Mass Media leads to the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree. This program offers students the opportunity to study the form, content, history and issues related to mass media while learning the skills necessary to produce basic content for mass media outlets, including print, online, and broadcast. The study of mass media will also develop students' critical thinking skills as they learn how to effectively discuss and analyze how society interacts with mass media.
This program is primarily designed for students seeking transfer to four-year institutions to study Mass Media, Journalism, Advertising, Public Relations and Communication. Additionally, the skills learned here could be used to gain entry-level positions as creators and distributors of mass media content in smaller media organizations.
The Program is open to interested students. Students are required to satisfy placement at the time of admission. Students who are identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as a part of their degree program.
A minimum of 61 credits and a grade point average of 2.0 (C average) are required for graduation.
* Some colleges and universities require a mathematics course above FNMT 118. In that case:
- Students who are FNMT 118 ready should take MATH 137, MATH 150, or MATH 161 instead of FNMT 101 or FNMT 118.
- Students who are FNMT 118 ready who intend to transfer to Temple University should take FNMT 118, which is the prerequisite for MATH 161.
- Students with a math placement score above FNMT 118 should take MATH 161 or a higher-level math course.
- Please visit the transfer agreements web page for more information and consult with an advisor when selecting a quantitative reasoning course.
- MATH 161 is also recommended for students pursuing STEM interests.
**Directed electives and general electives should be chosen in consultation with an advisor based on student's academic and career goals, as well as specific requirements of transfer institutions.
All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.
The Division of Liberal Studies Room BR-21, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8450; or the College Information Center (215) 751 8010.