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B.A., Visual and Sound Media Curriculum

Undergraduate students in the Visual and Sound Media major must complete 45 program credits to satisfy degree requirements. Concentration tracks are offered in:  Media Studies, Television Production, Film Production, and Sound Production. 

General Courses (18 credits)

COBF 2210 Introduction to Media Studies 3 credits
COBF 2212 Introduction to Visual Theory 3 credits
COBF 2220 Introduction to Film and TV Production 3 credits
COBF 2222*
OR
COBF 2401*
TV/Film Writing

Writing for Radio
3 credits

3 credits
COBF 2231 Electronic Age in America 3 credits
COBF 2232 Evolution of Film Art 3 credits

Media Studies Concentration
Media Studies Courses: Take four (4) courses in media studies (12 credits)

COBF 2213 Documentary Film 3 credits
COBF 2234 Film Directors 3 credits
COBF 2252 Digital Media Studies 3 credits
COBF 2254 Reality Television 3 credits
COBF 2470 Music in Film 3 credits
COBF 2884 Sports, Media, and Culture 3 credits
COBF 3212 Contemporary Cinema 3 credits
COBF 3214 Film Criticism 3 credits
COBF 3216 Film Genre 3 credits
COBF 3218 Television Genres 3 credits
COTC 2240 Media Criticism 3 credits

Production Courses: Take two (2) courses from the television, film, or sound production concentration(s). (6 credits)

Media Studies Electives: Take two (2) more media studies courses or take a 3-credit internship and 1 media studies course. (6 credits).

 

Senior Seminar: Take one (1) of the following Senior Seminars: (3 credits)
 

COBF 5299 Senior Seminar Radio/TV 3 credits
COBF 5698 Senior Seminar Film 3 credits

Television Production Concentration

Television Production Courses: Take the three (3) courses listed below: (9 credits)

COBF 2223 Studio Production  3 credits
COBF 3223 Studio Production II 3 credits
COBF 3224 Field Production 3 credits

Media Studies Courses: Take two (2) courses in media studies (6 credits)

COBF 2213 Documentary Film 3 credits
COBF 2234 Film Directors 3 credits
COBF 2252 Digital Media Studies  3 credits
COBF 2254 Reality Television 3 credits
COBF 2470 Music in Film 3 credits
COBF 2884 Sports, Media, and Culture 3 credits
COBF 3212 Contemporary Cinema 3 credits
COBF 3214 Film Criticism 3 credits
COBF 3216 Film Genre 3 credits
COBF 3218 Television Genres 3 credits
COTC 2240 Media Criticism 3 credits

Production Electives: Choose one (1) of the following three options: (9 credits)
1. Three Production Electives:

ADIM 2312 Digital Arts and Design  3 credits
ADIM 2112 Introduction to Multimedia 3 credits
ADIM 2322 Intro to 3D Computer Graphics 3 credits
COTR 3623 Lighting for TV and Film 3 credits
COBF 2225 Broadcasting Programming & Management  3 credits
COBF 3033 Radio Sportscasting 3 credits
COBF 3225 Radio Program and Production 3 credits
COBF 3992 Advanced Screenwriting  3 credits
COBF 4777 The Producer's Overview 3 credits

2.    Two production electives and one internship for 3 credits
3.    Three production courses from the film or sound concentration(s).
 

Senior Seminar: Take one of the following Senior Seminars (3 credits)

COBF 5299 Senior Seminar Radio/TV 3 credits
COBF 5698 Senior Seminar Film 3 credits

Film Production Concentration

Film Production Courses: Take the three (3) courses listed below: (9 credits)

COBF 3222 Digital Cinema Production I 3 credits
COBF 4222 Digital Cinema Production II 3 credits
COBF 4500 Digital Cinema Production III 3 credits

Media Studies Courses: Take two (2) courses in media studies: (6 credits)

COBF 2213 Documentary Film 3  credits
COBF 2234 Film Directors 3 credits
COBF 2252 Digital Media Studies 3 credits
COBF 2254 Reality Television 3 credits
COBF 2470 Music in Film 3 credits
COBF 2884 Sports, Media, and Culture 3 credits
COBF 3212 Contemporary Cinema 3 credits
COBF 3214 Film Criticism 3 credits
COBF 3216 Film Genre 3 credits
COBF 3218 Television Genre 3 credits
COTC 2240 Media Criticism 3 credits

Production Electives: Choose one (1) of the following three options: (9 credits)

1. Three production electives

ADIM 2312 Digital Arts and Design I 3 credits
ADIM 2112 Introduction to Multimedia 3 credits
ADIM 2322 Intro to 3D Computer Graphics 3 credits
COTH 3623 Lighting for TV and Film 3 credits
COBF 2225 Broadcasting Programming & Management 3 credits
COBF 3033  Management Radio Sportscasting 3 credits
COBF 3225 Radio Program and Production 3 credits
COBF 3992  Advanced Screenwriting 3 credits
COBF 4777 The Producer's Overview 3 credits

2.    Two production electives and one internship for 3 credits
3.    Three production courses from the film or sound concentration(s).

Senior Seminar: Take one of the following Senior Seminars (3 credits)

COBF 5299 Senior Seminar Radio/TV 3 credits
COBF 5698 Senior Seminar Film 3 credits

Sound Production Concentration

Sound Production Courses: Take four (4) courses in sound production. (12 credits)

COBF 2475 Sound Production and Engineering I 3 credits
COBF 3001 Sound, Technology, and Culture 3 credits
COBF 4001 Advanced Sound Editing, Mixing and Mastering 3 credits
COBF 4100 Sound Production and Engineering II 3 credits

Media Studies Courses: Take two (2) courses in media studies. (6 credits)

COBF 2213 Documentary Film 3  credits
COBF 2234 Film Directors 3 credits
COBF 2252 Digital Media Studies 3 credits
COBF 2254 Reality Television 3 credits
COBF 2470 Music in Film 3 credits
COBF 2884 Sports, Media, and Culture 3 credits
COBF 3212 Contemporary Cinema 3 credits
COBF 3214 Film Criticism 3 credits
COBF 3216 Film Genre 3 credits
COBF 3218 Television Genre 3 credits
COTC 2240 Media Criticism 3 credits

Production Electives: Choose one (1) of the following three options: (9 credits)1. 

1. Three (3) production electives:

ADIM 2312 Digital Arts and Design I 3 credits
ADIM 2112 Introduction to Multimedia 3 credits
ADIM 2322 Intro to 3D Computer Graphics 3 credits
COTH 3623 Lighting for TV and Film 3 credits
COBF 2225 Broadcasting Programming & Management 3 credits
COBF 3033  Management Radio Sportscasting 3 credits
COBF 3225 Radio Program and Production 3 credits
COBF 3992  Advanced Screenwriting 3 credits
COBF 4777 The Producer's Overview 3 credits

2. Two (2) production electives and one internship for 3 credits
3. Three (3) production courses from the fil or television concentrations(s).

Senior Seminar: Take one of the following Senior Seminars (3 credits)

COBF 5299 Senior Seminar Radio/TV 3 credits
COBF 5698 Senior Seminar Film 3 credits

Full course descriptions are available from the Undergraduate Catalogue.

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