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DIMA MEDIA PRODUCTION OPTION
The DIMA Media Production Option is ideal for students who would like to experiment with digital production and interactive storytelling. The course of study prepares students for careers in social media, television, film, virtual, and augmented reality. The option requires completion of 15 semester hours with a minimum grade of “C” or higher.
COM 242, Screenplay Writing, 3 SH
This course introduces students to the process of story development and writing for the screen. Through written assignments, students will develop multiple instances of dramatic technique, including character, dialogue, structure, and plot. The course also provides students with a platform for critical assessment and revision. Prerequisite: Junior level standing.
COM 243, Broadcast Writing, 3 SH
An exploration of the principles and practice of writing for radio and television. Students will prepare a variety of written materials for presentation in both media. Alternate spring semesters. Prerequisite: COM 146; a writing intensive (“W”) course with a “C” or higher.
COM 246, Intermediate Video Production, 3 SH
Production of a studio television program utilizing photography, graphics, film and sound. Spring semester. Prerequisite: COM 146 with a “B-” or higher.
COM 336, Postproduction, 3 SH
This intensive course combines theoretical and practical editing procedures and techniques. The emphasis of this course is on media aesthetics, terminology, problem-solving, creative options, the process of organizing material, continuity and pacing, constant screenings or concepts discussed, lab sessions, and practical experience on editing systems. Alternate spring semesters. Prerequisite: COM 146.
COM 371, Film and Video Art, 3 SH
This course is a creative and critical examination of works produced by film, video, sound, and performance artists. In this production-based class, students will develop multiple works of experimental film and video art. The theories, methods, and techniques reviewed in class will depart from traditional formulas of media production. Participants should be prepared to step outside of the accepted conventions that guide our daily media experiences. A beginner to intermediate knowledge of non-linear video editing is necessary. Every odd spring. Prerequisite: COM 146 and Junior level standing.Alternate fall semesters.
A Media Production Elective chosen from the following list of courses:
COM 247, Live News & Election Coverage, 4 SH
COM 252, Media Performance Techniques, 3 SH
COM 270, Fundamentals of Radio Broadcasting, 3 SH
COM 340, Sound for Video, 3 SH
COM 435, Preproduction for Senior Project, 3 SH
COM 446, Advanced Video Production, 3 SH
The Media Production Option is sponsored by the Department of Communication and Media Arts.