Motion Media Production (BA)


2014-2015 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Effective 1 June 2014 through 31 May 2015

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This program offered by School of Communications/Electronic and Photographic Media Department

Available only at the Vienna campus

Program Description

The Motion Media Production program offers a systematic and thorough approach in learning the craft and aesthetics of motion media production. Early in the program, students learn about the history and current situation of media production and communication. They will also develop and execute their own projects. Required courses are structured so students can complete them within three years. As students progress through the program, they can focus on different areas of interest and use media crossovers to create individual projects or become part of creative collaborations. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows students to explore a variety of production areas, ranging from narrative to documentary, artistic and commercial productions.

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Learning Outcomes

Successful graduates of the program will be able to:

  • apply technical knowledge in the execution of pre-production, production and post production of motion media;
  • analyze global motion media, working from a theoretical and historical context, to then apply this knowledge in the process of creating motion media;
  • recognize, apply or present ideas to their peers, using basic terminology and procedures of motion media production, including aesthetic and theoretical terminology.

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Degree Requirements

A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:

  • 64 required credit hours
  • Applicable university global citizenship or general education program hours
  • Electives

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Required Courses

  • AUDI 1000 Audio Production I for Non-Majors (3 hours)
  • EPMD 1000 Introduction to Media Production (3 hours)
  • FLST 1800 Film Appreciation (3 hours)
  • INTM 1600 Introduction to Interactive Media (3 hours)
  • MEDC 1010 Introduction to Mass Communications (3 hours)
    or MEDC 1630 Media Literacy (3 hours)
  • MEDC 1500 Applied Media Aesthetics (3 hours)
  • PHOT 1010 Digital Basic Photography (3 hours)
  • VIDE 1000 Introduction to Video Production (3 hours)
  • FILM 1000 Filmmaking Fundamentals (3 hours)
  • ANIM 2030 Introduction to 3D Animation (3 hours)
  • FILM 2320 Filmmaking 1 (3 hours)
  • FLST 2060 Modern World Cinema (4 hours)
  • MEDC 2200 Ethics in the Media (3 hours)
  • SCPT 2900 Scriptwriting (3 hours)
  • VIDE 2500 Post-Production (3 hours)
  • MEDC 4100 The Law and the Media (3 hours)
  • EPMD 4700 Professional Development (3 hours)
  • FILM 4600 Overview Pre-Production ( 3 hours)
  • FILM 4620 Senior Overview (3 hours)

Elective Courses: (one elective class from the following):

  • FILM  3900 Lighting for Film and Video (3 hours)
  • PHIL 3110 Philosophy and Film (3 hours)
  • FLST 3160 Topics in Film Studies (3 hours)
  • MEDC 4950 Internship  (3 hours)

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