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.

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

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

Second semester

CoursesHours
Total hours15
MED 130 Fundamentals of Media Convergence 3
MED 220 Case Studies in Mass Media 3
General Education — Science (without lab) 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
General Education — Social & Behavioral Science 3

Third semester

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

Fourth semester

CoursesHours
Total hours18
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
General Education — Writing II course 3
General Education — Quantitative Literacy 3
General Education — Cultural Competency 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3

Fifth semester

CoursesHours
Total hours16
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
General Education — Science (with lab) 4
General Elective (125 hour graduation req.) 3

Sixth semester

CoursesHours
Total hours18
MED 464 Genre Writing for Film and Television
or MED 466 Advanced Editing
3
MED — Intermediate Production 3
General Education — Public Issues 3
General Education — Humanities 3
General Electives (may include MED courses) 6

Seventh semester

CoursesHours
Total hours15
JRN 407 Media Law 3
MED 561 Sound Mixing
or MED 562 Digital Filmmaking
or MED 583 Advanced Television Production
3
MED — Intermediate Production 3
MED Elective (See advisor for suggestions) 3
General Elective (at least one at 300-level or above) 3

Eighth semester

CoursesHours
Total hours15
MED 581 Issues in Media Ethics 3
MED — Intermediate Production 3
MED Elective (See advisor for suggestions) 3
General Electives (at least one at 300-level or above) 6
GEN 499 (University Exit Exam) 0

Notes on degree plan 

  • In the fourth semester, MED 375 is offered during spring semesters. MED 374 is offered during fall semesters. MED 325 is offered in both spring and fall semesters. 
  • In the sixth semester, MED 461 is offered during spring semesters. MED 466 is offered during fall semesters. 
  • In the seventh semester, MED 561 is offered during fall semeters. MED 562 is offered during spring semesters. MED 583 is offered in both spring and fall semesters.