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Concentration in Management, Industry and Policy (Bachelor of Arts in Media) (MDAC04)The Media School

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements.

Description

Management, Industry and Policy students will attain a general knowledge and familiarity with the structures of the media "ecosystem," from television to movies, from games to conventional journalism, to broadband and mobile applications and beyond. This "ecosystem" is a complex environment in which people, law, policy, ethics, history, innovation, technology, and organizations function together to create and distribute media content for many different purposes. For this reason, many courses are taught from a "macro" point of view with the intent to help students understand the motivators and pressures which help and limit the success of creative industry of any size, anywhere.

Students must also attain specific knowledge and work methods to enable them to work professionally within the creative industry. While journalism companies and movie studios may share an environment, within their organizations they are very different. These differences are cultural, social, economic, geographical, and ideological. While the attainment of general knowledge helps students appreciate how these businesses are similar, specific knowledge and work methods will help them understand the differences. In a practical sense, specific knowledge—such as how to create project cash-flow statements, or how to clear music rights—may help a student gain a first job with a small production company, that, in combination with a broad understanding, will help them develop a career, no matter what type of company they work for, and no matter how the media "ecosystem" changes over time.

Major requirements

The major requires at least 36 credit hours (12 in the Media Core, 15 in the Concentration, and 9 in the Specialization), including the requirements listed below.

  1. Media School Core. Each of the following:
    1. Introduction to Media. One (1) course from the .
      • Examines the role media play in our lives-at work, at school, among family members, friends, and lovers-and analyzes pressing issues in media and society today, such as privacy, globalization, and convergence. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: Must be an Ernie Pyle Scholar, Media Scholar, or Academic Honors student. Examines the role media play in our lives-at work, at school, among family members, friends, and lovers-and analyzes pressing issues in media and society today, such as privacy, globalization, and convergence. Credit given for only one of MSCH-C 101 or MSCH-H 101. (3 credit hours.)
    2. Managing Media. One (1) course from the .
      • Introductory analysis, using a case-study method, of how media industries such as broadcasting, cable, and telephone are structured, funded, and regulated; how media organizations create and market programs and products, and how they manage their operations. Credit given for only one of MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207. (3 credit hours.)
    3. Thinking Media. One (1) course from the .
      • Introduces the idea of games systems by breaking down games into their different components to build a deep game literacy. Students will learn how to learn a new game quickly; teach complex games to others; recognize and excel at the many different games played in everyday life. Where most courses have readings, this course has "gamings," required games for students to play and learn. Credit given for only one of MSCH-C 210 or TEL-T 366. (3 credit hours.)
      • Critically examines how gender and sexuality are mediated through screen and audio-visual media (including film, video, television, radio, internet) and their cultural contexts. Using humanities approaches, topics might focus on popular media production; various genres, movements, and media cycles; specific cultural and historical contexts; impacts of technological change. Screenings may be required. Credit given for only one of CMCL-C 203 or MSCH-C 211. (3 credit hours.)
      • Critically examines how race and/or ethnicity are mediated through screen and audio-visual media (including film, video, television, radio, internet) and their cultural contexts.  Using humanities approaches, topics might focus on representations and debates within mainstream, art, or alternative media.  May address histories of race, racism, and racial justice.  Screenings may be required. Credit given for only one of CMCL-C 201 or MSCH-C 212. (3 credit hours.)
      • This course examines the construction of social meaning associated with mediated messages as well as the range of uses and consequences of exposure to mediated messages in individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Credit given for only one of MSCH-C 213 or TEL-T 205. (3 credit hours.)
      • This course addresses the psychology of racial prejudice and stereotyping and uses this social-scientific framework to examine the impact of media portrayals. We will focus on how race influences our media consumption decisions and how exposure to certain media messages (in entertainment, news, music, video games) could change racial stereotypes. Credit given for only one of MSCH-C 214 or TEL-T 191. (3 credit hours.)
