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Communication Degree (B.A.), The Media Arts and Analysis Concentration

Why Choose a Concentration in The Media Arts and Analysis?

The Media Arts and Analysis concentration offers you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for the analysis, evaluation, and/or production of media texts. The concentration is designed to allow you the flexibility to focus on one medium—video, digital media, audio, or film—or to combine two or more areas. Courses in the concentration also encourage an examination of the structures and functions of media organizations.

Requirements for the Concentration in The Media Arts and Analysis

Requirements for the Communication Major - 45 Credits

    Required Major Core - 27 Credits

    • COMM 0101 - Introduction to Mass Communication
    • COMM 0102 - Introduction to Human Communication
    • COMM 0201 - Introduction to Communication Technology
    • COMM 0204 - Writing for the Media
    • COMM 0207 - Communication Ethics
    • COMM 0209 - Global Communication
    • COMM 0221 - Communication Theory
    • COMM 0307 - Communication Law
    • COMM 0320 - Foundations of Communication Research

    Note:

    STUDENTS MUST ELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CONCENTRATIONS. In addition to the required courses for each concentration, students are required to take electives, one of which must bear a COMM designation. If the concentration requires three or more electives, one of the remaining electives may be chosen from the approved elective list from any of the other concentrations.

      Media Arts and Analysis - 18 Credits

       

        Required - 6 Credits

         

        • COMM 0330 - Issues in the Media Industries
        • COMM 0332 - Writing for the Electronic Media

        Electives - choose four - 12 Credits

         

        • COMM 0106 - Principles of Video Production

        • COMM 0108 - Introduction to Film or
        • ENGL 0108 - Introduction to Film

        • COMM 0202 - Introduction to Photography
        • COMM 0206 - Video Studio Production
        • COMM 0208 - Video Field Production
        • COMM 0211 - Representation in the Media
        • COMM 0212 - Film and Gender
        • COMM 0213 - Global Film Studies
        • COMM 0214 - Topics in Film Credits: 1-3
        • COMM 0223 - Web Page Design and Construction
        • COMM 0230 - Fundamentals of Audio Production
        • COMM 0233 - Documentary Film
        • COMM 0240 - Communication History
        • COMM 0245 - The Silent Film
        • COMM 0309 - Electronic Journalism
        • COMM 0310 - Advanced Digital Video Editing
        • COMM 0312 - Media Criticism
        • COMM 0316 - Special Topics in Communication (when applicable)
        • COMM 0325 - Photojournalism

        • COMM 0329 - Crime and the Media or
        • CRJU 0329 - Crime and the Media

        • COMM 0328 - Audio Production II
        • COMM 0331 - Advanced Web Page Design and Construction
        • COMM 0335 - Media, Technology, and the Future
        • ART 0108 - Computer Graphics for Art Applications I
        • ART 121-131 - Design Workshop Credit: 1 (when applicable)
        • ART 0212 - Computer Graphics for Art Applications II
        • ENGL 0285 - Basics of Film Writing
        • ENGL 0367 - Film Theory and Criticism
        • ENGL 0385 - Screenwriting for Feature Film
        • ENGL 0391 - Special Studies in Film
        • ENGL 0393 - History and Development of Motion Pictures
        • PHIL 0217 - Philosophy and Film

        Additional Graduation Requirements

        All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core .

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