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Media Arts BA

Department of Communication

Media Arts BA
Course Number and TitleCredits
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
ENGL 102 Intro to College Writing and Research3
UF 100 Intellectual Foundations3
UF 200 Civic and Ethical Foundations3
DLM Mathematics3-4
DLN Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course with lab4
DLN Natural, Physical, and Applied Sciences course in a second field3-4
DLV Visual and Performing Arts3
DLL Literature and Humanities3-4
DLS Social Sciences course3
DLS Social Sciences course in a second field3
Three (3) credits from the following:
COMM 113/313 Communication Activities: PRSSA
COMM 116/316 Communication Activities: Studio Television for Community
COMM 117/317 Communication Activities: UTP
COMM 119/319 Communication Activities: Student Media
COMM 493 Internship
PR 493 Internship
3
COMM 261 Multimedia Storytelling3
CID COMM 271 Introduction to Media3
COMM 360 Media Aesthetics and Culture3
COMM 362 Media Law and Ethics3
COMM 467 Media and Democracy3
FF COMM 499 Media Arts Seminar3
Complete the coursework under one of the following emphasis areas to graduate with a BA in Media Arts.

Journalism and Media Studies Emphasis

Journalism and Media Studies Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
COMM 273 Reporting and News Writing3
COMM 363 Advanced Journalistic Writing3
COMM 373 Reporting Public Affairs3
COMM 395 History of Mass Communication3
COMM 466 Communication Technology and Social Change3
Choose 9 credits from the list below. No more than a total of 3 credits may be selected from COMM 317, COMM 319 and COMM 493.
COMM 268 Introduction to Video Production
COMM 269 Introduction to Audio Production
COMM 275 Digital Imaging
COMM 302 Research Methods
COMM 317 Communication Activities: UTP
COMM 319 Communication Activities: Student Media
COMM 364 Visual Communication
COMM 365 Film Styles and Genres
COMM 367 Web Design
COMM 480 Studies in Journalistic Communication
COMM 487 Studies in Media Theory
COMM 493 Internship
9
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits4-16
Electives to total 120 credits25-34
Total120

Media Production Emphasis

Media Production Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
COMM 268 Introduction to Video Production3
COMM 269 Introduction to Audio Production3
COMM 275 Digital Imaging3
COMM 374 Writing for Film and Television3
COMM 369 Video Post-Production3
Choose 9 credits from the list below. No more than a total of 3 credits may be selected from COMM 317, COMM 319 and COMM 493.
COMM 316 Communication Activities: Studio Television for Community
COMM 364 Visual Communication
COMM 365 Film Styles and Genres
COMM 367 Web Design
COMM 368 Advanced Audio Production
COMM 370 Advanced Video Production
COMM 470 The Film Producer’s Role
COMM 472 Motion Graphics
COMM 486 Studies in Media Production
COMM 487 Studies in Media Theory
COMM 493 Internship
9
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits10-13
Electives to total 120 credits28
Total120

Public Relations Emphasis

Public Relations Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
COMM 278 Principles of Public Relations3
COMM 279 Public Relations Campaigns3
COMM 302 Research Methods3
COMM 382 Public Relations Writing3
COMM 413 Public Relations Case Studies3
Choose 9 credits from the list below, at least 3 of which must be upper-division. No more than a total of 3 credits may be selected from COMM 113, COMM 119, COMM 313, COMM 319, or COMM 493.
COMM 113/313 Communication Activities: PRSSA
COMM 119/319 Communication Activities: Student Media
COMM 268 Introduction to Video Production
COMM 269 Introduction to Audio Production
COMM 273 Reporting and News Writing
COMM 364 Visual Communication
COMM 367 Web Design
COMM 383 Advanced Public Relations Writing
COMM 466 Communication Technology and Social Change
COMM 482 Studies in Public Relations
COMM 487 Studies in Media Theory
PR 493 Internship
9
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits7-19
Electives to total 120 credits22-31
Total120