Communication: Audio/Radio Production, B.S.

Sample Degree Map

The Communication: Audio/Radio Production, B.S. degree focuses on the development of conceptual, aesthetic, and technical skills in audio production for radio and other media.  The goal is to develop critical listeners who can understand sound, as well as use audio principles and techniques in a variety of applications, including recording, writing for the ear, announcing, interviewing, sound design for television and theatre, Internet applications, and radio production and programming.

The State University of New York at Fredonia is committed to doing our part to provide each student a clear path to graduation. This four-year degree plan is a sample map for fulfilling requirements in the major, the Fredonia Foundations (FF), and other supporting courses. The pathway that you take to your degree may differ somewhat from this illustration, depending on where you start and the detours and side trips you may take along the way. If you are committed to completing your degree in four years, we encourage you to consider signing up for the Fredonia in 4 program. For complete information about this degree program, please consult the university catalog at www.fredonia.edu/catalog

Sample Four-Year Degree Plan

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
COMM 199 Communication Orientation 1
COMM 101 Fundamentals of Communication 3
COMM 105 Public Speaking 3
COMM 155 Rhetoric of Vision and Sound 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
COMM 102 Mass Media And Society 3
COMM 251 Audio Production 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
 
TOTAL 15

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
COMM 253 Digital Audio Production 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
TOTAL 15

Spring Semester

Course Credits
COMM 200 Electronic Media Writing 3
COMM 361 Script Writing Video/Film/Radio 3
COMM Major Elective 3
FF Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
TOTAL 15

Third Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
COMM 351 Audio Production II 3
COMM Major Elective 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
TOTAL 15

Spring Semester

Course Credits
COMM Major Elective 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
TOTAL 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
COMM 420 Communication Law and Ethics 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
TOTAL 15

Spring Semester

Course Credits
Audio Capstone 4
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 3
Minor/General Elective Course 1
TOTAL 14

GRAND TOTAL: 120

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