Media Studies and Practice

Bachelor of Arts

Media studies and practice provides an opportunity for students to design a major that more closely meets their professional and career objectives by selecting multiple areas of concentration. The major is composed of (1) a set of four common courses that provides foundational knowledge in communication media, (2) one upper-level communication elective and (3) two specializations (minors) from the following list:

  • Advertising
  • Communication
  • Digital Art and Design
  • Emerging Media
  • Film
  • Multimedia Journalism
  • Photography
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media
  • Television

Media studies and practice is intended for students who are interested in identifying and organizing media-related specialties in new and innovative ways and who seek to create unique programs of study in communication and media.

As with all undergraduate students who select a major in the College of Communication and Design, they may also choose to declare a minor program of study. Accordingly, media studies and practice students have the option of concentrating in three academic areas: two specializations and one minor.

CCD core requirements 12 credits
COM 108 Media Literacy 3
COM 202 Communication Strategies and Performance 3
COM 310 Applied Media 3
COM 475 Senior Communication Capstone 3
  • COM 310 also meets DSSA 300 requirement
  • COM 475 also meets DJCG 400 requirement
Upper level electives COM/GVC 3 credits
Upper Level Elective 3
Specialization - selected by student from list above 30 credits
Specializations 30

For specializations, see course requirements for undergraduate minors.

Free elective 14 credits
Elective 14
Total 120 credits