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Broadcast and Cinematic Arts Minor, B.A.; B.A.A.; B.F.A.; B.S.

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Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

  1. In order to declare a BCA major or minor, a student must first 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 Minor on the BA, BAA, BFA, or BS degree:

At least 12 hours of coursework in the minor must be taken at CMU. Only 3 hours of intern credit (BCA 529) may count toward the minor. Courses taken for credit/no credit do not count toward the minor, except for BCA 329. Only 2 hours of BCA 329 can count toward the minor.


Program Requirements

Required Courses (16 hours)

BCA 210Survey of the Mass Media


BCA 211WIIntroduction to Writing for Media


BCA 222Audio Production


BCA 223Video Production


BCA 503WICritiquing Mass Media


Required Courses II (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

BCA 311WIElectronic Media Copywriting


BCA 318WIElectronic Media Newswriting


Electives (6 hours)

Minimum of 6 additional hours of BCA coursework selected by the student. BCA 290 and BCA 300 do not count toward this minimum.

Total: 25 semester hours