      • Covers the origin and development of the videogame.  Topics include the location and platforms for gaming (arcades, home game consoles, personal computers); social and cultural impacts (stereotypes, gender roles, media effects, violence, regulation and intellectual property); new gaming trends (mobile and social gaming, free-to-play, and cloud gaming). Credit given for only one of MSCH-C 215 or TEL-T 160. (3 credit hours.)
      • Examines the representation of women in the media and analyzes women's creative work as media producers from a social scientific perspective. The course will include lecture and discussion of areas of critical debate: visual representation across media platforms, women's employment in media industries; women as an audience/consumer group. Credit given for only one of MSCH-C 216 or TEL-T 192. (3 credit hours.)
      • Offers an interdisciplinary and historical context for understanding contemporary western 'image culture' by addressing the notion of the 'image' in a wide range of its theoretical, critical, and practical contexts, uses, and history. Examines the claim that our culture is more imagistic than others historically, asking how the roles of images have changed over time in relation to other modes of signification. Credit given for only one of MSCH-C 217 or CMCL-C 208. (3 credit hours.)
      • Examination of the social and financial relationships between sports organizations, media and society. Study of the social implications of sports media content in light of economic connections between sports media and college and professional sports teams, including how television contracts influence media coverage and how organization-based media influence audience perceptions. (3 credit hours.)
      • Surveys media industries, products, and publics outside the United States context (e.g., Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America). Analyzes regional media in relation to local/global historical, economic, and social processes. Screenings may be required. Credit given for only one of MSCH-C 219 or CMCL-C 202. (3 credit hours.)
    4. Making Media. One (1) course from the .
      • Provides a survey of current technologies for creating games. These tools are also appropriate for projects in virtual and augmented reality and interactive journalism. Students acquire competency in several game engines demonstrated by the creation of several digital game prototypes using recently released tools. (3 credit hours.)
      • Style, form, and preparation of written materials for electronic media. Credit given for only one of MSCH-C 221 or TEL-T 211. (3 credit hours.)
      • Provides a conceptual framework for writing, designing, and evaluating a variety of media products. This is not a hands-on production course but does offer an overview of the production process. Topics include scriptwriting, production design, visualization, composition, editing styles, and others. This course is a prerequisite for advanced-level courses in the design/production area. Credit given for only one of MSCH-C 223 or TEL-T 206. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: Completion of the English Composition requirement; and JOUR-J 170, MSCH-J 170, or completion of the Media School Placement Test (MPE). Working seminar stressing the creation of journalistic stories for diverse audiences. Students will learn to develop story ideas, gather information, combine visual and verbal messages, and to write and edit news. Credit given for only one of JOUR-H 200, JOUR-J 200, MSCH-C 225, or MSCH-H 225. (3 credit hours.)
      • Theories of visual communication including human perception, psychology of color, and principles of design. Application of those theories to photography, video, and computer graphic design in news communication. Credit given for only one of JOUR-J 210 or MSCH-C 226. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: Completion of the English composition requirement. Hands-on experience creating sports media content relevant to production, sportscasting, sports writing, sport social media, and organizational messaging. Focuses on the dichotomy between independent and organization-controlled media and between news and sports reporting and commentary. Preparation for journalism and public relations jobs in sport. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: MSCH-C 101; and a grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 223 or TEL-T 206. Introductory hands-on video production course builds on fundamentals of audio/visual storytelling through training in the creative use of cameras, lighting and sound equipment, and editing software. Students design, develop, shoot, edit and deliver original videos in both single-camera field production and multi-camera TV studio production environments. Credit given for only one of MSCH-C 228 or TEL-T 283. (3 credit hours.)
