In addition to the requirements below for the BA in Media and Communications, students need to satisfy the general requirements for a bachelor’s degree.
To graduate with a major in Media and Communications, students must complete 48 credits of coursework from the list below, including at least 32 credits of coursework from the Department of Media and Communications. We accept up to 16 credits transferred from other universities. A portfolio of work is also required: all students in each MC class are required to post and maintain a record of their work in a private section of a departmental Web site to facilitate assessment by the department. Students are also strongly encouraged to post their best work publicly.
In the core courses, students develop foundational business strategy and implementation skills, writing skills, and narrative communication skills. They also further develop their skills in their area of concentration by building their portfolios in one of the capstone courses.
In the concentration, students gain skills in video/audio production, music production, graphic design/Web design/photography, or writing by completing courses from the electives listed below, consisting of:
Elective courses develop the student’s knowledge and skills in the use of the spoken or written language, in the visual arts, or in the business and technological aspects of filmmaking, video, computer animation, graphic design, or Web design. Courses that may fulfill elective requirements in this major are listed below. (For a complete list of courses that may satisfy these requirements, please see the Media and Communications Department Administrator.)
For a list of Media and Communications courses offered, see the Media and Communications Course Descriptions page.
For descriptions of courses beginning with FA, see the Fine Art Course Descriptions.
For descriptions of courses beginning with LIT, see the Literature Course Descriptions.
For descriptions of courses beginning with MGT, see the Business Administration Course Descriptions.
The above information is subject to change any time. Students already enrolled at the University should contact the graduation director for their degree requirements. The content of this page was reviewed in October 2015.
In this program you will participate in the creation of an original Web-TV Series, working alongside fellow students and industry professionals. This unique opportunity is being made available to a select number of students who will work together to write, produce, edit, and distribute the series. Every student will work in different capacities throughout the course of the production.
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