Concentration Overview

Our Film/Television/Video concentration prepares students to professionally engage dynamic areas of audio/visual media production and distribution. In doing so, this concentration teaches students to express themselves and to communicate with others using various forms and tools of digital media. Because the concentration is grounded by the liberal arts, students develop as creative artists and critical analysts who understand the roles cinema, television, and video play in contemporary communication. Within the nexus of these creative arenas, students are invited to tailor the concentration to accommodate their individual interests.

 

Concentration Curriculum 

 

Major Requirements:

  1. COMM 200: Media Practicum
  2. COMM 221: Digital Film Production I
  3. COMM 281: Communication Studies
  4. COMM 400: Internship in Communication
  5. COMM 473: Senior Seminar in Communication

 

At least three courses in visual production to be selected from the following:

  • COMM 218: Introduction to Photography
  • COMM 321: Digital Film Production II
  • COMM 325: Documentary Film
  • COMM 326: Fiction Film

 

At least two courses in film studies to be selected from the following:

  • COMM 178: Film Art
  • COMM 262: Shakespeare and Film
  • COMM 368: Film History
  • COMM 373S: Film Theory and Criticism
  • COMM 399: Film and Television Studies

 

At least one course in digital marketing to be selected from the following:

  • COMM 310: Sports Information: Communication & Culture
  • COMM 314W: Advertising & Public Relations
  • COMM 316: Convergent Media: Social Media & Content Strategy
  • COMM 451: Multimedia Campaign

 

At least one course in audio, multimedia and theatre production to be selected from the following:

  • THEA 303: Acting III: Contemporary Scene Studies
  • COMM 311S: Scriptwriting II
  • COMM 351: Web Design
  • COMM 382: Radio Broadcasting
  • COMM 383: Digital Rhetoric & Cultures

12 Courses: 48 hours

 

Supportive Requirements:

  • Completion of the intermediate level of a foreign language.

 

Minor Requirements:

  1. COMM 180: Public Communication in the Digital Age
  2. COMM 221: Digital Film Prodcuction I
  3. COMM 281: Communication Studies

 

At least three courses in film and television studies and/or digital film production to be selected from the following:

  • COMM 178: Film Art
  • COMM 262: Shakespeare and Film
  • COMM 321: Digital Film Production II
  • COMM 325: Documentary Film
  • COMM 326: Fiction Film
  • COMM 368: Film History
  • COMM 373S: Film Theory and Criticism
  • COMM 399: Film and Television Studies

 

At least two COMM courses must be at the 300- or 400-level.

6 Courses: 24 hours

 

Contact Info

Michelle Glaros

R.Z. Biedenharn Chair in Communication