Curriculum in Media Studies – Visual Media Option

Students must apply for admission to the MDIA major. Before applying, students must: 1) Have a minimum of a 2.3 GPA in ENGL 1120 and a Core Social Science course*; 2) Complete ENGL 1120, CMJN 2100 or 2103, and a Core Social Science course* with a C or better; 3) Successfully complete COMM 1000 or COMM 1003 with a B or better; 4) Successfully complete 30 hours of degree-applicable course credits (including AP and proficiency credits); and 5) Write a 300-word essay explaining how the applicant expects to contribute to the field of Media Studies and his/her career goals. See the School adviser or the associate director for Media Studies for further information. Students who transfer to Auburn University must apply to the MDIA major and complete one semester at Auburn before applying for admission. Transfer students are required to take a minimum of 24 hours in the AU MDIA program. 

*May not use a History course to fulfill the Core Social Science requirement 

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3MDIA 2350 Introduction To Film Studies3
Core Math3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
Foreign Language I (College Core)4Foreign Language II (College Core)4
Core Social Science3Core Social Science3
Core History3Core History to complete sequence3
 16 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
COMM 1000 Public Speaking (or COMM 1003 Public Speaking)13LBAR 2010 Liberal Arts Careers Preparation (College Core)2
CMJN 2100 Concepts in Communications and Journalism (or CMJN 2103 Concepts in Communication and Journalism)3MDIA 2700 Introduction to Visual Media3
MDIA 2420 Introduction to Filmmaking3Supporting Coursework23
Core Literature3Core Humanities3
Core Science 4Core Science4
 16 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
CMJN 3350 Visual Communication (or 3353 Visual Communication)3MDIA 3350 Writing for Television and Film3
MDIA 3100 Intermediate Filmmaking3MDIA 3110 Cinematography3
MDIA 3300 Foundation of Mass Communication (or MDIA 3303 Foundation of Mass Communication)3Course from Major Group 1 or 236
Supporting Coursework23Elective Course23
Core Fine Arts (Other than MDIA 2350)33 
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
MDIA 3120 Film Editing3MDIA 4920 Internship3
MDIA 4940 Visual Media Projects3Supporting Coursework23
Course from Major Group 1 or 233Elective Course26
Supporting Coursework26UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 15 12
Total Hours: 120