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Media Communication Focus
Digital Media Technology

About Media Communication

In this diverse focus area individuals have the opportunity to explore opportunities in video, audio, journalism, and other media communication related industries. Overall employment of film and video editors and camera operators is projected to grow 29 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 8,600 openings for film and video editors and camera operators are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Growth is expected to stem from businesses, schools, and entertainment industries seeking to improve their audio and video capabilities. They will need technicians to set up, operate, and maintain equipment.See the BLS.GOV Website for more information on this Career Path.

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Courses in Digital Media Technology are offered on rotated basis. Click here to see the current planned rotation

The following courses are offered in the Media Communication Focus Area:

CMN 2550 - Audio Production & Voice Work I.(2-2-3) On Demand. This audio production course focuses on symbolic practices through sound for the purposes of radio, television, video, and film. Students will learn the scripting, production, and non-linear editing of audio content, storytelling through sound, broadcast announcing and vocal delivery techniques, and recording and integrating audio into video. MC 918 Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 2500 Credits: 3

CMN 3030 - Promotional Communication.(3-0-3) On Demand. Study of communication principles and skills in applied contexts. Use and implications of new technologies for communication practitioners are addressed. Skills emphasized include the design, creation, and integration of visual communication in presentations, online/web format and in print, as well as project management. A limit of 3 hours may be applied to a major or minor. Credits: 3

CMN 3050 - Production II. (1-4-3) On Demand. This intermediate course extends upon the skills and concepts of television, video, and film production as introduced in Production I. Students refine their visual storytelling abilities through a series of creative, persuasive, and reality-based production projects with a special emphasis on visual composition, directing, audio, characterization, and refinement in post-production. Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 2500. Credits: 3

CMN 4775 - Production II.(2-2-3) On Demand. This course focuses on producing longer-form, reality-based content in a variety of documentary forms. Television programs, promotional video, and independent films all utilize documentary techniques and styles to document social phenomena and to tell visual stories. Discussions, hands-on production exercises, and screenings will prepare students to ethically produce a variety of documentaries. Prerequisites & Notes: CMN 3050. Credits: 3

JOU 3001 - Photojournalism.(2-2-3) On Demand. Photographic work in journalism with emphasis on photo content. Prerequisites & Notes: A minimum grade of “C” in JOU 2950 or permission of the instructor. Credits: 3

JOU 3002 - Introduction to Multimedia Journalism.(2-2-3) On Demand. An introduction to basic elements of multimedia journalistic reporting and storytelling, including audio, video, slideshows, and online journalism formats. Prerequisites & Notes: JOU 2101 and JOU 2950 or permission of the instructor. Prerequisites may not be taken concurrently. Course may not be repeated. Credits: 3

JOU 3703 - Online Journalism.(2-2-3) On Demand. In-depth study of the implications of the Internet on journalistic media and laboratory for design and production of journalistic Web sites using elements of design, photography, audio, and video as means of journalism delivery. Prerequisites & Notes: JOU 2950 and JOU 3002 or permission of instructor. Neither prerequisite may be taken concurrently. Course may not be repeated. Credits: 3

Students pursuing this focus are strongly encouraged to pursue a minor in one of the following areas:

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