BS Four-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 digital film production degree at Missouri State can be completed in eight regular semesters. However, a four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring upon admission to the University. Make an appointment with your advisor to discuss schedules and options.

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)

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)

MED 220 Case Studies in Mass Media 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
MED 274 Introduction to Film 3
General Education: Self-Understanding - Humanities 3
General Education - Science 4
Total hours16

Third semester (fall)

MED 365 Digital Film and Media Production 3
MED 374 History of Film I 3
General Education: Self-Understanding - Creativity 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
General Education: Science (with lab) 4
Total hours16

Fourth semester (spring)

MED 304 Mass Media Theory 3
MED 465 Principles of Cinematography
or MED 466 Advanced Editing
General Education: Writing II 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
General Education: Self-Understanding - Social 3
Total hours17

Fifth semester (fall)

MED 462 TV/Film Producing 3
MED 361 Introduction to Sound Recording for Digital Film and TV
or MED 461 Sound Editing
MED 464 Genre Writing for Film and Television
or MED 565 Intermediate Screenwriting
2 General Electives (125 hour graduation requirement) 6
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

MED 561 Sound Mixing
or MED 562 Digital Filmmaking
MED 454 Media Analysis and Criticism 3
General Education: Culture and Society - Humanities 3
MED Elective (300+ level) 3
General Elective 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

JRN 407 Media Law 3
MED Elective (with advisor approval in major) 3
3 General Electives 9
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

MED 581 Issues in Media Ethics 3
MED Elective (300+ level) 3
GEN 499 University Exit Examination 0
3 General Electives 9
Total hours15

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.