Majors, minors + certificates

Specialization in Web (Bachelor of Arts in Media) (MDAS35)The Media School

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

Specialization requirements

The specialization requires at least 9 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Media School Elective. Two (2) courses from the .
    • P: A grade of C- or higher in MSCH-C 223, MSCH-G 320, TEL-T 206, or TEL-T 284; or consent of instructor. Lab fee required. Project-based class focused on implementing the skills learned in the introductory classes and applying them to real-world problems. Design, implement, and test a significant Web site for a real client either individually or in groups. Credit given for only one of MSCH-D 435 or TEL-T 433. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: One of JOUR-H 110, JOUR-J 110, or MSCH-C 101; one of JOUR-H 200, JOUR-J 200, MSCH-C 225, or MSCH-H 225; and JOUR-J 210 or MSCH-C 226, with a grade of C- or higher. Explores non-linear methods of storytelling and how Web-based tools can enhance journalism written and online work. In addition to building existing skills, students use photography and embedded audio to create story packages for an online magazine. Credit given for only one of JOUR-J 303 or MSCH-J 303. (3 credit hours.)
    • (approved topics only; see academic advisor) Topical course dealing with changing subjects and material from term to term. May be repeated for credit with different topics in JOUR-J 360 and MSCH-J 360. (1–4 credit hours.)
    • P: At least sophomore standing; and a grade of C- or higher in JOUR-J 210 or MSCH-C 226; or consent of instructor. Hands-on experiences in reporting, editing and presenting stories in images, sound and spoken word. Goes beyond basic skills with advanced cameras and software. Create projects including Podcast, Audio slideshow, web video, and Portfolio website to display projects. Credit given for only one of JOUR-J 362 or MSCH-J 362. (3 credit hours.)
    • P: MSCH-C 101. Introduction to the design, creation, and maintenance of websites and mobile platforms. Students learn design standards and how to apply them in the design of messages using multiple media. Course progresses from introductory work on web design to a culminating project employing responsive design. (3 credit hours.)
    • (approved topics only; see academic advisor) Analysis of selected problems in media studies. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in CMCL-C 334 and MSCH-V 334. (3 credit hours.)
    • (approved topics only; see academic advisor) P: Senior standing in the Media School. Seminar exploring new developments and advanced research in media. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 9 credit hours. (3 credit hours.)
  2. Additional Elective. One (1) course from the .
    • Additional MSCH course from the list above
    • No description is available for this course.
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  3. GPA, Minimum Grade, and Other Requirements. Each of the following:
    1. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the specialization.
    2. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the specialization—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    3. Exceptions to specialization 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.