Communication & Media
Location: IRC - B12
Phone: 607-436-3411
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Curriculum Guide for Majors in Mass Communication

Production Track (B.S.)

This track is for students interested in the production aspects of the mass media, including journalism. Several former majors from this department have gone on to careers in television production, film production and broadcast journalism.

I. Required Core Courses: 9 s.h.
 

Survey of the Communication Arts

Intro. to Mass Media Law and Regulation

Understanding Mass Communication.

COMM160

MCOM 105

MCOM151

II. Required Major Specialization: 12 s.h.
 

Writing for Radio, TV, and Film

Research Methods in Mass Media

Art of the Motion Picture Mass Communication Seminar

MCOM252

MCOM286

MCOM281 MCOM350

III. Production Electives: 15 s.h.
 

Select a minimum of four from the list below

Writing for Newspapers

Audio Production

Broadcast Announcing

New Media (Pre-req: SoS Standing)

Multi-Camera Video Production

Videography and Digital Editing

Reporting

Basic Motion Picture Production

Broadcast Journalism

Advanced Audio Documentary Prod. --(Pre-req: SoS and MCOM 253)

Video Practicum Video Documentary Production --(Pre-req: Sos and MCOM 261)

Advanced Motion Picture Production Mass Comm.

Internship -- (Max 6 s.h. toward major)

Audio Art Production

 

MCOM210

MCOM253

MCOM256

MCOM258

MCOM260

MCOM261

MCOM262

MCOM280

MCOM301

MCOM353

 

MCOM361

MCOM362

MCOM380

MCOM397 MUSC 292

Total    36 s.h.
 

Media Studies Track (B.A.)

This track is for students who are interested in the critical / scholarly aspects of the mass media, including journalism. Several former majors from this department have gone on to graduate study in the fields of television , film and journalism.

I. Required Core Courses: 9 s.h.
 

Survey of the Communication Arts Intro. to Mass Media Law and Regulation

Understanding Mass Communication.

COMM 160

MCOM 105

MCOM 151

II. Required Major Specialization: 15 s.h.
 

Writing for Radio, TV, and Film Mass Media and Culture

Art of the Motion Picture

Research Methods in Mass Media Mass Communication Seminar

MCOM 252

MCOM 259

MCOM 281

MCOM 286 MCOM 350

III. Media Studies Electives: 12 s.h.
 

Select four courses from the list below

African-American's & Latinos in -- Film and TV Fundamentals of Broadcasting New Media (Pre-req: SoS Standing)

History & Phil. of Documentary --(Pre-req: SoS Standing)

The Development of Film Great Films of Great Directors

Film Genres

Special Topics in Mass Comm.

Mass Media Law and Regulation

Persuasion in Everyday life Media Ethics

 

ALS 208

MCOM 257

MCOM 258

MCOM 279

MCOM 283

MCOM 284

MCOM 285

MCOM 294

MCOM 330

COMM 270

PHIL 231

Total    36 s.h.

Internships Internships opportunities are available for Mass Communication Majors. Students should plan in advance to secure an internship for their Junior or Senior year by consulting with the Department's Internship Coordinator. Internship placements are available across New York State and throughout the Northeast, with a wide variety of agencies and businesses currently participating.