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Media and Communication

Media and Communication

(Minor Required) B.A. Degree

The Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication is for students who are interested in pursuing careers in broadcasting, multi-media journalism, public relations, corporate communications, audio recording and reproduction, filmmaking, and online media creation. Students are introduced to the foundations of communication, communication research, media production values, and an array of media production skills that will enable them to create high quality media-borne messages.

Students may elect an internship in their junior year. Students qualify for an internship by receiving the recommendations of two faculty members, by earning a 2.5 overall grade-point average, and by successfully completing an interview with the Media and Communication program coordinator, which may include other faculty members. Students are expected to earn a "C" or higher in each of their courses within the major.

The Experiential Component (required of the major) can be met by successfully completing 3 hours from among the following:

   COM 141 & 241 Radio Performance Practicum 1 credit hour (each)
   COM 236 – 437 Video Production Practicum 1 credit hour (each)
   COM 499 Internship 3 credit hours
   ENG 131 – 432 Journalism Practicum 1 credit hour (each)
   ENG 141 - 442 Creative Arts Practicum 1 credit hour (each)

 Required Liberal Arts Core Courses

   PSY 201

 Degree Specific Requirements

   Six hours of a foreign language (200 level or above)

 Required Courses (21 hours)

   COM 101 Intro to Mass Communication 3
   COM 223 Basic Audio Recording 3
   COM 235 Fundamentals of TV & Video Production 3
   COM 304 Communication Research 3
   COM 369 Mass Media & Behavior 3
   COM 433 Media Scriptwriting 3
   COM 483 Senior Synthesis Seminar 3

 Elective Courses (15) Choices must be approved by the student's advisor. At least six hours must be form the 300-400 level.

   ART 201 Basic Computer Graphics 3
   ART 215 Digital Photography 3
   ART 217 Black & White Photography 3
   ART 232 Web Design X 3
   ART 322 Graphic Design: Print Media 3
   ART 332 Graphic design: Typography & Logo Systems 3
   BUS 230 Computer Applications 3
   BUS 304 Advertising 3
   BUS 308 Business Communications 3
   BUS 311 Marketing 3
   COM 141 & 241 Radio Performance Practicum 1 each
   COM 211 Radio Broadcasting Methods 3
   COM 271 Online Media 3
   COM 236 – 437 Video Production Practicum 1 each
   COM 359 Documentary Photography 3
   COM 499 Internship 3
   CSC 100 Computer Literacy 3
   CSC 230 Web Design 3
   ENG 131 – 432 Journalism Practicum 1
   ENG 141 – 442 Creative Arts Practicum 1
   ENG 221 Introduction to Film 3
   ENG 310 Media Issues 3
   ENG 311 News Writing and Editing 3
   ENG 312 Feature Writing and Production 3
   ENG 315 Media Management 3
   ENG 338 Rhetoric 3
   ENG 433 Small Group Communication 3
   ENG 461 Professional Writing 3
   HON 213 Media and Violence 3
   REL 216 Religion in Film 3
   SSC 299 Digital Storytelling: An Academic and Community based Research Experience 3
   THA 203 Video Production Workshop 3
   THA 222 Voice and Diction 3

Total Hours Required in Major           36
(minor required)