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Academic Program Guide

Communication (Digital Media Production)

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2021 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The Digital Media Production Major is a limited-access major. Acceptance into the School of Communication is competitive and occurs once a year in the spring semester to begin the following summer or fall semester. For complete information regarding admission requirements and the application, see

Mapping Coordinator: Omar Ellison

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics3
GE History 3
GE Core Natural Science with Lab4
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.80
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
First Language proficiency course3-4
GE Natural Science3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.90
Term 3 hrs
Second Language proficiency course3-4
SPC2608 Public Speaking (Foundation course)3
GE Ethics3
GE Core Social Science3
Elective - Major/Minor course3
Milestones 3
See Academic Advisor in Communication
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics Course ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 3.00
Term 4 hrs
Third Language proficiency course3-4
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Social Science3
Computer Competency3
Milestones 4
Apply to School 1st business day in Feb., no later than 5:00 p.m to School of Communication
Complete 52 hours, statewide Core and General Education
Overall GPA ≥ 3.00
Term 5 hrs
MMC2000 Introduction to the Mass Media (Foundation course)3
RTV3101 Writing for the Electronic Media3
RTV3531 Single-Camera Video Production3
RTV3571 Video Post-Production3
Minor Course3
Milestones 5
RTV3531 with a C minus or better
RTV3571 with a C minus or better
Overall GPA ≥ 3.0
Civics Literacy requirement
Term 6 hrs
Advanced Production Course3
Advanced Course (See approved list)3
IDS2452 Documentary History, Theory and Practice (Foundation course)3
Major/Minor Course/Elective3
Minor Course3
Milestones 6
RTV3101 with a C minus or better
IDS2452 with a C minus or better
Complete Scholarship In Practice Course
Overall GPA ≥ 3.00
Term 7 hrs
Advanced Course (See approved list)3
Advanced Production course3
Minor Course3
Milestones 7
Complete Pre-Graduation Check
Overall GPA ≥ 3.00
Term 8 hrs
Advanced Production Course3
Activities Course3
Minor Course3
Milestones 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks
Overall GPA ≥ 3.00

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Video Editor, Director of Photography, Camera Operator, Film Director, Film Producer, Documentary Researcher, Arena Video Production Specialist, Technical Director, Broadcast Engineer, Communication Manager, Video Production Specialist, Audiovisual Production Specialist, Critic, Programmer, Interviewer, Media Buyer, Media Analyst, Video Effects Specialist.

Representative Employers: Film studios, video production companies, sports media companies, college and professional sports teams, documentary production companies, post production companies, news stations, internet media companies, public TV and radio, governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, political campaigns, advertising firms, and public relations firms

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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