Degrees & Concentrations

There are a variety of reasons to take courses in the Communication Studies Department. You might choose to enroll in our courses to fulfill distribution requirements or elective credits for a transfer degree, or you could enroll to satisfy pre-requisites for a variety of degrees.

Of course, you might be pursuing a major in the field of Communication, Journalism, or Film Studies! In that case, we have the following options for you:

  • Associate in Arts & Sciences (Transfer Degree). Learn more about this degree on the Bellevue College website.
  • Academic Concentration in Communication Studies or Film Studies. Learn more about Academic Concentrations…
  • Associate in Arts Movie Making (Professional/Technical Degree. Learn more about this degree on the Bellevue College website.

    Please note: Our department has discontinued the Associate in Arts Movie Making Degree.
    Any student who has been enrolled in the program prior to the summer 2014 quarter can still complete the AA in Movie Making degree. We will continue to offer all of the courses needed to complete this AA degree.

    Any new student enrolling for the 2014-2015 academic year and beyond who is interested in movie making is encouraged to complete the Associate in Arts & Sciences – DTA degree with an Academic Concentration in Film Studies. The courses that were previously required for the AA in Movie Making will be available to students to take as part of the AAS-DTA.
    Please contact chair Katherine Oleson (koleson@bellevuecollege.edu) with any questions about these changes.

Academic Concentrations

Are you planning to transfer to a university to pursue a degree in Communication or Film Studies? We are now offering an academic concentration designation on your Associate of Arts and Sciences degree.

Concentration in Communication Studies

To qualify, you must:

  • Take CMST&220 Public Speaking, CMST202 Survey of Speech Communication and CMST&102 Introduction to Mass Media (previously SPCH220, SPCH202 and COMM150 respectfully).
  • Take 5 credits from any of the following 200-level Communication Studies courses: CMST&210 Interpersonal Communication, CMST&230 Small Group Communication; CMST280 Intercultural Communication; CMST285 Nonverbal Communication.
  • Five of these credits will be counted as Humanities distribution or you may choose to have CMST&230 (formerly SPCH 225) count as Social Science distribution.
  • Students must apply to the program chair in Communication Studies for approval and a recommendation.

You must also take the following steps to ensure qualification:

  1. Obtain the Application for Academic Concentration form in the Arts and Humanities Division office (R230).
  2. See an advisor in the Communication Studies Department for Advising.  You can make an appointment with the following people:
    • Stephanie Hurst, (425) 564-3062
    • Laura Nudelman, (425) 564-2358
    • Katherine Oleson, (425) 564-3050
    • Alan Yabui, (425) 564-3083
  3. Bring a copy of your current transcript and your distribution sheet to your advising appointment.
  4. Return your completed application and copy of your current transcript to Katherine Oleson, Communication Studies Department Chair prior to application for graduation.

Concentration in Film Studies

You  must take the following steps to ensure qualification:

  1. Obtain the Application for Academic Concentration form in the Arts and Humanities Division office (R230).
  2. See an advisor in the Communication Studies Department for Advising.  You can make an appointment with the following people:
    • Michael Korolenko, (425) 564-4109
    • Roger George, (425) 564-2021
    • Katherine Oleson, (425) 564-3050
  3. Bring a copy of your current transcript and your distribution sheet to your advising appointment.
  4. Return your completed application and copy of your current transcript to Katherine Oleson, Communication Studies Department Chair prior to application for graduation.

Contact Katherine Oleson (koleson@bellevuecollege.edu) if you have any questions.

You can learn more about Academic Concentrations by visiting http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/records/concentration/