B.S. Degree in Electronic Media-Interactive Media

Overview

An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication Electronic Media-Interactive Media will:

  1. Have been encouraged to sustain or adopt a Christian worldview characterized by participation in a Christian community.
  2. Have been encouraged to balance successfully career, family, church and community.
  3. Be familiar with the appropriate theories of communication.
  4. Have developed the appropriate writing styles and skills expected by future employers or graduate programs.
  5. Have an understanding of the fundamentals or research and be able to interpret research findings.
  6. Understand the ethics of communication.
  7. Be able successfully to pursue a career in broadcast graphics or broadcast design or in other motion graphic careers.

Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours. 

56 hours, no minor required

1. 10 hours mass communication core courses 

  • COMM-2613 - Media, Faith and Culture
  • COMM-4631 - Senior Seminar in Communication
  • COMM-4713 - Media Law
  • COMM-4723 - Media Ethics

2. Five hours experience-

You must take COMM-1371, COMM-1381, or COMM-1391 each semester after completing COMM-1211. After satisfying the major requirement, additional workshop hours will count toward the 126 hours required for the degree. Internships may be substituted for two of these hours. 

3. 29 hours interactive media courses required 

  • COMM-1211 - Introduction to Electronic Media
  • COMM-1391 - Interactive Media Workshop
  • COMM-2643 - Media Production
  • COMM-2723 - Scriptwriting for Television and Movies
  • COMM-3633 - Audio for Media
  • COMM-3653 - Television Field Production
  • COMM-3703 - Motion Graphics
  • COMM-3723 - Interviewing
  • COMM-3733 - Media Marketing and Sales
  • COMM-4513 - Administrative Aspects of Electronic Media
  • COMM-4763 - Advanced Media Production

4. 12 hours required 

  • ARTS-1103 - Technology for Graphics
  • ARTS-2243 - Interactive Media Design I
  • ARTS-2743 - 3D Modeling I
  • COMM-3143 - Basics of Visual Communication

Related Careers

  • Actor
  • Anchor/Reporter
  • Animator
  • Digital Media Professional
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Events Planner
  • News Manager
  • Photographer
  • Producer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Sound Engineer
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Videographer
  • Web Designer
  • Writer

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