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MUM Media and Communications

BA Degree Requirements


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 course work from the list below, including at least 32 credits of course work from MUM Media and Communications department.

Core Courses (16 credits)


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, such as Media Projects.


For descriptions of courses beginning with MC, see the MUM Media and Communications Course Descriptions.
For descriptions of courses beginning with MGT, see the Business Administration Course Descriptions

  • MGT 200 Principles of Business Success 

  • MC 250 The Power of the Word 

  • MC 300 Narrative 1 

  • MC 313 Documentary Filmmaking, or MC 316 Creative Filmmaking, or MC 370 Interactive Graphic Design for Online Publishing, or MC 380 Media Projects, or MC 433 RED ONE Camera Projects, or MC 423 Feature Film Production III


Concentration (12 credits)


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

  • 12 credits of Film-related classes
  • 12 credits of Creative Musical Arts classes
  • 12 credits of Digital Arts classes
  • 12 credits of Writing classes

Electives (20 credits)


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 include the following:


Film-related classes


For descriptions of courses beginning with MC, see the MUM Media and Communications Course Descriptions

  • MC 282 Video Production 
  • MC 284 Video Editing 
  • MC 285 Advanced Video Production 
  • MC 286 Stop Motion Animation 
  • MC 309 3D Animation for Video and Game Design 
  • MC 313 Documentary Filmmaking 
  • MC 316 Creative Filmmaking 
  • MC 323 Advanced Video Editing 
  • MC 330 Radio and Web Broadcasting 
  • MC 421 Feature Film Production I 
  • MC 422 Feature Film Production II 
  • MC 423 Feature Film Production III  

Creative musical arts classes


For descriptions courses beginning with MUS, see the Music Course Descriptions.
For descriptions of courses beginning with MGT, see the Business Administration Course Descriptions.
For descriptions of courses beginning with MC, see the MUM Media and Communications Course Descriptions

  • MC 330 Radio and Web Broadcasting
  • MGT 232 The Music Business
  • MUS 101 Basic Music Instruction
  • MUS 103 Drumming from Within
  • MUS 201 Intermediate Music Instruction
  • MUS 202 Chamber Singers of Southeast Iowa
  • MUS 203 Jazz Ensemble
  • MUS 204 Jazz Combos
  • MUS 205 A New Approach to Music Theory
  • MUS 206 Musical Artist Development
  • MUS 207 Creative Music Ensemble
  • MUS 210 Songwriting
  • MUS 215 CCTS: Music, Consciousness, and Veda
  • MUS 216 Sacred Music, Chants, and Recitations
  • MUS 217 CCTS: The Power of Sound – Ultimate Quest of Both Artist and Scientist
  • MUS 220 Music Appreciation
  • MUS 221 Developing A Musical Ear
  • MUS 223 CCTS: American Roots Music
  • MUS 225 Creative Music Technology
  • MUS 227 Introduction to Soundtrack Design for Film
  • MUS 231 World Music: Asia, Australia, and the Americas
  • MUS 240 Basic Harmony and Keyboard Skills
  • MUS 399 Directed Study

Digital arts classes


For descriptions courses beginning with FA, see the Fine Art Course Descriptions.
For descriptions of courses beginning with MC, see the Media & Communications Course Descriptions

  • FA 331 Photography 1
  • FA 332 Photography 2
  • FA 338 Photography and New Media 1
  • FA 339 Photography and New Media 2
  • FA 489 Advanced Studio in Photography
  • MC 335 Digital Photography
  • MC 363 Web Design Studio
  • MC 365 Next Generation Web Design 
  • MC 366 Graphic Design for Media and Communications
  • MC 368 Graphic Design for the Web
  • MC 369 Typography and Dynamic Typography
  • MC 370 Interactive Graphic Design for Online Publishing

Writing classes (non-fiction or media-related)


For descriptions of courses beginning with WTG, see the Writing Course Descriptions.
For descriptions of courses beginning with MC, see the MUM Media and Communications Course Descriptions

  • MC 290 The Big E
  • MC 345 Creative Process
  • MC 347 New Media: From Blogs to Books
  • MC 410 Narrative 2
  • WTG 201 Poetry of Transcendence
  • WTG 202 Writing Fiction 1
  • WTG 210 Poetry Writing
  • WTG 321 Blogging and Reflective Writing
  • WTG 313 Writing and Reading the Short Story
  • WTG 314 Fiction Writing 2
  • WTG 315 Writing Literary Nonfiction
  • WTG 320 The Personal Essay
  • WTG 340 Writers on Writing
  • WTG 350 Advanced Creative Writing
  • WTG 360 Writing and Photography
  • WTG 364 Screenwriting
  • WTG 370 Writing for Fun and Profit
  • WTG 373 The Graphic Narrative
  • WTG 410 Travel Writing

Additional electives


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.
For descriptions of courses beginning with MC, see the MUM Media and Communications Course Descriptions

  • FA 201 Principles of Design
  • FA 203 Understanding Art and Media
  • FA 204 CCTS: The Spiritual Quest in Media and Myth
  • LIT 265 The Evolution of Film
  • LIT 363 The Art of Film
  • LIT 364 The Science Fiction Film
  • LIT 365 The History of Film
  • LIT 366 The Peace Film
  • LIT 372 Media and Literature
  • MC 270 Social Media Marketing
  • MC 308 Documentary Filmmaking and Digital Arts Rotating University
  • MC 309 3-D Animation for Video and Game Design
  • MC 336 Travel Photography and Video
  • MC 341 Social Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 232 The Music Business
  • MGT 378 Marketing Management
  • MGT 425 Marketing 
  • MGT 428 Business Law and Ethics 
  • MGT 474 Marketing Research 
  • MGT 478 Advertising
  • MGT 484 Mediation and Negotiation

Minor in Media and Communications


To graduate with a minor in Media and Communications, the student must take MC 300 Narrative 1 plus 16 credits of other courses listed as required or elective for the MC major.


Minor in Creative Musical Arts


Students may earn a minor in Creative Musical Arts, independently of the Media and Communications major. To graduate with this minor, the student is required to complete 20 credits of music courses.



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 February 2013.
    
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