Bachelor of Science in Creative Media Production with an Emphasis in Media Ministry Online


Let your light shine in an important role within a religious organization. With this online program, you will learn skills devoted to creating, designing and implementing media for ministry or outreach purposes by studying scriptwriting, audio production, and video and digital editing.

Next Apply Date: 5/14/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/28/24
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Next Apply Date: 5/14/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/28/24

Program Overview


Rise and serve with an A-State online B.S. in Creative Media Production – Media Ministry

Enhance your career and spiritual leadership by earning a Bachelor of Science in Creative Media Production with an Emphasis in Media Ministry from Arkansas State Online. Learn how to master Adobe Premiere and Adobe Audition applications to design and produce compelling video content for ministry and outreach purposes. The curriculum emphasizes creating, designing and implementing media ministry content for a religious organization while specifically focusing on ministry as an industry.

Your goal is to move into media ministry and advance your creative side. A-State's goal is to get you there by helping you refine your skills in producing effective ministry content using video, audio, and graphics to reach your audiences. Learn to create and produce media content that can be part of a portfolio to distribute across multiple platforms. If you are aspiring to be a church media director, a youth pastor or even a multimedia storyteller, this experiential learning degree program will provide you with the expertise to succeed and continue your path of outreach.

Our 100% online format offers you the flexibility to earn your degree on your schedule while still benefiting from all the advantages of in-class learning. Structure your own personal education timeline: Take one course at a time or multiple courses simultaneously to finish sooner. Learn today—and apply your skills tomorrow—with the assistance and guidance provided by A-State's expert faculty.

Prepare for positions in media ministry, such as:

  • Church Media Director
  • Youth Pastor
  • Church Campus Media Manager
  • Media Technician
  • Multimedia Storyteller: Evangelism/Outreach
  • Church Media Director
  • Youth Pastor
  • Church Campus Media Manager
  • Media Technician
  • Multimedia Storyteller: Evangelism/Outreach

Gain these in-demand skills:

  • Content story creation
  • Graphic design
  • Video production
  • Adobe Premiere and Adobe Audition
  • Content story creation
  • Graphic design
  • Video production
  • Adobe Premiere and Adobe Audition

Also available:

A-State offers a variety of undergraduate programs in a convenient online format. Explore our full range of online undergraduate programs.

Per Credit Tuition: $276
Transfer Credits: Up to 90 hours
Credit Hours 120
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Tuition


Benefit from our pay-as-you-go tuition

Our B.S. in Creative Media Production – Media Ministry online program offers the same affordable tuition to in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $276
Tuition Per Course: $828

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Calendar


Schedule the next steps for your new career

Earn your B.S. in Creative Media Production – Media Ministry on your schedule in a 100% online format featuring accelerated courses and multiple start dates per year.

Please note Summer 1 and Summer 2 terms are 5 weeks in duration for this program.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Spring 23/4/242/19/242/23/242/29/243/1/244/26/24
Summer 15/28/245/14/245/17/245/23/245/24/246/27/24
Summer 27/2/246/18/246/21/246/27/246/28/248/1/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/9/248/15/248/16/2410/4/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 5/14/24
Start Class 5/28/24

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Admissions


Take the next step to becoming an A-State Red Wolf

A-State Online offers a streamlined admission process for both new students and transfers. Students who are interested in the B.S. in Creative Media Production – Media Ministry online program should review and follow the requirements for admission below.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts
  • 2.0 GPA for transferring credits

There are several paths to admittance at A-State:

  • If you have 13 or more transferrable college credit hours, you would be admitted if you have a cumulative college GPA of at least 2.0 on previous college coursework
  • If you have 0-12 transferrable college credit hours and have been out of high school for five years or more, you would be admitted if you:
    • Have a high school diploma or state-approved equivalent
    • Have completed 12 or fewer earned college hours
    • Have never enrolled as a student at A-State
    Note: If you’re admitted as non-traditional first-time freshman, you may be required to successfully complete a predesignated curriculum of 12 hours (Certificate or Non-Degree). Upon successful completion, you will be transitioned to a degree seeking program.
  • If you have 0-12 transferrable college credit hours and have been in high school within the last 5 years, you would be admitted if you have one of the following:
    • 3.0 cumulative high school grad point average (or GED test score equivalent), OR
    • 19 minimum ACT super score or minimum 990 combined SAT super score, OR
    • Class rank in the top 20% of your graduating class

​Application Submission Requirements

Submitting your application takes three easy steps: filling out the application, submitting your documents and paying the application fee.

  1. When completing the online application, select 100% online student and then complete all the steps on the online application.
  2. Pay $30.00 non-refundable application fee.
  3. Submit all official college transcripts.
  4. Submit official high school transcripts (if applicable).
  5. Submit official ACT/ SAT test scores (if applicable).

Note: If you have 0-12 transferrable college hours, test scores will still need to be submitted for reporting purposes to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE); however, they are not needed for an admission decision. Accuplacer test scores are an acceptable alternative to ACT/SAT scores.

If you have any questions along the way, call us at 866-621-8096 and we’ll be happy to help answer questions.

