BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Film and Television Production

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

The film and television 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.

Check out the course rotations before scheduling your classes.

Sample schedule

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 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MED 120 Mass Media and Society 3
MED 274 Introduction to Film 3
Humanities - General Education 3
Total hours14

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MED 130 Fundamentals of Media Convergence 3
MED 220 Case Studies in Mass Media 3
Life Sciences (no lab) or Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MED 304 Mass Media Theory 3
MED 360 Beginning Screenwriting 3
MED 365 Digital Film and Media Production 3
The Arts - 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
3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MED 375 History of Film II
or MED 374 History of Film I
or MED 325 Media History
3
MED 361 Introduction to Sound Recording for Digital Film and TV
or MED 382 Audio Production
or MED 461 Sound Editing
3
Written Communication and Integrative and Applied Learning - General Education 3
Quantitative Literacy - General Education 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MED 464 Genre Writing for Film and Television
or MED 565 Intermediate Screenwriting
or MED 566 Writing for Television
3
MED 355 Social Media
or MED 570 Film Theory
3
MED 454 Media Analysis and Criticism 3
Life Sciences (lab) or Physical Sciences (lab) - General Education 4
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MED 461 Sound Editing
or MED 466 Advanced Editing
3
Intermediate Production - MED foundation coursework 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
Humanities - General Education 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
JRN 407 Media Law 3
MED 561 Sound Mixing
or MED 562 Digital Filmmaking
or MED 583 Advanced Television Production
3
Intermediate Production - MED foundation coursework 3
MED elective 3
General elective (upper level) 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MED 581 Issues in Media Ethics 3
Intermediate Production - MED foundation coursework 3
MED elective 3
General elective 3
General elective (upper level) 3
University Exit Exam - General Education 0
Total hours15

Intermediate production list courses 

Select three courses from:

  • MED 383 
  • MED 462 
  • MED 465 
  • MED 466 
  • MED 472 
  • MED 483 
Degree plan last reviewed 06-15-2018.