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MEDIA ARTS & STUDIES

Effective Date: 8/27/2014 - 8/26/2015

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate MEDIA ARTS & STUDIES degree at University of Kentucky. This pathway meets the general education, pre-major, and program requirements.

The suggested courses in this pathway leads to an Associate and Baccalaureate major. The course recommendations for the first two years are required for the Baccalaureate degree, but also apply to the associate degree. The completion of these courses will enable a student to move efficiently into the last two years of the baccalaureate program.

It is important to discuss revisions to the plan, graduation requirements, entrance requirements, and other important program requirements with your advisor. Students who complete the associate degree in this pathway are guaranteed acceptance into the pathway as stated, unless otherwise noted on the pathway.

Sample 1st & 2nd Year Progression


Semester 1Credit Hours
AH/SB/FL Course 4
ENG 101 (3) 3
Heritage Course 3
SB Course 3
MAT 146 (3) or MAT 150 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours16
Semester 2Credit Hours
Elective 3
AH/SB/FL Course 4
ENG 102 (3) 3
OC Course 3
STA 210 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours16

Semester 3Credit Hours
Elective 3
GE/FL Course 3
Humanities Course 3
SB Course 3
NS Course 3
NS Lab Course 1
Total Credit Hours16
Semester 4Credit Hours
Elective 3
CIT 105 (3) or DLC 100 (3) or IMD 100 (3) or VCC 150 (3) or OST 105 (3) 3
GE/FL Course 3
SB Course 3
Total Credit Hours12

Pre-Transfer Notes

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy both the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree at KCTCS institutions as well as the UK Core requirements for the University of Kentucky and part of the pre-major requirements for the College of Communication’s Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts & Studies.

The College of Communications is a selective admission college. Students must maintain at least a 2.6 overall GPA and at least a 2.6 GPA in the pre-major courses: MAS 101, MAS 201, and STA 210 (or 291).


If the student elects to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Media Arts & Studies or chooses Option B under the Bachelor of Arts, the foreign language courses will not be required. In this scenario, the student will need to work with their academic advisor to find suitable course replacements in order to satisfy the requirements of the associate’s degree.

KCTCS students planning to transfer to the University of Kentucky should work closely with their academic and transfer advisors each semester to ensure they are addressing both KCTCS and UK requirements.

Additional KCTCS Graduation Requirements


1. Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours,
2. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA,
3. Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree,
4. Cultural studies course, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
5. Demonstration of computer/digital literacy, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
6. One science course must include a laboratory experience, and
7. Two disciplines must be represented in Social & Behavioral Science courses and must be different than those in the Heritage and Humanities categories.

Sample 3rd & 4th Year Progression


Semester 5Credit Hours
MAS 300 (3) 3
MAS 3--- (0-12) or MAS 4--- (0-12) or MAS 5--- (0-12) 3
ELECTIVE 300+ 3
MAS 101 (3) 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 6Credit Hours
MAS 310 (3) 3
JAT 395 (1-3) or MAS 319 (3) or MAS 420 (3) or MAS 453 (3) or MAS 520 (3) or MAS 530 (3) or MAS 555 (3) or MAS 590 (3) 3
ELECTIVE 300+ 3
GCCR COURSE 3
MAS 201 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Semester 7Credit Hours
JAT 395 (1-3) or MAS 319 (3) or MAS 420 (3) or MAS 453 (3) or MAS 520 (3) or MAS 530 (3) or MAS 555 (3) or MAS 590 (3) 3
MAS 3--- (0-12) or MAS 4--- (0-12) or MAS 5--- (0-12) 3
MAS 3--- (0-12) or MAS 4--- (0-12) or MAS 5--- (0-12) 3
ELECTIVE 300+ 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 8Credit Hours
MAS 355 (3) or MAS 404 (3) or MAS 482 (3) or MAS 490 (3) or MAS 535 (3) 3
MAS 3--- (0-12) or MAS 4--- (0-12) or MAS 5--- (0-12) 3
JAT 399 (1-3) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15

Program Notes

This major requires students to fulfill a field of concentration or cognate area requirement by taking a minimum of 12 hours outside the major at or above the 300 level in courses related to their media arts and studies interest. 300-level courses often have prerequisites, so you will need to make sure you take the prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the 300-level course at UK (e.g., SOC 340 Community Interaction requires SOC 101 as a prerequisite).


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