Mass Media Program

Broadcast and digital communications impact every aspect of our lives from listening to the radio or streamed content, to watching television, to using the Internet. The B.F.A. with a major in Mass Media is designed to provide the knowledge, values, perspectives, and skills necessary to seamlessly transition from the academic environment to the digital and broadcast communications arena.  Students are routinely involved in content creation and delivery. 

University Core (Areas A to E) ............................. 42 hours

Core Curriculum Area F......................................... 18 hours

  • COMM 1100   Human Communication (3-0-3)
  • MDIA 2000      Introduction to Mass Media (3-0-3)
  • MDIA 2050      Introduction to Electronic Media Production (3-0-3)
  • MDIA 2100      Introduction to Media Writing (3-0-3)    
  • MDIA 2350      Media and Culture (3-0-3)
  • MDIA 2500      Computer Mediated Communication (3-0-3)

Media Core............................................................. 15 hours

  • MDIA 3350      Aesthetics of Electronic Media (3-0-3)
  • MDIA 4100      Media Economics and Management (3-0-3)
  • MDIA 4200      Media Law and Ethics (3-0-3)
  • MDIA 4400      Media Criticism (3-0-3)

Select one of the following: 

  • MDIA 4030      Special Topics in Mass Media (3-0-3)
  • MDIA 4270      Diversity in Media (3-0-3)
  • MDIA 4450      International Media (3-0-3)

Media Content Creation...................................... 12 hours 

MDIA 3100      Writing for Media II

Select three of the following (One must be a writing course):

  • MDIA 3125      Social Media (3-0-3)
  • MDIA 3175      Transmedia Storytelling (3-0-3)
  • MDIA 3250      Sports, News and Entertainment Announcing (2-2-3)
  • MDIA 3225      Media Research and Audience Analysis (3-0-3)
  • MDIA 3400      Screenwriting  (3-0-3)
  • MDIA 3500      Newswriting (3-0-3)
  • JOUR 4570     Introduction to Sportswriting (3-0-3)

Production........................................................... 15 hours

  • MDIA 3001    Media Production I (1-4-3)
  • MDIA 3002    Media Production II (1-4-3)
  • MDIA 3003    Media Production III (1-4-3)

Select two of the following (may be repeated for credit):

  • MDIA 4960    News Workshop (0-6-3)
  • MDIA 4961    Audio Workshop (0-6-3)
  • MDIA 4962    Video Workshop (0-6-3)
  • MDIA 4963    International Documentary Production Workshop (0-6-3)
  • MDIA 4964    Sports Workshop (0-6-3)
  • MDIA 4965    New Media Workshop (0-6-3)

Senior Projects..................................................... 6 hours 

  • MDIA 4700    Digital Media Production Capstone (1-4-3)
  • MDIA 4950    Senior Seminar (2-2-3)

Total Hours in Major.............................................. 66 hours

Elective Hours........................................................ 12 hours

 Total Hours in Program......................................... 120 hours