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(12 credits) These courses introduce foundational concepts and competencies for understanding, evaluating and creating visual stories. All are required.
To develop concepts and competencies more specific to particular media forms and cultural contexts, students select a blend of introductory, intermediate and advanced courses suited to their vocation. NOTE: The department offers various "pathways" for movement through the curriculum, based on a student's vocational interest and career goals. Please see your departmental advisor.
12 credits from the following:
Intermediate and Advanced Development
16 credits from the following:
Non-Departmental Cognate Courses (4 credits maximum)
Study Abroad Programs
Up to 12 credits from the following study abroad programs may be applied to the major in the Intermediate and Advanced category. Internship is required.
Los Angeles Film Studies (Film Study Students)
American Studies Program, Washington DC (Business Communication/Journalism/Writing Students)Strategic Communication Track
Contemporary Music Center, Nashville TN (Business Communication/Technical Students)
(Fulfills internship requirement for the major)
All students will be required to complete a minimum of two credits in an internship or independent study. Internships from approved study abroad programs are accepted for this requirement.
All minors are required to take a minimum of 20 credit hours in the department selected in consultation with departmental chair.
Two of the three foundations courses are required for the minor:
The remaining credits must include at least one 300-level course.