Communications and Creative Arts Programs

Communications and Creative Arts Curriculum at LCCC

LCCC offers students unique experiences in communication, music, theatre, creative writing and visual art.  These experiences challenge the imagination and spur artistic creativity--they are experiences that will last a lifetime.  Programs in the Arts and Humanities prepare students to work in careers that require exceptional skill in dealing with people.

 

Our associate of arts degree guarantees your acceptance into any four-year college or university in Ohio to complete your bachelor's degree.  Communication graduates find careers in such fields as advertising, broadcasting, corporate communication, education , journalism, marketing public relations, research, sales, personnel development, publishing and visual communication.

Career Areas to Explore

 

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Find out how the FREE MyPlan workshop can help you choose the right career path, major and more.

  • Simple and easy-to-complete assessments that will help you understand your strengths and how they can effect your choice of occupation and major.
  • Multiple career matches for your type.
  • Career and job market information including a large career, college and major database and video library.
  • Great tool for career changers.

For more information, visit www.lorainccc.edu/myplan.
For detailed career information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook: www.bls.gov/oco.

Gainful Employment
Federal regulations require institutions to disclose to prospective and current students certain information about Gainful Employment programs. A Gainful Employment program is a certificate program that leads to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. For more information, visit lorainccc.edu/ge.

MyCAP (Career Advantage Plan)
Transfer Plans
If your academic goals are not reflected in our University Partnership programs or in our transfer agreements above, you are strongly encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop your career advantage plan (MyCAP). MyCAP is tailored to your own needs, curriculum and academic background. To create a MyCAP, please make an appointment with a counselor at (440) 366-4033 or at (800) 995-5222, Ext. 4033 or visit www.lorainccc.edu/transfer.  

 

Certificate Programs

 

Short-Term Technical Certificates

Culinary Arts Certificate - Kitchen Essentials
The Short Term certificate in Culinary Arts prepares the certificate holder with the basic foundational skills required to pursue additional education in Culinary Arts or for entry level employment in various types of restaurants and food businesses. Students will learn a variety of basic cooking and baking techniques through hands-on instruction. The Culinary Arts Certificate - Kitchen Essentials is a short-term technical certificate offered by LCCC at the Apollo Career Center - Lima, OH.

Click here to learn more about LCCC's Culinary Arts program. 
    

One-Year Technical Certificates
 

Arts Foundations
The Arts Foundation Certificate prepares students for a transfer to 4-year art departments and schools. This is an appropriate certificate for those who are preparing portfolios for such a transfer. This certificate contains the Art Foundation studio classes of Two Dimensional Design, Three Dimensional Design and Drawing I, which are courses that are in the Fine Arts Transfer Agreement. This certificate will prepare art students for transfer to 4 years schools. It is the foundation year of a 4 year arts program. Art students will produce a portfolio of works suitable for their major.

Communication Studies
The study of communication improves a student's critical thinking, oral communication, and written communication skills. This course of study is valuable for professionals wishing to enhance their communication skills and for those intending to pursue the further academic study of communication.

English Literature
The study of English Literature develops a student's ability to think critically and communicate well. This certificate prepares the student for further academic work as an English major or for preparing to teach English in secondary education.

Graphic Design
The One Year Certification in Graphic Design from the Department of Visual Arts represents the successful completion of select courses in Art, Design, Digital Art that prepares individuals to design, develop, and implement visual solutions for a variety of contexts, including print and digital media. Successful completion of this certificate prepares the student for employment in graphic design, or for further study in art, design, or web development. Certification is well suited for the individuals with professional experience seeking to add to their skill set.

Humanities Studies
The study of humanities develops a student's critical thinking skills, reading skills, research skills and written communication skills and provides the student with a board knowledge of some of the most important and enduring aspects of human culture. A knowledge of humanities is useful for the further academic study of human behavior, history, literature, art, music, and all aspects of human culture.Journalism - Public Relations and Advertising
The communications profession, especially journalism, has dramatically changed with the advent of the social media. Many journalists have left the newsroom to start their own ventures in public relations, marketing, advertising and other related fields. Unfortunately, many of them face immense challenges because of their lack of knowledge in social media, marketing and advertising. Similarly, marketing and public relations graduates also experience the same challenges. A comprehensive certificate program covering all these four areas – journalism, public relations, marketing and advertising – will be help these entrepreneurs launch their career goals. Click here to learn more. 

Philosophical Studies
The study of Philosophy develops a student's critical thinking skills, reading skills, research skills, and written communication skills and provides the student with a broad knowledge of some of the most challenging and important issues facing human beings. A knowledge of philosophy is useful for the further academic study of nature, theology, human behavior, history, literature, art and politics.

Photography
The one year certification in photography from the department of visual arts represents the successful completion of select courses in art, photography, design and digital art that prepares individuals to design, create, and produce traditional and digital solutions for a variety of contexts, including websites, print media and fine art. Successful completion of this certificate prepares the student for employment in the area of photographic production or for further study in art, photography, or design. Certification is well suited for the individuals with professional experience seeking to add to their skill set.

