111 SCI 101 , SCI 102 .