Bachelor of Arts, Major in Mass Communications: Film

Film

The Film concentration provides students interested in digital cinema with the basics of film production and the visual lexicon. This includes fundamental film production and post-production skills as well as an examination of contemporary and historical films in terms of style and context. Students develop skills to critically examine film texts and to appreciate production workflow, preparing them for an exciting career in the film industry.

All students who choose to declare a major or minor in Mass Communication or Ag/Com will be required to pass the Pearson Grammar Competency Lab with a score of 80 percent or better before they will be allowed to register for 3000 or 4000-level courses in MCOM.  The lab is offered free of charge. Please visit Grammar Module for additional information. 

Writing Enhanced Courses. All undergraduate students are required to complete at least six hours of writing enhanced courses within the discipline, of which three hours must be advanced.

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Mass Communications: Film
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements (9 hours)
PHIL 2306Contemporary Moral Issues 23
ARTS 2370Digital Photography I3
Select one of the following: 33
Introduction To Economics
Principles Of Macroeconomics
Principles Of Microeconomics
Foreign Language - 14 Hours - 4 Courses (XXXX1411, 1412, 2311, 2312): 414
Advanced Liberal Arts Electives (6 hours)6
Mass Communication Core (14 hours)
MCOM 1130Media Literacy 51
MCOM 1330Analysis of Electronic Culture (Writing Enhanced)3
MCOM 1332Writing For Mass Media (Writing Enhanced)3
MCOM 2371TV & Film Production3
MCOM 3026Media Practicum1
MCOM 4371Mass Media Law And Ethics (Writing Enhanced)3
Courses Required for Concentration (24 hours)
MCOM 2366Film Appreciation3
MCOM 1371Audio Production & Performance3
MCOM 3351Moving Image Aesthetics3
MCOM 3352Cinematography3
MCOM 3353Advanced Editing for Film & TV3
MCOM 3372Single Cam & Non-Linear Edit I3
MCOM 3375Scriptwriting3
MCOM 4373Advanced Production3
Concentration Electives (9 hours)9
Media Practicum
Studio Production
Multi-Camera Studio Production
Production Management
Multi-Camera Field Production
Special Topic
Independent Study
Advanced Audio Production
Professional Internship
Select Option A or B12
Option A: 12 Credits in 1 Subject Area, 6 Upper Level
Option B: 12 Credits in Business, 6 Upper Level
Total Hours120

Notes

Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement. All students must complete at least 120 hours to graduate.

Select at least 6 liberal arts hours.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area I3Component Area I3
Component Area II13ECON 2300, 2301, or 230233
Foreign Language XXXX14112,34Foreign Language XXXX14122,34
MCOM 1330 (Writing Enhanced)3MCOM 113031
MCOM 1332 (Writing Enhanced)3MCOM 13713
 16 14
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III4Component Area III4
Advanced Liberal Arts Elective3ARTS 23703
Foreign Language XXXX23112,33Foreign Language XXXX23122,33
MCOM 33753MCOM 23663
PHIL 230633MCOM 23713
 16 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area VI3Component Area V3
Advanced Liberal Arts Elective3Component Area VI3
MCOM 30261MCOM 33533
MCOM 33513MCOM 33723
MCOM 33523Option A or B: Lower Division Course3
 13 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area VII3Component Area VII3
MCOM Concentration Elective43MCOM Concentration Elective43
MCOM Concentration Elective43MCOM 43733
Option A or B: Lower Division Course3MCOM 4371 (Writing Enhanced)3
Option A or B: Upper Division Course3Option A or B: Upper Division Course3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
MCOM Concentration Elective Courses 4
Select three of the following:
MCOM 3026Media Practicum3
MCOM 3373Studio Production3
MCOM 3377Multi-Camera Studio Production3
MCOM 3378Production Management3
MCOM 3379Multi-Camera Field Production3
MCOM 4022Special Topic (Limited to 3 SCH)3
MCOM 4099Independent Study (Limited to 3 SCH)3
MCOM 4376Advanced Audio Production3
MCOM 4398Professional Internship3

Notes

Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement. All students must complete at least 120 hours to graduate.

Select at least 6 liberal arts hours.