  2. Concentration. Each of the following:
    1. Focal Area. Three (3) courses from ONE (1) .
      • Creative Industry Focal Area
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 101 and MSCH-A 300. Theory and practice of designing, implementing, and evaluating promotional materials and marketing campaigns for television programs, radio formats, cable services, the Web, and new media. Credit given for only one of MSCH-A 347 or TEL-T 347. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: JOUR-J 320 or MSCH-A 320; and junior/senior standing; or consent of instructor. Seminar in current developments in advertising as an economic and social force. Examines contemporary issues in the profession. Students will conduct independent and original research projects. Credit given for only one of JOUR-J 438 or MSCH-A 438. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: MSCH-A 300, MSCH-A 310, MSCH-C 101, and MSCH-C 207. Provides a detailed examination of the development, execution, and assessment of advertising campaigns. Offers insights into the planning process and an extended opportunity to integrate and apply the principles acquired. Credit given for only one of MSCH-A 441 or TEL-T 441. (3 credit hours.)
      • Media historiography, topics in national media history, national and international movements and trends. Topic varies. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in CMCL-C 420 and MSCH-F 420. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: Junior/senior standing or consent of instructor. Research seminar that examines techniques and processes used in managing media organizations. Through discussions, case analysis, and group projects, the course explores organizational missions and social responsibilities, market analysis techniques, personnel management issues, and budgeting. Credit given for only one of JOUR-J 409 or MSCH-J 409. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: Grade of C- or higher in JOUR-H 200, JOUR-J 200, MSCH-C 225 or MSCH-H 225; and a grade of C- or higher in one of JOUR-H 300, JOUR-J 300, MSCH-H 300, or MSCH-J 300; and senior standing. Examines functions and influences of news and public relations professionals in a networked society with primary focus on the United States. Analyzes professional and ethical values of journalists and public relations practicioners working in a digital, participatory media environment. Critical analysis of the relationship of media institutions and society, and the effects of political, economic, and cultural factors on media professionalism. Credit given for only one of JOUR-J 410 or MSCH-J 410. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: Junior/senior standing; or consent of instructor. Seminar on problems of communicating news through aural and visual channels. Application of communications theory to broadcast news and public affairs presentations. Study of effects of format, verbal content, nonverbal content, and presenter on communication process. Credit given for only one of JOUR-J 470 or MSCH-J 470. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. The evolution of telecommunication network technology, policy economics, and industries from the 1870s to the present. Basic telecommunication transmission and switching, general operational concepts, and societal and cultural effect of telephony in the United States. Credit given for only one of MSCH-M 322 or TEL-T 322. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. Basic concepts for developing an effective network system. The interaction between network technologies and human behavior. Credit given for only one of MSCH-M 326 or TEL-T 326. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 223 or TEL-T 206; and in MSCH-C 228 or TEL-T 283; or consent of instructor. The management of commercial and noncommercial telecommunications projects, including television and news media. Organizational, economic/ business, and legal aspects of production management. Credit given for only one of MSCH-M 330 or TEL-T 330. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. Technology, programming, economics, marketing, and regulation of cable television and other multichannel, broadband media delivery systems. Credit given for only one of MSCH-M 329 or TEL-T 329. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. Techniques and skills used in selling advertising for television, radio, cable, and the Internet: researching prospective clients, knowledge and application of marketing models, developing an effective media mix to achieve market goals, preparing written and oral sales presentations. Credit given for only one of MSCH-M 343 or TEL-T 343. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. Broadcast, cable, and satellite program evaluation, selection, and scheduling. Decision-making strategies in commercial television and radio at the network and local levels, commercial cable networks and systems, noncommercial outlets, and program syndication. Credit given for only one of MSCH-M 344 or TEL-T 344. (3 credit hours.)
      • Examines the social, economic, and cultural forces that influence the creation of programs and genres in the media industries. Topic varies, but may explore the role of networks, advertisers, studios, and independent producers. Credit given for only one of CMCL-C 411 or MSCH-M 411. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. Analysis of market structure and behavior of firms and organizations in broadcasting, cable television, motion picture distribution, print media, common carrier, and other communications industries. Policy and strategy applications. Credit given for only one of MSCH-M 421 or TEL-T 421. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. Topical seminar on social and business applications of telecommunications. Exploration of the potential for delivering public and business services via the telecommunications network. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-M 422 and TEL-T 422. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. Study of the skill, processes, and attitudes required for effective management and leadership at all levels in telecommunications operations. Credit given for only one of MSCH-M 446 or TEL-T 446. (3 credit hours.)
