Students learning to use a video camera

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Media Studies

Media is a versatile discipline consisting of two areas of study: media studies and media production. Our media studies area focuses on the analysis of the mass media. Media Studies courses use an analytical and historical approach, and students develop skills to assess the role and impact of mass media on society. Students examine the history, values, and structure of media in the US and internationally. Media literacy skills are another fundamental component of Media Studies Courses. Upon successful completion of our Media Studies courses, each student should leave as a media literate individual - a more aware, critical audience member with a well-developed sense of mass media’s role in society. There is a wide range of employment possibilities for students trained in Media Studies, including positions in public relations, business, sales, public and personnel relations, and advertising.

Our Media Production courses provide hands-on training in the areas of Television, Radio and Internet Broadcasting, including broadcast news, sports, promotional videos, podcasting, short form and emerging media (360/virtual and augmented reality). Students completing the Broadcasting degrees and/or certificates are prepared for both employment opportunities in the broadcasting industry and transfer into four-year degree programs. The Promo Pathways program provides intensive training and internships for students pursuing promo advertising careers opportunities in the broadcasting industry and transfer into four-year degree programs.

MEDIA 1, Survey of Mass Media Communications 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: JOUR 100. IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Communication 1.

This course introduces aspects of communications and the impact of mass media on the individual and society. The survey includes newspapers, magazines, radio, television, cable, motion pictures, online media, advertising, public relations, theories of communication, and mass communication modes, processes and effects.

Course Number:1551 Time:8 a.m.-10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:LS 152 Instructor:Dickinson L M

Course Number:1552 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:LS 152 Instructor:Dickinson L M

Course Number:1553 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Brewer S L Above section 1553 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

Course Number:1554 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Movius L Above section 1554 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

Course Number:1555 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Brewer S L Above section 1555 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

Course Number:4055 Time:6:30 p.m.-9:40 p.m. MW Location:LS 117 Instructor:Conley T Above section 4055 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 18 to Aug 08.

NewCourse Number:1699 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Movius L Above section 1699 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NewCourse Number:1730 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Movius L Above section 1730 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

MEDIA 4, Introduction to Game Studies 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences) Prerequisite: None.

This introductory course examines the medium of video games. The course studies how video games have developed historically, culturally, and technically. Issues of narrative, design, interactivity, and spatiality, which inform both the medium as a whole and individual games in particular, are examined. The function of video games as media texts within popular culture is also assessed.

Course Number:1556 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:CMD 203 Instructor:Raz J G Above section 1556 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

MEDIA 10, Media, Gender, and Race 3 units

Transfer: UC (meets UC Berkeley American Cultures graduation requirement); CSU IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavior Sciences) Satisfies Global Citizenship Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Communication 10.

This course is an historical overview of media in the United States. Using readings from selected texts, clips from movies, radio and television broadcasts, as well as period literature, students analyze and debate representations in the media with a focus on class, gender, and race/ethnicity. Critical thinking is stressed in this course.

Course Number:1557 Time:2:45 p.m.-4:50 p.m. MTWTh Location:CMD 203 Instructor:Chicas H K Above section 1557 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Course Number:1558 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Pernisco N Above section 1558 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

Course Number:1559 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Gougis M J Above section 1559 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

Course Number:1560 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Chicas H K Above section 1560 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

MEDIA 13, Broadcasting Announcing and Production 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Broadcasting 3A.

This course offers training and practical experience in announcing for radio and television and for radio control room operation, combining voice, recordings, editing, and other elements in broadcasting performance and production.

Course Number:1561 Time:8 a.m.-10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:CMD 202 Instructor:Brewington R H Above section 1561 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

MEDIA 20, Introduction to Writing and Producing Short Form Media 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Broadcasting 20.

This course offers basic training and practical experience in writing, producing, shooting, music selection, and directing voice-over talent for short-form media projects. These project forms include on-air promos, commercials, public service announcements, webisodes, and special marketing campaigns. The course will take a hands-on approach to enable the development of basic copywriting and production skills, and will provide students with an introductory understanding of television, radio, and alternative media branding and marketing strategies. Storytelling, scriptwriting, and coordinating essential production elements will be emphasized.

Course Number:1562 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:CMD 131 Instructor:Shaw R D Above section 1562 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

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