Document Submission Address

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

Academic Partnerships
c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses


Discover relevant courses to reach others through media ministry

To earn your Creative Media Production – Media Ministry, you need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. The program includes 38 credit hours of general education courses, 29 credit hours of major requirements, 21 credit hours of emphasis courses and 33 credit hours of elective courses. Students can finish faster by transferring previously earned credit hours. Transfer credit hours will be evaluated during the admission process.

Students must take all of the following courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An overview of the preparation of digital graphics, photographs and text for publication, and of their interrelationships. Includes application of current digital publishing software programs.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study and basic application of the relationships between the media tools of sight, sound, and motion and the theories that have evolved around them.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Overview of the principles of scriptwriting for creative media including commercials, corporate videos, television and film programming.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introductory course in live and recorded sound production. Theories and technologies used in audio production for radio, television, film/video, and online delivery.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introductory course that focuses on the basics of creating videos in the field and studio by shooting quality video, recording quality audio, editing raw footage into a coherent story or presentation, and sharing finished videos.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Communicating complex information with visually appealing images (charts, graphs, maps, etc.), including processing and cleaning raw data, and effectively communicating data to a multimedia audience.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Application of scriptwriting principles for creative media including corporate videos, television and film programming. Prerequisite: MDIA 2033.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Entrepreneurial techniques and skills including business finance, client interaction, and ethics that can be applied across multiple media-based contexts and platforms.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introductory course in multimedia concepts, media elements, platforms, and production. Emphasis is placed on delivery of content across media platforms for diverse audiences.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Capstone portfolio of revised student work. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. Must be taken in final semester.

Students must take all of the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 1
Introductory experience in the production of live and recorded video productions such as sports, musical performances, special events, or news. Students will develop an awareness of various working roles in media production.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Survey of media ministry audience, campaigns and implementation of campaigns.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Survey of the application of media technology in the ministry.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 1
Advanced experiences in the production of live and recorded media productions such as sports, musical performances, special events, or news. Students will develop an awareness of various working roles in media production. Prerequisite: MDIA 1011.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the development and impact of digital media.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course examines electronic publishing and publication design using desktop publishing software programs.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Development and production of graphics for video, television, and internet-based media.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Produce and design media ministry campaigns for large and small ministry organizations.

You must take 36 hours of electives, including six upper-level Media (MDIA) credit hours, to satisfy the 120 credit hours required for this program. Courses may be chosen with the assistance of an advisor and per your degree plan. Electives can come from any courses offered so long as prerequisites are met.

You must take the following courses.

First-year course

You must take the following Making Connections course. If you transfer in more than 12 credit hours, you will not be required to take the Making Connections course. You may replace that 3-hour course with a 3-hour elective course.

First-year course (3 hours)
UC 1013

Communication Requirement (6 hours)
ENG 1003
ENG 1013

Mathematics Requirement (3 hours)
Students must take MATH 1023 or any MATH course that requires MATH 1023 as prerequisite.

Arts and Humanities Requirement (6 hours)
MUS 2503
ENG 2003
ENG 2013

Social Sciences Requirement (9 hours) 

MDIA 1003 is required 
POSC 2103
SOC 2213
PSY 2013

Life Science Requirement (4 hours)
Students must complete BIO 1003 with BIO 1001 lab.

Physical Sciences Requirement (4 hours)
Students must complete CHEM 1043 with CHEM 1041 lab.

Departmental Requirement (3 hours)
COMS 1203

Course Descriptions 

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1
Laboratory, must be taken with BIO 1003. There will be a fee when purchasing the LabKit. Please visit the tuition and fees page for pricing.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The major characteristics and processes of life emphasizing the human organism. Promotes understanding of diversity and unity among living organisms with focus on ecological interactions and responsibilities of people within their social and natural environment. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Must be taken with BIO 1001.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1
Special course fees apply. Prerequisite or co-requisite of CHEM 1043. Fall only.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to selected fundamental concepts including dimensional analysis, mole concept, atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, intermolecular interactions, gases, mixtures, kinetics, equilibrium and acid base chemistry. Fall only.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The theory and practice of communication in interpersonal, small groups, and public speaking contexts, emphasizing proficiency in message organization, delivery, and critical thinking.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study and practice of fundamentals of written communication, including principles of grammar, punctuation, spelling, organization, and careful analytical reading. Prerequisite, with grade of C or better, for ENG 1013.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Continues the practice of ENG 1003 to develop further the skills learned in that course. Based on reading and discussion of various types of writing, the students’ essays will provide practice in different kinds of rhetorical development, including research and documentation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the analysis and interpretation of literary works from several historical periods ranging from early civilizations through the Renaissance.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the analysis and interpretation of literary works from several historical periods ranging from the Renaissance to the present.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, and miscellaneous topics. No credit given if taken following MATH 1054.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the interaction between society and mass communication through the lenses of history, theory, economics, culture, law, and technology.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to music for the listener who has had no formal training or experience. By exploring the history of Western Art music, learners will begin to connect the development of music with the changing of society and culture.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
American politics. The constitution, government, and politics of the United States.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of the important scientific, principles of individual human behavior from biological, cognitive, social, and behavioral perspectives.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Human society and social behavior.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Required course for all first semester freshmen. Course content is centered around the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful ASU student, including academic performance, problem solving, critical thinking, self-management and group building skills, university policies and other relevant issues.

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