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor) P: MSCH-C 101 and MSCH-C 223. Exploration of management or strategic problems and issues in telecommunications. Topics vary. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-M 453 and TEL-T 453. (1–3 credit hours.)
      • Examines the relationship between media and modern politics. Topics will vary. Credit given for only one of MSCH-S 312 or TEL-T 312. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. The behavior, descriptors, and measurement of telecommunications audiences. Sample survey, focus groups, and other research methods used by the telecommunications industry. Credit given for only one of MSCH-S 348 or TEL-T 348. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: MSCH-C 101. A comparative study of the development of broadband networks in different parts of the world. The interaction between national telecommunications policies and international arrangements, institutions, and structures. Credit given for only one of MSCH-T 427 or TEL-T 427. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: Junior or senior standing; at least 12 semester credit hours completed in the school; advanced arrangement with academic advisor. Faculty-supervised work in a media field related to student's academic interests. Credits based on at least 45 work hours per credit hour with a maximum of 6 credit hours applied toward the B.A. in Media or the B.S. in Game Design. Student must write a critical analysis paper and be evaluated by a workplace supervisor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours in CMCL-C 382, MSCH-I 382, MSCH-I 497, MSCH-X 472, or TEL-T 497. (1–3 credit hours.)
      • Law and Policy Focal Area
      • P: JOUR-J 320 or MSCH-A 320; and junior/senior standing; or consent of instructor. Seminar in current developments in advertising as an economic and social force. Examines contemporary issues in the profession. Students will conduct independent and original research projects. Credit given for only one of JOUR-J 438 or MSCH-A 438. (3 credit hours.)
      • Media historiography, topics in national media history, national and international movements and trends. Topic varies. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in CMCL-C 420 and MSCH-F 420. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: MSCH-C 101. History and philosophy of laws pertaining to free press and free speech. Censorship, libel, contempt, obscenity, right of privacy, copyright, government regulations, and laws affecting the Internet and social media. Stresses responsibilities and freedoms in a democratic communications systems. Credit given for only one of JOUR-H 300, JOUR-J 300, MSCH-H 300, or MSCH-J 300. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in JOUR-H 300, JOUR-J 300, MSCH-H 300, or MSCH-J 300; and junior or senior standing. Study of law relating to media content and production. Advanced examination of the rights of journalists in the American legal system and their role in an evolving media environment. Research using primary legal materials. Credit given for only one of JOUR-J 407 or MSCH-J 407. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: Grade of C- or higher in JOUR-H 200, JOUR-J 200, MSCH-C 225 or MSCH-H 225; and a grade of C- or higher in one of JOUR-H 300, JOUR-J 300, MSCH-H 300, or MSCH-J 300; and senior standing. Examines functions and influences of news and public relations professionals in a networked society with primary focus on the United States. Analyzes professional and ethical values of journalists and public relations practicioners working in a digital, participatory media environment. Critical analysis of the relationship of media institutions and society, and the effects of political, economic, and cultural factors on media professionalism. Credit given for only one of JOUR-J 410 or MSCH-J 410. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207, MSCH-C 213, TEL-T 205, or TEL-T 207. An analysis of the media environment, including organizational structure, corporate responsibility, and the role of the individual in the media environment. Formulation of ethical principles to guide media policy and practice. Credit given for only one of MSCH-L 317 or TEL-T 316. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. Overview of basic U.S. law and government. Specific analysis of who makes U.S. telecommunications policy, how it is done, and its effects. Course includes a case study of recent policymaking that varies each semester. Credit given for only one of MSCH-L 322 or TEL-T 321. