Communication, B.S. - Film, Television, and Digital Production

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below. The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/communication 

120 Overall Credits Required

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (LEP) AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS

Liberal Education Program

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program.  While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, courses in the major and/or cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements, although the course credits are only counted once towards the 120 credits required for graduation.

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

45 Credits Required

Core Requirements
18 Credits Required
‘C’ or better required

Requirements:
COM 101 - Public Speaking
COM 150 - World of Communication
COM 210 - Human Communication
COM 212 - Visual Communication
COM 350 - Workplace Communication
COM 450 - Communication Capstone

Film, Television, and Digital Production Concentration
27 Credits Required
‘C’ or better required

Requirements:
COM 359 - Studio Production (formerly COM 259)
COM 360 - Field Production
COM 368 - Graphics for Film and Television

Select one from:

  • COM 480 - Narrative Production (formerly COM 372)
  • COM 485 - Documentary Production (formerly COM 385)

Select 6 Credits from:

  • COM 258 - Cinematic Technique
  • COM 265 - Video Technology
  • COM 274 - Experimental Media Production
  • COM 333 - Scriptwriting for Film and Television
  • COM 357 - Advanced Audio Production and Sound Design (formerly COM 257)
  • COM 459 - Advanced Studio Production (formerly COM 377)
  • COM 468 - Visual Effects for Film, Television and Digital Production
  • COM 480 - Narrative Production (formerly COM 372)
  • COM 485 - Documentary Filmmaking (formerly COM 385)
  • COM 492 - Practicum in Film, Television, and Digital Production

Select 6 Credits from:

  • Any COM course (except COM 135, 228, and 253)
  • JRN 200 - Basic of Journalism
  • JRN 311 - Television News Workshop
  • MDS 200 - How Media Means
  • MDS 245 - Introduction to Media Studies

Select 3 Credits from:

  • COM 492 - Practicum in Film, Television, and Digital Production
  • COM 494 - Practicum in Intercultural Communication
  • COM 497 - Communication Field Experience
  • COM 499 - Independent Study

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS

No cognates are required for this program.

FREE ELECTIVES

Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).