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Diploma in Applied Communication, Internship Designation
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Objectives:
The program offers a combination of academic and technical training. You'll spend much of your time working on projects in labs and studios to develop technical and production skills. Using industry-standard television, audio and computer technology, you're involved in all aspects of media production. You'll also have the opportunity to fine tune your skills with an internship. After sampling a wide range of media skills, you have an opportunity to specialise in your final semester, creating a portfolio to present to prospective employers.
Practical experience:
One unique benefit of this program is our radio station: Village 900 AM. You'll gain industry experience on the air and in the production studios creating news stories, producing commercials and doing interviews in a real radio station.
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Diploma in Applied Communication, Internship Designation
Course Description:
COMM 100 Communication Process 1

(3 credits) F (3,0,0,0)

An investigation of the ways in which people share meanings. Students will develop the ability to analyze and discuss the reasons why a message achieves, or fails in, its desired impact and interpretation. Intrapersonal, interpersonal and small group communication are examined to help the student master the communication process.(T)

COMM 101 Internship 1

(6 credits) P, S (0,0,0,35)

This course gives students an opportunity to apply and extend academic knowledge while employed with qualified internship employers. This work experience is facilitated and monitored by the College.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all first-year ACP courses.

COMM 110 Publishing 1

(3 credits) F (1,3, 1-alt weeks,0)

Fundamentals of using computers for desktop and web publishing. Through lectures and labs, students work with word processing, email, page layout software, web browsers and web authoring software and are introduced to graphic design principles.

COMM 111 Publishing 2

(4 credits) W (1,3,1-alt weeks,0)

Through lectures, assignments and participation in a variety of projects, students will increase knowledge of desktop publishing, graphic design fundamentals, the principles of printing and web publishing.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all 1st semester ACP courses.

COMM 120 Radio 1

(3 credits) F (1.5,3, 1-alt weeks,0)

In labs and lectures, students will be introduced to fundamentals of voicing, radio procedures, and the use and nature of common audio components. Students will do live and recorded programs on CKMO Radio.

COMM 121 Radio 2

(4 credits) W (1,3, 1-alt weeks,0)

Through labs, lectures and CKMO Radio, students will learn about interviewing, and radio production, procedures and programming.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all 1st semester ACP courses.

COMM 130 Video 1

(3 credits) F (2,4,2,0)

In labs and lectures, students will be introduced to fundamentals of script writing, lighting, camcorder operation, videotape editing and engineering concepts.

COMM 131 Video 2

(4 credits) W (1, 4-alt weeks,2,0)

Through labs, lectures and television production, students will develop their skills and will learn on-camera behaviour, studio production techniques and engineering concepts.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all 1st semester ACP courses.

COMM 140 Photography

(3 credits) F (3,1.5,0,0)

A basic introduction to capturing effective images for print and digital applications. Through lectures and labs, students learn to operate single-lens reflex and digital cameras and related accessories. Students are introduced to image scanning, image correction and digital printing.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all 2nd semester ACP courses.

COMM 150 Writing 1

(3 credits) F (3,0,0,0)

Writing news and features for newspapers, magazines, radio and television. Through lectures and assignments, students will learn to generate ideas, assess news value, obtain information, write in appropriate formats, edit copy, and adhere to ethical and legal standards.

COMM 151 Writing 2

(3 credits) W (3,0,0,0)

Writing for advertising, public relations and instructional purposes. Through lectures and assignments, students will further develop industry-related writing skills to convince and instruct.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all 1st semester ACP courses.

COMM 160 Seminar 1

(1 credit) F (0,0,1,0)

Weekly seminars with representatives of the communication industry to explore communication issues, values and opportunities.

COMM 161 Seminar 2

(1 credit) W (0,0,1,0)

Weekly seminars with representatives of the communication industry to explore communication issues, values and opportunities.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all 1st semester ACP courses.

COMM 200 Communication Process 2

(3 credits) W (3,0,0,0)

An introduction to the theory, history, organization, technology and social role of mass media. Students will also examine ethical questions and the laws and regulations affecting mass media in Canada.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all 1st semester ACP courses.

COMM 201 Internship 2

(6 credits) PS (0,0,0,35)

This course gives students an opportunity to apply and extend academic knowledge while employed with qualified internship employers. This work experience is facilitated and monitored by the College.

Prerequisite(s): COMM 101.

COMM 210 Publishing 3

(4 credits) F (1,4, 1-alt weeks,0)

Designing, editing and producing print products, including newspapers, newsletters and individual design packages. Students will learn to design, plan and carry out complex print projects and will further develop knowledge of web publishing.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all 2nd semester ACP courses.

COMM 211 Publishing 4

(5 credits) W (2,3, 1-alt weeks,0)

Students will refine and expand their skills through student-directed learning and assigned projects.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all 3rd semester ACP courses.

COMM 220 Radio 3

(4 credits) F (2,2, 1 alt-weeks,0)

In labs and CKMO Radio, students will develop their broadcast skills and expand their knowledge of advanced audio equipment.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all 2nd semester ACP courses.

COMM 221 Radio 4

(5 credits) W (2.5,2.5,1-alt weeks,0)

Students will refine and expand their skills through student-directed learning and small projects including a senior role in operating CKMO Radio.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all 3rd semester ACP courses.

COMM 230 Video 3

(4 credits) F (3,2,2,0)

In a range of lab projects, students will plan and manage productions and will increase their creative, scripting, on-camera, technical and editing skills.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all 2nd semester ACP courses.

COMM 231 Video 4

(5 credits) W (2,2,2,0)

Students will refine and expand their skills through student-directed projects and including a senior role in producing a half hour show.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all 3rd semester ACP courses.

COMM 260 Seminar 3

(1 credit) F (0,0,1,0)

Weekly seminars with representatives of the communication industry to explore communication issues, values and opportunities.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all 2nd semester ACP courses.

COMM 261 Seminar 4

(1 credit) W (0,0,1,0)

Weekly seminars with representatives of the communication industry to explore communication issues, values and opportunities. Students may enhance their understanding of workplace opportunities through a practicum.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all 3rd semester ACP courses.

COMM 270 Major Portfolio Project

(3 credits) W (1.5,0,0,0)

Students will plan and produce a major project in audio, video, print, photography, computer or mixed media. Content, approach, methodology and evaluation will be determined in consultation between students and instructors.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all 3rd semester ACP courses.

COMM 290 Independent Studies

(1-6 credits) F, W, P (Variable)

With department approval, students carry out a plan of studies not available through regular college courses. Content, approach, methodology and evaluation are determined in consultation between student and instructor. The first course is COMM 290, then COMM 292, etc. Credit is established by department Chair and Dean.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ACP Academic Term 2.
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