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207, MSCH-C 213, TEL-T 205, or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. Surveys the constitutional foundations of telecommunications law and policy in the United States. Primary focus on the philosophies informing the freedom of speech and press traditions, the First Amendment and how it applies to electronic media, and government regulations purporting to promote First Amendment values. Credit given for only one of MSCH-L 424 or TEL-T 424. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. Regulation of broadcasting, cable, and common carriage. Examination of the telecommunications regulation system. Regulation of entry into telecommunications (licensing and franchising), renewal of licenses and franchises, and government control of business and economic relations among participants in the field. Credit given for only one of MSCH-L 425 or TEL-T 425. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. The evolution of telecommunication network technology, policy economics, and industries from the 1870s to the present. Basic telecommunication transmission and switching, general operational concepts, and societal and cultural effect of telephony in the United States. Credit given for only one of MSCH-M 322 or TEL-T 322. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. Technology, programming, economics, marketing, and regulation of cable television and other multichannel, broadband media delivery systems. Credit given for only one of MSCH-M 329 or TEL-T 329. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 223 or TEL-T 206; and in MSCH-C 228 or TEL-T 283; or consent of instructor. The management of commercial and noncommercial telecommunications projects, including television and news media. Organizational, economic/ business, and legal aspects of production management. Credit given for only one of MSCH-M 330 or TEL-T 330. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. Advanced study of media from a global perspective focusing on particulars, trends, or issues. Topics vary. Credit given for only one of MSCH-M 413 or TEL-T 413. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. Analysis of market structure and behavior of firms and organizations in broadcasting, cable television, motion picture distribution, print media, common carrier, and other communications industries. Policy and strategy applications. Credit given for only one of MSCH-M 421 or TEL-T 421. (3 credit hours.)
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor) P: MSCH-C 101 and MSCH-C 223. Exploration of management or strategic problems and issues in telecommunications. Topics vary. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-M 453 and TEL-T 453. (1–3 credit hours.)
      • Examines the relationship between media and modern politics. Topics will vary. Credit given for only one of MSCH-S 312 or TEL-T 312. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: CMCL-C 190, JOUR-J 110, MSCH-C 101, or TEL-T 190. Discussion of how today's electronic media was shaped by past inventions, business innovations and regulatory decisions. Traces the development of mass communication from the telegraph to the telephone, radio, and television to the arrival of digital communication technologies. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: MSCH-C 101. A comparative study of the development of broadband networks in different parts of the world. The interaction between national telecommunications policies and international arrangements, institutions, and structures. Credit given for only one of MSCH-T 427 or TEL-T 427. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: Junior or senior standing; at least 12 semester credit hours completed in the school; advanced arrangement with academic advisor. Faculty-supervised work in a media field related to student's academic interests. Credits based on at least 45 work hours per credit hour with a maximum of 6 credit hours applied toward the B.A. in Media or the B.S. in Game Design. Student must write a critical analysis paper and be evaluated by a workplace supervisor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours in CMCL-C 382, MSCH-I 382, MSCH-I 497, MSCH-X 472, or TEL-T 497. (1–3 credit hours.)
      • Technology Focal Area
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 101 and MSCH-A 300. Theory and practice of designing, implementing, and evaluating promotional materials and marketing campaigns for television programs, radio formats, cable services, the Web, and new media. Credit given for only one of MSCH-A 347 or TEL-T 347. (3 credit hours.)
