Bachelor of Arts, Major in Mass Communications: 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. 

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Mass Communications: Film
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
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 13
ARTS 2370Digital Photography I3
Select one of the following: 23
Introduction To Economics
Principles Of Macroeconomics
Principles Of Microeconomics
Foreign Language - 14 Hours - 4 Courses (XXXX1411, 1412, 2311, 2312): 314
Advanced Liberal Arts Electives (6 hours)6
Mass Communication Core (14 hours)
MCOM 1130Media Literacy 41
MCOM 1330Analysis of Electronic Culture3
MCOM 1332Writing For Mass Media3
MCOM 2371TV & Film Production3
MCOM 3026Media Practicum1
MCOM 4371Mass Media Law And Ethics3
Courses Required for Concentration (24 hours)
MCOM 1371Audio Production & Performance3
MCOM 2351Film History and Criticism3
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
Advanced Audio Production
Studio Production
Multi-Camera Studio Production
Production Management
Multi-Camera Field Production
Special Topic
Independent Study
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

PHIL 2306 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX and is a degree specific requirement for mass communication.


ECON 2300, or ECON 2301 or ECON 2302 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII as well as the major.


Foreign Language Course XXXX2311 or XXXX2312 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV and part of the mass communication foreign language requirement.


 MCOM 1130 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX as well as the major. 


  • 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
Component Area I3Component Area I3
Foreign Language XXXX14111, 24Component Area II3
MCOM 113021ECON 2300, 2301, or 230223
MCOM 13303Foreign Language XXXX14121, 24
MCOM 13323MCOM 13713
 14 16
Second Year
Component Area III4Component Area III4
Advanced Liberal Arts Elective3ARTS 23703
Foreign Language XXXX23111, 23Foreign Language XXXX23121, 23
MCOM 33753MCOM 23513
PHIL 230623MCOM 23713
 16 16
Third Year
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
Component Area VII3Component Area VII3
MCOM Concentration Elective33MCOM Concentration Elective33
MCOM Concentration Elective33MCOM 43733
Option A or B: Lower Division Course3MCOM 43713
Option A or B: Upper Division Course3Option A or B: Upper Division Course3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

 Four courses in one language required.


 Course may be counted in two sparate requirements.


 For MCOM concentration electives, select 9 hours of the following: MCOM 3026MCOM 3371MCOM 3373MCOM 3377MCOM 3378MCOM 3379MCOM 4022MCOM 4099MCOM 4398


  • 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.