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, while also offering extensive production experience, 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 180: Public Communication in the Digital Age
  2. COMM 281: Communication Studies
  3. COMM 400: Internship in Communication
  4. 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 221: Digital Film Production I
  • COMM 321: Digital Film Production II
  • COMM 325: Documentary 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 cultural history and analysis to be selected from the following:

  • ART 101: Ancient through Medieval Art
  • ART 102: Renaissance through Contemporary Art
  • THEA 112: Analysis and Criticism
  • COMM 172: Visual Culture
  • COMM 250: Design History
  • ART 291: Representations of the Holocaust
  • ART 305W: American Art & Architecture
  • ART 306S: Modern & Contemporary Art
  • ART 310: History of Photography
  • THEA 307S: History of the Theatre
  • THEA 308W History of the Theatre
  • ENGL 362: Cultural Studies
  • COMM 383: Digital Rhetoric and Cultures

 

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

  • THEA 205: Technical Production
  • COMM 251: Design Communication
  • COMM 211: Scriptwriting I
  • THEA 303: Acting III: Contemporary Scene Studies
  • COMM 311S: Scriptwriting II
  • COMM 351: Web Design
  • THEA 360: Production I
  • COMM 382: Radio Broadcasting
  • COMM 451: Topics in Multimedia Design

 

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

11 Courses: 44 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 281: Communication Studies

 

At least four courses in film and television 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 two courses must be at the 300- or 400-level.

6 Courses: 24 hours

 

Contact Info

Michelle Glaros

R.Z. Biedenharn Chair in Communication