BS Three-Year Degree Plan: Digital Film Production

Digital film and media production is listed as mass media-comprehensive on our majors list and in the Undergraduate Catalog.

The three-year degree plan was created to demonstrate that it is possible for you to graduate in six regular and three summer semesters. However, a three-year degree plan is not best suited for every student. It assumes:

  • No remedial course work is required.
  • The student does not fail any classes.
  • The student does not change either the major or minor.
  • The student is willing to take classes each summer.

Also, a three-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring with you upon admission to the University. Please remember that course availability and prerequisites are subject to change, so consult with your advisor when scheduling your classes.

Sample schedule

Check out the course rotations before scheduling your classes.

The below schedule is only one example of a possible degree plan and is provided for informational purposes only. Meet with an advisor early to develop a degree plan that best suits your needs.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MED 120 Mass Media and Society 3
MED 130 Fundamentals of Media Convergence 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
(See your advisor for replacement course.) 2
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
Total hours16

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MED 274 Introduction to Film 3
MED 220 Case Studies in Mass Media 3
General Education: Science (with lab) 4
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
General Education: Self-Understanding - Humanities 3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
Total hours18

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
General Elective 3
Total hours6

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MED 365 Digital Film and Media Production 3
MED 304 Mass Media Theory 3
MED 374 History of Film I 3
General Education: Science 4
General Education: Writing II 3
General Elective 3
Total hours19

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MED 465 Principles of Cinematography 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
3
MED 454 Media Analysis and Criticism 3
MED Elective (300+ level) 3
2 General Electives 6
Total hours18

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
General Education: Self-Understanding - Social 3
General Elective 3
Total hours6

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MED 361 Introduction to Sound Recording for Digital Film and TV
or MED 461 Sound Editing
3
MED 462 TV/Film Producing 3
MED 464 Genre Writing for Film and Television
or MED 565 Intermediate Screenwriting
3
JRN 407 Media Law 3
GEN ED Self-Understanding - Creativity 3
General Elective 3
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MED 562 Digital Filmmaking
or MED 561 Sound Mixing
3
MED 581 Issues in Media Ethics 3
2 MED Elective (300+ level) 6
2 General Electives 6
Total hours18

Ninth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
General Education: Culture and Society - Humanities 3
General Elective 3
GEN 499 University Exit Examination 0
Total hours6

You need a minimum of 40 hours of course work at a 300+ level to graduate. Elective course work in media and journalism must be approved by your advisor.