The Communications Department offers a 42 credit program in media preparing students for careers in television and film. The program includes both studies and production courses where students will understand the cultural and social meanings of the medium as well as get hands on training in our state of the art television studio using high definition equipment creating news stories, sitcoms, movies, documentaries and other forms of video content.
A degree specialized in media prepares students for a wide array of careers as a producer, director, show runner, script writer, camera operator, broadcast journalist, video editor and much more! As part of the program, Communication majors are required to complete an internship for a media company, taking the skills learned in the classroom into a professional setting.
REQUIRED COURSES (42 Credits)
COM 2300 Scriptwriting for Screen Media
COM 2380 Serial TV Storytelling OR COM 3600 Understanding Television
COM 2500 The Art of Screen Media (fulfills General Education requirement)
COM 2520 Television Studio Production
COM 2560 Field Production
COM 2600 Research in Communications
COM 3330 On Demand Television OR COM 3520 Advanced Field Production OR COM 3670 Editing in Post Production
COM 3540 Foundations of Media Theory
COM 3550 History of Screen Media
COM 4600 Communication Internship
COM 4900 Communications Seminar I
COM 4901 Communications Seminar II