      • Media historiography, topics in national media history, national and international movements and trends. Topic varies. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in CMCL-C 420 and MSCH-F 420. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. The evolution of telecommunication network technology, policy economics, and industries from the 1870s to the present. Basic telecommunication transmission and switching, general operational concepts, and societal and cultural effect of telephony in the United States. Credit given for only one of MSCH-M 322 or TEL-T 322. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. Basic concepts for developing an effective network system. The interaction between network technologies and human behavior. Credit given for only one of MSCH-M 326 or TEL-T 326. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. Technology, programming, economics, marketing, and regulation of cable television and other multichannel, broadband media delivery systems. Credit given for only one of MSCH-M 329 or TEL-T 329. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 223 or TEL-T 206; and in MSCH-C 228 or TEL-T 283; or consent of instructor. The management of commercial and noncommercial telecommunications projects, including television and news media. Organizational, economic/ business, and legal aspects of production management. Credit given for only one of MSCH-M 330 or TEL-T 330. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. Techniques and skills used in selling advertising for television, radio, cable, and the Internet: researching prospective clients, knowledge and application of marketing models, developing an effective media mix to achieve market goals, preparing written and oral sales presentations. Credit given for only one of MSCH-M 343 or TEL-T 343. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. Analysis of market structure and behavior of firms and organizations in broadcasting, cable television, motion picture distribution, print media, common carrier, and other communications industries. Policy and strategy applications. Credit given for only one of MSCH-M 421 or TEL-T 421. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 207 or TEL-T 207; or consent of instructor. Topical seminar on social and business applications of telecommunications. Exploration of the potential for delivering public and business services via the telecommunications network. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-M 422 and TEL-T 422. (3 credit hours.)
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor) P: MSCH-C 101 and MSCH-C 223. Exploration of management or strategic problems and issues in telecommunications. Topics vary. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credit hours in MSCH-M 453 and TEL-T 453. (1–3 credit hours.)
      • P: MSCH-C 101. A comparative study of the development of broadband networks in different parts of the world. The interaction between national telecommunications policies and international arrangements, institutions, and structures. Credit given for only one of MSCH-T 427 or TEL-T 427. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: Junior or senior standing; at least 12 semester credit hours completed in the school; advanced arrangement with academic advisor. Faculty-supervised work in a media field related to student's academic interests. Credits based on at least 45 work hours per credit hour with a maximum of 6 credit hours applied toward the B.A. in Media or the B.S. in Game Design. Student must write a critical analysis paper and be evaluated by a workplace supervisor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours in CMCL-C 382, MSCH-I 382, MSCH-I 497, MSCH-X 472, or TEL-T 497. (1–3 credit hours.)
    2. Electives. One (1) course from EACH of the Focal Areas not chosen in 2a above (2 courses).
    3. Additional Requirements.
      • At least nine (9) credit hours in the concentration must be at the 300–499 level.
      • Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the concentration.
      • A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the concentration—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
  3. Specialization. One (1) of the following Media Specializations (see requirements below):
    • Creative Industry Management
    • Media Law and Ethics
    • Media Research
  4. GPA, Minimum Grade, and Other Requirements. Each of the following:
    1. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to major requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Bachelor of Arts requirements

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 120 credit hours, to include the following:

  1. College of Arts and Sciences Credit Hours. At least 100 credit hours must come from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines. No more than 42 of these credit hours can come from the major.
  2. Upper Division Courses. At least 42 credit hours (of the 120) must be at the 300–499 level.
  3. College Residency. Following completion of the 60th credit hour toward degree, at least 36 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences coursework must be completed through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
  4. College GPA. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.000 is required for all courses taken at Indiana University.
  5. CASE Requirements. The following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements must be completed:
    1. CASE Foundations
      1. English Composition: 1 course
      2. Mathematical Modeling: 1 course
    2. CASE Breadth of Inquiry
      1. Arts and Humanities: 4 courses
      2. Natural and Mathematical Sciences: 4 courses
      3. Social and Historical Studies: 4 courses
    3. CASE Culture Studies
      1. Diversity in the United States: 1 course
      2. Global Civilizations and Cultures: 1 course
    4. CASE Critical Approaches: 1 course
    5. CASE Foreign Language: Proficiency in a single foreign language through the second semester of the second year of college-level coursework
    6. CASE Intensive Writing: 1 course
    7. CASE Public Oral Communication: 1 course
  6. Major. Completion of the major as outlined in the Major Requirements section above.