2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 17, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Digital Media & Cinema, BS


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For other Communication Department majors, see Communication, BS ,  Media Arts, BS  and Social Media Strategist, BS  

Purpose

The Communication Department exists to educate students in the development of skills that will enable them to appropriately and creatively utilize the latest technology to communicate Christ creatively. To be a competent communicator one must know the Word that God gave us and the world God created.

The common core of the Digital Media & Cinema program provides a foundation in essential disciplines that will contribute to the student’s ability to communicate effectively in today’s world.

The Digital Media & Cinema major is designed to allow students to follow their interests and passions while developing their skills and talents. It trains the student as a producer of digital media productions in the understanding of cinematography, video editing, motion graphics, audio recording, and script writing. Students gain valuable experience in both production and postproduction settings. They will work behind the scenes to shoot, light, edit short films, music videos, short documentaries, and cinematic features. Experience in musical scores, sound tracks, dialogue, and foley effects are also are part of the academic experience.

Objectives

  • Provide students with a foundation in video and audio production
  • Enable students to create stories for the screen scriptwriting
  • Train students in the fundamentals of lighting and cinematography
  • Equip students in the skill of film directing and film production
  • Teach students the art of storytelling through non-linear digital editing and motion graphics

Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum 120 semester hours of credit
  • Complete 18 hours in Bible and Theology courses.
  • 6 semester hours of Leadership Development courses.
  • Minimum of 30 semester hours of General Education
  • Minimum 27 semester hours in Communication Core courses.
  • Minimum for 21 semester hours in Digital Media & Cinema courses
  • Minimum 24 semester hours of upper division courses
  • Satisfactory evidence of Christian character and doctrinal views
  • Meets all ethical requirements and Student Life standards
  • Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA

See Undergraduate Core  for graduation requirements.

Course of Study (120)


Degree Core (54)


Choose one of the following Mathematics courses (3)

Choose one of the following Culture and Arts courses (3)

Choose one of the following Science courses (3)

Leadership Development and Spiritual Formation (6)


Digital Media & Cinema Major (48)


Open Electives (18)


Students are encouraged to choose a minor to complement their major program of study or consider a Bible major. Most minors are comprised of 18 credit hours.

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