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Broadcast and Cinematic Arts Major, B.A.; B.A.A.; B.S.

B.A. degree; B.S. degree; B.A.A. degree
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Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

  1. In order to declare a BCA major or minor, a student must meet with an assigned BCA advisor.
  2. Students pursuing BCA majors and minors are required to earn a minimum grade of C in each BCA core (required) curriculum course both before and after the declaring of the major or minor.

Additional Notes for the BCA Major on the BA, BAA, or BS degree:

The minimum requirement for a major is 41 hours. All BCA majors and minors must earn a minimum grade of C in each course required in the curriculum. At least 18 hours of coursework in the major must be taken at CMU. Only 3 hours of intern credit may count toward a major and toward graduation. Courses taken for credit/no credit do not count toward the major except for BCA 329. Only 3 hours of BCA 329 can count toward this major. A list of various career course sequences is available in the School office.

 

Program Requirements

Required Courses I (23 hours)

BCA 101History and Appreciation of the Cinema

3(2-2)

BCA 210Survey of the Mass Media

4(4-0)

BCA 211WIIntroduction to Writing for Electronic Media

3(3-0)

BCA 222Audio Production

3(1-4)

BCA 223Video Production

3(1-4)

BCA 499Senior Capstone Seminar

1(1-0)

BCA 503WICritiquing Mass Media

3(3-0)

BCA 510Electronic Media Law

3(3-0)

Required Courses II (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

BCA 310Understanding New Communication Technologies

3(3-0)

BCA 332Online Electronic Media

3(2-2)

Required Courses III (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

BCA 311WIElectronic Media Copywriting

3(3-0)

BCA 318WIElectronic Media Newswriting

3(3-0)

BCA 506WISeries Script Writing For Visual Media

3(3-0)

BCA 508WIScreenwriting for Cinematic Narrative

3(3-0)

Electives (12 hours)

BCA course work selected by the student. Six (6) of these 12 hours must be at the 400 or 500 level. BCA 490 and BCA 529 do not fulfill this 400-500 requirement.

Total: 41 semester hours

Students following the B.A.A. degree: Three (3) hours of electives from ART or MUS are also required and these three hours cannot be used to satisfy University Program requirements.