The media studies emphasis in communication studies focuses on knowledge and skills that will prepare you for success in understanding and producing mediated communication. Coursework includes media history, theory and criticism (film, television, internet) as well as hands-on production courses in screenwriting, documentary and narrative video, audio production, and web design and programming.
Graduates with this emphasis regularly find employment in film and television, media marketing and public relations, media and entertainment management, corporate media production, instructional technology, web programming and design, social media management, advertising and information and communication technology.
Examples of Courses
Various critical studies courses on film and television
Introductory courses in studio, field, audio, and web design and programming
Documentary history and theory and film theory
Media law and ethics, film history and the history of broadcasting
Screenwriting and narrative filmmaking
Information and communication technology
Advanced seminars in film/video editing
Advanced courses in narrative and documentary production
Production and Facilities
There are multiple opportunities for students to work closely with faculty members on productions.
The film/video production portion of our curriculum emphasizes creating actual program materials for both cable television and competitive festival exhibition. Web development courses emphasize service learning with students designing and programming web applications for local non-profits and organizations. Students work in state of the art facilities.
The video production curriculum employs HD and 4K cameras and workflow with a 5K iMac-based editing facility and professional audio equipment. Software our courses use include:
Apple Pro Apps Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion
Adobe Creative Cloud Suite 2018 (Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, and more)