Religious Studies

Spanish
The certificate in Spanish provides students, prospective employers and others with documented evidence of persistence and academic accomplishment in the language. This certificate also prepares students for further academic work as a Spanish major, for preparing to teach Spanish in secondary education or for preparation in becoming an interpreter/translator.

Computer Animation 
The One Year Certification in Computer Animation from the Department of Visual Arts represents the successful completion of select courses in Art, Design, Digital Art, and software development that prepares individuals to develop, storyboard, and create 2d or 3d animations and motion graphics. Successful completion of this certificate prepares the student to be an independent animator or motion designer for entry-level employment in an number of fields, including film, television, web, music videos, gaming, and instructional materials; or for further study in art, design, animation and motion graphics. Certification is well suited for the individuals with professional experience seeking to add to their current skill set.

Two Dimensional Art
This is a course of study that focuses on Two Dimensional studio art. This prepares students for further study in the fine arts. Drawing I, Two Dimensional Design, Painting I, Printmaking are all part of the Fine Arts Transfer Agreement. The rest of the studio courses are transferable to other institutions dependent on portfolio review at the receiving institution. This is also an appropriate course of study for students who already have a degree and are pursuing the arts for personal development and interest.

Three Dimensional Art
This prepares students for further study in the Three Dimensional Arts. Drawing I, Two Dimensional Design, Three Dimensional Design, Ceramics I, Sculpture are all part of the Fine Arts Transfer Agreement. The rest of the studio courses are transferable to other institutions dependent on portfolio review at the receiving institution. This is also an appropriate course of study for students who already have a degree and are pursuing the arts for personal development and interest.

Web Design
The one year certification in Web Design from the Department of Visual Arts represents the successful completion of select courses in Art, Design, Digital Art, and software development that prepares individuals to design, development and implement interactive digital experiences for a variety of contests, including websites, mobile devices, and interactive kiosks. Successful completion of this certificate prepares the student for employment in web and interactive design, or for further study in art, design, or software development. Certification is well suited for the individuals with professional experience seeking to add to their skill set.
   

Associate Degree

Associate of Arts
The Associate of Arts degree is designed for students who intend to continue their education after LCCC.  The Associate of Arts degree does not have a specific major, but elective courses can be used as transfer credits toward a number of different majors at the bachelor's degree level at the LCCC University Partnership and other universities.

The associate of arts degree is awarded to a student successfully completing programmatic requirements.  Candidates completing the associate of arts degree may transfer with junior standing to the four-year college or university of their choice.  Since requirements at transfer institutions vary widely, each student should consult the catalog of the transfer institution and plan her/his program with a college counselor.  There are virtually no limitations to the programs that can be pursued as LCCC can customize associate of arts programs to meet the transfer college/university's requirements.  The associate of arts should be your choice for future studies in:

  • Art
       -Computer Art
       -Graphic Design
       -Photography
       -Visual Communication
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • Education - Middle Childhood (4-9)
  • Education - Adolescent/Young Adulthood (7-12)
       -Math & Science Major
       -Music, History, English Major
       -Physical Education Major
       -Intervention Specialist
  • English 
  • Foreign Language
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • International Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Media/Telecommunications
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology

Learn more about the Associate of Arts degree

Bachelor's Degree Programs

 

Bachelor of Arts in Communication (BAC)
From Bowling Green State University

Major: Telecommunications
Focus: Interactive Media

Electronic media, such as radio, television and the Internet, are playing an increasingly important role in today’s world. News and information are relayed with greater speed than ever before, allowing for closer contact between nations and people. In fact electronic media have become the major sources of public information and entertainment today. A central mission of the Department of Telecommunications is to produce well-rounded graduates to be future decision-makers in the electronic media and allied professions.

Bachelor of Arts in Paralegal Studies
From Kent State University

Approved by the American Bar Association, Kent State University’s Kent Campus offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies. Students also have the option to minor in Paralegal Studies in conjunction with a four-year baccalaureate degree (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science). Paralegal Studies is an interdisciplinary program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The program combines a liberal arts/general education background with law related specialty courses to provide the graduate with communication skills,
knowledge of the legal system, and practical hands-on-experience.

Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (Online degree)

From Ohio University

The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS) is primarily intended for students who have already completed a two-year degree program from an accredited community college, regional campus, or technical college, and who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree.  The program provides students with knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for advancement in their chosen careers, and integrates the technical skills developed within applied associate degree programs with the professional skills inculcated in a bachelor’s degree program.

 

The BTAS utilizes 60 credit hours of associate degree credit, of which 24 credit hours must be in a technical field.  Another 60 credit hours are needed to meet the minimum for a baccalaureate degree.  In addition to the 36-38 hours of major requirements listed below, the student may expect to spend 18hours meeting general education requirements and prerequisites.  The remaining 4-12 hours are elective.  A course may not count for two requirements within the major.  Consultation with an Ohio University academic advisor is highly recommended.

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