Billy Pittard, Chair
Barr, Bratten, Gordon, Harris, Heigle, Heinrich, Jimison, Johnson, Kalwinsky, McNulty, Nichols, Oneal, Pondillo, Quarles, Spires, Trundle, Woodard, Zheng
Majors in this department work toward a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Mass Communication and a concentration in Photography, Electronic Media Communication, or Digital Media Communication. The Electronic Media Communication concentration is further broken down into specialties—electronic media journalism, electronic media management, electronic media production, and digital animation.
Students in the Department of Electronic Media Communication may take no more than 48 hours of coursework in the College of Mass Communication for application to the 120 hours presented for the first bachelor’s degree. A minimum of 72 hours must be taken outside the college. Total university credit for practicum and internship courses cannot exceed six hours.
Students in the Electronic Media Communication (electronic media production, electronic media journalism, electronic media management, and digital animation), Digital Media Communication, and Photography concentrations may not minor in any area of the College of Mass Communication.
All concentrations in the Department of Electronic Media Communication require admission to candidacy upon completion of 45 semester hours of university-level coursework. Specific requirements are listed by concentration and specialty. Most upper-division courses in the department have admission to EMC candidacy as a prerequisite.
The Department of Electronic Media Communication will not accept any more than 12 semester hours of transfer credit toward either a major or minor in the department. This is a maximum number of credits that will be accepted and does not constitute a guarantee that each student desiring to transfer up to 12 semester hours into the program will be granted credit for all transfer hours. Each case will be judged on an individual basis.
Transfer credit will not be granted for any course taken at a nonaccredited institution. Transfer credit will normally be granted for theory/concept courses such as American Media and Social Institutions if the credit comes from an accredited institution of higher education. Transfer credit will not normally be granted for production courses taken at other institutions. No transfer credit will be awarded for any production course taken at an institution not accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. For skills courses taken at an ACEJMC-accredited institution, transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis.
Further information on departmental procedures for awarding transfer credit is available from the department.
The Department of Electronic Media Communication periodically offers the following courses in Honors: EMC 1020 , EMC 2410 , EMC 3120 , EMC 4250 , EMC 4790 , and EMC 4800 . See Honors College for more information.