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

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


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.

icon $258 Per Credit Hour
icon Up to 90 Hours Transfer Credits
icon 120 Credit Hours
icon $258 Per Credit Hour
icon Up to 90 Hours Transfer Credits
icon 120 Credit Hours

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. You will learn how 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—for only $258 per credit hour and further your career with the assistance and guidance provided by A-State’s expert faculty.

As a graduate, you will be prepared for positions in media ministry, such as:

  • Church Media Director
  • Youth Pastor
  • Church Campus Media Manager
  • Media Technician
  • Multimedia Storyteller: Evangelism/Outreach
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Increase Your Earning Potential

Earning your bachelor’s degree could increase your first-year income by an average of 77%– Arkansas Research Center, 2019

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 in the total tuition.

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Tuition Per Credit Hour $258
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Tuition Per Credit Hour $774
Per Credit Hour Per Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$218.00 $40.00 $258.00 $654.00 $120.00 $774.00

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.

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Fall 2021 7 wk 08/24/2021 10/08/2021 08/09/2021 08/13/2021 08/19/2021 08/20/2021 09/25/2021
7 wk 10/18/2021 12/10/2021 10/04/2021 10/08/2021 10/14/2021 10/15/2021 11/27/2021
Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Arkansas State?

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.

  • When completing the online application, select 100% online student and then complete all the steps in the application process.
  • Select three emphasis areas and submit this form.
  • Pay $30.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit an official High School Transcript with at least a 2.75 GPA or GED score of 500 (if taken prior to 2002) or 525 (if taken in or since 2002). The High School/GED requirement is waived for students who have previously successfully completed 13 or more transferrable college credit hours.
  • Submit official Test Scores (e.g., ACT and SAT). Test scores are considered official if they are delivered directly to us from a testing center or from your high school on your official transcript. Test scores are valid for a period of five years from the date of the exam. The test score requirement is waived for students who have previously successfully completed 24 or more transferrable college credit hours.
    • ACT test scores of 21 or greater on the composite score as well as 19 on the Math, Reading, and English sub-scores
    • SAT test score of 1070
  • Cumulative college GPA of at least 2.0 on previous college coursework.
  • No remediation courses are available for this program. If a student does not show test scores that clear the need for remediation, they must show completion of or readiness for the following program courses:
    • English requirement: Students may be considered eligible for admission based on completion of English Composition I, English Composition II, or Writing Fundamentals with a grade of C or better.
    • Math requirement: Students may be considered eligible for admission based on completion of College Algebra or Intermediate Algebra with a grade of D or better.
  • No conditional admission status is available for this program.
  • Foreign born students must submit an attested or notarized copy of their high school diploma in English. Students seeking to transfer from a non-U.S. university or college must submit official transcripts from these institutions. Transcripts will be evaluated by Arkansas State University. Proof of English proficiency may be required.

Additional Information

Students that have attended any other institution of higher education must meet the following requirements.

When the student has:

  • Less than 12 college hours: submit official final high school transcript and official test scores.
  • 13 - 23 college hours: have a minimum of 2.0 grade point average on cumulative transcripts and official test scores.
  • 24 or more college hours: have a minimum of 2.0 grade point average on cumulative transcripts.

Test scores are valid for five years from date of exam.

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.

MDIA 1011: Experiential Media I

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.

MDIA 3443: Media Ministry

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Survey of media ministry audience, campaigns and implementation of campaigns.

MDIA 3723: MDIA 3723

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Survey of the application of media technology in the ministry.

MDIA 3011: Experiential Media II

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.

MDIA 3673: Seminar in Digital Media and Design

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

A study of the development and impact of digital media.

GCOM 3673: Desktop Publishing and Publication Design

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Course examines electronic publishing and publication design using desktop publishing software programs.

MDIA 4483: Broadcast Graphics

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Development and production of graphics for video, television, and internet-based media.

MDIA 4093: Media Ministry Campaigns

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Produce and design media ministry campaigns for large and small ministry organizations.

You must take the following courses.

First-year course

You must take the following Making Connections course.

UC 1013: Making Connections

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.

Communication Requirement 

Must have 6 credit hours of the following courses.

ENG 1003: Composition I

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.

ENG 1013: Composition II

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.

Mathematics Requirement 

Must have 3 to 4 credit hours or any higher level mathematics course for which College Algebra is a prerequisite. The course listed below is the only one offered online through A-State at this time.

MATH 1043: Quantitative Reasoning

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Quantitative Reasoning Quantitative reasoning as the approach to understanding relationships using mathematical and algebraic methodologies. Contemporary topics will be used to identify, analyze, generalize, and communicate quantitative relationships.

Arts and Humanities Requirement 

Students must complete three courses from this section. At least one must be a fine arts course, one humanities, and one English course. Please note that Intro to the Literature of the Western World I ENG 2003 and Intro to the Literature of the Western World II ENG 2013 are offered online through Arkansas State University. Other Fine Arts courses not offered online are ART 2501, THEA 2503, PHIL 1103.

ENG 2003: World Literature to 1660

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.

ENG 2013: World Literature Since 1660

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.

MUS 2503: Fine Arts – Music

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to music for the listener who has had no formal musical training or experience. A study of musical styles and composers and their cultural and historical contexts.

Social Sciences Requirement 

Three of the following courses must be completed. At least one course must be selected from SOC 2213, HIST 2773, or POSC 2103. Please note that POSC 2103, Introduction to American Government, and SOC 2213, Introduction to Sociology are offered online through Arkansas State University. Other social science courses that can be taken but not offered online are ECON 2313, ECON 2333, POSC 1003.

POSC 2103: Introduction to US Government

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The constitution, government, and politics of the United States.

SOC 2213: Introduction to Sociology

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Human society and social behavior.

PSY 2013: Introduction to Psychology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of the important scientific, principles of individual human behavior from biological, cognitive, social, and behavioral perspectives.

Life Science Requirement 

One of the following courses and lab must be completed. Please note that Biological Science BIO 1003 and Laboratory for Biological Science BIO 1001 are offered online through Arkansas State University. Other courses that may be taken but not offered online are BIO 1033, BIO 1063, BIO 2013.

BIO 1003: Biological Science

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.

BIO 1001: Biological Science Lab

Duration: 7 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.

Physical Sciences Requirement 

CHEM 1043: Fundamental Concepts of Chemistry I

Duration: Varies  |  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, Summer.

CHEM 1041: Fundamental Concepts of Chemistry Lab

Duration: Varies  |  Credit Hours: 1

Special course fees apply. Prerequisite or co-requisite of CHEM 1043. Fall, Summer.

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