Media Production Technology

Find Your Wings

Media Production Technology offers hands-on education in the field of media production and broadcasting. Students learn about audio and video production, writing styles for the mass media, and announcing for radio and television. The program offers students practical experience in producing, writing, editing, announcing, directing, reporting, and field and studio production.

Students participate in the production of campus-based television and radio programs and are also involved with live telecasting of MCC sporting and campus events.

Media Production Technology students produce a weekly television show called MCC Today on YouTube and a podcast called The Beak Speaks on Soundcloud.

Progression: To meet graduation requirements for this program, students must successfully complete the specified courses listed below with a “C” average (GPA of 2.00) or better. A grade of “C” or higher is required in each BCT/MDT course to progress in the program. 

Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general admission requirements) must include one of the following:

  • Attain a 15 composite score on the ACT;
  • Score a 230 or higher on the ACCUPLACER NG Reading Section and the ACCUPLACER NG Writing Section;
  • Earn a “C” or above in Intermediate English and Reading (ENG 0124) and Public Speaking (SPT 1113);
  • Complete 15 semester hours of program general education coursework with an average of “C” or above at an accredited college or university. Developmental coursework does not satisfy this requirement; and
  • Attend an orientation session with the program coordinator when all other requirements are met.

Students entering the program for the first time must contact the program coordinator prior to enrolling in any BCT/MDT course.

Students enrolled in the Media Production Technology Program must attend MCC full-time (15 or more semester credit hours).

Course Number Course Description Hours
MDT 1213 Media Writing 3
MDT 1243 Principles of Mass Communications 3
MDT 1813 Broadcast Assistantship I 3
ENG 1113 English Composition I 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
  Semester Hours 15
Course Number Course Description Hours
MDT 1513 Social Media Production 3
MDT 1823 Broadcast Assistantship II 3
MDT 2113 Broadcast Announcing 3
SPT 1113 Public Speaking I 3
  Approved Elective 3
  Semester Hours 15
Course Number Course Description Hours
MDT 2413 Basic Editing 3
MDT 2813 Broadcast Assistantship III 3
MDT 2314 Multimedia Production 4
  Math/Science with Lab Elective 3-4
  Approved Elective 3
  Semester Hours 16-17
Course Number Course Description Hours
MDT 2423 Advanced Editing 3
MDT 2823 Broadcast Assistantship IV 3
MDT 2324 Advanced Multimedia Production 4
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
  Approved Elective 3
  Semester Hours 16
Total Semester Hours 62-63
  • Media Producer
  • News Reporter
  • Videographer
  • Editor
  • Technical Director
  • Broadcast Announcer
  • Livestreamer
  • Podcaster
  • Principles of Audio Production
  • Fundamentals of TV Production
  • Broadcast Writing
  • Basic Editing
  • Broadcast Announcing
  • $43, 490 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)


For more informationFor more information:
Josh Taylor, coordinator

For more informationFor more information:
Deborah Nettles, advisor