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The media studies major explores the intersection of digital media across all platforms of communication and technology within the context of a Christian worldview. Media Studies prepares students for careers in professional audio/video production, photography, digital marketing and public relations, social media management, television/radio broadcasting and all aspects of visual and written communications.

The goals of the Media Studies Associate of Arts degree are to provide basic knowledge in the core areas of Media Studies and to serve as a base for further study in a four-year program. Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to think critically about issues, work and ideas related to the media studies field.
  • Students will develop competent visual storytelling and writing skills for the media studies discipline.
  • Students will be able to solve problems by using technical skills, design principles and digital processes.
  • Students will be able to produce appropriate material in all aspects of design and production based on their specific concentrations.
  • Students will develop a philosophical position on the place of communication in culture. Specifically, students will be able to link media systems, communication, technology and democracy within the context of a Christian worldview.

LIBERAL ARTS CORE

Complete the following courses.

  • - The USF Experience (1 s.h.)
  • - Computer Solutions (2 s.h.)
  • - Dimensions of Wellness (2 s.h.)
  • - Fundamentals of Communication (3 s.h.)
  • - Writing and Intellectual Trad I (3 s.h.)
  • - Literature and the Critical Imagination (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to the Bible (3 s.h.)
  • - Quantitative Reasoning (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction To Art (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Design (3 s.h.)
  • - World History to 1200 (3 s.h.) or
    • - World History 1200-Present (3 s.h.) or
    • - United States History to 1877 (3 s.h.) or
    • - United States History Since 1877 (3 s.h.)
  • - General Psychology (3 s.h.) or
    • - Fundamentals of Sociology (3 s.h.)

REQUIRED MAJOR CORE

Complete the following courses.

  • - Digital Photography (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Media and Visual Arts (3 s.h.)
  • - Media Writing (3 s.h.)
  • - Media Survey (3 s.h.)
  • - Media Graphics (3 s.h.)
  • - Advanced Media and Visual Arts (3 s.h.)

ELECTIVE(S) IN MAJOR

Complete four of the following courses.

  • - Graphic Design: Layout (3 s.h.)
  • - 2D/3D Motion Graphics (3 s.h.)
  • - Photojournalism (3 s.h.)
  • - Reporting (3 s.h.)
  • - Media Performance (3 s.h.)
  • - Digital Audio (3 s.h.)
  • - Dsktp Video & Non-linear Editing (3 s.h.)
  • - Advanced Reporting (3 s.h.)
  • - Live Studio Prod & Videography (3 s.h.)
  • - Media Issues & Law **Designated Honors Course** (3 s.h.)

REQUIRED LAB COURSES

Complete the following lab courses.

  • - Print Production Lab (1-2 s.h.)
  • - Radio Lab (1 s.h.)

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