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 Literacy Course(s)0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English GE Courses3-7
Information Literacy GE Course0-1
Mathematics GE course3-5
American Institutions GE course(s)3-6
Life Sciences GE course(s)3-10
Physical Sciences GE course(s)3-5
Laboratory Science GE course0-1
Fine Arts GE course3
Literature/Humanities GE course3
Social & Behavioral Sciences GE course3
Exploration GE course3-5
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
MDIA 3660
  & MDIA 3665
Digital Motion Picture Production
   and Digital Motion Picture Production Lab
3
MDIA 3680
  & MDIA 3685
Digital Motion Picture Post-Production
   and Digital Motion Picture 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
MDIA 2660Introduction to Digital Motion Picture 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 2600Beginning Screenwriting3
MDIA 2800Special Effects for Motion Pictures3
MDIA 3220Art Direction/Set Construction3
MDIA 3240Lighting/Grip for Motion Pictures3
MDIA 3420Production Design for Motion Pictures3
MDIA 3590Media Management3
MDIA 3620Advanced Screenwriting3
MDIA 4100
  & MDIA 4105
Documentary Production
   and Documentary Production Lab
3
MDIA 4380
  & MDIA 4385
Advanced Television Production
   and Advanced Television Production Lab
3
MDIA 4640Feature Writing3
MDIA 4680Multimedia Journalism3
MDIA 4700
  & MDIA 4705
Advanced Digital Film Production
   and Advanced Digital Motion Picture Production Lab
3
MDIA 4790Advanced Audio Production3
MDIA 4800
  & MDIA 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

1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
COMM 1001FYE: Communication1
COMM 1050Introduction to Communication Theory3
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics3
General Education (Fine Arts)3
 Term Hours14
Spring Semester
CIS 1200Computer Literacy3
MDIA 1130Writing for Media Audiences3
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
General Education (American Institutions)3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
 Term Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
MDIA 2460Introduction to New Media Production3
MDIA 2660Introduction to Digital Motion Picture Production3
General Education (Life Sciences/Lab)4
General Education (Literature/Humanities)3
General Education (Exploration)3
 Term Hours16
Spring Semester
MDIA 1500
or 2010
Intro to Mediated Communication
Media Society
3
COMM 2110Interpersonal Communication3
MDIA 3640Digital Motion Picture Pre-Production3
General Education (Global and Cultural Perspectives)3
Elective (Any upper-division course)3
 Term Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
COMM 2700Voice and Civility in Public Discourse3
MDIA 3510Media Ethics3
MDIA 3560Visual Communication3
MDIA 3660Digital Motion Picture Production2
MDIA 3665Digital Motion Picture Production Lab1
General Education (Global and Cultural Perspectives)3
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
MDIA 3680Digital Motion Picture Post-Production2
MDIA 3685Digital Motion Picture Post-Production Lab1
COMM 4900RCommunication Internship3
Emphasis Requirement (Film Emphasis Requirement)3
Elective (Any upper-division course)3
Elective (Any course)3
 Term Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
MDIA 4260Media Law3
MDIA 4680Multimedia Journalism3
Digital Film Production elective (Audio Production)3
Digital Film Production elective (New Media)3
Elective (Any upper-division course)3
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
COMM 4980Senior Seminar4
Digital Film Production elective (additional elective from options)3
Elective (Any upper-division course)3
Elective (Any course)3
Elective (Any course)2
 Term Hours15
Total Hour: 120