Digital Media Production Minor

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Required courses

  • Must select one:
    • Art 201 - Design Theory
      • Manipulation of two-dimensional design through the use of the basic art elements: line, shape, value, color, texture, and space. The course is intended to develop a visual vocabulary and an imaginative approach to design.
    • Art 202 - Drawing
      • Acquiring the basic skills of drawing through an objective investigation of reality. Common media and tools are used.
  • Art 240 - Graphic Design 1
    • An introductory class in the use of the Macintosh computer, covering basic layout software, object-oriented drawing software, and a paint program for scanning, image manipulation, and their use in graphic design. Through assignments that address the functional and experimental aspects of typography, students explore the interaction of form and meaning in typographic design. This course provides an initial exploration of visual communication issues and applications along with design methodology. Prerequisites: Art 201, 202; or permission of instructor.
  • Communication 240 - Introduction to Mass Communication
    • An introduction to the concept of mass communication and its application to electronic and written media. The course will survey the historical development of technology and the impact of mass communication on culture and society.
  • Communication 250 - Introduction to Film/Video Production
    • In this introductory course, students will gain working knowledge of sophisticated cameras and equipment, a beginning knowledge of editing on the Avid platform, and in-depth discussion of what it means to be a Christian in the communication and entertainment industry today. Students will work in teams to produce films during the semester.
  • Communication 320 - Advanced Film/Video Production
    • Building on the preproduction, production, and postproduction skills gained in Communication 250, students will bring their film/video production skills to a deeper level through in-depth analysis of other filmmakers’ work and through hands-on work with green screen techniques and more. A variety of videos will be produced during the semester.
  • Must select two:
    •  Business Administration 308 - Integrated Marketing Communications
      • In this course, students will study the principles and practices of promoting a product or service including advertising, personal selling, direct marketing, public relations, trade promotions, and the internet, all from a Christian perspective. The importance of integrating all these areas of marketing communications will be emphasized. Prerequisites: Business Administration 206 or Communication 240; junior or senior standing.
    • Communication 330 - Advanced Video Editing
      • Students will do an in-depth study of the film/video editing techniques of great editors through history, study the impact that editing decisions have on a final product, and bring their own editing abilities to a new level through advanced training with Media Composer. 
    • Communication 333 - Documentary Film Making
      • A study of the history of the genre; screen documentary films and draw upon a wealth of critical writings produced in the past to help us decipher the textual strategies that create documentary films’ “reality effect.” Students will also explore the creative, technical, and practical aspects of creating a documentary film. Teams will produce documentary films for their final projects.
    • English 307 - Screenwriting
      • Students will gain insight into the process and the techniques involved in scriptwriting by studying film scripts and creating their own. Students will receive hands-on instruction in concept development, character development, plot structures, dialogue, and visualization. 
    • Music 306 - Music and Digital Technology
      • The course surveys modern uses of digital technology relating to sound and develops skills relating to the most common types of manipulating digital sound.
    • Theatre Arts 205 - Acting for the Camera
      • The basic techniques of acting for the camera and strategies for adapting stage-acting methods for the camera. Students will perform oncamera in class and have the opportunity to hone their craft through critical analysis of their recorded performances.