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Multiplatform Production, B.S.


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Goals

The following are the broad educational goals for the major in Multiplatform Production:

  • to increase the numbers of highly trained production professionals capable of working across multiple platforms; especially from among those who are minorities and urban dwellers,
  • to provide students with an understanding of the narrative capabilities of the media and the roles of those narratives in communicating information and ideas,
  • to provide students with global perspectives on the influence of the media in shaping how we perceive other nations and their people and how those nations and their people perceive us,
  • to provide students with an understanding of ethics and with basic communication law and how they affect choices about how narratives are presented, and
  • to provide students with hands-on multiplatform production experiences.

Learning Outcomes

The following are the learning outcomes expected for students in the Multiplatform Production major.

  • Students will be able, under deadline, to craft compelling, accurate and ethical narratives that adhere to styles appropriate to the media for which they are intended.
  • Students will be able to communicate narratives on multiple platforms, including mobile devices, social media and other new technologies.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in information gathering techniques, including the wide range of digital sources that are available.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the techniques of recording visual images and audio and to edit that material into multiple formats appropriate to the media for which and the audiences for whom that material is intended.

 

Requirements for the MultiPlatform Production Major

The Bachelor of Science degree in Multiplatform Production requires students to complete 48 credits in the major. These include 24 credits of core courses required of all students in the SGJC along with 12 credits of required courses in the major and 12 credits of major elective courses. In addition, students must complete all General Education and University Requirements. To ensure that all Multiplatform Production students have the opportunity to gain a genuine global perspective, six credits of the same foreign language or courses focused on a global culture are required. Finally, students must also complete 24 credits of free electives from outside the School of Global Journalism and Communication. This is a requirement for accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. It is strongly recommended, but not required, that those free electives be concentrated in a single discipline.

 

Requirements for the B.S. Degree in MultiPlatform Production Major

A minimum of 120 credit hours are required to graduate with a B.S. in MultiPlatform Production.  These credit hours are distributed as follows:

General Education and University Requirements    42

Foreign Language/Global Culture Requirements    6

School of Global Journalism Core Requirements    24

Required Courses for the Multiplatform Production Major    24

Out of Unit Free Electives    24

Total Credits 120

General Education and University Requirements 42 credits


Foreign Language/Global Culture Requirement 6 credits


  • XXXX - Foreign Language 3 credits
  • XXXX - Foreign Language 3 credits

OR 

  • XXXX - Global Culture 3 credits
  • XXXX - Global Culture 3 credits

Required Courses for the Multiplatform Production Major 24 credits


Out of Unit Free Electives 24 credits


  • XXXX - Out of Unit Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Out of Unit Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Out of Unit Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Out of Unit Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Out of Unit Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Out of Unit Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Out of Unit Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Out of Unit Free Elective 3 credits

Total Credits 120


1  For the MPPD Electives students must choose four (4) courses from the following:  MPPD 201 MPPD 202 MPPD 325 MPPD 332 MPPD 342 MPPD 360 MPPD 410 MPPD 412 MPPD 420 MPPD 422 MPPD 440 MPPD 442 MPPD 450 MPPD 460 MPPD 498 COMM 300 COMM 314 .  Students may also choose to take up to six (6) credits for which they qualify from the departments of Multimedia Journalism (MMJN) or Strategic Communication (SCOM)

Please see General Education Requirements Distribution Areas  for courses which satisfy General Education Requirements where not specified by the department

Suggested Curriculum Sequence


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