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

Designed to allow you the flexibility to focus on one medium—video, digital media, audio, or film—or to combine two or more areas.

You'll gain knowledge and skills for media analysis, evaluation, and production.

Our curriculum balances theory and practical experience, bolstered by foundational principles in ethics, diversity, and intercultural communication.

Opportunities:

  • Personal, one-on-one faculty advisers
  • On-site television studio, radio station, student newspaper
  • Internships locally and in Washington, D.C.
  • Exceptional alumni networking
  • Communication Club and Television Club

Alumni Career Paths:

  • Social Media Specialist
  • Production Assistant
  • Brand Marketing Coordinator
  • Media Operations Director
  • Studio Operations Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
     

Requirements

Program Description

The Media Arts and Analysis concentration offers students 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 students 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 Communication Major - 45 Credits

Required Major Core - 27 Credits

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 - 9 Credits

Electives - choose three - 9 Credits

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.

Communications Club
The primary purpose of the Communications Club is to participate in, assist with, and provide others with social interaction.

Advisor

Communications Club
Photography Club
This club was created to promote the art, science, and fun of photography.
Photography Club
This club was created to promote the art, science, and fun of photography.
WSKB University Radio Station
WSKB is the student-run College radio station which broadcasts music, news, sports and other information.

Advisor

WSKB University Radio Station
WSU-TV Club

The purpose of WSU-TV is to provide an on campus, student-operated television program that serves as a learning environment for students interested in television production