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B.S. in Creative Media
Bachelor of Science in Creative Media with an Emphasis in Corporate Media Online

Program Overview


Combine your passions for storytelling and business communication in the Bachelor of Science in Creative Media with an Emphasis in Corporate Media online program. In this program, you will gain the industry knowledge and technical skills you need to oversee a broad range of corporate media productions from concept to completion.

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You will develop a variety of foundational skills in writing, filming, recording and editing that are necessary to excel in the corporate setting. As well as learn to adapt your storytelling skills and language across a wide range of media platforms to suit diverse audiences and effectively deliver the company's core message, you will enhance your technology skills by learning to create single and multi-track audio editing, sound effects and sound reinforcements. Plus, you will develop a portfolio showcasing your work.

The B.S. in Creative Media – Corporate Media online degree also focuses on relevant business topics such as business finance, client interaction, budgeting, and production analysis. This 100% online program features 7-week courses and multiple start dates so you can learn whenever it is convenient to you.

Prepare for a variety of creative positions in the corporate setting, including:

  • Broadcast Production Manager
  • Video Production Manager
  • Promotions Manager
  • Audio/Visual Manager
  • Multimedia Manager
  • Corporate Media Manager
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Tuition


Our B.S. in Creative Media with an Emphasis in Corporate Media online program offers the same affordable tuition to all U.S. residents. Administrative fees are included in the tuition.

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Tuition Per Credit Hour $258
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Tuition Per Course $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


Our B.S. in Creative Media with an Emphasis in Corporate Media online program is flexible and convenient—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 2019 7wk 8/19/2019 10/4/2019 7/29/2019 8/5/2019 8/9/2019 8/16/2019 9/24/2019
7wk 10/14/2019 12/6/2019 9/23/2019 9/30/2019 10/4/2019 10/11/2019 11/13/2019
Spring 2020 7wk 1/13/2020 2/28/2020 12/30/2019 1/3/2020 1/9/2020 1/10/2020 2/18/2020
7wk 3/9/2020 5/1/2020 2/24/2020 2/28/2020 3/5/2020 3/6/2020 4/15/2020
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Admissions


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 with an Emphasis in Corporate Media online program should review and follow the requirements for admission below.

  • When completing the online application, choose the appropriate application type – A-State Online Freshman (if you have never attended college) or A-State Online Transfer (if you have previously attended any college).
  • 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: academicpartnerships@astate.edu

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

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

Courses


To earn your B.S. in Creative Media with an Emphasis in Corporate Media, you need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. The program includes 35 credit hours of general education courses, 29 credit hours of major courses, 17 credit hours of emphasis courses, 36 credit hours of elective courses, and 3 credit hours of the university required course Making Connections. Students can finish faster by transferring previously-earned credit hours. Transfer credit hours will be evaluated during the admission process.

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

GCOM 1813: Introduction to Digital Publishing

Duration: 7 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.

MDIA 2023: Media Aesthetics

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.

MDIA 2033: Writing for Creative Media I

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Overview of the principles of scriptwriting for creative media including commercials, corporate videos, television and film programming.

MDIA 2123: Audio Production I

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.

MDIA 2223: Video Production I

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Introductory course that focuses on the basics of creating videos in the field and studio by shooting good video, recording good audio, editing raw footage into a coherent story or presentation, and sharing finished videos.

MDIA 3323: Media Analytics and Data Visualization

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.

MDIA 3413: Writing for Creative Media II

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Application of scriptwriting principles for creative media including corporate videos, television and film programming. Prerequisite: MDIA 2033.

MDIA 4123: Media Management and Entrepreneurship

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.

MDIA 4363: Multimedia Storytelling

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.

MDIA 4812: Media Portfolio

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Capstone portfolio of revised student work. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. Must be taken in final semester.

You must take 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 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 3123: Audio Production II

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Production and post-production of live and recorded audio for radio, television, film/video, and online delivery. Single and multi-track editing, sound effects, and sound reinforcement are covered. Prerequisites: MDIA 2123.

MDIA 3223: Video Production II

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Intermediate course exploring non-linear editing techniques and practices, as well as the history and theory of film/video editing. Topics include post-production workflow, video formats and compression, exporting, sound design, color correction, and multicam editing. Prerequisite: MDIA 3223.

MDIA 3233: Video Production III

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Advanced practical experience in the conceptualization, pre-production preparation, and production of live and recorded video productions such as sports, musical performances, special events, or news. Prerequisite: MDIA 3223.

MDIA 4353: Corporate Media Production

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Study the field and function of media production for business and nonprofit organizations. The course addresses client contact, budgeting, analysis of production problems, design and writing of scripts for promotion, training and news in corporate and industrial settings.

MDIA 4473: Media Production Practicum

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Practical experience relevant to students in Creative Media Production. Prerequisites: Must be taken in the final two semesters.

You must complete 36 credit hours of elective courses and 6 of the elective credit hours must be Upper-level Media (MDIA) courses.

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: Intro/Literature Western World I

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: Intro/Literature Western World II

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: Principles of 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: Laboratory for Biological Science

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: Fundamentals 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: Fundamentals 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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