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Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Become a part of this exciting, fast-paced, ever-evolving field.
Gain hands-on experience in multiple media.
Prepare for a career in newspapers, magazines, radio, film, television, public relations and advertising, and online, social and corporate communications.
- The STLCC Advantage
Learn print and digital production, photography, layout/design, copywriting and advertising essentials while working on STLCC’s three student newspapers.
Master acting for the camera, television production, video production, camera operation and light and sound board operation in one of STLCC’s campus television studios.
Get on-air, real-world experience and learn how to run a radio show and station at the Florissant Valley campus’s FCC-licensed radio station.
Transfer Mass Communications credits in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.
More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region, and the second largest in Missouri.
To find out if STLCC is right for you, we invite you to visit. You can meet with one of our faculty members, tour the campus, and get answers to questions. Click Here
- Career Opportunities
- Independent Film-Maker
- Radio/Television Broadcaster
- Public Relations Assistant
- Advertising Assistant
- Marketing/ Promotions Assistant
- Radio Stations
- Television Networks
- Advertising Agencies
- Public Relations Firms
- Online Publications
STLCC Career and Employment Services (CES): On each campus CES offices provide services and resources to assist students and alumni in finding full-time or part-time, on-campus or off-campus, internship or co-op, permanent, seasonal or temporary employment. CES also assists employers who are looking for qualified applicants. CLICK HERE
- For information on the job outlook, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics and search specific job titles. Also available: information on median pay, entry-level education, number of jobs and more.
- To learn about the top openings in specific cities across Missouri, visit the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center.
- For specific real-time information on wages and job prospects in the STLCC region, visit STLCC Career Coach.
- Estimated Expenses and Financial Aid
STLCC provides a top quality education at a much more affordable cost than other institutions.
- Students and Faculty
Renee Thomas-Woods, M.A.
- Program Curriculum
Mass Communications (AAS) 64 Credits
Program Total 64 Credits I. Career General Education 27-28 credits COM:101 Oral Communication I (or) COM:107 Public Speaking 3 ENG:101 College Composition I 3 ENG:102 College Composition II 3 XXX:xxx Math or Science Elective 6 XXX:xxx Missouri State Requirement 3 ECO:140 Introduction to Economics 3 XXX:xxx Humanities Elective 3-4 MCM:102 Media Literacy (or) PHL:104 Ethics 3 II. Physical Education Activity 2 credits III. Area of Concentration 27-28 credits MCM:101 Introduction to Mass Communications 3 MCM:110 Journalism I: Writing and Reporting 3 MCM:124 Radio Production (or) MUS:150 Fundamentals of Music Technology 2-3 MCM:121 Television Production (or) MCM:126 Video Production – Field 3 MCM:143 Convergence Media Production (or) ART:125 Introduction to Interactive Design I 3 MCM:140 Introduction to Advertising 3 MCM:141 Public Relations 3 MCM:113 Applied Journalism (or) MCM:122 Applied Broadcasting (or) MCM:142 Applied Advertising (or) MCM:211 Applied Public Relations 3 MCM:201 Workplace Learning I: Media 3 MCM:221 Media Portfolio Review 1 IV. Electives 6-8 credits COM:104 Persuasion 3 COM:105 Interview Process 3 COM:111 Voice and Articulation 3 ENG:103 Report Writing 3 MCM:111 Journalism II: Editing and Design 3 MCM:112 Feature Writing 3 MCM:115 Acting for the Camera 3 MCM:120 Introduction to Broadcasting 3 MCM:123 Broadcast Journalism 3 MCM:125 Scriptwriting for Television and Film 3 MCM:127 Video Production – Studio 3 MCM:130 Film Appreciation 3 MCM:213 Advanced Video Production 3 MCM:217 Publications Writing 3 MCM:218 Advanced Filmmaking 3 MCM:219 Multimedia Application 1-3 MCM:220 Advanced Audio Production 3 MUS:152 Audio Engineering 3 MUS:154 Music Recording with Pro Tools I 2 MUS:254 Music Recording with Pro Tools II 2
We invite you to meet with an STLCC advisor for one-on-one help in planning your pathway to this rewarding career. CLICK HERE
- Additional Information
STLCC’s Mass Communications Advisory Board brings together top industry professionals.
Members serve for two-year terms, and STLCC’S faculty works hand-in-hand with this elite group to evaluate and update our curriculum, stay up-to-date on the latest innovations, and promote networking.
- National Broadcast Society
- American Association of Advertising Agencies
- Public Relations Society of America
- Ad Club of St. Louis
- Society of Professional Journalists
- Media Communications Association
- International Association of Business Communicators
- Online News Association
- Press Club
The Mass Communications program is offered at our Florissant Valley, Forest Park and Meramec campuses. Students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.