May 24, 2024  
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mass Communication, Electronic Media Communication Concentration (Video and Film), B.S.

Department of Electronic Media Communication  
Robert Gordon, program coordinator

The video and film production specialty within the Electronic Media Communication program teaches video and film production. Studio production courses are complemented with field production coursework. Used for instruction are three TV studios, a 40-foot-high definition mobile video production lab, postproduction facilities, a cable television channel, a 100,000-watt FM radio station, a student-operated FM station, two electronic newsrooms, plus “converged-media experiences in the Center for Innovation in Media. This specialty blends theoretical and hands-on approaches to electronic media education. Students are encouraged to complete their education with internships in professional settings.

NOTE: Students majoring in Mass Communication must earn a C (2.00) or better in each course in the college in order to graduate.

Admission to Candidacy

To be admitted to candidacy in the video and film production specialty, the student must meet the following requirements:

  1. 45 hours completed before applying for candidacy
  2. Grade of C (2.00) or better in each of the following:

EMC 1020 /JOUR 1020 /RIM 1020 

EMC 3020 , EMC 3060 JOUR 2710  

ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020 

EMC 2410  or EMC 2500 

EMC 2130  or EMC 2131 

3.  Minimum overall GPA in all college coursework of 2.50.

4.  Math course satisfying General Education requirements.

Required Courses (33 hours)

Video and Film Requirements (18 hours)

Advanced Production Required Courses (6-9 hours)

Mass Communication Upper-Division Electives (6 hours)

Other Requirements

  • Minor (15-18 hours)
  • 72 hours outside the College of Mass Communication

Curriculum: Mass Communication, Electronic Media Communication (Video and Film)

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.


Subtotal: 32 hours


Subtotal: 30 hours


Subtotal: 30 hours


  • EMC advanced production requirement 6 credit hours
  • Electives 13 credit hours
  • Electives (Mass Comm/general) 9 credit hours

Subtotal: 28 hours

Total hours in program: 120

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Mass Communication, Electronic Media Communication (Video and Film), B.S., Academic Map