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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Media Production, B.A.


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Students will acquire the ability to create communications using audio, video, motion picture, photography and computer graphics techniques. An appreciation and ethical concern for the professional values and effects on an audience of utilizing such techniques will accompany both practical and theoretical instruction. Skills needed to perform the research and writing functions that precede actual production of media programs as well as performance studies are included.

This degree program provides the preparation for internships and entry-level positions available in a wide variety of careers that require media production knowledge and skills, and the foundation for advancement in those fields.

To successfully complete the Media Production, BA degree, students will complete a minimum of 120 credit hours, including the 39 credit hours detailed below. Students have a choice of four concentrations within the degree program: General Media Production, Broadcast Television, Sports Production or Digital Cinematography.

Communication Major


All undergraduate majors in the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication must complete, with a GPA of at least 2.00, 12 semester hours as follows:

COMM 1301 , COMM 1303 , COMM 2356  and COMM 4303 .

To take Jack J. Valenti School of Communication courses at the 3000- and 4000-level, students should complete COMM 1301  within their first two terms at the university.

Students who enroll for advanced courses without completing the nonadvanced requirements may be dropped by the instructor or the school. Neither the school nor the instructor will be responsible for tuition refunds.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in any Valenti School degree program:

Students must achieve a 2.00 cumulative GPA in all courses that count toward the major with at least a C in each.

No COMM course for major (or minor) may be taken more than three times.

Jack J. Valenti School Requirements (12.0 hours)


Media Production Requirements: (9.0 hours)


Students will choose one of the following concentrations for the additional 18 hours required for the degree:


Media Production - General (18.0 hours)


Core Course


Choose a course (3.0 credit hours) from the following list:

Electives Courses


Plus five courses (15.0 credit hours) from the following list:

Media Production - Broadcast Television Concentration (18.0 hours)


Core Courses


Three courses (9.0 credit hours) from the following list:

Elective Courses


Plus three courses (9.0 credit hours) from the following electives:

Media Production - Sports Production Concentration (18.0 hours)


Core Courses


Four courses (12.0 credit hours) from the following list:

Elective Courses


Plus two courses (6.0 credit hours) from the following electives:

Media Production - Digital Cinematography (18.0 hours)


Core Courses


Four courses (12.0 credit hours) from the following list:

Elective Courses


Plus two courses (6.0 credit hours) from the following electives:

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