Mass Media

Associate of Arts

Mass Media degrees can lead to a number of exciting career fields, including journalism, public relations, marketing, advertising, photography, broadcasting, and many more. In Mass Media, students learn how to create and distribute content to a large audience through print and digital mediums using the most up-to-date software available. Mass Media majors are poised to enter the workforce upon graduation or to continue their studies in a number of media-related fields.

Laramie County Community College's Mass Media curriculum leads to an Associate of Arts degree and provides the basic requirements for a variety of specialized areas offered at four-year institutions. Students are encouraged to experiment in both print and broadcast journalism.

Non-majors will find that Mass Media courses are beneficial in career fields that are not traditionally thought of as Mass Media but still require employees to know how to produce printed and digital content to serve clients, customers and other employees.

  • How do you deal with stress?
  • Are you good with computers and technology?
  • Do you like research?
  • Are you skilled in written and oral communication?
  • Are you comfortable working odd hours and being on call at a moment's notice?
  • Do you have a curiosity about world or local events?
  • Can you make quick decisions?
  • Do you enjoy working with the public?
  • Are you organized? Can you handle multiple deadlines at a time?

Recommended Credentials: (Credit Diploma (CD), Associate (AA), Bachelors (BA), and Beyond)

  • Audio and Video Equipment Technicians (AA or BA)
  • Broadcast News Analysts (BA)
  • Broadcast Technicians (AA or BA)
  • Camera Operators (CD or AA)
  • Copy Writers (BA)
  • Editors (BA)
  • Film and Video Editors (BA)
  • Graphic Designers Sound (AA or BA)
  • Journalist (BA)
  • Media Equipment Workers (AA or BA)
  • Multimedia Artists and Animators (BA)
  • Producers and Directors (BA)
  • Program Directors (BA or Beyond)
  • Photographers (AA or BA)
  • Instructors (BA or Beyond)
  • Radio Operators (CD or AA)
  • Public Relations Specialists (BA)
  • Radio and Television Announcers (AA or BA)
  • Reporters and Correspondents (AA or BA)
  • Engineering Technicians (AA or BA)
  • Talent Directors (BA)
  • Technical Writers (BA)
  • Technical Directors/Manager (BA)
  • Writers and Authors
  • Business corporations
  • Cable television
  • Colleges and universities
  • Digital stations
  • Freelance
  • Government
  • High schools
  • Internet based companies
  • Large corporations
  • Local and public television stations
  • National public radio
  • National, state, and local networks
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Print news organizations
  • Private production companies

(For more salary information go to onetonline.org)

Occupation Median Salary U.S. Yearly Median Salary Wyoming Yearly Employment change,
2016-2026, Percentage
Reporters and Correspondents $37,820 $27,690 -35.2
Editors $57,210 $40,320 -34.7
Broadcast Technicians $38,550 $37,300 3.4
Photographers $34,070 $27,750 -41.2
Public Relations Specialists $58,020 $54,380 3.4

 

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Transfer Agreement with Four-Year Institution: Program Articulation

LCCC has partnered with a four-year institution to articulate a way for students to transfer earned credits. This articulation is a formal agreement between LCCC and the institution. This agreement matches up coursework to make the transfer process smooth and to eliminate any duplication of courses. Any deviations from the prescribed course list will not articulate.

Cost of Attendance

For general college expense, students can view LCCC’s tuition and fees Web page. Students in this program do not typically incur additional expenses.

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