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Communication: Digital Media

Digital Media Concentration

Reach your creative potential and develop the skills necessary to engage your audience. Students completing the Digital Media concentration will have the knowledge and ability to apply communication theories to writing in the contexts of journalism, video and audio production. You will also develop the balance of critical thinking and technical skills necessary to succeed in a modern media landscape.

Students completing the Digital Media Concentration may choose to work as a Media Planner; Multimedia Specialist; Broadcasting/Film/Video Producer; Social Media Manager; Advertising account executive; Event Manager; Writer; Editor and more.

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Courses

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Digital Media Concentration Course Checklist

Students in the Digital Media Concentration are required to complete 27 hours within the concentration, 21 of which must be at the 300/400 level. There are four required elements (research/writing, theory, internship, and capstone) and four electives.

Required Courses
  • Required courses:

COMM 240 Introduction to Mass Media

COMM 498 Internship

COMM 496 Digital Media Capstone

  • Writing Requirement

COMM 250 Journalism

COMM 340 Writing Screenplays

COMM 360 Media Writing

  • Research Methods

COMM 206 Communication Research Methods

COMM 241 Introduction to Video Production

  • Electives

COMM 242 Fundamentals of Media Performance

COMM 302 Feature Photography

COMM 334 Documentary

COMM 335 American Film

COMM 336 International Film

COMM 342 Audio Production

COMM 343 Working in Sports Media

COMM 345 Diversity, Stereotypes & the Media

COMM 346 Women in Media

COMM 351 Photojournalism

COMM 352 Investigative Reporting

COMM 354 Social Issues in Journalism

COMM 355 Health Writing

COMM 440 Advanced Video Production

COMM 455 Communication Law

2017-19 Bulletin Digital Media Concentration

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Outcomes

The skills developed through the designated courses are in demand in areas such as entertainment arts, film and broadcasting industries, advertising and public relations, publishing, web development, media production, journalism, advocacy, communications.  Students completing the Digital Media Concentration may choose to work as a Media Planner; Multimedia Specialist; Broadcasting/Film/Video Producer; Social Media Manager; Advertising account executive; Event Manager; Writer; Editor and more.