Media Minor

Required Courses

COM 256 - Field Production
Location shooting using portable field equipment. Students will become familiar with digital single-camera techniques, location audio, producing and directing, as well as non-linear editing processes. Assignments include the completion of several short video projects.


COM 355 - History of Media
A survey of the development of media in human communications from cave paintings to global telecommunications. Consideration of technological, industrial, and audience dimensions. Attention to the further development of media research and analysis skills. Prerequisite: COM 354 or permission of instructor.


COM 356 - Film Art
Popular films have a profound influence on our individual and cultural identities. This course emphasizes aesthetic, technical and narrative aspects of popular film focusing especially on how they create meanings. Illustrative examples will be screened.

Plus 3 other COM courses (9 credits), 200 level or higher, selected in consultation with advisor.




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