Communication Major, Concentration in Media Production

Requirements for the Concentration in Media Production

Core Courses(18 credits)
CM-100Intro to Mass Communication3
CM-105Media Writing3
or CM-200 Writing for Communication
CM-110Public Speaking3
CM-363Visual Media Literacy3
CM-384Media Criticism3
CM-450Senior Communication Capstone3
Tracks(21 credits)
In addition to the six core courses, select one of the following tracks:21
Track A: Print Media
Photography I
or CM-151
Introduction to Digital Photography
Introduction to Digital Imaging
Photography II
Graphic Design
Select 9 credits of Elective Courses in Communication
Track B: Broadcast Media
Television Production
Introduction to Video
Scriptwriting
Video Editing
Select 9 credits of Elective Courses in Communication
Total Credits39

Sample Timetable for Completion of Degree Communication/Concentration Media Production A: Print Media

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
LASC First-Year Seminar (FYS)3
EN-101 English Composition I 3
CM-100 Intro to Mass Communication 3
LASC LASC Elective (TLC)3
LASC LASC Elective (USW)3
 Credits15
Semester Two
EN-102 English Composition II 3
LASC LASC Elective (CON)3
CM-150
Photography I
or Writing for Communication
3
LASC LASC Elective (QR)3
LASC LASC Elective (ICW)3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
CM-110 Public Speaking 3
CM-150
Photography I
or Introduction to Digital Photography
3
LASC LASC Elective (NSP)4
LASC LASC Elective (CA)3
LASC LASC Elective (HBS)3
 Credits16
Semester Four
CM-231 Photography II 3
CM-363 Visual Media Literacy 3
LASC LASC Elective (TLC)3
LASC LASC Elective (HBS)3
LASC LASC Elective (GP)3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
CM-160 Introduction to Digital Imaging 3
Select one of the following: 3
Gender and the Media  
Intercultural Communication  
Alternative Communication  
LASC LASC Elective (NSP)3
LASC LASC Elective (CA)3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Six
CM-244 Graphic Design 3
CM-384 Media Criticism 3
LASC LASC Elective (GP)3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
CM-450 Senior Communication Capstone 3
SELECT CM Elective or Internship3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
SELECT CM Elective or Internship3
SELECT CM Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
 Total Credits121

Once LASC requirements are satisfied, students may select general requirements. Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.

Suggested Timetable for Completion of Degree Communication/Concentration In Broadcast Media

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
LASC First-Year Seminar3
EN-101 English Composition I 3
CM-100 Intro to Mass Communication 3
CM-110 Public Speaking 3
LASC LASC Elective (USW)3
 Credits15
Semester Two
EN-102 English Composition II 3
LASC LASC Elective (CON)3
CM-105 Media Writing 3
CM-241 Understanding Movies 1 3
LASC LASC Elective (QR)3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
CM-259
Television Production
or Introduction to Video
3
CM-363 Visual Media Literacy 3
LASC LASC Elective (NSP)4
LASC LASC Elective (GP)3
LASC LASC Elective (HBS)3
 Credits16
Semester Four
CM-259
Television Production
or Introduction to Video
3
CM-366 Scriptwriting 3
LASC LASC Elective (TLC)3
LASC LASC Elective (HBS)3
LASC LASC Elective (CA)3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
CM-384 Media Criticism 3
CM-396 Video Editing 3
LASC LASC Elective (NSP)3
LASC LASC Elective (TLC)3
LASC LASC Elective (GP)3
 Credits15
Semester Six
CM-359 Documentary Production 1 3
CM-435 Media Internship 1 3
LASC LASC Elective (CA)3
LASC LASC Elective (ICW)3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
CM-360 Television Production II 3
Select one of the following: 3
Gender and the Media  
Intercultural Communication  
CM-450 Senior Communication Capstone 3
Alternative Communication  
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
CM-404 Independent Study: Media 1 3
CM Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
 Total Credits121
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Recommended Electives

Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.