BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Media Production

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

The media 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 (or higher) 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 325 Media History 3
General Education 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 361 Introduction to Sound Recording for Digital Film and TV
or MED 382 Audio Production
General Education: Writing II 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
Total hours14

Fifth semester (fall)

MED 381 Broadcast Writing 3
MED 381 Broadcast Writing
or MED 464 Genre Writing for Film and Television
General Education: Selft0Understandin - Social 3
2 General Electives 6
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

MED 383 Television Production 3
MED 454 Media Analysis and Criticism 3
MED elective (300+ level) 3
General Education: Culture and Society – Humanities 3
2 General Electives (at least one at 300+ level) 6
Total hours18

Seventh semester (fall)

JRN 407 Media Law 3
MED Electives (300+ level) 3
General Education: Self-Understanding – Creativity 3
2 General Electives (at least one at 300+ level) 6
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

MED 583 Advanced Television Production 3
MED 581 Issues in Media Ethics 3
MED Elective (300+ level) 3
2 General Electives 6
GEN 499 University Exit Exam 0
Total hours15-16

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.