Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and Production
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The B.A. in Media Studies and Production prepares students for fulfilling careers in a wide-range of media industries. This exciting degree integrates hands-on production experience and the study of visual culture with internship opportunities in television, film, interactive media, and game design.
Students choose between two concentrations in Film & Television and Interactive Media & Game Design, or they can complete both concentrations. The program also offers three Minors in Digital Video Production, Interactive Media, and Cinema Studies to students outside the major.
The Film & Television concentration provides a balance between the study of film and television and the practice of production for a wide range of media careers, including writing, producing, performance, and media criticism. Students take stimulating courses in studio and field production, editing, screenwriting, audio production, lighting, cinematography, as well as film and TV history and criticism.
The Interactive Media & Game Design concentration prepares students to create vibrant content for those technologies shaping commerce and culture in the 21st century. Students learn the latest tools and trends in the interactive media and game industries, as well as creating social networking sites and designing mobile applications and games.
The School of Communication and the Arts production facilities are located in the newly renovated, state-of-the-art Lowell Thomas Communication Center, and include two fully equipped television studios, Avid editing suites, Mac and PC interactive media-development labs, production and writing labs, and a 70 seat screening theater.