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Media Production: Detailed Program Information

The B.S. in media production is a professionally oriented degree program designed to provide students with the creative and critical thinking skills needed in expanding sectors of contemporary media industries. The program balances a strong emphasis on skills acquisition and media aesthetics with deep understanding of the social and cultural contexts in which they are created. 

Required foundation and methods courses: 24 credit hours

  • COM 100: Human Communication
  • COM 110: Introduction to Media Production
  • COM 203: Introduction to Media Writing
  • COM 242: Audio Production
  • COM 243: Video Production I
  • COM 335: Issues in Digital Culture
  • COM 350: New Communication Media
  • COM 499: Senior Thesis

Elective courses in media production: 15 credit hours

  • COM 251: Introduction to Digital 3-D Modeling and Animation
  • COM 312: Media Performance
  • COM 322: Intermediate Writing for Media
  • COM 342: Video Production II
  • COM 346: Advanced News Reporting
  • COM 349: Multimedia Production
  • COM 353: Video Postproduction
  • COM 444: Advanced Filmmaking
  • COM 445: Advanced Documentary

Elective sequence in a related content area: 9 or 10 credit hours

Choose Sequence #1 or #2

Sequence #1: 9 credit hours

  • CAP 100: Introduction to Computer Applications
  • CAP 251: Introduction to Website Development
  • CAP 351: Advanced Website Development

Sequence #2: 10 credit hours

  • MAT 111: Algebra for College Students
  • PHY 105: Elementary Mechanics and Heat
  • PHY 106: Elementary Electricity, Light and Sound

Participation in media: 1 credit hour

  • COM 390: Participation in Newspaper or
  • COM 393: Participation in Video Production or
  • COM 394: Participation in Audio Production

Internship: 3 credit hours

  • CPV 400: Cooperative Education

Total credit hours required for graduation: 120

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Phone: 607-753-4201
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