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MCOM 1330. Media, Culture and Society. 3 Hours.

This course will survey the history and theory of mass media in American society with an emphasis on issues in broadcast television, cable television, and print journalism. Topics addressed include the impact of the printing press; evolution of print media, telegraph, film camera, and wireless technologies; structure of contemporary media industries; influence of advertisers, regulatory agencies, and ratings services; production, distribution, and syndication systems; social influence and personal use of mass media content.

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Mass Communications: Film Concentration

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.

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Film & TV Production

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in film and TV production at Sam Houston State University is perfect for anyone interested in studying digital cinema.

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Mass Communication: Broadcast Production Concentration

Students completing a degree in the concentration are prepared for decision-making and technical responsibilities in radio, television, field production, and social media. Technical, artistic, and management skills combine to ensure that quality digital content is presented in a compelling, appropriate, cost-effective, and engaging manner. Using various forms of technology, students will learn to visually tell a story and capture content to effectively reach an audience. Students will be equipped to enter the workforce with experience and industry application through the production of content for radio (90.5 KSHU), TV (Cable Channel 7), ESPN+, social media, and the Web.