Communication Arts
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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.