Media Major

The Communications Department offers a 45 credit program in media preparing students for careers in television and film.  The program includes both studies and production courses where students will understand the cultural and social meanings of the medium as well as get hands on training in our state of the art television studio using high definition equipment creating news stories, sitcoms, movies, documentaries and other forms of video content.

A degree specialized in media prepares students for a wide array of careers as a producer, director, show runner, script writer, camera operator, broadcast journalist, video editor and much more! As part of the program, Communication majors are required to complete an internship for a media company, taking the skills learned in the classroom into a professional setting.


COM 230 Scriptwriting for Media

COM 252 Television Studio Production

COM 256 Field Production

COM 260 Research in Communications

COM 352 Advanced Television Production

COM 354 Foundations of Media Theory

COM 355 History of Media

COM 356 Film Art (fulfills General Education requirement)

COM 360 Understanding Television

COM 468 Communication Internship

COM 488 Communications Seminar I

COM 490 Communications Seminar II


Plus any three 200 or 300-level Communication Elective Courses
(9 credits) such as:

COM 231 Online Branding

COM 248 Online Journalism

COM 254 Public Relations

COM 259 Introduction to Advertising

COM 261 Media in the 21st Century

COM 262 Social Media

COM 313 Interpersonal Communication

COM 315 Organizational Communication

COM 333 Videos for the Web

COM 361 Media Management

COM 366 Broadcast Journalism

COM 367 Editing and Post Production

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8 Semester Plan