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Online Bachelor of Science in Creative Media

Complete Coursework: varies Credit Hours: 120 Tuition: $243.25 per credit hour. This price includes the administrative fee.

Combine your passions for storytelling and communication in the Bachelor of Science in Creative Media online program, which develops your ability to oversee a broad range of media productions from concept to completion.

You can tailor your degree to meet your personal and professional goals by choosing an area of emphasis in Audio/Video Production or Narrative Media. Both options in this bachelor's in creative media online program feature accelerated 7-week courses and multiple start dates per year.

In the Audio/Video Production area of emphasis, you will nurture your skills in radio and television production, deepening your basic knowledge of electronic media while developing a foundation in broadcast graphics, field and post production, audio and video tools, and more. You will write, edit and produce your own project, which requires access to a camera, microphone and Adobe Creative Suite software (available through the university at a student cost of $19.99 per month).

The Narrative Media area of emphasis transitions your background knowledge of camera work into the realm of film production and visual media. In this project-based program, you will learn the basics of screenwriting, cinematography, lighting and editing, and other advanced filmmaking techniques that help you tell a story. Plus, you will prepare to apply those skills behind the scenes in film and multimedia projects.

The College of Media & Communication at A-State is certified by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism & Mass Communications for undergraduate programs. Only 114 schools in the United States are accredited by ACEJMC.

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Major Requirements

You must take the following courses, plus 6-9 hours of media or communication electives.

Writing mechanics for media. An introduction to applying basic grammar, spelling and media style rules and guidelines professionals use for writing across multiple media platforms. Can be taken concurrently with CMAC 2003 with consent of chair. Test-out option available.
Basic writing for print, broadcast and Internet media. Course includes attention to news style and grammar. Pre/Co-requisite, CMAC 1001.
Course is the study of the principles, theories and language of visual communication to help students analyze, interpret and apply visual content to communicate more effectively.
The course is an overview of professional careers, etiquette and best practices in a broad range of communication and media-based contexts.
The course is an examination of the legal and ethical limitations and privileges affecting the mass media.
This is an introductory course in audio, video, photo and text production for many distribution platforms.
Course focuses on the study and use of research tools and theories available for mass communications problem-solving. Emphasis will be on library research, theory approaches and applied media research.
This course examines entrepreneurial techniques and skills including business finance, client interaction and ethics that can be applied across multiple media-based contexts and platforms.
This is an introductory course in multimedia concepts, media elements, platforms and production. Emphasis is placed on delivery of content across media platforms for diverse audiences.

Emphasis Area Requirements (Audio/Video Production)

Students taking an emphasis in Audio/Video Production must take the following courses, including either MDIA 3343 or MDIA 4383.

Course in the technical skills and creative principles required for video field production and postproduction, focusing on writing, producing, planning, shooting, and editing video projects and assignments.
Special practices in radio station operation, with special assignments relative to operation of KASU.
Focuses on practice in methods and procedures of producing studio and remote program content for ASU TV. This may include, athletic events, campus forums, concerts, newscasts, spelling bees, telethons, etc.
This is an experiential course in the technical skills and creative principles required for video field production and postproduction, focusing on writing, producing, planning, shooting and editing video projects and assignments.
Course features the study of the field and function of media production for business and nonprofit organizations. The course addresses client contact; budgeting; analysis of production problems; and design and writing of scripts for promotion, training and news in corporate and industrial settings. Special course fee $25.
Development and production of graphics for video, television, and internet-based media.

Emphasis Area Requirements (Narrative Media)

Students taking an emphasis in Narrative Media must take the following courses.

Focuses on the study and application of writing and scripting techniques for narrative motion pictures, including synopsis, sequence outline, treatments and screenplay. Characterization and genre conventions are also considered.
This is an introduction to the theory and techniques of cinematography, lighting and editing for narrative filmmaking.
This is an in-depth study of narrative filmmaking as an art form. Students develop greater expertise in shooting properly exposed and imaginatively composed images, storyboarding, production techniques, composition aesthetics, lighting, sound mixes, and digital non-linear editing.

Note: Course requirements for communication, mathematics, arts and humanities, social sciences, life sciences and physical sciences should be repeated from existing undergraduate programs on the partner site.

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