CURRICULUM GUIDE

Media Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0184  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

Media Technology is an integrated program that prepares students for
professional careers in audio, radio and television/video.  Audio
professionals work in audio production, audio post-production for video and
sound reinforcement positions, as well as in a variety of audio-related jobs. 
Radio professionals work in radio production, programming, promotion, on-
air/news/sports announcing, and station operations. Television/video
professionals work in producing, directing, technical operations, videography,
and videotape editing in broadcast and non-broadcast settings. Not all courses
in this program transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to transfer
should see an academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Visual Arts and Media Department, Academic and Office Facility,
Room 208A, telephone number (517) 483-1574.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 34 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
MTEC 110    Intro Broadcast/Elec Media                                       4
MTEC 120    Audio Production I                                               4
MTEC 130    Radio Production I                                               4
MTEC 150    TV Production I                                                  4
MTEC 240    Script/Copywriting for Media                                     3
MTEC 243    Ethics/Social Impact of Media                                    3
MTEC 285    Media Portfolio (See Note 1)                                     2
MTEC 296    Media Internship (See Note 2)                                    3
SPCH 120    Dynamics of Communication                                        3
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 38-41 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                         10-13 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are
available for each core area.)
            Communication Core Area (See Note 3)                             0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                    3-4
            Mathematics Core Area                                          3-4
            Science Core Area                                              4-5
            Writing Core Area (See Note 3)                                   0

CHOICE 2:   Media Specialty (Choose one subchoice)                  24 Credits
Subchoice 2A: Audio/Radio
MTEC 121    Audio Recording I                                                4
MTEC 122    Sound Reinforcement                                              4
MTEC 220    Audio Production II                                              4
MTEC 221    Audio Recording II                                               4
MTEC 223    Sound Reinforcement Practicum (See Note 4)                       2
MTEC 230    Radio Production II                                              4
MTEC 232    Radio Workshop (See Note 5)                                      2

Subchoice 2B: Video/Television
MTEC 152    Video Production Techniques                                      4
MTEC 153    Video Post-Production Technqs                                    4
MTEC 250    TV Production II                                                 4
MTEC 251    Advanced Field Production                                        4
MTEC 252    Lighting for Television/Video                                    3
MTEC 254    Electronic Presentat Graphics                                    3
MTEC 255    Video Workshop (See Note 6)                                      2

Subchoice 2C: General Media Occupations (See Note 7)

CHOICE 3:   Media-Related (See Note 8)                               4 Credits

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   72

1.    The Portfolio is a capstone course in this curriculum.  All courses must
      be completed or taken concurrently with MTEC 285.
2.    Enrollment in MTEC 296 will be limited to Media Technology majors who
      have successfully completed 75% of their MTEC course work.
3.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
4.    MTEC 223 must be taken once toward the requirements of Subchoice 2A and
      may be repeated one additional time for a total of 4 credits toward this
5.    MTEC 232 must be taken once toward the requirements of Subchoice 2A and
      may be taken one additional time for a total of 4 credits toward this
6.    MTEC 255 must be taken once toward the requirements of Subchoice 2B and
      may be taken one additional time for a total of 4 credits toward this
7.    Credits must be taken from Subchoices 2A, 2B, and/or departmentally
      approved MTEC electives or other departmentally approved electives. 
      Students following Subchoice 2C must consult with a Media Technology
      Program Advisor regarding course selection.
8.    Students must select courses with the approval of a Media Program
      advisor. This Choice allows students to select from additional Media
      courses (MTEC prefix) or from other courses that will augment their
      Media training.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
MTEC 110          WRIT 121          MTEC 240          MTEC 285
MTEC 120          Lim.Ch.           MTEC 243          MTEC 296
MTEC 130          Lim.Ch.           SPCH 120          Lim.Ch.
MTEC 150          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.