Majors and Minors 2016-2017

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAMS

The 12-credit Communication Arts Nucleus is required for all Communication Arts Majors.

Communication Arts Nucleus

COM 205  Communication Arts I 3 cr

COM 284  Sophomore Seminar 1 cr

COM 305  Communication Arts II 3 cr

COM 405  Communication Arts III 3 cr

COM 484  Communication Arts Seminar 2 cr

Communication Arts Major: Standard Program

COMMUNICATION EMPHASIS

A minimum of 36 credits is required including the 12-credit Communication Arts Nucleus, 12 credits of upper-division Communication Arts electives and the following:

COM 121  Introduction to Theatre  3 cr

COM 241  Media Writing 3 cr

COM 264  Introduction to Production and Theory 3 cr

COM 274  Public Relations Communication 3 cr

Communication Arts Major: Comprehensive Program

FILM STUDIES EMPHASIS

A  minimum  of  51  credits  is  required  including  the  12-credit  Communication Arts Nucleus and the following:

COM 119  Introduction to Film  3 cr

COM 241  Media Writing  3 cr

COM 261 Introduction to Audio Communication  3 cr

COM 264  Introduction to Production & Theory  3 cr

COM 274  Public Relations Communication  3 cr

COM 306  Scriptwriting  3 cr

COM 346  Multimedia Communication  3 cr

COM 352  Advanced Cinema Studies  3 cr

One of the following: 

COM 231  Technical Production I  3 cr

COM 235  Fundamentals of Acting  3 cr

Four of the following: 

COM 310  Introduction to Performance Studies 3 cr

COM 323  Media/Arts Management  3 cr

COM 324  Advanced Acting  3 cr

COM 330  Technical Production II  3 cr

COM 361  Multi-Camera Studio Production 3 cr

COM 362  Advanced Audio Production  3 cr

COM 389  Media Production: Narrative  3 cr

COM 390  Media Production: Documentary  3 cr

COM 406  Advanced Screen Writing & Producing  3 cr

COM 423  Presentational Aesthetics  3 cr

COM 490  Advanced Media Production  3 cr 

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION EMPHASIS

A minimum of 51 credits is required including the 12-credit Communication Arts Nucleus and the following:

COM 151  Introduction to Mass Media 3 cr

COM 241  Media Writing  3 cr

COM 264  Introduction to Production and Theory 3 cr

COM 274  Public Relations Communication 3 cr

COM 323  Media/Arts Management  3 cr

COM 346  Multimedia Communication  3 cr

COM 351  Media Theory and Research  3 cr

COM 371  Small Group and Conflict Management  3 cr

COM 372  Issues Management  3 cr

COM 474  Campaign Planning in Advertising and Public Information 3 cr

COM 499  COM Internship  3 cr

BUAD 270  Principles of Marketing  3 cr

One of the following: 

BUAD 333  Organizational Behavior  3 cr

BUAD 335  Marketing Communications  3 cr

BUAD 345  Consumer Behavior  3 cr

PSY 258  Introduction to Personality  3 cr

SOC 380  Social Inequalities 3 cr 

THEATRE AND PERFOMANCE STUDIES EMPHASIS

A minimum of 54 credits is required including the 12-credit Communication Arts Nucleus, six credits of upper-division Communication Arts electives, and the following:

COM 121  Introduction to Theatre  3 cr

COM 216  Dramatic Literature and Script Analysis 3 cr

COM 231  Technical Production I 3 cr

COM 235  Fundamentals of Acting 3 cr

COM 306  Scriptwriting  3 cr

COM 310  Introduction to Performance Studies  3 cr

COM 317  Studies in Theatre and Performance (Special Topics taken twice)  6 cr

COM 323  Media/Arts Management  3 cr

COM 423  Presentational Aesthetics  3 cr

Two of the following: 

COM 324  Advanced Acting  3 cr

COM 327  Performers for Social Change  3 cr

COM 330  Technical Production II  3 cr

COM 431  Integrated Design for Media and Performance  3 cr 

Communication Arts Minor

The Communication Arts Minor consists of a minimum of 18 credits:

COM 205  Communication Arts I  3 cr

COM 305  Communication Arts II  3 cr

Communication Arts electives (three credits must be upper division) 9 cr

One of the following: 

COM 119  Introduction to Film  3 cr

COM 121  Introduction to Theatre  3 cr

COM 151  Introduction to Mass Media  3 cr

*COM 202 Academic Writing and Inquiry may not be used as an elective in the completion of the Communication Arts Minor.