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B.S. in Creative Media

Bachelor of Science in Creative Media Production with a Concentration in Corporate Media Online


Program Overview

Take a Look at the A-State Online Bachelor of Science in Creative Media – Corporate Media


Turn your creative storytelling talents into a robust career. The online Bachelor of Science in Creative Media Production with a Concentration in Corporate Media covers all aspects of content creation, from concept and messaging to budgets, production and distribution.

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Become a multimedia master at corporate messaging and delivery in this comprehensive program. With a balanced focus on both ideation and implementation, the B.S. in Creative Media Production – Corporate Media uses experiential learning to teach you how to produce engaging on-brand content for a wide array of media, including film, video, broadcast, web and social platforms.

Grow your creative talents in scriptwriting, design aesthetics, and audio and video storytelling. Gain a thorough understanding of the business and technical side of content creation, including client relations, project financing, media analytics and data visualization. Discover how to tailor content for diverse audiences and specific corporate purposes, from external marketing and promotions to internal communications and training.

Gain the Creative Skills Businesses Value

Gain strategic communications and collaboration skills as you learn to design, write and produce effective creative content for businesses. Be career-ready with a polished portfolio to showcase your talents.

In-Demand Skills:

Gain the knowledge and industry-relevant skills employers seek:

  • Media production analysis
  • Budgeting
  • Business-to-business sales
  • Video & audio production
  • Scriptwriting

Top Careers:

Prepare for a broad range of professional roles, including:

  • Multimedia Manager
  • Corporate Communications Specialist
  • Video Producer
  • Media Director
  • Multimedia Content Producer

Projected Job Growth:

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment in media production occupations to grow 3.5% from 2019 to 2029, resulting in about 203,218 new jobs nationwide.

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“You may want to own a production company, produce and direct your own film, or produce and direct productions for multi-national businesses. With this degree, you can do that.” -Dr. Mary Jackson Pitts, Online Coordinator for the B.S. in Creative Media Production program.

Tuition

Financial Aid Is Available to Qualified Applicants


A-State's online programs are affordable and convenient. You may also qualify for financial aid. Learn more.

The B.S. in Creative Media Production – Corporate Media online program offers the same low, pay-by-the-course tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included in the total tuition.

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Tuition Per Credit Hour $258
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Tuition Per Course $774

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A-State Online Dates and Deadlines


Our B.S. in Creative Media Production with a Concentration 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
Spring 2022 7 wk 01/11/2022 02/25/2022 12/15/2021 12/17/2021 01/06/2022 01/07/2022 02/11/2022
7 wk 03/07/2022 04/29/2022 02/21/2022 02/25/2022 03/03/2022 03/04/2022 04/15/2022
Summer 2022 7 wk 05/09/2022 06/24/2022 04/25/2022 04/29/2022 05/05/2022 05/06/2022 06/10/2022
7 wk 06/27/2022 08/12/2022 06/13/2022 06/17/2022 06/23/2022 06/24/2022 07/29/2022
Fall 2022 7 wk 08/23/2022 10/07/2022 08/08/2022 08/12/2022 08/18/2022 08/19/2022 09/24/2022
7 wk 10/17/2022 12/09/2022 08/08/2022 08/12/2022 08/18/2022 08/19/2022 11/26/2022
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Admissions

Get Admitted to the Online Corporate Media Bachelor's Program


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

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

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.

Additional Information

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

For students who have:

  • Fewer 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.

Submit all documents to:

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

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

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Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses

Advance Your Knowledge in These Online Creative Media Production Classes


To earn your Bachelor of Science in Creative Media Production – Corporate Media, you need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. The program includes 38 credit hours of general education courses, 29 credit hours of major courses, 17 credit hours of concentration courses and 36 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.

These courses must be taken to complete your degree.

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.

These courses must be taken to complete your degree.

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 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.

Students must take the following courses.

First-year course - Students must take the following Making Connections online 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.

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.

Departmental Option Course Requirement:

This 3-hour course for the degree plan is chosen by the department, not the individual student.

COMS 1203: Oral Communication

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the theory and practice of communication in interpersonal, small groups and public speaking contexts, emphasizing proficiency in message organization, delivery, and critical thinking.

Communication Requirement:

Students must complete 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:

Students must complete 3 credit hours of any higher-level Mathematics course for which College Algebra is a prerequisite.

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 6 credit hours of Arts and Humanities courses.

ENG 2003: Introduction to World Literature 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: Introduction to World Literature 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:

Students must complete 9 credit hours of Social Sciences courses. At least one course must be selected from POSC 2103, SOC 2213 or HIST 2773.

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:

Students must complete 4 credit hours of Life Science courses, including one course and one lab.

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:

Students must complete 4 credit hours of Physical Science courses, including one course and one lab.

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

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