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Classification Degree
BA Media Arts: Media
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Advisor Major
Overall GPA Concentration Catalog Term FALL 2017
Minor FERPA Indicator
Complete Complete except for classes in-progress (TR) Transfer Class
Not Complete See Advisor - Nearly Complete @ Any course number
IP In-Progress Course
BA in Media Arts/Media Prod Ovrview - 120 CR
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
120 credits are required.
Minimum credits at WCSU
A minimum of 30 credits must be taken at WCSU.
A maximum of 15 COM credits may be used as part of the free electives for this program.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required
When your first term is graded, your cumulative GPA will be calculated.
If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 it is important to see an advisor
to make plans for raising your GPA.
Foreign Language Requirement
See Foreign Language Requirement section
General Education Competency Requirements
See General Education Competency Requirements section
General Education Course Requirements
See General Education Course Requirements section
Major Requirements
See Major in Media Arts section
General Electives
See General Electives - section
Foreign Language Requirement
Foreign Language Requirement
Complete a foreign language at an elementary II level or above.
Students who have completed three years of language in high school
with at least a 'C' average have satisfied this requirement. Consult
your advisor.
General Education Competency Requirements
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
Students must complete each of the competencies listed below. In
addition, students must complete 3 of the competencies a second time
excluding First Year (FY) and WRT 101 (WI).
General Education Competencies
Creative Process (CP)
1 to 2 Classes
Critical Thinking (CT)
1 to 2 Classes
Oral Communication (OC)
1 to 2 Classes
Health and Wellness (HW)
1 to 2 Classes
Scientific Inquiry (SI)
1 to 2 Classes
Intercultural Competence (IC)
1 to 2 Classes
Information Literacy (IL)
1 to 2 Classes
First Year Experience (FY)
1 Class
Culminating Experience (CE)
1 to 2 Classes
Writing Course (WRT 101)
WRT 101
Writing Intensive II (W2)
1 to 2 Classes
Writing Intensive III (W3)
1 to 2 Classes
Quantative Reasoning (QR)
1 to 2 Classes
General Education Course Requirements
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
40 credits are required.
Writing Course (3 S.H.)
WRT 101
37 Credits in courses outside of major
Major in Media Arts
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
39 credits are required.
Minimum 2.0 major GPA
Minimum credits at WCSU
A minimum of 20 credits must be taken at WCSU.
Students must earn a grade of 'C' or better in all major courses.
Sight, Sound & Motion
COM 110
Basic Video Production
COM 146
Communication Ethics
COM 219
History of Mass Media
COM 230
Exploring the Film
COM 271
Communication Theory
COM 290
Research Methods in Communication
COM 390
Senior Thesis
COM 495*
5 Media Production Option Classes (Consult Advisor)
COM 242* or 243 or 246* or 247 or 252 or 270 or 336* or 340 or 394* or 435* or 446*
41 General Elective Credits
General Electives -
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