Bachelor of Science in Media Studies - Digital Film Production Emphasis

A Bachelor of Science in Media Studies with an emphasis in Digital Film Production degree has five basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Media Studies Core Discipline Requirements
  3. Digital Film Production Emphasis Requirements
  4. Digital Film Production Elective Requirements
  5. Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Information Literacy0-1
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Media Studies Core Requirements
COMM 1050Introduction to Communication Theory3
MDIA 1130Writing for Media Audiences3
COMM 2110Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 2700Voice and Civility in Public Discourse3
MDIA 3510Media Ethics3
MDIA 3560Visual Communication3
MDIA 3640Digital Motion Picture Pre-Production3
FILM 3660
FILM 3665
Digital Film Production
and Digital Film Production Lab
3
FILM 3680
FILM 3685
Digital Film Post-Production
and Digital Film Post-Production Lab
3
MDIA 4260Media Law3
COMM 4980Senior Seminar4
COMM 4900RCommunication Internship3
Digital Film Production Emphasis Requirements
MDIA 1500Intro to Mediated Communication3
or MDIA 2010 Media & Society
FILM 2660Introduction to Digital Film Production3
Digital Film Production Elective Requirements
Complete nine (9) credits of Digital Film Production electives, including:
One (1) Audio Production course
One (1) New Media course
One (1) additional elective from the list below
Audio Production Course Options
MDIA 1560Audio and Radio3
MDIA 4790Advanced Audio Production3
New Media Course Options
MDIA 2460Introduction to New Media Production3
MDIA 3480New Social Media3
MDIA 3530Digital Photojournalism3
MDIA 4330New Media Applications3
Additional Elective Course Options
MDIA 2800Special Effects for Motion Pictures3
FILM 1130Beginning Screenwriting3
FILM 3220Art Direction/Set Construction3
FILM 3240Lighting/Grip for Digital Film3
FILM 3420Production Design for Digital Film3
MDIA 3590Media Management3
FILM 26003
FILM 4100Documentary Production2
MDIA 4380
MDIA 4385
Advanced Television Production
and Advanced Television Production Lab
3
MDIA 4640Feature Writing3
MDIA 4680Multimedia Journalism3
FILM 4700Advanced Digital Film Production2
MDIA 4790Advanced Audio Production3
FILM 4800
FILM 4805
Advanced Digital Film Post-Production
and Advanced Digital Film Post-Production Lab
3
Recommended (not required) elective for incoming students:
COMM 1001FYE: Communication1

Note: A course may only be used to fulfill one program requirement.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.5 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher in each Core Discipline Requirement course.

Graduation Plan

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
COMM 1001 FYE: Communication 1
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
FILM 2660 Beginning Screenwriting 3
General Education (Mathematics - MATH 1040 recommended) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
 Hours14
Spring Semester
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
COMM 1050 Introduction to Communication Theory 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Physical Sciences & Lab) 4
 Hours16
2nd Year
Fall Semester
MDIA 1130 Writing for Media Audiences 3
MDIA 2460 Introduction to New Media Production 3
General Education (Life Sciences) 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
MDIA 1500
Intro to Mediated Communication
or Media Society
3
MDIA 3640 Digital Motion Picture Pre-Production 3
COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication meets General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
General Education (Global and Cultural Perspectives) 3
Upper Division Elective 3
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
COMM 2700 Voice and Civility in Public Discourse 3
MDIA 3510 Media Ethics 3
MDIA 3560 Visual Communication 3
General Education (Global and Cultural Perspectives) 3
FILM 3660
FILM 3665
Digital Film Production
and Digital Film Production Lab
3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
FILM 3680
FILM 3685
Digital Film Post-Production
and Digital Film Post-Production Lab
3
COMM 4900R Communication Internship 3
Emphasis Requirement (Film Emphasis Requirement) 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
MDIA 4260 Media Law 3
MDIA 4680 Multimedia Journalism 3
Digital Film Production elective (Audio Production) 3
Digital Film Production elective (New Media) 3
Upper Division Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
COMM 4980 Senior Seminar 4
Digital Film Production elective (additional elective from options) 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 2
 Hours15
 Total Hours120